On the Calendar

designjunction, May 13- 15, 2016

By danielle


For the first time, designjunction, based out of the UK, will partner with Dwell on Design for NYCxDESIGN. The show will take place within the warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in New York’s cultural hotspot, Chelsea and is a must see during NYCxDESIGN.

The collaboration between designjunction—which launched in the US in May 2015—and Dwell on Design, will bring together 30 of designjunction’s premier European design brands along with Dwell on Design’s industry-renowned talk program – curated by Dwell magazine’s editor-in-chief and executive Vice President of content, Amanda Dameron – where industry experts and thought leaders from all sectors of the creative industries will ignite conversation and spark debate on the future of design.

Visitors can experience a pop-up workspace by WeWork and a cafe featuring new designs from Muuto and Vitra. Meanwhile on the speaker schedule is everything from fine dining, driverless cars to the art of boredom. Speakers over the 3 days will include Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museums; creative husband-and-wife duo Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of KnollTextiles, and Tim deFiebre, furniture designer and a former assistant to the late Ward Bennett; Paulo Kos of West Elm and Devin Vermeulen of WeWork to name but a few.

The Keynote speaker on Friday, May 13 is legendary graphic designer Bob Gill who will make his last speaking appearance, on his perspectives on art and design over the past 65 years.

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Ahead of designjunction on May 11, 6.30pm – 8.30pm join A|N, designjunction + Dwell on Design and multiple showrooms in the Flatiron District for a night of cocktails and design!  Register here.

designjunction runs from May 13 – 15 at ArtBeam, 540 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011




Sight Unseen OFFSITE, May 13 – 16, 2016

By danielle


With its third edition happening on May 13 – 16, 2016, Sight Unseen OFFSITE coincides with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and NYCxDESIGN. Produced and curated annually by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, the co-founders of the editorial and curatorial consultancy, Sight Unseen, Sight Unseen OFFSITE provides a platform for the most directional, cutting-edge ideas in contemporary furniture design, with a special emphasis on independent studios, forward-thinking brands, and the best and brightest American talents.

Over the past two shows one has been able to see presentations by the likes of Grey Area, Tai Ping, Kelly Behun, Field Experiments, and last year, a Katie Stout pillow playground was added along with an American Design Club exhibition, and more.

This year the show takes over a new space with double the square-footage, inside the iconically sloped 1974 W.R. Grace building, boasting floor-to-ceiling views onto Bryant Park directly below, and Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer have set the bar high with an even more ambitious curatorial program.

Sight Unseen OFFSITE once again are partnering with Ford to bring the design thinking behind its cars to life, with a special immersive infinite sound bath installation “TOPO”, by the architecture firm Leong Leong. “TOPO” turns a flowing field of more than a thousand foam rollers, typically found in gyms, into a kind of musical instrument, using acoustic actuators to pick up ambient sounds and translate them into a sonic soundscape. The effect will be will create the sensation of being in different acoustic spaces depending where one is in the space and on how the different frequencies amplify and cancel each other out. With mirrors lining the installation, the overall effect distorts perceptions of distance, scale, and space.

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In addition to this acrylic and foam paradise, this year’s show will also have a major Norwegian element – an exhibition of works created by five Norwegian studios in collaboration with five American studios. Following a trip to Norway last year, Sight Unseen’s editors set up a cross-cultural exchange pairing five entrepreneurial American studios with five up-and-coming Norwegian studios, who spent six months together working long-distance on objects that utilize an American workshop for fabrication and that can be independently manufactured for future sales. The result is Norway x New York, a collection of collaborative furniture and lighting with a debut at Sight Unseen OFFSITE.

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Norway x New York Jonah Takagi (DC) and Hallgeir Homstvedt (NO)

Sight Unseen OFFSITE runs from Friday, May 13 through Monday, May 16, 2016.


Friday, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM – Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

5/13: 12pm – 7pm

5/14: 11am – 7pm

5/15: 11am – 7pm

5/16: 9am – 5pm



Grace Building

1114 Avenue of the Americas

15th Floor

New York

NY 10110


WantedDesign, May 2016

By danielle


The 6th edition of WantedDesign begins this month, with innovative products to see, great people to meet, and thought-provoking programs to attend, the lineup across their Manhattan and Brooklyn locations is one of their best yet.

WantedDesign’s original event location, the landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue in West Chelsea’s Historic District, has become a creative destination for the international design community. In 2016, WantedDesign Manhattan will be more international than ever covering 15 countries, including eight country pavilions: Argentina, France, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Canada (Quebec), Tunisia and the Netherlands. There will also be a strong Italian presence with some of the most renowned and innovative Italian design brands, including Alessi, Cappellini, Effeti, Horm.it, and Moroso.

The expansion to a second location at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn reflects the growing importance of Brooklyn as a hub for multidisciplinary creative thinkers and makers. Discover Transatlantic Creative Exchange and We Trust in Wood exhibitions at WantedDesign Brooklyn as well as Made in Western North Carolina, ECAL’s “Heart of Glass”, the Rado Star Prize for the 1st time in the U.S., and the 5th edition of their Design Schools Workshop.

With two events this May visitors can experience innovative installations, memorable products, pop-up stores, interactive experiences, convivial lounges, thought-provoking student workshops, engaging discourse and more.

Below are a few highlights of the exciting programming to look out for at this year’s shows:

“My Life in Design”

Friday, May 13, 10-11am at WantedDesign Brooklyn

WantedDesign NYC in collaboration with Be Original Americas and Alessi will come together for a talk with Alberto Alessi at Industry City on “My Life in Design” This conversation will focus on Alberto Alessi’s career, how he’s managed to accommodate nearly 300 designers and architects under the same roof, and the dreams and failures of an Italian Design Factory design manager. RSVP is a must by May 9 to beoriginal@bdeonline.biz

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Conversation Series

May 14th, 15th, 16th at 12-1pm at WantedDesign Manhattan

WantedDesign continues their Conversation series, a three-day program co-presented with Metropolis Magazine and hosted in the Conversation Room at Grimshaw. WantedDesign is a place where ideas are discussed and the public can engage with professionals to better understand design culture and business. Given that, design has always been about collaborations and encounters. The Conversation Series is the ideal place to get together, confront and ponder views on the international scene of design. This year, the conversation series will explore new prospective themes, like: design and science, design and cultural identity and the future of making. – Click here for more information.

Oui Design

Also launching at WantedDesign this May, in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is Oui Design, a brand new program, part of the French Embassy’s initiative to enhance French-American exchange in the field of design. Oui Design will present a series of projects at WantedDesign exploring the intersection of design and savoir-faire, new production processes and the impact of design on our daily lives. The program includes the Transatlantic Creative Exchange exhibition, We Trust inWood by matali crasset and Le vent des Forets, Visual Magnetics collaboration with French graphic artists Antoine+Manuel and a conversation presented by Intramuros magazine on the collaboration between Bernhardt design and French designer Oceane Delain. Lastly, the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle-Les Ateliers (ENSCI-Les Ateliers), will be leading the WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop this year.


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WantedDesign, Manhattan: May 13-16 2016

Terminal Stores

269 11th Avenue

New York

NY 10001

Friday May 13: Preview (by invitation only)

Saturday May 14 & Sunday May 15: From 10am to 7pm (open to trade and public)

Monday May 16: From 10am to 7pm (open to trade only)



WantedDesign, Brooklyn: May 7-17 2016 (Closed on May 9,10,11)

Industry City in Sunset Park

274 36th Street


NY 11232

Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8: from 11am to 6pm

Thursday, May 12 – Monday, May 16: from 11am to 6pm Tuesday, May 17: from 2pm to 6pm

It’s all systems go for BKLYN DESIGNS 2016!

By lexy


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BKLYN DESIGNSone of the anchor fairs of NYCxDESIGN showcasing Brooklyn’s finest designers, makers and brands – will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint from May 6-8, 2016! Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003, it was one of the first fairs to shine a spotlight on the rich creative economy in Brooklyn, highlighting contemporary products across furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles and jewelry. From modern heirloom furniture and artistic lighting to sustainable surfacing and handmade accessories, the show will feature inspiring products from 50+ emerging designers and established brands hailing from all corners of the borough. Complementing the amazing range of innovative furniture on display will be a variety of installations, pop-up shops, workshops/demos, a seminar series and satellite talks. Below is a list of the exciting programming to look out for at this year’s show:

Diverse array of exhibitors from independent designers to collectives: At BKLYN DESIGNS, a variety of work will be on display. Designers will launch entirely new brands (such as Cam Crockford Design, Calator Design, earthly and POPA), alongside established design veterans (including Mark Jupiter, a 4th generation NYC furniture creator and Think Fabricate a multi-disciplinary design studio).

BKLYN BUYS juried marketplace of small items for sale: The show’s curated marketplace will return giving attendees the opportunity to take a bit of the show home with them, from handcrafted accessories to beautiful books to unique design objects. The pavilion will celebrate the wealth of creativity and craftsmanship in the borough.

Pop-up shops featuring modern design goods: American Design Club will strengthen this retail hub, offering products for sale by well-known Brooklyn designers and NYCxDESIGN Destinations: Cornhole, a usable gallery of one-of-a-kind cornhole boards designed by surprise collaborators.

Showcase of Pratt student & alumni work: In an exciting partnership with the Pratt Institute, BKLYN DESIGNS will be able to represent both student and alumni work from the borough’s premier design school.

Micro Loft concept space: A collaboration between AJ Madison, AphroChic, Resource Furniture, and Con Edison, this installation will bring smart living to the forefront with cutting-edge kitchen appliances, space-saving furniture, and an all around beautiful, functional design.

Virtual reality lounge: With the huge presence of virtual reality as a tool in design and architecture, Sunchaser Entertainment and the Architecture & Design Film Festival will help us represent this important emerging technology at the show with an immersive virtual reality experience concerning space & architecture.

12 panel discussions on design, architecture, technology & more: Topics include the development of the Brooklyn waterfront, product design and fabrication, hospitality design in Brooklyn, adaptability and scale in green architecture, and designing for small spaces. There will be a variety of robust topics on the table for the show’s design-savvy audience.

Satellite talks on living, designing & entertaining: Many of the show’s installations will host talks and sessions, such as the THINK + [TABLE], where attendees are invited to grab a seat and participate in the discussion.

Workshops on textiles, 3D printing & more: A brand new initiative, the show’s Maker’s Lab will feature workshops and tutorials for those who’d like to try their hand at some of the crafts our Brooklyn designers have mastered.

On-site consultations & portfolio reviews: Aspiring designers will have a chance to connect with established designers and brands, including a portfolio review by the American Design Club.

Interactive installations for kids & adults: With the show weekend including Mother’s Day, BKLYN DESIGNS provides design-centric programming for all ages. For example, young attendees can interact with Rockwell Group’s popular Imagination Playground of architectural blocks that can be combined in different creative ways.

Cafes & bars featuring local vendors: Delicious drinks and food from local vendors will be available throughout the show.







Collective Design Fair, May 3 – 8, NYC

By danielle


Now in its fourth year, the Collective Design Fair in west Soho, NYC, has cemented itself as a commanding presence on the annual New York Design Week calendar, featuring works from a global roster of established and emerging galleries worldwide.

This year’s fair will showcase an exciting program of special installations, curator-led tours, and Collective Conversations featuring designers, gallerists, educators and cultural innovators exploring vital topics in the field of design.

Not to be missed is and suitably located within the entry hall of the Collective Fair, is ‘Capture’ an explorative collaboration of Rome and New York City between NOSANCHUK and Flavor Paper. ‘Capture’ combines the installation of the “Super Series” kaleidoscopic wallpapers based on David Nosanchuk’s photographs of art and architecture, for Flavor Paper with his most recent work, “Louie”, a 3D printed pendant derived from a laser mapping of a cornice detail of Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict building in NYC, for .exnovo.

The ‘Super Series’ wallpapers were launched in the fall 2013 and have been met with international recognition. Since then, the works have been acquired for the permanent collections of the Cooper Hewitt, a Smithsonian Institution and Les Art Decoratifs, Paris.

Louie and InBetween wallpaper for this year’s Collective Design installation. Photo credit: Boone Speed

Louie and InBetween wallpaper for this year’s Collective Design installation.
Photo credit: Boone Speed

New to the fair for 2016 is Collective Concept, a capsule presentation where contemporary designers working in lighting, furnishings, ceramics or textiles are encouraged to explore new directions and reconnect with the roots of their design thinking. Each designer will create a fully realized environment onsite, providing a rare view into the creative practice.

 Here Fort Standard, a collaborative partnership between Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings will be debuting their new collection entitled ‘Qualities of Material’ The collection pushes natural materials such as wood, stone and leather beyond conventional limits and applications thereby delving further into the experimental dimension of their design process.

Introducing Fort Standard's "Qualities of Material" Furniture Collection Photography by Brian Ferry

Introducing Fort Standard’s “Qualities of Material” Furniture Collection Photography by Brian Ferry

Also part of Collective Concept is Lindsey Adelman. Founded in 2006, Adelman’s studio signature aesthetic was born with the release of its first product: the Branching Bubble chandelier, which combines organic elements of blown glass with more rational machined components. Since then, the studio has explored that same visual tension throughout a range of products and disciplines, working with an expanded materials palette to create products from concrete tile to wallpaper.

Lindsey Edelman exhibiting a new video, drawings, and chandelier with Nymphenburg porcelain as part of Collective Concept at The Collective Design Fair. Studio Photography Lauren Coleman

Lindsey Edelman exhibiting a new video, drawings, and chandelier with Nymphenburg porcelain as part of Collective Concept at The Collective Design Fair. Studio Photography Lauren Coleman 

An exclusive exhibition of graduate work from the Cranbrook 3D Design Department has also been curated for the 2016 fair. Fine Design for the End of the World will explore how today’s most pressing challenges—such as social and economic inequalities, rampant material consumption, and environmental degradation—can become subjects for critical and poetic reflection in design objects.

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Skylight Clarkson, 550 Washington Street, New York City


May 3: 3-6pm Press & Collector’s Preview

May 3: 6-9pm VIP Opening

May 4-7: 11am-8pm

May 8: 11am-5pm


By danielle


After 15 years of celebrating artists and their handmade work during the Holiday season, The Mart has added a Spring Show, launching this weekend, April 29-May 1.

If you are stumped in finding a birthday or Mother’s Day gift, visitors can shop directly from 300 talented makers from across North America to find something truly unique and handmade. Alongside the shopping experience there will be food, entertainment and Spring-themed programming.

Products such as Ceramics, Home Goods, Jewelry, Sculpture and even goods for Pets amongst others will be available to purchase.

Tickets are available to purchase online and are valid for all 3 days.


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The Mart, 7TH Floor

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza

Chicago, IL 60654



By danielle


From May 19 – 21 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hold their annual convention in Philadelphia. As one of the largest annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S., over three days, visitors can expect a thought-provoking lineup of celebrity speakers, an array of tours, parties, exhibitors, seminars, and more.

Here’s a quick look at how to make the most of three days packed with opportunities:

  • Celebrity and Keynote Speaker Lineup 

Convention features creative visionaries from the architecture and design industry and beyond—including keynoters Kevin Spacey, Neri Oxman, and Rem Koolhaas.

  • Tour and Explore the city of Philadelphia

Other than the infamous cheese-steaks, Philly is packed with historic highlights, must-see architecture, beautiful squares, vibrant markets, stunning gardens, cobbled streets lined with pubs, great restaurants, live music, and murals of heroic scale. Through the convention one can sign up for an educational curated tour that will give you a one-of-a-kind experience that also earns you continuing education credit.

  • Learn and earn credits

Earn a year’s worth of continuing education credits with the latest from leading experts on topics including resiliency, business management, ADA compliance, LEED, green building, design and health, and more.

  • Discover the latest products and trends

Explore over 170,000 sq. ft. packed with nearly 800 exhibitors and the latest in materials, technology, and trends. Earn credits for chatting with experts on the expo floor.

  • Party at the Market

Join your friends and fellow members for an evening of fun and networking at the convention’s biggest party, all to the tunes of Philly’s own Bacon Brothers.

  • Save with special pricing and great rates

AIA Convention 2016 is free for new members.

Students register for $25.

Young professionals save nearly 30%.


Design on a Dime, NYC April 21 – 23, 2016

By danielle


Ongoing this week until April 23, is Design on a Dime, and is what Elle Décor calls ‘an unmatched shopping opportunity’. This three- day shopping event features more than 60 of the world’s top interior designers, who create unforgettable room vignettes with new merchandise, which is donated and then sold for 50 to 70 percent off retail!

The 12th annual Opening Night reception on Thursday, April 21, 2016, New York City’s most popular interior design benefit event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, New York, brings together hundreds of VIPs, designers, and friends of Housing Works. A-list design enthusiasts mingle with top designers, including event chairs. Guests will get the first public look at the room vignettes and enjoy exclusive preview shopping, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment.

Join Design on a Dime Founding Chair James Huniford, along with Co-Chairs Michael Boodro, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR, celebrated decorator Alessandra Branca, interior designer, television personality and design blogger Nicole Gibbons, and George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue, to celebrate twelve years of Design on a Dime.

Opening Night Reception:

Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


The Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Public Sale Days:

Friday, April 22, 10am – 7pm

Saturday, April 23, 10am – 5pm

American Society of Interior Designers – ‘Spring Spruce Up 2016’ and ‘New York Design 2016’

By danielle


Two big events for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) this month.

The first, which I am personally excited about is, Spring Spruce Up 2016. Here one can take advantage of a rare opportunity to consult with an Interior Designer from the New York Metro Chapter of ASID at a Special Rate.

SSU Graphic with ASID Logo

I’m in the process of buying a house and although I am always surrounded by wonderful inspirations from the field we are in, being able to consult a professional to help advise on paint color, furniture layout, window treatments, space planning at a great promotional rate of $100 per hour (up to a 2 hour consultation) will be on my priority list once we close. This great promotion runs until May 1, so a quick phone call to my realtor is next on my to-do list, as I want to book this soon!

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Next up is Live from New York Design 2016, an Educational Forum for Design Professionals presented by ASID NY Metro Chapter & A&D Building on April 28,2016

This one day event involves a range of educational seminars held throughout the day ranging from offering business tools such as “Using LinkedIn to grow your design business” to “7 keys to attracting your favorite clients,” as well as a range of new and inspiring design tips such as “LED Lighting Applications and Trends” and “The Virtual Tour of Trimming,” along with a networking breakfast and luncheon this jam-packed day offers some great value and insight.


The full schedule is as follows:


  • Creating Innovative Designs Through Smart Material Thinking

Presented by Jennifer Coppola of Material Connextion

Showroom: Hastings Tile & Bath

  • Use LinkedIn as a Connection Tool to Build your Design Business

Presented by Donna Cravotta of Social Sage PR

Showroom: Hastings Tile & Bath

  • Toxic Clients: How to Identify, Mitigate/Work with and Disengage

Presented by Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID of Harbinger Design Consulting

Showroom: Poliform

  • The Virtual Tour of Trimming

Presented by Jana Platina Phipps III – The Trim Queen

Showroom: Monogram Design Center

  • LED Lighting Applications and Trends

Presented by Charles Pavarini III, Allied ASID of Pavarini Design

Showroom: Brown Jordan

  • 7 keys to attracting your favorite clients

Presented by Julia Molloy of Molly Management Group

Showroom: Brown Jordan

  • Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by A&D Building and Hastings Tile & Bath

  • Networking Luncheons

Sponsored by A&D Building and Miele, Monogram Design Center, and

Sub-Zero Wolf

  • Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by A&D Building and Fisher & Paykel Experience Center.

  • Seminar Host Showrooms:

Brown Jordan, Monogram Design Center, Poliform and Hastings Tile & Bath


Location: Architects & Designers Building, 150 58th Street (between Lex & Third Ave)

Date: Thursday April 28th, 2016 8:30am- 6:00pm (Check in at 8:15am)

 Pre-registration until April 27th: ASID Members $150**, non-members $175**

*Corporate discount tickets for parties of 3 or more contact: administrator@nymetro.asid.org*

**Please note there is an additional fee for all tickets which are from EventBrite not ASID NY Metro.

Day of Event: ASID Members $175, non-members $200

Please have your IDCEC number available when purchasing the ticket and also when you arrive to the event.

The Architectural Digest Design Show

By Sadie Lebow


Over 400 exciting brands in design are headed to Piers 92/94 this March 17-20 for the much-anticipated AD Design Show. The expansive fair consists of several special sections. MADE gives emerging designers the opportunity to display their work, while FURNISH showcases the latest trends in furnishings. Spa enthusiasts and home chefs will have a field day in the reFRESH area, which features chic kitchen, bath and building products. In SHOPs, attendees can get a healthy dose of retail therapy from outstanding vendors.

A display of goods by Bower at the 2015 AD Design Show

A display of goods by Bower at the 2015 AD Design Show

The AD Design Show is about more than just products. Special programming allows visitors to learn more about design from the best in the business. Trade and VIP Ticket Holders can sit in on fantastic seminars presented by Architectural Digest, on Thursday March 17th. The New York Times Design Series will offer lively sessions from 3/18-3/20.Check out the line up here.

REFRESH will feature innovations in kitchen and bath products, like these gorgeous tiles from Artistic Tile

REFRESH will feature innovations in kitchen and bath products, like these gorgeous tiles from Artistic Tile

The AD Design Show is open to Design Trade and VIP Ticket Holders from 11 AM – 7 PM on Thursday, March 17. It is open to the public Friday – Sunday, March 17-20. The hours are 11 AM-7PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday. The event is located at Piers 92 & 94 (55th Street at 12th Avenue New York City 10019).

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The AD Design Show is the perfect opportunity to get your retail fix in, with merchandise available for purchase from top designers.

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