Best of NeoCon 2019

                                Once again, Design Milk headed off to Chicago to the Merchandise Mart to see the latest and greatest in commercial design at <a href="https://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon 2019</a>. Along with a continuation of privacy furniture, much of the new designs seemed to blur the lines between workplace and home, offering companies options that provide a more comfortable and cozy feel. Color and modularity also were standouts as the workspace continues to evolve with companies focusing just as much on aesthetics as they do on functionality. Take a look at some of our favorites from this year&#8217;s show.
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                                <a href="http://www.designtex.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Designtex</a> presented The Bauhaus Project of wallcoverings and textiles featuring the original work of Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl. Marking the Bauhaus centennial, the collection honors the textile pioneers, who at the start were only allowed to study ceramics and textiles when it began in 1919.

Black White Red, Anni Albers, 1926

Black White Yellow, Anni Albers,

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Another Human Debuts the Pool Collection and the ET Collection

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                                <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Another Human</a>, the label of multidisciplinary designer Leah Ring, has released two fresh collections – the Pool Collection and the ET Collection. Ring finds inspiration everywhere from the Memphis Group to outer space, often blurring the line between design and art.

The Pool Collection is the embodiment of summer culture that’s often associated with Los Angeles. Its two pieces – the Pool Table and the Jacuzzi Table – are fun and playful, a fantastic experiment of form and functionality. Their acrylic tops mimic irregularly shaped pools, while pool noodles have been applied to their legs to make the pieces even more approachable.

The ET Collection shows off that same sense of fun and whimsy, this time being driven by the narrative of a group of aliens discovering one another while lost in space. Each piece takes on otherworldly qualities with their forms and finishes.

Borden is an oversized blue

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Carving Paint: The Art of David Allan Peters

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/carving-paint-the-art-of-david-allan-peters/david_allan_peters_miles_mcenery_01_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/David_Allan_Peters_Miles_McEnery_01_2-810x620.jpg" alt="Carving Paint: The Art of David Allan Peters" /></a>
                                This month, eleven paintings by <a href="https://www.davidallanpeters.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Allan Peters</a> are on view in New York at <a href="http://www.milesmcenery.com/exhibitions/david-allan-peters4"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miles McEnery Gallery</a>. The category of &#8220;painting&#8221; however, seems too restrictive for this unique process. Though each is technically made of paint, the mesmerizing visual effect is achieved by carving thousands of gouges into the thick surface that reveals an explosion of color layers.

David Allan Peters, Untitled #2, 2019

David Allan Peters has perfected a tedious process of addition and subtraction. He begins each work by applying up to 100 layers of acrylic paint – changing colors with every coat. After building up the surfaces over ½ inch (often more than that), he draws a geometric design on the surface and begins carving the paint within that pattern using a linocut knife. A bonus treat is viewing each of the paintings from the side to see the full stack of paint layers.

A Flat in a Tenement House in Lodz by 3XEL Architekci

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                                With its compact footprint, the <a href="http://3xel.pl/projekty/projekt-wnetrza-mieszkania-w-kamienicy/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Flat in a Tenement House</a> required creative thinking by <a href="http://3xel.pl/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">3XEL Architekci</a> to maximize space for a young couple, which included adding a mezzanine. The main level of the Lodz apartment is quite small with just the kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. The living room was relocated to the mezzanine where it shares the space with the bedroom. Despite its 55-square-meter size, the interior manages to feel open and cozy with plenty of character.

The simple kitchen avoids looking more cluttered by not having upper cabinets. The lower cabinets feature matte black fronts, a gray countertop, and sleek black Smeg fridge. The darker elements, which includes the black steel balustrade along the stairs and mezzanine edge, are balanced with warm wood floors and wooden elements.

A black and white wall shelf ties into the rest of the decor while adding a place to display mementos and

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Sustainability Sets to Take off with KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s Flying-V Concept

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                                The <a href="https://www.klm.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">KLM Royal Dutch Airline&#8217;s</a> Flying-V concept aircraft is the international airliner&#8217;s vision of a more sustainable future for aviation, addressing a growing concern about the global environmental impact of air travel.

The original Flying-V concept was envisioned by then Technical University of Berlin student, Justus Benad, before being developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Despite its unorthodox, but aerodynamic V-shaped design, the Flying-V is comparable to today’s most advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350, sharing the same wingspan as its existing and operating counterpart, and intentional choice to enable the Flying-V to use existing infrastructure at airports, such as gates and runways, without difficulty and the aircraft will also fit into the same hangar as the A350. And despite being shorter than the A350, the Flying-V’s passenger capacity is the same – 314 in the standard configuration – offering the same volume of cargo, 160m3.

There’s Strength in Numbers with Iron Hive

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                                Davide Mezzasalma came up with the structural idea of <a href="http://www.ironhive.de/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Iron Hive</a> when he was looking for a creative room dividing solution in an apartment. <em>&#8220;My inspirations are the repetitive geometric elements on which nature itself is built: from atoms, cells, crystals to the honeycombs of a beehive. Elements that can divide, split, and grow and thus find new forms,&#8221;</em> explains the designer.

Just like a beehive, each polygonal module of the Iron Hive modular shelving system presents you with endless possibilities that are flexible and visually dynamic. It grows and transforms according to the needs of the user. On its own, one cube can be a side table. Add more cube units to create length and height to make a sideboard, room divider, or shelving. They can be recombined over and over again thanks to an easy to install screw connection, allowing for loads of customization.

Iron Hive’s cubes are

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Patcraft Releases Four New Dynamic Flooring Styles at NeoCon 2019

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.patcraft.com/html/home"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patcraft</a>. Our partners are hand picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
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                                At this year’s NeoCon, <a href="https://www.patcraft.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patcraft</a> previewed four new styles with their Deconstructed Felt, Handloom, Metal Collective, and Subtle Impressions collections. The high-performance flooring brand is driven by imagination, intention, and purpose when it comes to creating their wide range of flooring solutions that have been specifically designed to perform in high demand environments. Whether it’s Patcraft’s carpet tile, broadloom, or a resilient option, they hold themselves to the highest standards by striving to deliver the best quality products in high-performance flooring. Their releases at NeoCon 2018 were phenomenal, and at <a href="https://design-milk.com/patcraft-explores-process-texture-creativity-underfoot/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Neocon 2019</a>, Patcraft’s Handloom and Deconstructed Felt collections both won Best of Neocon Gold – so we’re really excited to share more about these beautiful products!

Deconstructed Felt is the third carpet tile

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Chip Cookies & Cream Lands a Playful New Space in Long Island City

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                                A childhood love of cookies led to the opening of <a href="https://www.chipnewyorkcity.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chip Cookies &amp; Cream</a> bakery in 2017 and when it came time to open <a href="https://thenewdesignproject.com/nyc-interior-design-projects/chip-long-island-city.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">their latest bakery</a> in Long Island City, New York, they hired <a href="https://thenewdesignproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The New Design Project</a> to make it happen. The design concept is based on Chip&#8217;s brand identity already in place which features a curvy logo and bold color palette, resulting in a cozy space that&#8217;s an extension of the brand.

The cookie shop’s interior is simple but effective with a soothing aesthetic that’s achieved through a vibrant peach color, pale wood, and rounded forms.

Paper lanterns hang above the small seating area which is finished with concrete floors, bench seating, and stools that double as tables.

Photos by Will Ellis.

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Innovative E-Scooters for the Last Mile Commuter

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                                If there were any doubts about the growing interest and popularity within the category of last-mile electric scooters – designed to transport urban dwellers the short distance between point A to point B – news about <a href="https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0296232EN/launch-of-the-new-bmw-e-scooter-from-autumn-2019"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BMW launching their own e-scooter</a> model should put to rest that micro mobility is a waning fad. The German auto group&#8217;s foray into scooters joins an already crowded field, some of the most notable models listed below:

Photo: BMW Group

BMW E-Scooter
Launched by the BMW Lifestyle wing of BMW Group in cooperation with Micro (inventor of the Micro Scooter), the compact city scooter is set to hits streets starting this September, offering riders a range of 7.5 miles per charge with a top speed of 12 mph. The 19.8 lbs BMW E-Scooter sports a 150 watt motor with a lithium-ion battery that hides into the footplate and rear wheel, while also featuring a fold-up,

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Woven Concepts Adds a New Design + Offers Custom Options

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                                At this year’s <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/icff" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF</a> show during <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDESIGN</a>, we made sure to stop by one particular booth to check out a collection we’re quite fond of (for obvious reasons): the <a href="https://www.wovenconcepts.com/untitled" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Untitled rug collection</a> by our very own Jaime Derringer for Woven Concepts. The collection (<a href="https://design-milk.com/untitled-collection-rugs-jaime-derringer-x-woven-concepts-highlights-beauty-brushstroke/" data-wpel-link="internal">which we’ve shared before</a>) includes a new design called UnRivaled which features a wool background with silk brush strokes.

All of the rugs in the Untitled collection use a “Ghiordes” weaving method to create a unique texture with the 100% New Zealand, highland wool yarn. The inherent lanolin content of wool makes it a natural stain repellent, helping to ensure the longevity of the rugs.

Unrivaled

Unrivaled

While the collection was designed with a saturated romance color palette, it also allows for as much customization as a designer might need.

Halleh Hakimian of Woven Concepts shares:

A very fun aspect of the Untitled Collection is

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Friday Five with Mimi Shodeinde

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Born and raised in London, designer and interior architect Mimi Shodeinde developed a flair and passion for art at a young age. To this day her drawing and painting skills allow her to explore the beauty between form and function, and how they are interwoven. Earning a degree in Interior Architecture only made Mimi’s desire to play and experiment with the idea of using art to manipulate and create a well-designed space. These lessons are clearly reflected in her creations for Miminat Designs studio. Mimi also draws outside inspiration from her Nigerian heritage as well as her love of travel, the latter giving her cultural handholds that can be incorporated into her designs. These contemporary, quirky yet sophisticated traits lend themselves to her style result in innovative designs that are not only functional, but the nature of art-inspired design. Today Mimi is sharing some of her favorite things in this

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Patricia Urquiola Designs the Kalida Sant Pau Center for Cancer Patients

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patricia-urquiola-designs-the-kalida-sant-pau-center-for-cancer-patients/kalida-sant-pau-center-patricia-urquiola-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Kalida-Sant-Pau-center-Patricia-Urquiola-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Patricia Urquiola Designs the Kalida Sant Pau Center for Cancer Patients" /></a>
                                Recently opened in Barcelona, the <a href="https://www.gan-rugs.com/us/architecture-and-design-for-the-common-well-being-patricia-urquiolas-designs-for-the-new-kalida-sant-pau-center/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kālida Sant Pau center</a> is a place for cancer patients, along with their family and friends, to receive oncological care in an environment that&#8217;s cozy, comfortable, and bound to encourage healing. Architect <a href="http://www.mirallestagliabue.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Benedetta Tagliabue</a>, who designed the building, partnered with designer <a href="http://www.patriciaurquiola.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Patricia Urquiola</a> and her team to create a space that felt more residential than clinical.

The center’s ethos perfectly aligns with Urquiola’s design principle – “to create spaces where people feel comfortable and live better” – which made the Spanish designer the ideal person to take on the project. She sought brands that believed in the mission to donate products to be used within the space, including her own work, the Mangas Original and Mangas Space, from GAN.

Throughout the center, various vignettes of seating wait to host visitors with Mangas rugs grounding the spaces and adding warmth. The wool rugs make

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Omura Series 1 Whole Flower Vaporizer

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                                The <a href="https://www.omura.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Omura Series 1</a> is a newly announced luxe designer cannabis delivery system aiming to bridge the gap between enthusiasts enjoying smoking whole flower with the new school of users who rely upon the convenience of vape pens, delivering precise doses for solo or sharing sessions.

The Omura Series 1 charges via USB-C with one-button operations and adjusts heat according to strength of inhalation to ensure optimal delivery of cannabinoids and terpenes.

The Omura’s industrial design – created in collaboration with Michael Young Studio – is modern and sleek, an intentional push to cater toward the growing wellness-oriented clientele seeking the health and social benefits of cannabis, but enjoyed in moderation. The Series 1’s matte finish, ribbed end, and gentle curvature leading into the heating unit evoke the work of Naoto Fukasawa in its minimalist and subtle detailing, the sort of device intended to be openly left out for use and sharing

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Discover the Product Designs of Episode Studio

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                                Based between Milan and Paris, <a href="http://www.episode-studio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Episode Studio</a> was created in 2018 by French designers Nathan Baraness and Marina Daguet. The product design studio has a sharp look that runs on curiosity and eclecticism. Both Nathan and Marina find inspiration from old or forgotten objects, memories, colorful antiques, travels, and favorite films. Today we&#8217;re taking a look at three of their pieces in greater detail.

Photo by Calypso Mahieu

A hotel bed is a place for sleep certainly, but when traveling it becomes so much more. Movie theater, desk, library, dining table, and more. Gali is a daybed Episode Studio collaborated on with Swiss brand Elite Bed and ECAL. The fresh interpretation of a hotel’s bed and end bench, you can relax on it or rearrange its large cushions to create a more functional space in any number of configurations.

Photo by Calypso Mahieu

Photo by Julien Deceroi

What would it take

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Fresh From The Dairy: Let the Sunshine In

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                                Natural light can make an amazing difference in any space, but there are some times when you&#8217;d rather cut back on it just a bit. Say in the middle of summer when there&#8217;s a heatwave going on and you&#8217;d like to reduce your electric bill? Our friends at <a href="http://www.society6.com/?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Society6</a> have a voluminous collection of art-covered <a href="https://society6.com/sheer-curtains?page=1?curator=designmilk"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">sheer curtains</a> that will let just the right amount of light and creativity in.

Gwynne Pattern – Canary Sheer Curtain by mid century modern

Tiyanak Sheer Curtain by AlphaOmega

Japanese Fan Pattern Foam Green and Beige Sheer Curtain by Tony Magner

Yellow Tiger Tropical Pattern Sheer Curtain by Rose Gold

 

TD15 Sheer Curtain by Georgiana Paraschiv

Geometric Shapes 02 Sheer Curtain by The Old Art Studio

abstract composition modern blush pink Sheer Curtain by DESIGN d´annick

Imugi Sheer Curtain by AlphaOmega

Palms Tangerine & Blue Sheer Curtain by Caitlin Workman

Houston 1990 Sheer Curtain by Anutu Interior Design Studio

In an ongoing effort to

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Chapter Roma by Tristan Plessis Studio

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                                <a href="https://www.chapter-roma.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chapter Roma</a> is a minimal boutique hotel located in Rome, Italy, designed by <a href="https://www.tristanplessis.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tristan Plessis Studio</a>. As one of the newest editions to the Design Hotels collection, the 42-room hotel was developed by Marco Cilia, formerly of Hotel Americano in New York City. The intimate atmosphere of the boutique property provides an accessible luxury that is currently unattainable within Rome.

Combining contemporary and classic aesthetics, the interiors present Tristan’s signature industrial-chic with strong references to local inspiration. The guest rooms feature a few statement pieces that are otherwise surrounded by a minimalist space with clever custom-made solutions.

In an effort to respect the traditions of the city, the studio decided to use local craftsmen while also collaborating with young local and international artists to imbed a spirit of rebellion throughout the design. The age of the building resulted in a few challenges in regards to the layout of the space, which resulted

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The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

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The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

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Format Fine Goods Launches Its 2019 Collection of Furniture and Lighting

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                                One of NYCxDesign&#8217;s Emerging Designer Finalists, <a href="https://www.formatfinegoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Format Find Goods</a>, launched its 2019 collection of furniture and lighting as part of WantedDesign&#8217;s Launch Pad. The Arches collection, an exploration in curves, includes a variety of materials in its design.

The lighting pieces, a sconce as well as a chandelier, feature cone-shaped 3D printed porcelain shades and are available in several glaze colors and finishes.

The hallmark of Arches is an upholstered bench constructed from tubes that have been upholstered in a soft wool. There’s also an optional interlocking bolster pillow that’s covered in a contrasting speckled pattern. Choose from a palette of standard wool colors.

The Collins Table is only 8-inches in diameter, but exceptionally functional, particularly in small spaces. The adjustable height lacquered brass top is the perfect size for keeping your drink nearby or displaying your favorite houseplant, and plenty stable thanks to a natural marble base that

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Format Fine Goods Launches Its 2019 Collection of Furniture and Lighting

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                                One of NYCxDesign&#8217;s Emerging Designer Finalists, <a href="https://www.formatfinegoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Format Find Goods</a>, launched its 2019 collection of furniture and lighting as part of WantedDesign&#8217;s Launch Pad. The Arches collection, an exploration in curves, includes a variety of materials in its design.

The lighting pieces, a sconce as well as a chandelier, feature cone-shaped 3D printed porcelain shades and are available in several glaze colors and finishes.

The hallmark of Arches is an upholstered bench constructed from tubes that have been upholstered in a soft wool. There’s also an optional interlocking bolster pillow that’s covered in a contrasting speckled pattern. Choose from a palette of standard wool colors.

The Collins Table is only 8-inches in diameter, but exceptionally functional, particularly in small spaces. The adjustable height lacquered brass top is the perfect size for keeping your drink nearby or displaying your favorite houseplant, and plenty stable thanks to a natural marble base that

Continue reading “Format Fine Goods Launches Its 2019 Collection of Furniture and Lighting”