From Their Artfully Curated Brooklyn Design Shop, Guest Editors Lichen NYC Are Helping to Democratize Design
By definition, “lichen” is a moss composed of two or sometimes many organisms operating in a symbiotic relationship with one another. In 2017, we opened the doors to Lichen NYC, our take on accessible furniture — both vintage and contemporary — settled harmoniously into a single space, with an aim to represent that spirit of symbiosis and inclusion in the design community. Our goal, in first one store, and now another, is to push design forward by empowering individuals with knowledge of past designs and helping them make sense of how to incorporate those pieces into current living scenarios
This week we announced our fifth annual 2017 American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with this year’s honorees — get to know the second four Hot List designers here: Charles Hollis Jones, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Elyse Graham, and Eny Lee Parker.
Vacation is a slightly meaningless word right now, but were we not to live in an eternal hellscape, these three hotels — Palm Heights Grand Cayman, Hotel le Sud, and the Tuba Club — would be tops on our list of places to visit.