8 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at the New York Design Fairs
Vogue
May 11, 2015

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Anna Karlin / @annakarlinstudio; Courtesy of Lambert & Fils

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Anna Karlin / @annakarlinstudio; Courtesy of Lambert & Fils

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Todd Merrill Studio; Courtesy of Etage Projects

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Todd Merrill Studio; Courtesy of Etage Projects

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Fort Makers; Courtesy of Chiaozza

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Fort Makers; Courtesy of Chiaozza

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Alexandra Allaire; Courtesy of Menu A/S

Photo: (from left) Courtesy of Alexandra Allaire; Courtesy of Menu A/S

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8 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at the New York Design Fairs

By Rebecca Stadlen and Lindsey Chan | May 11, 2015

New York City’s furniture fairs kick off this week as part of a massive citywide celebration of all things design. Among them, ICFF, Collective Design, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, and WantedDesign are some of the most exciting places to preview what’s new and discover up-and-coming talent. Here, eight things you shouldn’t miss at this year’s fairs.

ICFF

“While Anna Karlin is most well-known for her brass-plated chess piece stools, which count John Legend and Chrissy Teigen as fans, I’m excited to see her expanding further into textiles with the launch of four new rugs as part of a capsule collection of boldly patterned pieces.”
—Rebecca Stadlen, Vogue Home Market Editor

“It’s difficult to find the perfect combination of warm yet minimal lighting, but Lambert & Fils does it just right. The Montreal-based lighting studio will unveil their new Beaubien collection—beautiful bare-bulb industrial lighting inspired by traditional Chinese screens.”
—Lindsey Chan, Vogue Home Market Assistant

Collective Design

“Molly Hatch’s plate installation at last year’s Collective was one of my standouts from the fairs, so I was thrilled to hear she would be back with part two, Aspire: After Meissen, U.S.A. Hatch’s deconstruction of Meissen’s Purple Indian tableware pattern, on a group of 58 hand-thrown-and-painted porcelain plates, is a combination of everything I love.”
—RS

“If you ever dreamed of living inside a Céline store, you’re now one step closer. Etage Projects will be exhibiting works from Thomas Poulsen (otherwise known as FOS) and Sabine Marcelis that they created for the newly redesigned Céline stores. Ranging from terra-cotta planters to candy-colored resin cubes, the pieces are quirky yet elegant.”
—LC

Sight Unseen OFFSITE

“I was first drawn to Fort Makers after coming across their graphic hand-painted canvas furniture pieces earlier this year. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with the Brooklyn-based artist collective’s playful creations, ranging from furniture to painted stick installations and lighting. Artist and cofounder Noah Spencer’s new additions to his LED Line Lights series are as beautiful as they are functional.”
—RS

“I have been eyeing CHIAOZZA’s whimsical papier-mâché plant sculptures ever since I saw them at last year’s Sight Unseen OFFSITE. I can’t wait to see their new installation of their series Paper Plants and colorful geometric wall sculptures at this year’s fair.”
—LC

WantedDesign

“I love the playful patterns that Ellen Van Dusen creates for her line of apparel and homewares, Dusen Dusen. For an installation at this year’s WantedDesign, Van Dusen has taken shapes from her signature graphic prints and turned them into massive cutout magnets as part of a wall mural in collaboration with Visual Magnetics, a magnetic wallpaper company. I can’t wait to interact with the pieces, which visitors to the fair are encouraged to move and rearrange.”
—RS

“I’m a sucker for Scandinavian design. MENU A/S will be showcasing accessories and furniture from Norm Architects, a favorite Danish architecture design studio. I love the simplicity and soft palette of their new kitchenware collection.”
—LC

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