This week, for Sight Unseen OFFSITE, they’re debuting two new projects at Assembly New York on the Lower East Side: A fringed overhead lamp called Fran, and the latest addition to their ongoing Osis line, a range of colorful, customizable side tables.
Brace yourself for Dowel Jones x Tom Hancocks's collaborative installation in the basement of Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria’s Lower East Side boutique, Coming Soon: The room has been reimagined as “Lobby,” a multi-sensory showcase for Hancocks’s debut collection of chairs for the Australian brand.
With this year’s installment of Norway x New York, the brief was less about an education in how to get things made and more about the true spirit of collaboration.
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: Three projects that prove our 2018 trend predictions were true, three achingly hip new retail and restaurant interiors, and three unexpected double-designer collabs, including the Anna Karlin x Fernando Mastrangelo mash-up pictured above.
It’s easy to see parallels between the work of Ben and Aja Blanc and that of fashion designer Phillip Lim, in whose NoHo shop they’re installing their full new collection — the Judd-inspired Marfa chair, a companion side table, layered “mirror collages” in peach and antique tones, and large-scale wood-turned vessels — during Sight Unseen OFFSITE.
“My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture and not a cold piece of convenience,” the architect Luis Barragán once said. According to Moving Mountains studio founder Syrette Lew, this sentiment perfectly captures the spirit of her new collection of chairs and lights — the latter designed in collaboration with ceramicist Giselle Hicks. The installation — on view at 201 Mulberry starting next Thursday, May 17, and presented by Levi's Made & Crafted — is loosely based on the color palettes and surroundings Lew encountered on a recent trip to Barragán’s native Mexico.
For its first brick and mortar manifestation, online retailer Radnor — which serves as a virtual showroom for designers and brands like Julianne Ahn, Workstead, Marie Eklund, OYYO Studio, Loïc Bard, Egg Collective, Pat Kim, PELLE, and Farrah Sit — has set up shop in a New York City penthouse.
Los Angeles designer Ross Hansen has a degree in landscape architecture — as well as a current landscape practice — so it makes sense that his first solo furniture exhibition, on view now at Chicago's Volume Gallery, would hinge on man's perception of nature. Called Super Natural, the pieces in his new series explore color, form, and industrial processes through objects made from epoxy resin — a grand, flocked, deep green armoire with a protruding, block-like grid; a bumpy, brick-red chair; and a series of bowls, tables, shelves, and chairs, whose mottled, pigment-dyed patterns almost resemble florals.
In case you couldn't tell, we thought this year's Milan fair was a pretty great one, as evidenced by the fact that it's the fourth and final day of our coverage, and we're still featuring some of our favorite things we saw all week — Dimore Studio's enormous, flower-filled vitrine, Hay's takeover of Atelier Clerici with WeWork and Sonos, the outstanding Lina Bo Bardi show at Nilufar Depot, and Nov Gallery's iridescent barbells (above), among others.
In the second of our posts chronicling all the wonderful things we found in Milan last week, we share our favorite finds — new and old — from the Salone del Mobile fairgrounds.
This year marked our tenth anniversary of attending the Salone del Mobile in Milan, and this year's fair felt a bit... different. The showrooms were more crowded (sometimes uncomfortably so), the brands were more lavish (Hermes's installation employing 150,000 Moroccan tiles rivaled only Flos's poured concrete last year in terms of sheer material costs), and the trends felt less obvious (we're living in such maximalist times that it can feel like all colors are suddenly trending at once). Here’s the first of our posts chronicling all the wonderful things we found.