For the first time this May 13-15, the UK’s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city’s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.
The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator Bob Gill; Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; artist Tom Sachs; architects Matthias Hollwich of HWKN and Dong-Ping Wong andOana Stanescu of Family; Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of KnollTextiles; and design entrepreneurs Sandy Chilewich, Stephanie Goto, David Weeks, and Gregory Buntain of Fort Standard.
designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ArtBeam venue with free wifi. Furniture within the WeWork co-working area will be provided byMuuto, known for its bold, creative pieces that deliver a new perspective on Scandinavian design.
In addition, the café area at designjunction + Dwell on design will be furnished by Vitra and Artek, with a free espresso for every visitor served by coffee sponsor illy.
British design brand Dyke & Dean fuses old school quality with a contemporary twist. The show will mark the international launch of the brand’s new Splatterware range of enamelware, as well showcasing new lighting ranges.
AARA is a British brand designing and manufacturing beautiful contemporary furniture and lighting, made in India. Inspired by traditional crafts, the company combines local raw materials and forward thinking manufacturing and engineering processes. In New York, the brand will show products from designers Alexander Mueller, Catherine Aitken, Daniel Schofield, Ester Comunello and Suliman Innab.
Melin Tregwynt has been weaving woolen cloth since 1912 on the Welsh coast. The brand will showcase blankets, throws, cushions, bedspreads and upholstery, including new collection Vintage Star, a bold double weave in pure wool based on a 1960s design from the company archive that is brought up to date with the use of contemporary colors.
Showing for the first time in the USA, Cuero Design combines Italian leather with Swedish steel to create beautiful interior design with a connection to nature. New products that will launch at the show are the Pampa Mariposa, a leather Butterfly Chair, and Iceland Mariposa, a sheepskin Butterfly Chair made of Icelandic lambskin, as well as the Abrazo chair and Sierra tables.
Iota will showcase its contemporary luxury home products based on traditional crochet technique, following the traditions of northern Europe. The range extends to home accessories, soft furnishings and occasional furniture.
Lighting design specialists Haberdashery will be showing Leaf, its beautiful sculptural lighting product system, made from delicate leaf-shaped bone china elements.
Will Sorrell, deputy director of designjunction, commented: “We’re delighted to return for our second year in New York, and to partner with Dwell on Design for the first time. Our multipurpose space will provide the best in design inspiration, debate and co-working space in the heart of Chelsea — a cutting edge destination for international design.”
designjunction + Dwell on Design includes a specially curated talks program, developed by Dwell’s EVP, content and editor-in-chief, Amanda Dameron. The program will feature a host of high-profile industry panelists including leading architects, designers, creative directors and curators, where CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded to the architectural and design community. The program’s theme is ‘Exploring the built environment in the modern world’.
Renowned illustrator, graphic designer, and author Bob Gill, who in a career spanning more than 60 years has influenced modern typography, design, and graphics, will headline the talks program. He will be joined by others, including Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Dorothy Cosonas, creative director at KnollTextiles; architects Matthias Hollwich of HWKN and Dong-Ping Wong and Oana Stanescu of Family; and 25 additional industry leaders.
Amanda Dameron of Dwell commented: "We are honored to welcome legendary design leader Bob Gill as our keynote speaker on Friday, May 13. Gill's distinguished career has spanned continents and disciplines, and his perspective on the business of design - as well as the nature of creativity - is invaluable. His influence cannot be overstated."
designjunction + Dwell on Design runs May 13 - 15, 2016 at ArtBeam, New York. For more information, please visit thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york
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