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The 10th Anniversary of Kartell's Bourgie Lamp
Kartell is taking the 10th anniversary of its famed Bourgie Lamp, the classical baroque silhouette preserved ironically in plastic designed by Ferruccio Laviani, quite seriously. Earlier this year, the Italian brand tapped 14 international design...
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ICFF Preview: Assembly Design + New Friends' US Chair
In anticipation of the second official NYCxDesign week and this weekend's opening of ICFF, New York-based furniture studio Assembly Design paired up with textile innovators New Friends for a beautiful, limited-edition piece. The "US Chair" perfectly...
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ICFF 2014 Preview: Wintercheck Factory
Since 2010 Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory has routinely rolled out new designs across apparel and homeware, to furniture and lighting. While the urge to design across all platforms is still alive and well, founder Kristen Wentrcek seems to be currently...
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Fab's Next Life: Private Label
It's been a wild ride since Fab first launched just under three years ago. After the flash-sale business model gave way to rapid expansion and subsequent shrinkage, pushing the brand identity through a couple questionable phases—and more importantly...
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Felicia Ferrone Furniture
Born and based in Chicago, furniture designer Felicia Ferrone is set to launch a brand new collection that pushes her in a different direction, with a mix of organic shapes constrained (or accentuated) by angular elements—or, as Ferrone herself...
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Commune for Environment
While many designers during NYC Design Week staked their savings on exploring the limits of material and form, Los Angeles-based design studio Commune stuck to their guns for their debut collection in collaboration with Environment. By relying on...
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Zoë Mowat Design
by LinYee Yuan Memphis meets Montreal in Zoë Mowat's sculptural pieces. The young designer fabricates and designs out of her Montreal studio, drawing inspiration from nature, textures and a minimalist approach to form. At this year's "From...
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MatterMade + Roman and Williams
While many brands looking for a new audience during NYC Design Week take the traditional route of exhibiting at one of the many group showcases, contemporary design store and manufacturer Matter chose to do both—showing their newly cataloged in...
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Copper Shines at NYC Design Week
The use of copper in functional industrial design has been on the rise for some time now, especially since seeing it all over London Design Festival last September. We spotted six new products during this year's NYC Design Week that prove even more...
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Noho Next 2013
Always a high point of our NYC Design Week, Noho Design District has fast become a destination for up and coming and established designers looking to introduce their latest work outside the conventional confines of ICFF. Among the many impressive...
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Herman Miller Wireframe Sofa
As one of the more exciting seating designs to be introduced to Herman Miller's already near-comprehensive offering of home and office furnishings, the Wireframe Sofa Group blends a comfortably minimal aesthetic with a visual and physical lightness...
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Egg Collective
Featured in SCALE, our show at Noho Design, Egg Collective also won much praise—and the Best New Designer Award—for its debut collection at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Using quality materials and processes...
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Richard Elaver
Having experimented quite a bit with our office MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer, we're always on the lookout for ways that creative minds have applied 3D printing in their own line of work. A featured designer at Designboom's ICFF pop-up shop...
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Metaproject 02
While knowledge is commonly attributed to experience, fresh ideas often come from fresh minds. Taking this perspective to heart, veteran designer and educator Josh Owen developed Metaproject, an experimental industrial design course at the Rochester...
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Rest and Concentration in the Workplace
Today's laptops, tablets and smartphones have enabled workers to be more flexible in defining when, where and how they get their jobs done. While offices are still quite important for many, the way they're set-up is ripe for evolution. An increased...
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Espress Yourself
While stopping by Cafe Intramuros at this year's Wanted Design, we stumbled across "Espress Yourself", a line of espresso cups fashioned by a collective of NYC designers. The group of five created their cups in a mere two months leading up to the...
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WantedDesign 2012 Highlights
After a well received debut last year, WantedDesign is back again at NYC's Design Week with an even more impactful exhibition showcasing both new and known international designers and architects. This was the break-out year for WantedDesign for...
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Design Week Pop-Up Shops
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...
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SCALE at Noho Design District
For this year's Noho Design District, part of New York's Design Week, we've teamed up with our friends at Architizer and Dwell to present SCALE, a collection of objects and prototypes that explore the relationship of furniture and architecture...
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NYC Design Week 2011: Brilliant Lighting
As we made the Design Week rounds recently in NYC, we found some brilliant examples of modern lighting. Below are eight lamps sure to add a flicker of stylish design to any home or office, culled from ICFF, Model Citizens, NoHo Design District and...
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Tools at Schools
Introducing design to youngsters, a recent collaboration between a uniquely-structured private school and two design firms instills the value of reshaping the everyday objects that surround us. The NYC-based project called Tools at Schools brought...
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Aodh Furniture
Officially launched at ICFF last week, Dublin furniture company Aodh produces quiet, elegant design for yesterday, today and tomorrow. Their first true line, The Malt Collection, was born out of collaboration between German chair designer Tom Kelley...
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Design Week: ICFF Alternatives
by Alexandra Polier As ICFF kicks into high gear this week in NYC, so do a number of satellite design fairs showcasing the work of hundreds of talented international designers. Alternatives to the ICFF provide a venue for the many independents who...
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Get Lit, Get Ink'd
Creating a true "only in New York" moment during the upcoming ICFF happenings, Flos has teamed up with one of the city's top tattoo artists to celebrate Dutch designer Marcel Wanders' new lamp for the renowned Italian lighting specialist. The event...
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