Design Intros Delighted at NYCxDesign
May 26, 2017,
NEW YORK—Design enthusiasts had an eyeful this month, as the city was the spot for the annual NYCxDesign design event, which included ICFF and WantedDesign, and took place at locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Jef Design debuted its newest lighting line
Besides a range of striking design, many introductions were handmade and customizable, or modernized traditional looks.
At ICFF, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center last week, several first-time exhibitors brought their handmade products to the trade. Fyrn, for example, produces customizable, easy-to-assemble chairs in California. The line was tested in restaurants, “the most abusive environment we could find,” said founder Ros Broughton.
Left’s couch, made in the Eames tradition
Fyrn makes easy-to-assemble chairs
Melamine tabletop made with 50 percent bamboo debuted at 502 Home
Peter Sandback, an artist who handmakes his line in New Hampshire, expanded his drum table offerings. The nail inlay drum tables are offered in 12-, 18- and 28-inch diameters, four varieties of wood tops and 12 base colors—though custom colors and heights are also available. Rug manufacturer Warp & Weft debuted its Twilight line, which used 40 shades of wool to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the handknotted patterns.
Bordbar returned to the U.S. market, and highlighted its line of airline trolleys, which can be used at the office, gym, home and other places. The movable trolleys are customizable, as a range of shelving and compartments are offered, so they can serve as a wine bar or a coffee station, for example. The line uses both recycled trolleys used by airlines, as well as new ones.
Warp & Weft’s Twilight rug uses 40 shades of wool
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