Open Call: Apply to Exhibit at Our Next Milk Stand Pop-Up Shop at ICFF 2019!

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                                Exciting news: our Milk Stand pop-up shop is heading back to New York! For the fifth year in a row, we&#8217;re bringing the shop back to the show floor at <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF 2019</a> during <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NYCxDESIGN</a>. As ICFF’s only cash-and-carry booth, this platform provides designers + makers the opportunity to share, showcase and sell their products to an estimated audience of 38,000+ from the design industry. This year, ICFF 2019 will run from May 19-22 at the Javits Center.

Think you’d be a great fit for our pop-up shop? Do you make something you think design lovers need to have in their life? We’re hosting an open call to discover new independent designers! Apply here:

Applications will close end of day on March 31st, 2019. See you in New York!

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Sandow to manage NYCxDesign from 2020

Times Square during NYCxDesign 2018

Media company Sandow will take over management and operations for the NYCxDesign festival from 2020, following a public call for proposals issued last year. Read more

2018 Year in Review: Design Events and Shows

                                The Design Milk team spent a lot of time on the road in 2018 scouring the globe looking for the best modern design on display at various events, exhibitions, and shows. Since not everyone is able to attend these events and others might have missed some of our coverage, we rounded up all of the design shows we attended so you can see them all in one place. Take a look.
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                                IDS Toronto \\\ January 2018<br />

Faves from IDS Toronto 2018

The International Surface Event \\ January 2018
Tile, Surfaces and Carpeting Galore at The International Surface Event

Stockholm Furniture Fair \\ February 2018
New Launches and Collaborations – Highlights from the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018 Shows Progress at Greenhouse
SFF18: Swedish Norm Form Uses Design to Challenge Power Structures

Collective Design Fair \\ March 2018
Favorites from Collective Design Fair 2018

DesignMarch \\ March 2018

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NYCxDesign organisers look for new management

NYCxDesign banner

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is searching for prospective candidates to take over management of the annual NYCxDesign festival. Read more

Jumbo designs tubular steel chair and matching lamps

Neotenic Collection by Jumbo

New York design studio Jumbo has created a dark purple chair and three matching lamps, all from curved tubes of steel. Read more

Bravo! carves 80 vessels from volcanic rock for Monolith Series

Monolith Series by Bravo!

Design studio Bravo! has exploited the textures and hues in rock from one of Chile’s volcanos in this collection of 80 home accessories, featuring block colours, swirling patterns, mottled surfaces and thick veins. Read more

Menu opens showroom apartment in New York

Menu Space New York

Danish brand Menu has furnished a New York apartment with its range of products, creating a space for the company to launch new collections and hold events. Read more

Shaker-style tools for household chores feature in Furnishing Utopia’s Hands to Work exhibition

Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work

Colourful ridged-glass cleaning bottles, a black broom and a red washing line are among the tools for cooking, cleaning and organising created for a New York exhibition based on the American Shaker movement. Read more

Carl Hansen & Son launches first office furniture series by Brad Ascalon

Carl Hansen

Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son has released its first line of office furniture, building on its collection of heritage household pieces. Read more

The Milk Stand Popped Up Again at ICFF 2018

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                                We came back to <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF</a> for the third year in a row to bring our <a href="" data-wpel-link="internal">Milk Stand pop-up shop</a> and it was definitely the place to be at the fair this year! With a new curated group of 12 designers and makers, our corner of the fair was filled with attendees shopping from new collections of jewelry, ceramics, chalk drawers, leather goods, stationery, and more.

A huge thank you to Amigo Modern who designed our booth, Moo for our fabulous postcards, Mixbook for our signage, and Kelly Beall who designed the booth graphics and helped create our first ever Design Milk merchandise, including this tote that completely speaks to us. 😉 FYI, they’ll be available to purchase online soon.

Haptic Lab

Lace by Jenny Wu

Kevin Wilcoxson Studio


MGG Studio

Photo by Kelly Beale

Nervous System

Nikolas Bentel Studio

Studio Stockhome

Talbot & Yoon

Wit & Delight

Wood &

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Anna Karlin and Fernando Mastrangelo combine efforts for Chunk tables

Chunk by Anna Karlin and Fernando Mastrangelo

New York designers Anna Karlin and Fernando Mastrangelo have collaborated on a limited-edition set of tables that blends their two styles. Read more

Collective Concept curates 12 design presentations at ICFF

Fort Standard

The team behind New York’s Collective Design fair is presenting a series of booths at the city’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, showcasing designs including see-saw lighting, striped stone vessels and a totemic alabaster lamp. Read more

Resident’s ‘Travelling Without Bags’ Installation Launches Their Latest Collection

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                                To mark their first solo show in New York City, New Zealand design brand <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Resident</a> created a 3,000-square-foot installation to launch their latest collection of furniture and lighting. &#8216;<a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Travelling Without Bags</a>&#8216; was curated by New Zealand interior architect Rufus Knight as a series of beautiful spaces in NYC&#8217;s Nolita neighborhood. The experiential gallery will be open the remainder of May for the public, media, and trade, coinciding with NYCxDESIGN.

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Bower Studios extends collection of mirrors that trick the eye

Seven mirrors by Bower Studios

Brooklyn-based Bower Studios has expanded its collection of trompe l’oeil mirrors with designs that look like arcades, porthole windows and arched doorways. Read more

Colony showcases Balance Unbalanced homeware for NYCxDesign

Balance Unbalanced at Colony

New York design collective Colony has put on an exhibition of tapestries and home products at its space in Tribeca, which was painted dark blue for the occasion, during the NYCxDesign festival. Read more

Tom Dixon’s Plans for His New Showroom in New York’s Soho Design District

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                                One of the most exciting pieces of news from this year’s <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NYCxDESIGN</a> week made Greene Street extra trafficky as New York’s design lovers flocked to <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon’s new NYC flagship showroom</a> in the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Soho Design District</a>.

Spread out across 6,700 and two separate floors, the showroom operates as a storefront for Tom Dixon’s growing catalogue of lighting, furniture, home decor and accessories but Dixon has bigger plans for it. The space will also act as multi-disciplinary platforms for innovation in design. That means you can expect unique events like the Flash Factory pop-up (where visitors can take home their own limited edition Etch Light after learning how exactly Tom Dixon manufactures each one), speaking engagements on the topic of current + emerging trends in design, or, like last week, an intriguing black banquet serving black bread and black meringue to celebrate the unveiling of the Black Collection.

Dixon is already

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Watch our talk with Joep van Lieshout live from Moooi’s New York showroom

Liberty Lounger by Atelier van Lieshout for Moooi

Joep van Lieshout discusses what inspired him to become an artist and how he made the transition to product design in our latest Design Dreams talk with Moooi. Tune in from 6:30pm New York time to watch the talk live. Read more

Zero Waste Bistro installation provides circular-economy model at WantedDesign

Zero Waste Bistro

A pop-up restaurant that is built from recycled food packaging and that composts all of its leftovers has been set up at the WantedDesign Manhattan fair. Read more

Tom Dixon moves in to permanent store in New York’s Soho

Tom Dixon opens store on New York's Greene Street

British designer Tom Dixon has opened a permanent home in New York’s Soho neighbourhood, after experimenting with a number of temporary locations. Read more

Vincent Van Duysen creates contemporary “palazzo” for Molteni Group’s New York showroom

Molteni Group Flagship Store

Italian design company Molteni Group has moved into a new home in New York, designed by Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen and featuring a grand walnut staircase. Read more