Sculptural fixtures bask in blush and smoky tones. Ring hanging lamp in mirrored glass and brass by Clan Milano. Study ...
Collective Design’s sixth edition popped up at Skylight Clarkson North in New York City in March, presenting a curated selection of contemporary art galleries, design up-and-comers, and global creative talent. But 2018 marked a departure for the fair, led by architect Steven Learner. Instead of signaling the beginning of NYCxDESIGN in May, the fair became New York's premier design event during Armory Arts Week. Despite this shift, Collective Design still plays a vital role in championing emerging talent during NYCxDESIGN. The fair will present Collective Concept at ICFF from May 20-23, showcasing a curated group of contemporary designers at booths 2901 and 2805. Check out product highlights below.
In yet another case of cross-pollination between contract and residential sectors, Studio TK has inked an alliance with Artifort, the venerable—and venerated—Dutch seating specialist, to manufacture and distribute the 128-year-old line across North America.
The liminal areas between creative fields are a constant source of inspiration for Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, founders of Sight Unseen. So for Sight Unseen OFFSITE’s flagship exhibition during NYCxDESIGN 2018, called “Field Studies,” the duo paired 13 furniture and interior designers with creatives from such fields as food, fashion, film, art, and music. The prompt? Design a functional object together.
New York–based lighting designer Bec Brittain has always admired how glass artist John Hogan’s work interacts with and transforms natural light. “We gravitate towards each other out of an aesthetic appreciation and because we each do something so different from the other,” says Brittain, known for intricate lighting fixtures that explore dark and celestial themes. Despite their different approaches, the two find common ground by referencing the stars, which inspired a new limited-edition run of Brittain’s much-anticipated Aries system.
Kohler recently held a roundtable discussion at its at its headquarters in the US with its own key industry figures focusing on issues surrounding product design. Devina Divecha reports
Composite materials are known in the automotive and aviation sectors for their high strength and low weight, but a number of other industries have started to realise the benefits of this wonder material. And designers are beginning to understand that there are more options in the market rather than the conventional materials such as concrete and steel.
In the last decade, technological breakthroughs have had a significant impact on the world of interior design, but how will the next generation of innovations change the relationship between consumers, brands, and designers?
So, what is interior architecture? There has been a debate raging for some time around the terms architecture, interior architecture, interior design, and interior decoration. The discussion centres on the blurring of the lines that define the role and responsibilities of each profession: where does the interior design of a space end and architecture begin, and vice versa?
There have been a number of factors over the last few decades that have increased the ambiguity of these titles, including the improvement of interior design education. This has in turn increased the scope of the profession and led many interior designers to becoming more involved with architectural and technical aspects of interior design, and less with the decorative, soft furnishings side.
OMA and Morphosis have unveiled their visions for Unicorn Island, a new technology hub proposed for Chinese city Chengdu, which are competing against two other yet-to-be-revealed designs.
Four architects were named as winners in the Unicorn Island competition: OMA, Morphosis, Foster + Partners, and Arata Isozaki & Associates and Jun Aoki & Associates. But it is unclear at this stage which scheme will be taken forward.