Archive for May, 2013

Fun & Games at #ICFF

By danielle


This year’s ICFF put a whole new spin on tabletops, a playful one in fact. Dish-ware and decor were replaced by custom foosball figurines and polished brass playing pieces. Not only are these pieces fun, they are also functional as many can be transformed for daily activities.  Here’s a look at a few of our favorites!

That’s right…you can even play air hockey on Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre Horizon tabletop PC.

This retro foosball table by Mars Made is completely customizable. Each piece is handcrafted by skilled artisans to create games that push the boundaries of design and at the same time perform at a championship level.

Bespoke Global’s booth was all about leisure + luxury. The Louisa Table from the Alexandra Llewellyn collection is made from ebonised Ash and decorated with ferns and leaves from the British countryside. It includes polished brass playing pieces inlaid with mother of pearl and malachite, rose wood dice shakers and precision laser cut dice.

The You & Me table by Antoni Palleja Office. The ping pong/table tennis table is easily transformed into a desk, dining or conference table. I happened to snap this photo at one of the only times during the fair it was not in use.


By kristin


Today the Javits Center closed its doors on the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which also marked the official end of NYCxDESIGN. Although new product introductions in modern furniture, surfacing and accessories are obviously the main draw, the often flamboyant nature of design (and designers!) always produce some interesting people-watching in the aisles of every show. Here are a few snapshots of people at ICFF that caught the eye of photographer Dilsad Aydemir.



By danielle


The D&D Building is getting into the Design Week action with two-days of  fun and insightful events, presentations, book signings and open houses. Together with a keynote presentation by Ann Maine, Editor in Chief of Traditional Home, there are more than 30 showroom events design aficionados will welcome. Presentations are scheduled all day long – meet Thom Filicia in the Kravet Showroom for sweet treats and a book signing and wrap up the day with HC&G Holiday House Hampton’s Kick Off Party. Twenty-five of the most followed virtual voices in design will participate in Spring Market’s “Blogger Lounge” and will be posting live throughout the day and about their finds after market.

When: Today & Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 14 to May 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Where: D&D Building, 979 Third Avenue, Suite 414, New York City

By alexandra


This post is brought to you by our roving D-C blogger Coleen Cahill

A new design fair in NYC springs up to coincide with Frieze New York and the May auctions. Collective.1 presents a curated selection of contemporary design and historical pieces from around the world on Pier 57. The former Marine & Aviation pier has been transformed into a light-filled industrial space featuring galleries including R 20th Century which presents notable designers such as Greta Magnusson Grossman and Joaquim Tenreiro alongside emerging talent. Two other exhibitors that we enjoyed on our visit: Ornamentum with its dynamic collection of contemporary jewelry and Kinder Modern showcasing vintage design for the younger set. The VIP Lounge by BDDW affords an unusual view of the Hudson from a comfortable and stylish repose.

Collective.1’s last day is tomorrow  11a,-5pm

Pier 57

West Side Highway at 15th Street

New York, NY 10011

R 20th Century represents a diverse program of international design from 1945 to the present.

A stunning collection from R 20th Century featuring work from David Wiseman and The Haas Brothers among others.

VIP Lounge by BDDW

Southern Guild shows “Welcome to My World” by Bronze Age



By kristin


New York may be the epitome of individualism on a day-to-day basis, but if Hurricane Sandy has taught us anything, it’s that New Yorkers look out for each other in times of need. After the mega-storm wreaked havoc on the East Coast in October, writers Jennifer Krichels and Jean Lin quickly formed Reclaim NYC – a grassroots organization utilizing New York’s design community to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. After a successful inaugural show in December, the girls are back with a new furniture exhibition and charity sale during New York’s upcoming Design Week. Reclaim x2 features the work of more than 25 design teams including design darlings Lindsey Adelman, Egg Collective and Jonah Takagi. All of the proceeds will benefit local relief through the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. The exhibition is open to the public May 15-17 but the most important part is the charity sale!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

7:00 – 11:00pm

446 Broadway, Floor 3


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Recycling chic: Lighting pendant by Souda x Sure We Can