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
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