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Our Favorite Finds at New York Design Week 2019 — Part I

With our OFFSITE show taking a year off, and Collective Design retired, New York Design Week could have theoretically suffered a participatory hit. And yet that was very much not the case. Sure, the month’s cornucopia of events and launches felt scattered all over the city, from Bushwick to Industry City to our own presentation at Hudson Yards, making them significantly more challenging to navigate, but when Co. Design wrote last year that NYDW had come into its own as a cultural event, “more akin to fashion week or a film festival,” it very well may have been heralding a sea change. Below, we’ve rounded up more than 75 objects and exhibitions we dutifully scouted around town, including powerhouse show Next Level, with more from ICFF and Wanted to come tomorrow.

Kinder Modern x USM

Children’s design gallery Kinder Modern took over the USM showroom in Soho, rebuilding the brand’s Haller system into novel configurations and showcasing new work by its stable of designers.
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Next Level

Next Level — founded and curated by Asher Israelow Studio, Patrick Weder, Hart textiles, Here Projects, and Eskayel — filled a 9,000 square space in Noho with the work of 35 designers.
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Coil + Drift

Coil + Drift launched its new collection in a temporary pop-up showroom in the Lower East Side. (Images by Sean Davidson)
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Calico Wallpaper x Workstead

Held in the long, slanted building lobby home to Arcade Bakery, Calico installed its new layered Relic wallpaper collection, and Workstead its new Chamber pendants and sconces.
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Matter

Matter filled its showroom with Milan fair finds, plus its new Matter Made glass pendant lights by Luca Nichetto.
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Tom Hancocks x Atelier de Troupe

Atelier de Troupe held a one-night-only installation if its latest collection, adding a lamp designed with Tom Hancocks to the mix.
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Deeper Than Text

The Female Design Council joined forces with the 1stdibs Gallery in Chelsea to present Deeper Than Text, a group exhibition of works by the FDC’s members. The show is still on view, through May 31.
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Tino Seubert at Galerie Michael Bargo

Michael Bargo hosted a solo show of work by Tino Seubert called Industrial Love Stories, “juxtaposing industrial materials with a residential context.”
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McKenzie & Keim for Roll & Hill

Roll & Hill launched two LED lighting collections, Apollo and Nova, both by Mckenzie & Keim.
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Facture Studio

Facture Studio added a lounger and new versions of its Shifted Boxes to its resin furniture portfolio.
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Tiny House by Fernando Mastrangelo

Fernando Mastrangelo built a 175 square-foot tiny house in Times Square out of recycled glass and plastic, with foliage by Brook Landscape.
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TRNK

TRNK added two upholstered seats to its Angle Series, shown at La Garconne in Tribeca.
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Ladies & Gentlemen Studio x Henrybuilt

Ladies & Gentlemen installed both their own work and objects by Origin inside the showroom of kitchen system brand Henrybuilt.
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Light + Ladder

Light + Ladder‘s latest releases include four new ceramic vases.
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Fort Makers

Fort Makers also showed at La Garconne, with a series of concrete objects as well as incense burners in brass, designed by Noah James Spencer.
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Pas de Deux at Colony

Furniture showroom Colony staged a group exhibition called Pas de Deux — on view through May 31 — in which designers presented their work alongside a complementary art piece of their choosing.
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Jonald Dudd

The latest edition of the experimental design-art show Jonald Dudd featured work by more than 30 designers.
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Object + Thing

The new fair Object + Thing took over Bushwick venue 99 Scott with an installation that mixed up works by various galleries, designers, and artists into curated vignettes.
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Furnishing Utopia

On view at Herman Miller, Furnishing Utopia presented initial drawings by its group of designers that will lead to an upcoming series of works inspired by American Modernism.
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