Faves from IDS Toronto 2018

                                We returned to Toronto again this year to check out the <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Interior Design Show</a>, i.e. IDS 2018, where we scoped out some new designs. Part of the show was the <a href="http://toronto.interiordesignshow.com/exhibit/maker/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maker</a> section, now in its fourth year, which Design Milk curates to show a variety of handcrafted North American designers that focus on smaller batches with limited distribution. Check out those exhibitors&#8217; designs below, along with a few of our other favorites from the overall show.
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                                <a href="http://objectsandideas.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Objects &amp; Ideas</a> showed a selection of minimalist designs, each with a creative spin. Their <a href="http://objectsandideas.com/wye-rocker/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wye Rocker</a> stood out with its continuous curves and a sling seat, resulting in a piece that&#8217;s just as beautiful as it is comfortable.
Kroft recently launched HNGR, a self-leveling hanging system that can be used to hold your clothes, coats, plants, lighting, artwork, or even magazines. The minimalist design can work in the entryway, bedroom,
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2017 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-year-in-review-best-design-events-and-shows/icff-milkstand-postcard-2017-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/icff-milkstand-postcard-2017-810x786.png" alt="2017 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows" /></a>
                                With our small and mighty team, we toured the globe to check out the best design at various events, fairs, and shows all year long. Just in case you missed any of our coverage throughout 2017, we rounded up all the design shows we attended. Take a look.
IDS Toronto \\ January 2017
North American Makers at IDS Toronto Maison & Objet 2017 \\ January 2017
Maison & Objet 2017: Putting the Fun Back into Paris Milan Design Week \\ April 2017
Milan Design Week 2017: The Highlights
Milan Design Week 2017: New Blood and Old Hands at SaloneSatellite
Milan Design Week 2017: Ventura Lambrate, Sunshine & Gelato
Milan Design Week 2017: Wallpaper’s Temple of Divine Design
Milan Design Week 2017: Everything Is Connected
Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award
Milan Design Week 2017: Färg & Blanche’s Armour mon Armor New York Design Week \\ May 2017
Design Milk
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Highlights From Design Week Mexico

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/highlights-design-week-mexico/design-week-mexico-design-house-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/design-week-mexico-design-house-2-810x549.jpg" alt="Highlights From Design Week Mexico" /></a>
                                This year’s <a href="http://www.designweekmexico.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">9th edition of Design Week Mexico (DWM)</a> drew in over 85,000 visitors, conveyed more than 200 design studios and brands, and launched a series of exhibitions and installations that spotlight the country’s affinity and advocacy for design and architecture. Here are a few of our favorite highlights:
The prestigious Design Week Mexico Inédito prize was awarded to Lucila Torres and Max Almeida of Studio äCo in collaboration with Fernando González for their innovative ceramic nest heater prototypes, the ECN02 (fire ceramic nest 02) and ECN03 (electric ceramic nest 03). These heaters use the properties of ceramics to dissipate/conserve heat and, thanks to the Inédito prize, Studio äCo will be able to provide these energy-efficient heaters to vulnerable communities in the Chiapas region. DWM hosted Switzerland as the guest country and celebrated the country’s design legacy at the Museo de Arte Moderno with the 100 Years of Swiss Design
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Favorites from Westedge Design Fair 2017

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                                Last week we headed up to Santa Monica, CA to the Barker Hangar for the fifth annual <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=westedge" data-wpel-link="internal">WestEdge Design Fair</a> to check out the latest collections by designers and brands from Los Angeles and all over. This is also the third time that Design Milk sponsored the <a href="http://www.westedgedesignfair.com/featureareasmademodern/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MADE:MODERN</a> section which features independent makers and artists and the first time our <a href="http://www.westedgedesignfair.com/milkstand/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Milk Stand popup shop’s</a> appeared at the fair. Needless to say, there was a lot to check out! Here are some of our favorites:
Loved this huge pendant by Studio Endo. I fell in love with these pendants from PELLE. NY-based designer John Sheppard was showing these really unique ceramics with black oxide detailing. Croft House’s furniture was so comfortable that we almost couldn’t get out of it, but one of our favorite pieces of the show was this marble slab-top table. Jason Mizrahi looks beyond the traditional form of
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Apply to Exhibit at WantedDesign Launch Pad 2018

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                                With yet another successful competition under our belt, we teamed up again with WantedDesign to sponsor the 2018 Launch Pad at <a href="http://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign Manhattan</a> in May 2018.
Launch Pad showcases emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting, but it’s also a competition! A jury of industry professionals will review the presentations and a Best of Launch Pad prize will be awarded. The Launch Pad is the perfect way for up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners to participate in NYCxDESIGN, the city’s celebration of global design. Do you have an awesome design or collection to show? Apply by January 31, 2018 HERE. More on the 2017 Launch Pad winners on wanteddesignnyc.com and read our interviews with the winners: Luvere Studio and Studio Lani. Apply for Launch Pad 2018 HERE.
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Lindsey Adelman Studio Shines a Light on New Works at Afterglow

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/lindsey-adelman-studio-shines-light-new-works-afterglow/lindsey-adelman_afterglow_photo-by-lauren-coleman_10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/Lindsey-Adelman_Afterglow_photo-by-Lauren-Coleman_10-810x540.jpg" alt="Lindsey Adelman Studio Shines a Light on New Works at Afterglow" /></a>
                                During <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDesign</a> week, <a href="http://www.lindseyadelman.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lindsey Adelman Studio</a> hosted the public Afterglow show at her gallery to showcase new works created by her, as well as designers <a href="https://www.marywallis.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mary Wallis</a> and <a href="http://www.karlzahn.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Karl Zahn</a>. Inspired by the idea of an afterglow, a meteorological term for that magical rosy light that appears in the sky during twilight, the three designers created light fixtures that are modern, physical interpretations of the beauty of this natural phenomenon.
Mary Wallis is a Senior Designer at Lindsey Adelman Studio and designed Edie to be romantic, rebellious, and wild, all at once, with a design that can blend into a modern home or old-world spaces. Like her other works, her Empire chandelier explores the theme of beauty in fragmentation. Karl Zahn’s Kingdom fixture definitely commands attention in a room and resembles a plant found in nature. This idea is apparent in the rational yet wild design (like a Fibonacci sequence found
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Raiz Project: Showcasing Brazilian Leather

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                                <a href="http://www.designnapele.com.br/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design na Pele</a> partnered up with 13 Brazilian furniture designers to showcase the beauty and craftsmanship of Brazilian leather to the world. Recently at ICFF in New York, they debuted <a href="https://www.facebook.com/raizprojectoficial/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Raiz Project</a>, an exhibition showcasing different products, each that demonstrates the innovative use of Brazilian leather and highlights the spirit of Brazilian furniture design. To further support the project, three Raiz Project designers – Jader Almeida, Lattoog and Marta Manente – teamed up with traditional Brazilian tanneries to fuse together design and leather in an intriguing way.

Sergio Matos – Fruteira Marakatu

Sergio Matos – Puff Carambola

estudiobola – Poltrona Mexerica

Guilherme Wentz- Poltrona Tela

Jader Almeida- Cadeira Mia

Jader Almeida- mesa lateral Jardim

Lattoog Design – Poltrona Marapendi

Lattoog Design – Poltrona Sernambetiba

NDT 12- Fire Pit

NDT Brazil – Cake Stand Collection Grey

Noemi Saga Atelier- Hermit Lamp

Paulo Alves

Paulo Alves

Sergio Fahrer and Jack Fahrer – Poltrona

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Modern Finds at NeoCon 2017

                                We headed to Chicago last week to check out the latest in commercial design at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://neocon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NeoCon</a>. Luckily the days of corporate cubicles are slowing fading as companies are continuing to push the idea of what an office should look like with innovative textiles, colors, materials, and designs that are finally bringing some fun back into the workspace. Take a look at some favorite things we spotted while walking the floors of the Merchandise Mart.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/modern-finds-at-neocon-2017/neocon-2017-1-3form-chroma/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/NeoCon-2017-1-3form-chroma-810x914.jpg" alt="Modern Finds at NeoCon 2017" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.3-form.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">3form</a> displayed three different worlds within their showroom and one of them was made from their solid surface material, <a href="http://www.3-form.com/materials/chroma/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Chroma</a>, which is made from optical grade engineered resin. They turned these panels into colorful gradients and then exhibited them with two chairs from Eric Trine.
From BuzziSpace, these sculptural fixtures designed by 13&9 are called BuzziPleat and they’re designed using BuzziFelt to help reduce sound within that space. They paired architectural folds
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Native & Co Combine Craft and Design to Promote Japanese and Taiwanese Culture

                                <em>In the second of our new monthly series, profiling designers based in the UK and Europe, our Editor at Large Katie Treggiden talks to London-based designers and curators <a href="https://www.nativeandco.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Native &amp; Co</a>.</em>
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                                British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung met while studying on the art foundation course at London’s Chelsea College of Art. They both went on to study product design at Central Saint Martins and bonded over their shared love of cultural projects that were perhaps more conceptual than commercial – Sharon’s graduate project focused on the social identity of Taiwan’s indigenous tribes, while Chris explored the rituals of Japanese funeral ceremonies. “Looking back, I think our tutors noticed that we were a team, but were a bit perplexed by our ideas,” laughs Sharon.
As products of a course that, at that time at least, was more focused on training designers for industry, their path since graduation hasn’t
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CDW17: Experiencing Design at Clerkenwell Design Week

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/cdw17-experiencing-design-clerkenwell-design-week/design_milk_cdw17_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/Design_Milk_CDW17_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="CDW17: Experiencing Design at Clerkenwell Design Week" /></a>
                                Now that new product launches are instantly disseminated the world over through social media and blogs like this one, design festivals have to try harder to reward those who visit in person, whether that&#8217;s through hyper-local design or live experiences. Clerkenwell, a tiny area of London that gets its own festival due to the sheer number of creatives based there (there are rumored to be more architects per square foot than anywhere else in the world) and its <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Week</a> is no exception.
Commissioned by our very own Editor at Large, Katie Treggiden, the Curved Twist installation at Desso‘s flooring showroom was created by Kia Utzon-Frank and Faye McCaul, combining Kia’s patent pending Louver Twisting Comb system, a frame made from recycled yogurt pots, and 21,500 dichroic rods that Faye knitted into a screen that changes color depending on the light and angle it is viewed from. It really came alive in natural daylight and had
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