Archive for May, 2011

ICFF AFTER HOURS-AROUND TOWN

By alexandra

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With so much to see at the show, we must admit we were a bit overwhelmed by all the extracurricular happenings surrounding design week.  So hard to choose where to go! Some of the d-c team ended up party hopping across Meatpacking, NoHo and a few places in between, which were bustling with activity every night of the special design-devoted week.  We had a blast mingling and seeing the latest from emerging designers and established brands alike.

Some highlights:

At an early pre-ICFF breakfast in Meatpacking, we got a sneak peek of “Cork Design Innovators in the XXI century,” an exhibit which featured original furniture and accessories crafted in Portuguese Cork.  Ana Mestre, co-founder of the Corque Design Brand spoke about her interesting new products, all crafted from one of the world’s finest eco-efficient materials.   We were also treated to some traditional Portuguese fare.

Craig Kellog with founder Ana Mestre

We then headed over to NoHo for the Sight Unseen Pop-Up Shop. As pop-up shops and even pop-up restaurants become more and more a part of the NYC culture, we just had to focus our attention on this temporary store in Sight Unseen’s first ever pop-up show, which filled the ground floor of the Great Jones Lumber Building and featured an eccentric and mostly handmade selection of wares by up and coming talents in art, design and fashion. One of our favorites was the installation of the burst and bubble floor lights by Lindsey Adelman.

A lighting design by Lindsey Adelman

Also at the Great Jones Lumber Building Uhuru launched its third “local materials” line, constructed from reclaimed wood taken from the deck of the decommissioned USS North Carolina, one of the most decorated battleships in   U.S. naval history. The series consists of six limited-edition pieces, and Uhuru will produce only ten of each design due to the finite availability of the decking.  The full line was on display on the second floor of the building.

Some pieces from the War Craft line

Further west, the Vitra showroom kicked off NY Design Week with a VIP party to toast the Tip Ton collection from designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. The duo gave a presentation to partygoers and signed copies of their book, The Design Work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.  We marveled at their new gravity-defying chairs and perused the beautiful coffee table tome, which was for sale at the event.

The new Tip Ton chairs

Nearby and a few days later at Poleci, a cute boutique on Gansevoort street, we were inspired and delighted by the cool Lego-like LEDs from Leucos USA brand Luxit, who used the event as their official launch for the product. The adorable new lights were displayed in and around Poleci’s gorgeous clothes. Two larger than life Great JJs from the Leucos USA brand ITRE, also fit right in the space. We walked away inspired by the cool Italian lighting designs and with a shopping bag containing a dress we simply couldn’t do without…ooops!

The Great JJ by ITRE on display in the store window

Luxit's new LED TOP FOUR decorated the boutique

After Poleci we walked over to Spice Market Square, where poetry was in motion as Belgian furniture manufacturer Royal Botania partnered with its NY showroom D’Apostrophe, for the last evening of their “Design CAN Fight Hunger” initiative, an outdoor installation and food drive to benefit City Harvest. The installation by architect and D’Apostrophe founder Francis D’Haene was based on his dining concept for DIFFA’s Dining by Design. It was decorated with words from Arthur Rimbaud’s “Hunger” poem written in graffiti.  Can donors and supporters were rewarded with complimentary coffee and delicious brownies from Le Pain Quotidien, who was another partner in the event to fight hunger. The event generated 200 lbs of food, enough to help feed 200 people for a day!

The Installation by Francis D'Haene

A City Harvest volunteer

Further uptown the BMW and Dwell party and presentation of the future of transportation was well under way. When two heavyweights like this come together you know you are in for something special. They put together a very impressive program of experts and opinionators and asked them to debate the changing transportation landscape in US cities and how greener solutions can reverse generations of environmental abuse to ensure our urban environments survive and thrive for generations to come. The stellar cast of speakers included: Sam Grawe, EIC Dwell Media; Benoit Jacob, head of design BMW i; and Mitchell Joachim, co-founder Planetary ONE & Terreform ONE.

We “Finnish”ed up at the “New Finnish Design: Scenarios” area organized by the Finnish Cultural Institute and the Finnish Consulate. Curated by award-winning interior architect and furniture designer Sari Anttonen, the exhibit showcased the latest products from Finish designers and manufacturers.  The space even included a fun pop-up shop on the second floor, which offered goodies for purchase.

What Are You Waiting For?

By Lauren Hill

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What does the average person do most over the course of their lifetime?

The answer? …. WAIT.

To exemplify this common human activity, junior-year product design students at Parsons The New School for Design teamed up with The Poltrona Frau Group North America (the world’s leading producer of luxury home furnishing), Parsons’ faculty members, and designer Andrea Ruggiero to develop furniture concepts that interpreted the theme of waiting.

The “Waiting for You” exhibition challenged students to work with new forms and consider how people spend their time “waiting” while developing furniture ideas. After the seven-week studio, these young designers presented their proposals on May 10th to a panel of judges including Federico Materazzi, legendary designer Massimo Vignelli, Elle Décor editor-at-large Ingrid Abramovitch, Parsons product design director Rama Chorpash, and Andrea Ruggiero.

Who were the winning designers?

1st place: Haruka Imai, “Daydream”
“Daydream” consists of a flower-like storage accessory for small, everyday belongings and a complementary stool that allows you to wait — or pause for a moment — on your way into or out of the house. Both pieces live in the entrance hallway where we typically come and go without stopping. “Daydream” allows you to stop for a moment to savor a thought or a memory, thereby escaping reality.

2nd place: Lauren Edgar, “Amichetto”
“Amichetto” is a modular seating solution for public spaces, specifically designed for waiting in a retail environment while your companion shops. Aside from seating, the bench provides space for shopping bags, magazines, beverages, and for all things essential for the ease and comfort of those waiting.

3rd place: Shaun Kasperbauer, “Hester”
Sometimes you have so much fun at the pre-party that you forget all about the main event: “Hester” facilitates such evenings by combining a side table and bar cabinet in one. With “Hester,” time spent waiting is time spent enjoying the company of your friends.

Who knew “waiting” could look so good?

Enter Entra!

By danielle

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Check out the new bi-monthly online magazine for the A&D community. Edition 1 of Entra went live yesterday! Content will include everything from residential projects to profiles to products! Since it’s digital, the interactive site will also include videos and links to see even more project photos! Congrats to founders Mary Nicols, Jeff Nemeroff, Maile Pingel and Lisa Bingham!

Who Were the Lucky 16 at ICFF? The Editors’ Awards Goes To…

By Lauren Hill

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This year at ICFF, designers set the bar high for creativity. Themes ranged from industrial to delicate using materials like reclaimed wood, metal…even rubber bands.

What’s an editor to do when you have to choose the best out of over 500 exhibitors? So was the task of the top international design editors selected to choose their top picks for best exhibitor booth.

This year’s ICFF Editors’ Awards Committee members included:

Arlene Hirst, Anniina Koivu of Abitare, Elizabeth Pagliacolo of Azure, Sam Grawe of Dwell, Annie Block of Interior Design, Nadia Lionello of Interni, Bénédicte Duhalde of Intramuros, and Paul J. Makovsky of Metropolis.

And the winners are…

Body of Work : Vitra, Booth 1826

New Designer : Rich, Brilliant & Willing, Booth 1936



Craftsmanship: George Nakashima Woodworker, SA, Booth 1147



Furniture: Artek, Booth 1804

Seating
: Wilkhahn’s Chassis Chair by Stefan Dietz, Booth 1326



Carpet and Flooring : Ltd. Edition, Booth 1304

Lighting: 
Wästberg, Booth 1840

Outdoor FurnitureHerman Miller Retail’s Eames Aluminum Group, Booth 1624



Materials Stone Source‘s Mutina, Booth 2026



Wall Coverings: Piet Hein Eek, Booth 2223



Accessories: Angell Wyller Aarseth, Booth 873

Textiles: Teixidors, Booth 926

Kitchen and Bath : AF New York, Booth 1226

Multiple Production: Fermob, Booth 1253

School : Tools at School by The School at Columbia University with Aruliden and Bernhardt Design, Booth 1604

Booth : Tom Dixon, Booth 1104

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Cheers to a successful ICFF and a huge congratulations to the winners of the ICFF Editors’ Awards.

Kristin’s ICFF Picks

By kristin

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Like Comic-Con for sci fi geeks or SXSW for audiophiles, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair is the design equivalent of a kid in a candy store. Every aisle of the Javits Center teemed with confections of various color, shape and proportion but the pieces I found myself drawn to this year featured playful (even whimsical) designs backed by some serious hand craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Having a chicken coop around the corner from my apartment, I couldn’t resist this uber-modern hen house in the BKLYN DESIGNS booth. The “Chicken Co-op”, designed by NYC-based architecture and design firm RAAD studio, is the epitome of urban chicken living with a loft-like layout and a solar-powered heating and cooling system. As their website states, it’s the “perfect oddball modernist addition to a city terrace or roof garden.” Indeed.

Preston Moeller used 65,000 rubberbands to create this curvy, candy-colored “Rubberband Chair” that was surprisingly comfortable! It won 1st place in the Appalachian State University Chair Competition and was part of the ISDA booth.

Of course, no one blends hand craftsmanship with high technology better than the Japanese and D-TORSO‘s booth was a perfect example. From a large-scale giraffe to a life-size paper robot, the booth was reminiscent of a hi-tech Toys-R-Us store.

Pushing the boundaries of interior design, Pennsylvania-based Art of Board used scraps from broken skateboard decks to create these colorful tile installations perfect for a retail store or kitchen backsplash.

As a follow-up to last year’s incredible water fountain turntables, this time Wang Jinsheng used salvaged tires and drum kit hardware to create the “Gypsy Wheel” audio system.

On display in the Vitra store and at the show, these partly joyful and partly grim-looking “Wooden Dolls” were designed by Alexander Girard, one of the decisive figures in post-war American design, in 1963. Originally intended for personal use, they were found in the Girard Estate and now belong to the Vitra Design Museum Collection.

IFDA Trend Report: Contemporary Commentary

By danielle

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As we continue to post our favorite finds from ICFF, we wanted to take this opportunity to talk trends. Material innovation, young designers, and functional forms were three main consistencies we saw across the show floor. We’re excited to see hear what industry experts Susan S. Szenasy (EIC Metropolis) and Patty Bouley (founder Bouley Design) found at the furnishings fair. Next Tuesday, the two experts will shine the spotlight on top products and trends from ICFF as well as the Milan Furniture Fair. Sponsored by the IFDA, the event will take place at the M2L showroom (btw – we loved the iconic finds by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort we saw on the ICFF floor!) See you there!

Favs from the ICFF floor

By danielle

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After four fun-filled days at ICFF, we are happy to share some of our favorite finds….

On Saturday, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola talked at the Stone Source booth about her latest introductions for the Italian tile manufacturer Mutina. Urquiola announced that she is the manufacturer’s new art director and gave us a little sneak peek into the next generation of designers that will have their hands in ceramic (or should I say porcelain).

The Trove design team (Jee Levin and Randall Buck) had a busy booth as the company introduced a new collection called StoneGround. Made of 80% calcium carbonate and 20% resin, it’s PAPERLESS wallpaper! We love the modern designs, not to mention the fact that the production process uses almost 30% less ink than traditional wallpaper.

Trove's "Nyx" wallpaper


Bernhardt Design and The School at Columbia University teamed up to present Tools at Schools. The initiative was meant to teach eighth  graders the value of design as a problem-solving tool. Forty-one students were asked to create the classroom of the future, using their daily school environment as a launching pad for their ideas. The collaboration resulted in a collection of modern and uber functional school desks, chairs and lockers.

Despite the fact that the Dumbo-based show didn’t happen this year, we were happy to see the Brooklyn Designs contingent at ICFF. We always love to see our local creative talent in action. The multi-designer booth featured new products from Kai-wei Hsu of KWH Furniture and Brian Volk-Zimmerman of Volk Furniture to name a few. The latest collection from Volk Furniture features stop knobs from an antique pump organ.

Brian Zimmerman

Monday Madness..from the A&D Building to SoHo

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Monday May 16

Blogfest 2011: Access to Inspired Design
Join Kravet & Lee Jofa for a three day design tour (through May 18) with access to top design celebrities, magazine editors and more.
New York City
Registration: $100 before March 15
www.blogfest2011.com

Meatpacking

Cork Design Innovators in the XXI Century
6:00 PM- 10:00 PM – Portugal party
410 W 14th St (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
Portugese Designers launch their US debut with an innovative exhibit
Corquedesign.com

Midtown East
Opening Night at A&D Building w/Interior Design
Architects and Designers Building
150 East 58th St. btw Park and Lexington Avenue
http://www.adbuilding.com/calendar/

SoHo
Pane, Amore e…
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scavolini SoHo Gallery
429 West Broadway
Chef Falai Jacopo will present a cook up authentic Italian cuisine on the original Italian santamargherita quartz surface.
RSVP: ddm@ddmadvertising.com

Property- Design Destinations
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Property
14 Wooster St (between Broome and Grand)
RSVP at property@shinadvisors.com

Bisazza Bagno Presents “The Hayon Collection” Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bisazza
43 Greene Street (between Broome and Grand Street)
Bisazza is expanding into the bath market with Bisazza Bagno. The first Bisazza Bagno collection was designed by Jaime Hayon and will have its NA premiere during ICFF.
RSVP Required: bizassa@camronpr.com

Enlightened Design Cocktail Reception at the TOTO Gallery
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TOTO Gallery
25 Mercer Street btw Grand and Canal St.
Cocktail party celebrating the latest innovative bath products from TOTO.
RSVP: NYGallery@totousa.com or 888.232.8916

LucePlan’s – Francisco Gomez Paz + Hope
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
49 Greene Street
See Luceplan’s innovative + dazzling Hope and meet award-winning designer Francisco Gomez Paz.
RSVP: ckloot@hotmail.com

Artemide Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Artemide
46 Greene Street between Broome and Grand
Artemide will launch a new collection of products including the Genesy Lamp by Zaha Hadid and Cosmic Angel by Ross Lovegrove.
RSVP Required: marketing@artemide.net

Kartell Presents Kartell’s Magic Garden Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kartell New York Flagship
39 Greene Street, btw Broome and Grandऀ
Kartell’s Flagship showroom will be transformed into an enchanted garden setting featuring the American debut of the Magic Hole series of outdoor furnishings designed by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quittet.
RSVP Required: kartell@camronpr.com

Interni Technology Personal Collection and Cocktail Party
6:30 PM t0 9:30 PM
70 Greene St (between Broome and Spring)
new collection designed by Antonio Citterio for Technogym
RSVP at internir@mondadori.it

Sicis & New York Spaces Present: Next Art Chapter One
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sicis
470 Broome Street (corner of Greene St)
RSVP: NYSEvent@gmail.com

Flatiron
ddc Studio Party
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
181 Madison Avenue at 34th Street
Beginning May 16, ddc’s 181 Madison Ave location will be transformed into a collection of studios featuring international brands such as Zanotta, Cor, Interluebke, Tacchini, Missoni, Santambrogio, Mateograssi, and Roda. ddc will host a cocktail party to celebrate this metamorphosis.

NY Design Week – The Sunday Scene

By danielle

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Sunday May 15

Meatpacking

Cork Design Innovators in the XXI Century
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM- meatpacking design open house
410 W 14th St (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
Portugese Designers launch their US debut with an innovative exhibit
Corquedesign.com

Lighten Up! Luxit Launches New LED TOP FOUR
5:00 PM to 9:00PM
Poleci
32 Gansevoort Street
Spring soiree to toast the new light

D’Apostrophe/Royal Botania Present: Design CAN Fight Hunger
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Spice Market Square (Intersection of 13th St & 9th Ave)
Bring a Can & Meet Up with Designer Pages

We've got our cans for tonight's Design CAN Fight Hunger food drive for City Harvest in Spice Market Square.

Arhaus Open House
5:00 PM
Arhaus Furniture
410 West 13th St, btw 9th and 10th avenue
Cocktail reception with House Beautiful to toast to Arhaus’ first New York City store.
RSVP: rsvp@arhaus.com or 800.777.1745

Celebrate Suita @ Vitra
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vitra NYC
29 Ninth Avenue

GD Cucine
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
GD Cucine
227 West 17th St, btw 7th and 8th avenue
RSVP: Judy@theloukincompany.com
A cooking demonstration to celebrate NYC Design Week and exhibition of Cleto Murani, limited edition furnishings featuring works by Sandro Chia, Mimmo Paladino, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Strand.
RSVP: Judy@theloukincompany.com

Flatiron
SUITE New York Presents DESIGNX11, An International Design Exposition
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Suite New York
419 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor btw 28th and 29th street.
Featuring exceptional new designs from Milan from: Arper, Carl Hansen, DePadova, Fritz Hansen, Lange Productions & Woodnotes.

ICFF EVENT GUIDE 2011

By danielle

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Saturday May 14

Meatpacking
Transhumanism Meets Design
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Through May 15)
Parsons The New School for Design
66 5th Avenue (between 13th and 14th)
Humanity+ and Parsons Present A Conference Exploring the Role of Design in Transcending and Transforming Human Potential.
Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1089760503

Cork Design Innovators in the XXI Century
5:00 PM – curator talks  (through the 17th)
410 W 14th St (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
Portugese Designers launch their US debut with an innovative exhibit
Corquedesign.com

Midtown
ICFF Opening Night Party
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St btw 5th and 6th Avenue
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden
Design & Architecture Galleries
Sponsored by W Magazine
Tickets: $60 available at: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3505855

Midtown West

Parsons + Metropolis @ICFF
10:00 AM to 12:00 – tour with designers
Booth 1448 at the ICFF
Javits Center
655 W 34th St (between 11th and 12th Avenue)
Parsons design students built Metropolis Booth at ICFF to celebrate the magazine’s 30th anniversary.

Knotty Bubbles and Agnes Collection with Roll and Hill
10:AM to 5:00 PM (through the 17th)
Booth 1926 at the ICFF
Javits Center
655 W 34th St (between 11th and 12th Avenue)

Bernhardt Design “Tools @ Schools” Event
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Space 1604 at the ICFF
Javits Center
655 W 34th St (between 11th and 12th Avenue)
Meet the kids behind the designs

Blue Dot New Product Launch
Booth 1808 at the ICFF
Javits Center
655 W 34th St (between 11th and 12th Avenue)

SoHo
TOTO Gallery Open House
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
TOTO Gallery
25 Mercer Street, NYC
Special Weekend Hours
Appointment is recommended. Contact nygallery@totousa.com or call 917.237.0665 x 115

Matter- Ceres Collection
12:00 PM to 8:00PM (through May 20th)
405 Broome Street (at Lafayette)

The Future Perfect
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (through May 17)
Collaboration in Chocolate with Jason Miller + new Marina ceiling medallion.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM- party
55 Great Jones Street
http://www.thefutureperfect.com/blog.php

Gandia Blasco Is Coming to SoHo
6:00 PM
Gandia Blasco SoHo
52 Greene St
Cocktails to celebrate the new Na Xemena Special Edition collection including new colors: white, bronze, sand and tobacco.

Foscarini at ICFF Cocktail Party
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Foscarini Showroom (their first ever US Showroom)
17 Greene St, NYC
RSVP@Forsarini.com

Swarovski Elements
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Swarovski Crystallized
494 Broadway (between Spring & Broome St), NYC
RSVP: crystallized@lsagency.com

Milano Design Village New York
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
145-152 Wooster Street (at W. Houston)
Cocktail Reception

ICFF AFTER PARTY FOR PRESS ONLY
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Open house Gallery
201 Mulberry St (Between Spring and Kenmare)
Special guests include Patricia Urquiola and Lord and Lady Cavendish
RSVP to jgaram@stonesource.com

Chelsea
Model Citizens NYC
At the Chelsea Art Museum – 556 W 22nd St btw 11th & 12th Avenue
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Event Cocktails
Showcase of work of 90 plus emerging and independent designers. Part exhibit, part trade show.

Flatiron
Gallery R’Pure Brokenoff Brokenoff
3 East 19th Street btw Broadway and Park Avenue South
Exhibition Inspired by the life and work of Tobias Wong
8:00 PM Opening Night Party
Open to the Public days through May 17

Sunday May 15

Meatpacking

Cork Design Innovators in the XXI Century
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM- meatpacking design open house
410 W 14th St (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
Portugese Designers launch their US debut with an innovative exhibit
Corquedesign.com

Lighten Up! Luxit Launches New LED TOP FOUR
5:00 PM to 9:00PM
Poleci
32 Gansevoort Street
Spring soiree to toast the new light

D’Apostrophe/Royal Botania Present: Design CAN Fight Hunger
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Spice Market Square (Intersection of 13th St & 9th Ave)
Bring a Can & Meet Up with Designer Pages

Arhaus Open House
5:00 PM
Arhaus Furniture
410 West 13th St, btw 9th and 10th avenue
Cocktail reception with House Beautiful to toast to Arhaus’ first New York City store.
RSVP: rsvp@arhaus.com or 800.777.1745

Celebrate Suita @ Vitra
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Vitra NYC
29 Ninth Avenue

GD Cucine
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
GD Cucine
227 West 17th St, btw 7th and 8th avenue
RSVP: Judy@theloukincompany.com
A cooking demonstration to celebrate NYC Design Week and exhibition of Cleto Murani, limited edition furnishings featuring works by Sandro Chia, Mimmo Paladino, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Strand.
RSVP: Judy@theloukincompany.com

Flatiron
SUITE New York Presents DESIGNX11, An International Design Exposition
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Suite New York
419 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor btw 28th and 29th street.
Featuring exceptional new designs from Milan from: Arper, Carl Hansen, DePadova, Fritz Hansen, Lange Productions & Woodnotes.
Monday May 16

Blogfest 2011: Access to Inspired Design
Join Kravet & Lee Jofa for a three day design tour (through May 18) with access to top design celebrities, magazine editors and more.
New York City
Registration: $100 before March 15
www.blogfest2011.com

Meatpacking

Cork Design Innovators in the XXI Century
6:00 PM- 10:00 PM – Portugal party
410 W 14th St (btw 9th and 10th Avenue)
Portugese Designers launch their US debut with an innovative exhibit
Corquedesign.com

Midtown East
Urban Design SCENARIOS Panel Discussion
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street
SCENARIOS panel discussion on integrating design into city planning.
RSVP: info@designscenarios.net

Opening Night at A&D Building w/Interior Design
Architects and Designers Building
150 East 58th St. btw Park and Lexington Avenue
http://www.adbuilding.com/calendar/

SoHo
Pane, Amore e…
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scavolini SoHo Gallery
429 West Broadway
Chef Falai Jacopo will present a cook up authentic Italian cuisine on the original Italian santamargherita quartz surface.
RSVP: ddm@ddmadvertising.com

Property- Design Destinations
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Property
14 Wooster St (between Broome and Grand)
RSVP at property@shinadvisors.com

Bisazza Bagno Presents “The Hayon Collection” Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bisazza
43 Greene Street (between Broome and Grand Street)
Bisazza is expanding into the bath market with Bisazza Bagno. The first Bisazza Bagno collection was designed by Jaime Hayon and will have its NA premiere during ICFF.
RSVP Required: bizassa@camronpr.com

Enlightened Design Cocktail Reception at the TOTO Gallery
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TOTO Gallery
25 Mercer Street btw Grand and Canal St.
Cocktail party celebrating the latest innovative bath products from TOTO.
RSVP: NYGallery@totousa.com or 888.232.8916

LucePlan’s – Francisco Gomez Paz + Hope
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
49 Greene Street
See Luceplan’s innovative + dazzling Hope and meet award-winning designer Francisco Gomez Paz.
RSVP: ckloot@hotmail.com

Artemide Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Artemide
46 Greene Street between Broome and Grand
Artemide will launch a new collection of products including the Genesy Lamp by Zaha Hadid and Cosmic Angel by Ross Lovegrove.
RSVP Required: marketing@artemide.net

Kartell Presents Kartell’s Magic Garden Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kartell New York Flagship
39 Greene Street, btw Broome and Grandऀ
Kartell’s Flagship showroom will be transformed into an enchanted garden setting featuring the American debut of the Magic Hole series of outdoor furnishings designed by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quittet.
RSVP Required: kartell@camronpr.com

Interni Technology Personal Collection and Cocktail Party
6:30 PM t0 9:30 PM
70 Greene St (between Broome and Spring)
new collection designed by Antonio Citterio for Technogym
RSVP at internir@mondadori.it

Sicis & New York Spaces Present: Next Art Chapter One
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sicis
470 Broome Street (corner of Greene St)
RSVP: NYSEvent@gmail.com

Flatiron
ddc Studio Party
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
181 Madison Avenue at 34th Street
Beginning May 16, ddc’s 181 Madison Ave location will be transformed into a collection of studios featuring international brands such as Zanotta, Cor, Interluebke, Tacchini, Missoni, Santambrogio, Mateograssi, and Roda. ddc will host a cocktail party to celebrate this metamorphosis.

Tuesday May 17

Tribeca
Pioneering Design Series – Patrizia Moroso + Patricia Urquiola
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson St
Tickets: $50 (Sold Out)
Celebrating the “Power of Design” IIDA NY will close its 2011 Pioneering Design series celebrating the friendship and collaboration of Patrizia Moroso and Patricia Urquiola.
Cocktails: 6:00 PM
Lecture: 6:30 PM
Reception: 7:30 PM

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