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ICFF 2012 and new york design week.

photo: i heart interiors | click <> enlarge


It was New York Design Week along with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. There was a lot to look at between 19 > 22 May. Saturday/Sunday/Monday (19>21) is trade only and Tuesday (22) only is open to the public. Though design week is over, the following offerings at showrooms we are familiar with are still open to check out.

[ maps and apps ]
To help you get around town the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum launched New York Design Week which featured locations plotted by an interactive map, geo-location for mobile, events, and real time user contributions. Sites are interactive until end of May. In addition Metropolis created a complete design guide. Printed copies may still be available on the street.


[ Alessi ] Soho flagship teams up the [ Cranbrook Academy of Art ] 
130 greene street

mercury | ross lovegrove | artemide | click > enlarge


[ artemide ] (Italy) presented new products, including designs from Ross Lovegrove | 46 greene

[ B&B Italia ] hosts two showrooms: the usa launch of jeffrey bernett’s landscape chaise lounge | 138 greene street | and charles-outdoor by antionio citterio | 158 east 58th


showroom | boffi | living divani |porro

[ Boffi ] [ Living Divani ] [ Porro ] at the BY New York store, a concept designed by Piero Lissoni | 142 greene

[ Fab X FLOR ] pop up store features a Fab.com-curated, colorful assortment of items from Belgian designers Quinze & Milan including the launch of their Pilot Collection. 142 wooster

[ Flos ] (Italy) their Soft Architecture collection aims to offer four different ways to fuse light and architecture to match every architectural design need available, in four categories: IN, OUT, LINEAR and 3D, as well as archives from their 50th anniversary and launch of the corresponding app | 152 greene

[ Herman Miller ] (USA) celebrated Design Week with its recently launched [ Herman Miller Collection ] through the newly opened Pop Up Shop | thru 1 July. 68 Wooster


the pop up shop at 68 wooster

[ Ingo Maurer ] (Germany) introduces new works. Making Light, | 89 Grand

[ Kartell ] (Italy) presents a special installation by Rafael de Cardenas and a presentation of Kartell 2012 novelties by Philippe Starck and by Piero Lissoni | 39 greene

[ Ligne Roset ] (French) furniture manufacturer presented a retrospective of its iconic pieces, including Togo (1973), Simple Bridge (1990), Facett (2005) and this year’s Elysée (2012), by the late Pierre Paulin. The Tunnel, on 11th avenue between 27th and 28th street


elysée | pierre paulin | ligne roset

[ Moroso's ] (Italy) New York showroom celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary. Patricia Urquiola launches Gentry | 146 greene

[ Poltrona Frau ] ( Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Cappellini, Nemo ) and [ Parsons The New School ] for Design product-design students created concepts for furniture that improve the experiential aspects of daydreaming. 145 wooster

[ V'Soske Rugs ] An exhibition of V’Soske rugs designed by architects Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Steven Holl, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and many more. The Center for Architecture 536 laguardia place

rugs/carpet | steven holl | v’soske

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