Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

Tom Dixon Q&A for The Moment

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview British designer Tom Dixon for T Magazine. We spoke about his presentation at this year’s ICFF, which featured his new INDUSTRY line, the first in a series of limited-edition, self-published books, and a hands-on booth called Flash Factory. And, most interestingly, Dixon revealed his thoughts on the next phase of the design industry.

Click here to read The New York Times “The Moment” story!

STOP SHOP by AREAWARE

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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AREAWARE presents STOP SHOP, a new pop-up-shop boldly located in NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal sporting an impossible-to-ignore Christmastime theme dubbed “a delirious technicolor holiday midnight dream.” Setting itself apart from the rest of the pop-up-shop-pack, STOP SHOP was designed by International Lampoon Item Idem, Ltd. , (the moniker for Japan-born, NY- and Paris-based conceptual artist Cyril Duval and partner Kalena Yiaueki), and curated by photographer Keetja Allard in collaboration with creative director and retail consultancy Philip Attar Creative.

Fashion, design, furniture, toys, jewelry, accessories, and object d’art range from $13-$3500, from the likes of Kid Robot, City Foundry, LM.affair, VPL, threeasFour and many more. Check out my full review at Coolhunting.com.

Konstantin Grcic at the AIC

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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This winter, the Art Institute of Chicago presents German designer Konstantin Grcic‘s first US solo show. Grcic has made a career of subverting and reinterpreting familiar social and cultural references in such a way as to make them strangely, fascinatingly, unfamiliar. His minimalistic work sharpens the senses, making us question common objects we so often take for granted, and how they define the spaces in which we move. Chairs, desks, lamps, kitchen equipment, you name it: all just different enough to raise our antennae, but still recognizably approachable.

I had the opportunity to preview the exhibit for Clear Magazine‘s December issue, and the full story is available by clicking here.

Dror’s 3D Printed Lamp by .MGX

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Designer Dror Benshetrit’s new 3D Printed Lamp- Volume.MGX- transforms a flat, SLS print of interlocking squares into a super-cool, cube-shaped lamp. When unfolded and placed on its stand, the hundreds of squares are illuminated. Applying what he calls “squared square geometry,” Dror produced the lamp from one, collapsible piece. Manufactured by .MGX by Materialise, the lamp debuted during Design Miami/.

Collapsing Volume.MGX from Studio Dror on Vimeo.

Clear Magazine Issue 34 Now Online!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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Clear’s digital winter issue is up online now at www.clearmag.com. We’re really excited – and I’m personally pretty proud – to have collaborated with Designer of the Year Maarten Baas on the cover for the special Design Miami/Art Basel issue!

In addition to Mr. Baas, the new issue features profiles of and new projects by the likes of Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Anna Sui, Yves Behar, Front Design, Mariko Mori, Theo Jansen and many more!