Design – After a long pause, New York is back on the design map putting its best foot forward. New York Design Week 2021 – NYCXDESIGN – takes over the city with fairs and exhibitions from Manhattan to Brooklyn. We rounded up 7 highlights on show.
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ICFF + Design Wanted Manhattan
Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue. 4-15 November 2021.
For the first time, ICFF, North America’s leading platform for contemporary furnishing design, and WantedDesign Manhattan, a trade event for high-end North American studios and international emerging designers, joined forces at the Javits Center. Together these two trade fairs will bring over 300 established and emerging design brands from more than 25 countries, all featuring products for residential, contract and hospitality spaces.
For ICFF, Float Studio has created Oasis, a quiet place where visitors can connect to nature and recharge. Check the furniture and lighting collections we liked the most. Emerging talents shine at the Launch Pad platform by Design Wanted Manhattan; Echo Zhan was awarded in the lighting category for her Revolve decorative wall light that aims to “anchor ourselves among the chaos.” Boston-based studio Tomma Bloom presents the Sonia and Rene collection reinterpreting Art Deco aesthetics of Sonia Delaunay and Rene Lalique.
Salon Art + Design
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave. 11 – 15 November 2021.
Produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates, the Salon Art + Design returns for its 10th anniversary to present vintage, modern and contemporary design brought forward by international galleries and enhanced by blue-chip 20th-century art. Patrick Parrish gallery unveils Liam Lee’s ‘psychedelic’ quirky furniture made with hand-dyed and felted wool drawing from the natural and biological world. Manhattan gallery Atelier Courbet presents a fresh array of tactile sculptures.
JOIN by Colony – The Designers’ Co-op
324 Canal Street, 2nd floor. 1 Nov-10 Dec 2021.
“We’ve never been more acutely aware of the importance of community and collaboration and chose this theme to honour this inherent need to come together.” Says Jean Lin, founder and curator of Colony, the community of independent furniture, lighting, textiles and objects designers. Togetherness is the keyword of the Join exhibition and collective show featuring works by 12 different artists and designers such as Bec Brittain, Hiroko Takeda, Paolo Ferrari, Meg Callahan, Vonnegut/Kraft and more.
405 Broome Street. 13 Nov-23 Dec 2021.
Matter Made inaugurates its new Matter Loft space upstairs from its storefront on Broome Street. The NYC established design brand, gallery and platform presents the Matter Made MMXXII collection featuring a new family of lighting from Jamie Wolfond, lighting and furniture from founder Jamie Gray and expanded collections from Faye Toogood and Ana Kraš.
DeMuro Das x RISD design competition
900 Broadway, Suite 1001. 12 November – 1 January 2022.
Earlier this year, international design firm DeMuro Das has opened up its production facilities to the next wave of design talent with a design contest for graduate students from the Department of Furniture Design at RISD – Rhode Island School of Design. Mentored by RISD Associate Professor Patricia Johnson and Jean Lin of Colony, Alexis Tingey, Virginia Gordon, and Maxwell Taylor-Milner present their projects in an exhibition at the company’s Manhattan loft and showroom.
The world through materials
48 Ludlow St. 11-16 Nov 2021.
Talk Carpet hosts an exhibit allowing visitors to travel the world through design materials. From Egypt to Peru, from Guatemala to Armenia and South Africa, visitors can satisfy their wanderlust through an exclusive photo exhibit of five featured countries paired with design materials that connect with its history and culture.
Sean Gerstley @ Super House Vitrine
75 East Broadway, 2nd floor. 13-14 Nov, by appointment only.
In its NYC gallery/vitrine, Super House presents the Sean Gerstley: Tile Block exhibition, the first solo show of Sean Gerstley. The Philadelphia-based artist and designer explores how ceramic can be incorporated into living spaces at a larger scale, outside of decorative objects and utilitarian tableware. “The gallery’s space is like a large display case with glass walls, and the works are arranged as examples of typical furniture you would use in a domestic setting. It is like peering into someone’s living room.”