Pelle’s Incise Paintings feature glass bulbs peeking out of slits of painted canvas

Incise Paintings by Pelle


New York City design studio Pelle has created lights that pop through incisions in painted canvas surfaces. Read more


Woven Concepts Adds a New Design + Offers Custom Options

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/woven-concepts-adds-a-new-design-offers-custom-options/icff-2019-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/ICFF-2019-3-810x432.jpg" alt="Woven Concepts Adds a New Design + Offers Custom Options" /></a>
                                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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WantedDesign Manhattan 2019 Favorites

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                                <a href="https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wd2019/manhattan/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign Manhattan 2019</a> has come and gone and this year marks the last time it will be held at the Terminal Stores in Manhattan. As always WantedDesign presented a solid exhibition filled with a curated selection of furniture, lighting, and objects by both up-and-coming and established designers from around the world. Take a look to see some of our favorite designs presented this year.

French paint brand Ressource invited French painter Thomas Labarthe to live paint during the opening night of WantedDesign. He first painted the black outline of the painting and then went back in with a collection of NYC-inspired paint colors (below). It was fun to see the painting progress as you walked back by.

As you entered the show FLOS showcased an illuminating installation of Michael Anastassiades Arrangements pendant lighting  hung from the ceiling.

Simon Johns, part of the Quebec Design booth, displayed the Ledge Console

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WantedDesign 2019 Launch Pad Lighting Winner: Design Machin

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                                We were proud to again be a sponsor and lead the jury for <a href="https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wd2019/manhattan/launch-pad/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign’s 2019 Launch Pad</a> alongside EQ3, which was another year filled with incredible designs from designers from around the globe. The 2019 Launch Pad jury included Karen Hong, Buyer for Design Within Reach, Giulio Cappellini, Art Director, Marva Griffin Wilshire, Curator and International Press Director of Salone Satellite, Enri Tielmann, VP of Product Development of EQ3, and Shant Madjarian, Founder &amp; Creative Director of Juniper.

Lighting design winner Alvaro Carrizosa of Design Machin talks to Design Milk about his work, winning this year’s Launch Pad and what’s next:

Tell me more about the heritage / history behind the toy that you based your lamp on and why it was something you wanted to explore?

I’m Mexican and I’m deeply connected to my Mexican roots and culture. I have always admired Mexico’s craftsmanship, tradition, and identity. I draw

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WantedDesign 2019 Launch Pad Furniture Winner: Seonhee Sunny Kim

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                                We were proud to again be a sponsor and lead the jury for <a href="https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/wd2019/manhattan/launch-pad/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign’s 2019 Launch Pad</a> alongside EQ3, which was another year filled with incredible designs from designers from around the globe. The 2019 Launch Pad jury included Karen Hong, Buyer for Design Within Reach, Giulio Cappellini, Art Director, Marva Griffin Wilshire, Curator and International Press Director of Salone Satellite, Enri Tielmann, VP of Product Development of EQ3, and Shant Madjarian, Founder &amp; Creative Director of Juniper.

Furniture design winner Seonhee Sunny Kim talks to Design Milk about her work, winning this year’s Launch Pad and what’s next:

How did you get started stretching fabric over forms? How do you come up with what the forms will look like underneath?

Anti-gravity yoga is one of my favorite hobbies. It is always impressive to me that how one sheet of the thin fabric holds a human’s body like hugging gesture.

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The Next Level 2019 Exhibition Shines at NYCxDesign

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                                <a href="https://www.next-levelnyc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Next Level</a> is a fledgling design gallery that challenges the format of traditional profit-led trade shows and gallery curations by blurring the line between art and design. The 9,000 square foot space operates within its own ecosystem, where over 40 independent designers and artists display their works while acknowledging their connection to one another and the world as a whole.

During NYCxDesign, Next Level featured a minimalist backdrop that honored each participating designer’s unique aesthetic while allowing room for the unfolding of a story between each piece.

In collaboration with Pearl River Mart, the lower level of the space was transformed into an installation of more than 70 paper lanterns that had been painted by New York City artists. All proceeds went towards Robinhood.org fighting poverty in NYC and Artists.

Photos courtesy of Eskayel.

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Seven rising talents spotted at NYCxDesign 2019

Group by Yield


With New York’s 12-day-long festival NYCxDesign now over, US editor Eleanor Gibson picks out the emerging American designers and studios that stood out. Read more


The Best of ICFF 2019 (Including Our Milk Stand!)

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                                Another <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">#NYCxDESIGN</a> week has come and passed and we&#8217;re still taking in all the cool new products and designs we saw at <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF 2019</a>. After scouring each and every row, we&#8217;ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces from this massive show that we think you should know about.

Photo by Hanna Grankvist

But first, we have to give a special shoutout to our Milk Stand popup shop! You might have noticed the eye-catching, topographical design of our booth as you passed by. It was designed by Michael Yarinsky, an architect and interior designer based in Brooklyn. An experiment long in development, Michael Yarinsky Studio has been trying to find novel ways to soften the hard edges of architecture in form, material, and use of space. In this experiment, Michael wrote code to simulate the behavior and form of a rumpled bedlinen. This height field is then expressed in

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Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

First Hand Collection Part Two by Eny Lee Parker at ICFF New York


Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Read more


Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

First Hand Collection Part Two by Eny Lee Parker at ICFF New York


Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Read more


Egg Collective designs its homey showroom in old Manhattan law office

Egg Collective showroom


New York design studio Egg Collective has opened a new showroom in Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood, where its furniture is displayed in rooms laid out like a home. Read more


Colony Unveils New Work at the Pas de Deux Exhibition During NYCxDesign

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/colony-unveils-new-work-at-the-pas-de-deux-exhibition-during-nycxdesign/pas-de-deux-at-colony-exhibition-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/05/pas-de-deux-at-colony-exhibition-1-810x583.jpg" alt="Colony Unveils New Work at the Pas de Deux Exhibition During NYCxDesign" /></a>
                                To mark this year&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDesign</a>, design co-op <a href="https://goodcolony.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Colony</a> presented the <a href="https://goodcolony.com/pas-de-deux-the-exhibit/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pas de Deux</a> exhibition that included new work from 14 independent American designers. Each of the designers selected a piece of art to be showcased alongside their new design, furniture, lighting, textiles, or object, flipping the job of curator back on the designer. It required them to think about more than just their work but also how it would be displayed with the art.

Pas de Deux designers included: Allied Maker with Michele Quan of MQuan Studio, Erickson Aesthetics with artist Matthew Kirk, Flat Vernacular with the audience, Fort Standard with artist Ty Williams, Grain with painter Sheila Laufer, Hiroko Takeda with epistolary artifact To the Cottage (Letter from a Young Whaler), Klein with artist Ornamental Conifer, KWH with artist Hidenori Ishii, Meg Callahan with choreographer Ella Mahler, Moving Mountains, Phaedo, Studio Paolo Ferrari with textile artist Hiroko

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USM + kinder MODERN: A Colorful Wonderland for NYCxDesign

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                                For NYCxDESIGN, New York City-based gallery/design firm <a href="https://kindermodern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">kinder MODERN</a> reimagined the SoHo showroom of modular furniture brand <a href="https://www.usm.com/en-us/modern-home/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">USM</a> by creating an inspiring playground of ideas based around the Swiss company&#8217;s ball joint. The collaboration unveiled playful designs constructed from USM&#8217;s customizable <a href="https://www.usm.com/en-us/modern-home/products/usm-haller-collection/usm-haller-system/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Haller</a> system that comprises a frame made of ball joints, connector tubes, and colorful panels. While Haller is typically used for storage, kinder MODERN&#8217;s founder Lora Appleton took the series to a whole new level.

Appleton’s colorful wonderland featured innovative storage ideas, a headboard, mini basketball court, desk, sculptural plant stand, vanity, carpet-covered seating stations, and pixelated wall art. Interspersed with the USM pieces, commissioned furniture and designs by a select group of artists and designers, including Buckley, Dusen Dusen, Elyse Graham, Fort Standard, Paul Ketz, Adrian Kay Wong, Diego Faivre, Yoko Nakanishi, Rodger Stevens, and Visser & Meijwaard, were on display.

New York exhibit An Accelerated Culture celebrates Generation X designers

An Accelerated Culture at New York's Friedman Benda


Works by Heatherwick Studio, Paul Cocksedge and Nendo feature in an exhibition at New York gallery Friedman Benda, which pools together artists and designers from Generation X. Read more


Joe Doucet installs anti-terror benches in New York’s Times Square

Rely Bench by Joe Doucet


New York designer Joe Doucet has created a 3D-printed concrete bench that also functions as a barrier to protect public spaces from vehicle-led terrorist attacks. Read more


David Thulstrup, Note Design Studio and Muller Van Severen hack IKEA kitchens for Reform

Match by Muller Van Severen


Danish brand Reform has teamed up with David Thulstrup, Note Design and Muller Van Severen for its latest set of hacked IKEA kitchens, which feature mix-and-match coloured doors and a monochromatic metal cabinet. Read more


Viso Collective Curates Pop-up Installation with Designers’ Personal Items

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                                <a href="https://www.visoproject.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Visa Project</a>, a lifestyle collective started by David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues in 2018, will present their second pop-up exhibition in New York during NYCxDESIGN and ICFF.

Entitled Viso Collective installation 2.0, their exhibit will be open to the public from May 10-22 in a sprawling 5,000-square-foot industrial space in TriBeCa.

The three main installations include personal items by designers and friends Andre Mellone, Giancarlo Valle and Michael Bargo and show the latest Viso items in the context of a home.

Making a debut this year is Viso Re-Done: a collection featuring vintage furniture repurposed with Viso’s exclusive fabrics with the help of artist Jessica Hans, as well as new homeware items.

All items within the space—even the designer’s own items—are available for purchase.

The Viso brand is known for their collaborative, capsule collections of singular items in limited editions such as ceramics, homeware and furniture. Their

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Trueing’s Cerine lighting hangs from chunky coloured glass chains

Cerine lighting collection by Trueing


New York design studio Trueing has intended to put “an interesting spin on the familiar” with the bold hand-formed coloured glass chain links that feature in its latest collection of lighting. Read more


Colony “puts trust in the designers” for Pas de Deux exhibit in New York

Pas de Deux at Colony


Designers of New York collective Colony have collaborated with artists of their choosing to create one-of-a-kind pieces for this exhibition during NYCxDesign. Read more


Studio INI’s morphing Urban Imprint installation opens in A/D/O courtyard


This immersive installation in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint, created by designer and engineer Nassia Inglessis, features a canopy that appears to magically move up and down as visitors tread underneath. Read more