Collective Design Fair
Collective is the youngest of the design shows that have been cropping up around ICFF for NYCxDesign, but it is quickly becoming one of the more prestigious and anticipated events. Rather than focusing on designers showing their work, they opt to have galleries and retailers show the designers and artists that they represent (save for a small collection who do have booths at the show). Despite actually having to pay for a ticket, and not getting invited to the opening, I was a good sport and checked out the show. I'm glad I did!
Glacial Drift at the entrance to Collective by The Principles
Entryway lighting + furniture by Nendo for Friedman Benda.
Vonnegut / Kraft
I really liked the funky coffee table by Vonnegut / Kraft, left. It is made from solid hardwood, even though it might appear to be resin or even concrete.
Calico's booth featuring gold leaf and rich visual textures.
Fort Standard really upped their game with these incredible offerings. The giant stone closet really stole the show, but I was equally impressed by the chair that is made completely out of laminated leather.
Apparatus was also shown in the only section not represented by galleries and retailers.
Misha Khan's pieces for Friedman Benda.