As part of NYCxDesign, the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts presented—or more appropriately, performed—Engender, a roving band of design interventions that were at once provocative, daring, and, well, very entertaining. Participants were invited to modify their body shape using a
This year's Design Schools Workshop, held annually at Wanted Design, focused on the theme, "Design Forever". Conducted by Sebastian Ocampo and Moises Hernandez of Centro Mexico, participating Schools were Centro (Mexico), Art Center College for Design, (Pasadena, USA) and Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, USA)., The workshop took
Attendees of last month's Sight Unseen OFFSITE exhibition during New York Design Week may have found themselves transported back to an easier time, one filled with colorful blocks for building and playing. Adult-size versions of the popular children's forms filled an interactive installation by Katie Stout, the New York–based designer-slash-artist
Even as the third annual NYCxDesign festival sees more group exhibitions than ever, it is the permanent showrooms and galleries that have the luxury—and challenge—of trying a different approach. This year, David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect managed to pull off a standout show precisely by focusing on a single
ICFF's vast exhibition space at the Jacob K. Javits center offers a dizzying encyclopedic landscape of design today. This year, the event's 27th anniversary, the show was bigger than ever, taking over 247,000 square feet with more than 700 exhibitors. The comprehensive survey presents a cross section of design today
With over 20 countries represented at WantedDesign this year, the event has solidified its standing as a forum for creating dialogue among varied design communities. Exploring the interplay between history and craft, a series of focused national pavilions examined the contemporary status of design in their respective countries. Yet there
For the first time, the London-based design fair opened its doors in New York City, introducing an international cast of exhibitors to New York Design Week. Highlights included Rosie Li's wonderful new lighting collection and Modus' new seating collection from Michael Sodeau.
Just two years old, the Brooklyn-based manufacturer Souda is already producing a range of innovative and unusual products. Back at ICFF for a second year — in 2014 they took home the "Best New Designer" award — the company debuted a minimal folding chair by Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown,
Nowadays, it seems like everyone and their mom is an artist. In an age where our mobile devices allow us to constantly document our lives and celebrities now design full clothing lines, ideas regarding field specialization and the boundaries of creative territory is quickly fading. We're living in an
A small crowd gathered around ICFF booth #2319, donning free pairs of custom 3D glasses, to "ooh" and "aah" at the wallpaper on display: flowers popped, a birch forest appeared, and Viking ships sailed on a Scandinavian sea. On view for the first time at ICFF last weekend, DEEP is
It seems the momentum has picked up for Collective Design Fair, which closed its third edition on Sunday. The annual showcase, spearheaded by Founder and Creative Director Steven Learner, has carved a unique space for itself in the design landscape as a platform for both design innovation and
Modernist thinking is often represented by the grid: order, repetition and the march of identical forms. Office space tends to adhere to these outdated standards, especially in the corporate sector, and most everyone has experienced the unpleasantness of overhead fluorescent lighting. One innovative solution, by New York-based Rich Brilliant Willing
Matter is a New York based contemporary design store and manufacturer known for carrying pieces from a number of important contemporary masters like Enzo Mari, Jasper Morrison, and the Bouroullec brothers— to name a few. For their newest collection, which debuted during New York Design Week, the studio invited a
The cavernous feel of ICFF, this year boasting a lineup of more than 700 exhibitors jam-packed into 165,000 square feet, can at times be overwhelming. Moments of calm reflection are extremely difficult to come by, until you stumble blissfully upon them. Hanna Kruse, exhibiting this year as part of ICFF
Of the 700+ exhibitors at this year's ICFF, a select group of nine design schools were invited to showcase student work. We were intrigued by the concepts presented at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) booth, Face to Face: Searching for Authentic Experiences, featuring the work of six current
In its second year, Sight Unseen OFFSITE has already grown considerably in size and following, and has quickly established itself as the quirky relative of long-established design fairs like ICFF. This year's OFFSITE took place at Hudson Mercantile over two floors that spanned over 5000 square feet each, proof that
Some designers are inextricably linked with a moment in time. Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles and Ray Eames helped define the mid-century modern era. The Memphis Group invented an aesthetic now synonymous with the graphic style of the 1980s. Ward Bennett, a furniture designer whose career ranged from the early
Previously associated with your grandmother's living room or that one scene from Garden State, wallpaper has been making a decorating resurgence these past few years. Leading the charge have been Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope of Brooklyn's Calico Wallpaper, best known for their metallic, marbled designs that are painstakingly made
It's likely that NYCxDesign visitors will soon experience sensorial exhaustion from the deluge of beautiful designs filling New York. This atmosphere sets a perfect background for Bruce Mau's lecture/call to arms—part of the Morse Historic Design Lecture Series at the Cooper Hewitt—where he humbly, yet powerfully, expanded on his ideas
Those of you visiting for NYCxDesign may have noticed, as New Yorkers surely have, that iOS autocorrects "tribeca" to the rather more awkward "TriBeCa"; neither abbreviation nor portmanteau, the unusual capitalization connotes its coinage. The neighborhood may be Below Canal, but it's shaped more like a trapezoid than a triangle;
We've covered Matthias Pliessnig's excellent bentwood work since the early days of Core77, and it was impossible to miss his canoe at Design Week two years ago. What we didn't realize is just how large his benches have grown over the past several years. Have a look at this conceptual
For the next three days, The Brooklyn Expo Center will be abuzz with the latest innovations from the design-minded borough during the run of BKLYN Designs—the official launch for the festivities of NYCxDESIGN. "The show began in 2003 as one of the first focused on putting Brooklyn designers on the
And we're live! Our editors have collected the best exhibitions, events, talks and parties for New York Design Week in a handy, mobile-friendly map. Bookmark the site on your phone now: core77.com/nydesignmap and sort by date, neighborhood or event type and navigate while you're on-the-go. This year's online guide includes
New York Design Week kicks off tomorrow with hundreds of exhibitions, installations, talks, openings and parties lighting up the five boroughs. To help navigate the options, our editors scoured the listings to present a concise guide to this year's festivities. Here's our top 10 picks for New York Design Week
For the fifth year in a row, Core77 is partnering with WantedDesign to present the on-site international design school workshop. Over the course of four days, students from Centro Design School from Mexico City, Art Center College for Design, Pasadena, and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be
Calling all New York-bound design enterprises – it is time to get your events listed! We are very proud to be cooperating with both NYCxDesign and Metropolis magazine on promoting New York's design events and exhibitions this May. We will again be printing a tidy run of 20,000 maps!
How often you do just throw something away? As conscious as we all are of opportunities to recycle, reuse and repurpose every day objects, some things simply reach the end of their useful lives and are tossed into the trash. This leads to an absurd amount of waste that could
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio knows how to play with their shapes. Tucked into a dim upper corner of Sight Unseen OFFSITE, their booth was a highlight of the bright show. Their booth was cosy and inviting, dotted with beautiful glowing glass forms and nonsensical toys. Founders Dylan Davis and Jean...
By Ali MorrisAs in recent years, the line 'designed and made in Brooklyn' was perhaps one of the most common quips at NYCxDesign 2014, and long may it continue, especially when the work being produced is of the caliber of Moving Mountains' work. Stationed at the Javits Center for ICFF...
Photo by Alex Welsh The white walls of INTRO/NY made for the perfect display space for the venue's ample lighting designs. All of the weekend's shows had a good mix of design genres, but lighting fixtures—from wire task lamps to magnetic standing tube varieties—seemed to be on Smallpond founder Paul Valentine's...
This article was originally published in the C77 Design Daily, Vol. 1, Issue 4, on Monday, May 19.By Anne QuitoPaul Valentine has a bold mission: To introduce good design to America.Granted, Valentine realizes that the United States already has its own thriving design scene, and that international design is not...
Photo by Alex WelshThis article was originally published in the C77 Design Daily, Vol. 1, Issue 2, on Saturday, May 17.By Ali Morris"There's really something deeply personal about them," says LA-based arts writer-cum-curator Su Wu looking at her carefully curated selection of weird and wonderful ceramics. Twenty-two designers from across...
Last month, with ICFF and New York Design Week looming, I arranged for Matt Olson and Matthew Sullivan to get on the phone with me for what I was describing as "a long conversation about furniture design." Olson is one third of ROLU, a Minneapolis studio whose products include furniture,
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