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Design Week Pop-Up Shops

Nice finds from an array of stores cropping up during ICFF

by Karen Day in Design on 18 May 2012

Design fans in town for ICFF can take a slice of the festivities home with them this year, thanks to an exciting array of shops popping up around NYC this weekend in conjunction with the main furniture fair. Whether you're into the custom-crafted, meat-inspired balloons at Japan Premium Beef or want the latest from your favorite designer at The Future Perfect, there will be no shortage of intriguing goods to choose from.

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iGet.it at Wanted Design

Montreal-based member's only design site iGet.it will make their US debut with a brick-and-mortar shop at Wanted Design. The store will sell a variety of items culled from their online offerings, as well as exclusive products commissioned specially for the iGet.it at Wanted Design pop-up like the Sleepy Lamp by Busso and Shonquis Moreno's Fabrik Silk Scarf.
Located at 269 11th Avenue.

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The $99 Store

Rising experimental design duo Chen Chen and Kai Williams return home from their "Factory" installation in Brazil with a brilliant take on the classic dollar shop. The $99 Store will stock an assortment of their signature resin works in addition to their new plastic block necklaces.
Located at 22 Bond Street.

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The Future Perfect Manhattan Satellite

NYC's revered design shop The Future Perfect has so much up their sleeve they've created a second Manhattan location during Design Week. The temporary location will house a nationally exclusive range of furniture from Piet Hein Eek, a host of affordable items selected by The Art Institute of Chicago and new works from Matthew Hilton, Lindsay Adelman and Donna Wilson for SCP.
Located at 2 Cooper Square.

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Fab + FLOR

Members only design site Fab tapped Belgian designers Quinze & Milan to fill FLOR with a colorful burst of over items for its first physical shop. Expect to see everything from bright red piggybanks from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio to shiny orange Hideo Wakamatsu suitcases in this vast array of covetable goods.
Located at 142 Wooster Street.

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All City All Stars

Online design magazine Core77 has created an ode to NYC with All City All Stars, a pop up offering creative wares from 35 designers across the city's five boroughs. The enticing lineup includes Rich Brilliant Willing, Uhuru Design, Kiel Mead, Talitha James, Harry Allen and more.
350 Bowery at Great Jones Street

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Balloon Factory at Japan Premium Beef

Popping up at Great Jones butcher shop Japan Premium Beef is Chicago-based Balloon Factory, who will be handmaking beef-inspired latex balloons in shapes like various cuts of meat. Pick up a porterhouse, flank, filet mignon, t-bone or variously sized sausages and see how the crafty team constructs such an intriguing take on the ubiquitous balloon.
Located at 57 Great Jones Street.

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