Best of the Meatpacking District off-site shows so far: Hardcore Design, a collection of new work from Finland, much of which actually looks new. Perhaps it's the relative cultural separation Finland has from the rest of Europe, and by extension the design world in general, but there's some unusually clever, well-resolved work here.
See Arihiro Miyake's Trush-in Extension Cord above, a cord management solution that looks like it might actually manage cords and be at home next to your desk; and the Saas Instruments Desklamp 340Y, which finally gives us an industrial aesthetic LED desk lamp that doesn't look like a Bauhaus rip-off. If you want to see its concrete base, or any of a dozen other pieces we didn't shoot, drop by the showroom on 14th St. this afternoon between 12 and 6.
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