Every year around the time of ICFF, New York City hosts the renowned NYC x DESIGN. The event is a spectacular showcase of a multitude of design disciplines, celebrated all around the city. Design week in New York City showcases the latest and greatest in modern furniture and décor, you can feel the creative energy flowing throughout. We’re always excited to attend this event, and keep our design eye stimulated.
WINE SADDLE DISPLAY UNIT BY AMUNEAL
We were perhaps most excited to see Amuneal’s most recent offerings. Over the years, we’ve kept a close eye on the manufacturer, and admired them for their beautiful finishes and unparalleled attention to detail. It’s been a treat to watch them develop and progress their products, and they always surprise us with their innovative takes on classic design methodologies.
However, as we moseyed about the city in constant admiration of all the gorgeous design at hand, we realized that Amuneal was not the only manufacturer we were excited to see. This year’s event, in particular, was a stand-out exhibition of exceptional new products. Designers globally are truly pushing the boundaries in terms of line, shape, form, texture, and use of material to bring something new and modern to the market.
COOL LIGHT PENDANT BY LAROSE GUYON
We found ourselves most drawn to some of the new lighting designs emerging on the market. An area of manufacturing that has become somewhat stale is being reinvigorated and reimagined in ways never before seen. We were enthralled by designs by Larose Guyon, who showcased new lighting fixtures that mimic pieces of high-end jewelry. Their “Coco” collection was designed to resemble a string of pearls along a gold chain, giving an air of luxury and elegance that many lighting fixtures miss.
LONG ISLAND ARMCHAIR BY SODA MANGROVE CARPET BY W. STUDIO
One of our key takeaways from this event: Modern furniture is scaling down, in a refreshing way. Beautiful simplicity is taking center stage in the world of designed furnishings, and construction of material as become the cornerstone of many manufacturers design technique. With a nation-wide migration to downtown lofts within crowded cities, there is a reduced need for massive, bulky furniture. Many designers— such as our company-wide favorites Sebastian Herkner, Living Divani, and Hayon Studio— are rising to the occasion. Chair and sofa frames are becoming slimmer, with strong linear compositions of metal detail. To summarize, furnishings are becoming lighter, and more airy!
Upon our arrival back to Denver, we couldn’t help but feel reinvigorated and completely awe-struck by ICFF and NYC X Design. We’re excited to kick off new projects, using our new found inspiration to light the way and help us to create bolder, more beautiful spaces.
We hope this inspires your love for design, and encourage you to check out the work of newer, up-and-coming designers!
-Jamie Williams + STUDIO JW Team