2015 marks the third edition of Collective Design’s fair during NYCxDesign and this year it included a host of first-time exhibitors, established and emerging talent, as well as returning favorites from around the world. The focus was on design innovation and thinking from the beginning of the 20th century until today. Take a look at some of our favorite finds.
Collective Design showed a series of Ingo Maurer’s work as part of their 2015 Collective Influence exhibition. The Toto table lamps give nod to a certain cartoon mouse we’re all familiar with.
Dana Barnes showed a new series of seating called Endolith Casts, which combines concrete with random patches of knotted fibers that reference lichen.
Edith Lundebrekke had me walking back and forth to see how each of these wall sculptures changed depending on where you stand. Painted wooden slats are layered on a painted background for really cool 3D effects. Presented by Fuglen of Norway.
kinder MODERN partnered with Material Lust on a new collection of children’s furniture that’s refreshingly dramatic in contrasting black and white, while at the same time being playful and functional.
Conceptual designer Ted Noten’s Witness to a Crime is part of his acrylic bag series – this one contains a toy gun, a 24kt gold-plated gun-shaped cookie cutter, glow-in-the-dark liquid, and precious stones. Available at Ornamentum.