New York 2019 – An all women design exhibition redefining the visual message of female creatives, a responsive kinetic pavilion exploring the notion of personal identities in cities and more. At NYxDESIGN 2019, the must-see highlitghts are women-powered!
‘Deeper than Text’ exhibition celebrates female creativity
Until May 31, M-S 10am-6pm @ 1stdibs Gallery, Terminal Stores Building, 269 11th Ave, Lobby 4, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 [Map].
1stdibs gallery and the Female Design Council (FDC), an organization dedicated to supporting women in the fields of design and creativity, presents an exhibition featuring the work of 19 established and emerging female designers.
“With the ‘Deeper than Text’ exhibition, we are redefining the visual message of women in design,” says Lora Appleton, founder of the Female Design Council as well as of kinder MODERN. “We live in a society where many personal factors, notably gender, affect how we move through our professional landscape.”
EGG Collective’s new flagship
From May 23, M – F, 11am-6pm, @151 Hudson Street, NY 10013 [Map].
Egg Collective’s founders Crystal Ellis, Hillary Petrie, and Stephanie Beamer open a brand new flagship location on the ground floor of a historic building in Tribeca. The trio has created a the space reflecting the airy yet rich materiality the brand is known for. In tandem with the opening, Egg Collective will also launch a collection of new designs, as well as unveil a selection of works by contemporary artists, and collaborative works with Callidus Guild and Hiroko Takeda.
In universities female students are over 50% say Crystal Ellis, Hillary Petrie, and Stephanie Beamer to Archipanic. “We would recommend to anyone leaving school that they find an aspect of their profession they are curious about, look for someone working in that area, and ask if you can work for and learn from them. Business is quite different from education, so real life experience is invaluable.”
Anna Karlin subverts ‘domestic familiarity’
Open studio: May 17-18, 10am-6pm @ 108 Eldridge Street, NY 10002 [Map].
London-born and NYC-based furniture and interior designer Anna Karlin releases unique furniture and lighting designs, as part of her ongoing “Subverting Domestic Familiarity” collection, which explores the delicate relationship between natural forms and the precision of the man-made.
“We all have a fundamental need for familiarity or to be surrounded by natural forms,” says Karlin to Archipanic, “where there is fragility, there is strength. Where there is disequilibrium, there is balance. Where there is vulnerability, there is support. The works are a visual interpretation of these emotional paradigms that exist in our everyday lives.”
Colony celebrates the ongoing dance between design and art
May 16-31 @ COLONY, 324 Canal St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY10013 [Map].
Jean Lin, founder of designers’ co-op Colony has invited 14 of the top independent American designers on the market to showcase a new piece of furniture, lighting, textiles or object, paired with a work of fine art of their choosing. Titled Pas de Deux, a duet between Design and Art, the exhibition features works by Hiroko Takeda, Fort Standard, Allied Maker and more.
Nassia Inglessis’ responsive and morphing pavilion explores the notion of personal identities in cities
Until September 2 @ A/D/O, 29 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 [Map].
At Brooklyn Greenpoint, Greek designer and engineer Nassia Inglessis of Studio Ini has created a kinetic installation that appears to magically move up and down as visitors tread underneath.
The exhibition was developed in response to a brief from MINI-backed A/D/O creative hub to invert the typical relationship between people and the urban environment. “Instead of people reacting to built forms, the structure adapts to them,” explains Nassia Inglessis.
Studio d’Art Palma exhibition pays tribute to Modernist pioneer Lina Bo Bardi
Until June 15 @ Gladstone gallery, 530 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011 [Map].
Nina Yarshar of Nilufar Gallery has opened ‘Studio d’Arte Palma’ at Manhattan’s Gladstone gallery, a continuation of the galerist’s research into the work of Italian-Brazilian designer and architects Lina Bo Bardi and Giancarlo Palanti.
“Best known for her prolific career as an architect and designer, Bo Bardi dedicated herself to art’s emancipation from the predilection for western modernism in favor of the combination of contemporary formalism mixed with regional vernacular,” say at Gladstone gallery.
A 1930’s diva and Shakers’ design philosophy inspire Ladies & Gentlemen’s lighting design and exhibition
1930s diva Myrna Loy’s signature floppy hats inspired Ladies & Gentlemen‘s new lighting collection. An elegant and sinuous ‘hat’ shelters a luminous glass globe expressing simple, sculptural gestures that add warmth and dimension to interior volumes.
Jean Lee of Ladies & Gentlemen and Wonhee Arndt of Studio Gorm curated also the fourth chapter of Furnishing Utopia, a ‘Shaker Design Project’ which invites contemporary designers to reinterpret the proto-modernist, humble and purely functional imprint of the famed and almost extinct sept.