Favorites at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

03.26.15 | By
Favorites at the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

I ventured to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City for the first time this year and it totally lived up to its hype. I couldn’t seem to tear myself out of the MADE section, which featured a selection of independent artists and designers that were chosen to exhibit and showcase their latest wares. Take a look at some of my favorites.



Material Lust expanded their Geometry is God collection to now include lighting and it’s pretty magnificent. This is the Duat Table Lamp made out of Satin raw steel, just one of their new pieces that we highlighted in yesterday’s post!


AVO is a New York-based brand founded by Brit Kleinman that takes a whole new approach when it comes to leather. AVO’s hand painted goods include leather rugs and pillows with striking graphic patterns.


A sampling of the newest pillows.


AVO collaborated with Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio to create the Ovis chair, which reimagines a classic sling chair using a hand painted leather seat strapped to a metal and whitened maple frame.


We’ve featured DAMM’s lighting before and they exhibited some new floor lamps that have three-dimensional looking shades that hang over the bent stem base.


They also had their Artemis arrow fixtures hanging in clusters.


Rosie Li displayed the Lina 20-Light, which is a modular pendant that can grow or contract to work in any space.


Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen recently ventured into home furnishings and they showed the brand-new collection of bedding, pillows, and other various textiles in an array of abstract patterns.


PELLE Designs had their Spectrum Candles, which are sets of 12 soy wax candles that are individually cast in color and scent gradients that increase/decrease with each candle. They look equally cool all melted down.


Los Angeles-based Wolfum launched a new collection of gorgeous, pattern driven wallpaper.


Brooklyn-based BOWER showcased their line of Shape Mirrors which are made of layers of glass mirror in varying tints that are joined together to form optical illusions.


We first fell for Elyse Graham’s Geodes back in 2012 and they still captivate me. Their layers of colorful latex paint are completely mesmerizing making me want to sit down and watch the extensive process in which each one is made. This one is sitting on top of her new Drip mirrors.


Graham also displayed a collection of colorful, ballooning vases and her XO Kiss Necklaces (which I’m dying for!).


Los Angeles-based artist Lewis Mauk (Elyse Graham’s equally talented husband!) showed his line of linear paintings, along with a lamp collaboration with Graham that was inspired by their honeymoon to Thailand.


I’ve been a huge admirer of Nashville-based artist Drew Tyndell’s collage-like wall sculptures of abstract houses for a while now. They don’t scream “house”, but instead evoke a sense of the subject matter through shapes and materials.


More Drew Tyndell…


Michigan-based Kaiser Suidan’s cube wall sculptures offer an endless array of arrangement possibilities and each individual cube stands on its own or in masterful clusters.


Crushed hard on Suidan’s cubes of letters and the cleverly spelled-out dirty words.


Toronto-based Kal Mansur literally made me stop in my tracks. His acrylic sculptures hidden within acrylic boxes are simply jaw-dropping. The semi-transparent fronts slightly reveal the abstract, three-dimensional sculptures making you wonder what they really look like. It didn’t surprise me that most of them had been sold right off the floor!

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.