New York Design Week 2011
We have just wrapped our selection of highlights from the 23rd annual Design Week. The grand event set the stage of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with what’s best in design for the year 2011.
As usual, the city’s most anticipated furniture and product design event of the year greeted design hunters all around with shows, exhibitions and parties to remember. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair rose above our expectations, delivering lots of fun and innovative works of art. Noho Design District and Satellite Shows also set the stage for intriguing and mind blowing exhibits that will definitely raise the bar for this year’s interior and product design.
Check out our gallery of enticing furnishings and accessories from the spot
Legato Studio designed a piece of urban furniture that transforms from eating surface to seating.
Aqua Creations presents an incredible collection of LED lamps that are made from a single sheet of folded paper.
Aqua Creations also unveiled their Gail collection – lamps made of hand-dyed and treated crushed silk.
Korobeiniki chair, created by BRC Design, is a powerful statement for sustainable design – it consists of piano keys and parts that have been stacked and joined in a cube-like shape.
QisDesign unwrapped their stunning Coral Reef lamps. Each lamp features three overlapping disc-shaped LED lights that can be individually switched on/off by moving them around the vertical elements that hold them together.
This frame light cluster, designed by Jacoli & McAllister, features powder coated steel frames that surround bare light bulbs.
Christian Zuzunaga designed for Nani Marquina the Digit Rug – a 100% hand-knotted rug that suggests the decomposition of color through pixelation.
This coffee table, designed by Ryan Richardson, features four copper rods for hanging magazines.
Ryan Richardson is the author of another elegant and sculptural alternative to the average coffee table, which seems to be hewn from a single piece of wood.
Kyung ho Chang designed the Modularity Chair – U-shaped modules can be added to form a variety of colorful armchairs and sofas.
Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s Label Whore Low Table features thousands of leather and faux leather jeans labels nailed to an abstract structure.
Ledy Desk Lamp by Mikko Karkkainen for New Finnish Design Show
Loop light by Timo Niskanen is designed “to endure time through its pure design language, intended to counter constantly changing fashions and trends, as well as the use of LEDs as a light source”.
Graypants recycled corrugated cardboard boxes into these beautiful lighting fixtures.