NYCxDesign: 30 Things We Saw and Loved

Ethereal hand-woven partitions by Mimi Jung were a highlight of the Collective Design Fair.
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Also spotted at the Collective Design Fair: Egg Collective’s Morrison table, with a cobalt-blue installation by artist Daniel Sean Murphy.
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Dana Barnes combined dyed felt and concrete to evoke the feel of mossy rocks; shown at the Collective Design Fair.
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Colony designer's co-op celebrated its first anniversary; a section of the gallery held stools donated to Reclaim NYC, including this bear-trap inspired number by KWH.
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ICFF rebranded in 2015, broadening its focus and nearly doubling in size. Always a highlight, ICFF Studio featured the work of emerging designers, including Jordan Tomnuk’s Divide pendants.
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The Tarvos collection by Hanna Kruse, shown at ICFF Studio, consists of tabletop accessories in solid wood with polished metallic upper surfaces.
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Also at ICFF Studio: Laura Yeh’s pastel-hued Lattice Chair updates the classic wireframe chair with gently looping armrests.
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The Stardust sofa, part of Nika Zupanc’s Collection III for , is upholstered in an electrifying blue-and-white pattern.
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Studio Libeskind’s carpet for Italian carpet company Loloey plumbs the depths of chaos. Sculptural urns by Belgium’s Atelier Vierkant dominated the ICFF show floor.
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Architect Eero Koivisto and Vilis Inde, owner of the Inde/Jacobs gallery, with a model of the gallery’s recently opened building in Marfa, Texas, designed by Stockholm’s Claesson Koivisto Rune.
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Puff pendant light, shown at ICFF by Josh Urso, is made of resin-impregnated fabric.
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Woolen flatweaves from Turkey, shown at ICFF by New York rug company Nasiri, looked like modern paintings.
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Ali Siavoshi's clever pendants incorporate a transparent acrylic support that lets you choose the book-shade.
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Vibrant old-school wallpapers Woods Solar and Foxglove Tiki enliven MissPrint’s booth at ICFF.
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Shower time will never be the same with Nissha’s engineered stone and mirrored tile, which can hide LED arrays and screens.
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Non Designs from Pasadena displayed its Non Linear modular light fixtures – made of 2.5 centimetres of acrylic inlaid with LEDs – that can be connected to form endless chains.
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Designer Jonah Takagi (left) and mastermind Matt Carr in Umbra Shift’s booth at ICFF; Takagi's Tier side and coffee tables, at bottom, launch this summer.
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Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s pebble-like Colours sofa system adds a jolt of energy to Bernhardt Design’s booth. The Mitt chairs by Claudia & Harry Washington feature a handle for one-handed repositioning.
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Piet Hein Eek’s Wonder Room took over the Future Perfect gallery with industrial-chic furniture and accessories; the Hammered Bowls, made with Floris Wubben, are made using a custom 30-centimetre hammer press that extrudes ceramic into unique shapes.
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At Wanted Design, Diesel Living presented this cosmos-themed tableware collection co-produced with Seletti.
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A highlight at Wanted was this self-supporting installation by students at Parsons, with Alpi wood modules cut from a single template.
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Knitted chair by Claire-Anne O'Brien, part of Irish Design 2015's Liminal show at WantedDesign. Also on view were ceramics by Andrew Ludick, whose colourful designs were translated into carpets by Ceadogán Rugs.
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This graceful pendant by Mercury Bureau, spotted at Sight Unseen Offsite, is made from little more than a short pipe, string, and two discs of paper.
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Detroit designer Nina Cho's collection at Sight Unseen included this indigo felt-lined metal chair suggesting a void.
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Sight Unseen was replete with examples of the Memphis Group's enduring influence. This brass and glass luminaire is by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio of Seattle.
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Katie Stout transformed her booth at Sight Unseen with a collection of cozy knit rugs and blocky pillows.
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Two half-circles of hot rolled steel welded together - one round side up the other round side down – form the U bench, by Luur at Sight Unseen.
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The Dynamic Sanctuary, designed by The Principals and co-presented by Sight Unseen and Ford, invited guests into a pristine chamber with mirrored floors. Hooked up to a monitor, guests prompted the glowing walls to pulse in time with their heartbeats.

Last week, New York City was thrumming with energy as NYCxDesign took over sites across Manhattan and beyond. Here are just 30 of the dozens of fabulous projects we spotted at ICFF, Wanted Design, Sight Unseen Offsite and more.

ICFF, the lynchpin at the centre of New York’s annual design week, expanded in both scope and size in 2015. Officially rebranded to include a wider variety of products, the fair also added a second showroom. Sophisticated luxury reigned, even in pieces with an industrial edge, with quality and craftsmanship front and centre.

Left to pursue their idiosyncratic aesthetics, the off-site shows displayed an abundance of character. Sight Unseen Offsite embraced the resurgence of Memphis, with bold, bright and geometric designs at every turn. The Collective Design Fair, with its eye on the collectible market, showcased art-infused furniture and objects with luxe materials and finishes. And Wanted Design, with exhibitors from every corner of the globe, brought together an exuberant collection unafraid to experiment with form or function.

Colony, a gallery modeled on a co-op structure, celebrated its first anniversary with a small but exquisitely curated collection of one-of-a-kind pieces drawn primarily from North American designers. From ornate gold and industrial black to breathtaking textile art, founder Jean Lin’s selections were a highlight even in a week crowded with fantastic design.

Compiled by Nelda Rodger and David Dick-Agnew.

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