Fernando Mastrangelo’s annual In Good Company exhibition recently launched marking its third year showcasing the work of emerging designers. This go-round he enlisted the help of Milan-based design connoisseur Rossana Orlandi to co-curate the show by scouring through hundreds of applications together and whittling it down to just 14 new works. This year’s focus is on “Collectible Design,” an idea that a piece of furniture can go beyond just function and transcend into works of high art – where a lamp could easily find itself at home in either an art museum or someone’s living room. As Mastrangelo says, “Furniture is no longer solely, or even primarily, a medium of function. It’s starting to become more and more a medium for artistic expression for the sake of artistic expression.”
The collectible design genre inspired Mastrangelo to go from handpicking the talent himself to offering an open call for American-based artists and designers that find their work falls under that somewhat undefinable category. This year’s designers that earned a much-coveted spot in the exhibition include: Alanis McNier, Arcana, Bailey Fontaine, Elyse Graham, Gregory Beson, Ian Felton, Marco Piscitelli, Nicholas Missel, Nicholas Tilma, Ragna Ragnarsdottir, Soren Ferguson, studiovoll, Winston Cuevas, and Zac Hacmon.
The In Good Company Exhibition is on display until October 11th, 2019, by appointment at 134 Hinsdale St., Brooklyn, New York, 11207.
Check out last year’s In Good Company exhibition here.