Pelle’s Incise Paintings feature glass bulbs peeking out of slits of painted canvas

New York City design studio Pelle has created lights that pop through incisions in painted canvas surfaces. Called Incise Paintings, the collection comprises a series of lights that poke through boldly coloured and framed canvases. Pelle drew influence from the works of Lucio Fontana, an early 20th-century Argentine-Italian painter and sculptor, for the series. “We […]

Seven rising talents spotted at NYCxDesign 2019

With New York’s 12-day-long festival NYCxDesign now over, US editor Eleanor Gibson picks out the emerging American designers and studios that stood out. The 2019 edition of NYCxDesign took place from 10 to 22 May, featuring returning fairs ICFF, WantedDesign and Brooklyn Designs, as well as a host of exhibitions and pop-ups. While the annual […]

Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Parker debuted the designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), an annual showcase that coincides with the NYCxDesign festival. Lee Parker unveiled the new collection in a homey set at ICFF The 12 piece collection […]

Egg Collective designs its homey showroom in old Manhattan law office

New York design studio Egg Collective has opened a new showroom in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood, where its furniture is displayed in rooms laid out like a home. The studio’s three female founders, Crystal Ellis, Stephanie Beamer and Hillary Petrie, stripped back and updated a former law office to create the new space. Located on […]

New York exhibit An Accelerated Culture celebrates Generation X designers

Works by Heatherwick Studio, Paul Cocksedge and Nendo feature in an exhibition at New York gallery Friedman Benda, which pools together artists and designers from Generation X. The An Accelerated Culture exhibition focuses on the cohort of creatives born between the 1960s and 1980s. The name is a reference to Douglas Coupland’s 1991 novel Generation […]

Joe Doucet installs anti-terror benches in New York’s Times Square

New York designer Joe Doucet has created a 3D-printed concrete bench that also functions as a barrier to protect public spaces from vehicle-led terrorist attacks. Doucet‘s design comprises a stack of 3D-printed concrete benches, which weigh over one ton and attach to each other via steel rods. When the chunky seats are hit by a […]

David Thulstrup, Note Design Studio and Muller Van Severen hack IKEA kitchens for Reform

Danish brand Reform has teamed up with David Thulstrup, Note Design and Muller Van Severen for its latest set of hacked IKEA kitchens, which feature mix-and-match coloured doors and a monochromatic metal cabinet. Reform, which specialises in the customisation of IKEA’s Metod kitchen, launched three new models at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) yesterday. […]

Snarkitecture fills New York gallery with lights that resemble “large lollipops”

New York studio Snarkitecture has filled a Manhattan gallery with 168 white spherical orbs that light up in a blue hue when touched. Snarkitecture designed the immersive Sway installation for a gallery at Intersect – a cultural hub in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, run by car manufacturer Lexus. It comprises multiple rows of white […]

Studio INI’s morphing Urban Imprint installation opens in A/D/O courtyard

This immersive installation in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint, created by designer and engineer Nassia Inglessis, features a canopy that appears to magically move up and down as visitors tread underneath. Urban Imprint comprises a floor and ceiling that change shape in response to movement, and was created by the Greek designer’s firm Studio INI in response to […]

Colony “puts trust in the designers” for Pas de Deux exhibit in New York

Designers of New York collective Colony have collaborated with artists of their choosing to create one-of-a-kind pieces for this exhibition during NYCxDesign. Designers and artists collaborated on pieces for the New York City showcase Colony is a design collective that was founded by trend forecaster Jean Lin in 2014. Each year for the annual NYCxDesign […]

Trueing’s Cerine lighting hangs from chunky coloured glass chains

New York design studio Trueing has intended to put “an interesting spin on the familiar” with the bold hand-formed coloured glass chain links that feature in its latest collection of lighting. Launched at this year’s NYCxDesign festival, Trueing’s Cerine series comprises two pendants, a floor lamp and a sconce. The Brooklyn studio, founded by partners […]

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