From ICFF to NYCxDesign and more, the numerous events comprising New York Design Week were, like many other international design events, cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these charming tubular designs were rolled out anyway.
Four plush cylinders comprise French–Italian designer Joris Poggioli’s four-metre-long, limited-edition lounger. Shown here wrapped in ribbed tone-on-tone fabric, the design comes in a number of customizable sizes and materials.
Composed of layered bands of extruded aluminum, the Ribbon Chair by Los Angeles studio Laun is as flexible as it is charming. Offered in a range of custom powder coated hues (such as the rosy shade shown) and sizes, the indoor–outdoor seat was conceived by designers Rachel Bullock and Molly Purnell with a matching stool that also doubles as a side table.
Atelier Alain Ellouz’s latest addition to the Infinity lighting series is a playful trio dubbed Liberty. Each of the three NYCxDesign Award-winning pendants features a leather-wrapped steel suspension system and two bronze or brass rings that hold a serpentine alabaster diffuser.
For their first lighting collection, designers Utharaa Zacharias and Palaash Chaudhary of Soft-Geometry, based in San Jose, California, stacked a spherical diffuser atop a base of cast resin tubes to create a pair of luminaires that emit a gentle glow whether off or on.
Though the 2020 edition of New York Design Week was cancelled, these sculptural furnishings still dazzled during virtual showcases.