Medusa pendant for Saas Instruments by Mikko Paakkanen

Hard Core - New Finnish Design

17th May - 19th May '08

Meatpacking District
413-415 West 14th Street, New York, 10014

During this year’s New York Design Week Finnish Design will be the centerpiece of the Meatpacking District.

Curated by world renowned designer Ilkka Suppane, the Hardcore exhibition will highlight the innovative and slightly extreme nature of Finnish design today

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Tara Murray Doily Chair

Doily Chair

Tara Murray

The Doily Chair was an exploration in designing a new furniture piece utilizing an outdated object. The new composite linen doily has found its home supported on a wide walnut chair frame.

The recontextualized doily provokes images of grannies and formal parlours of the past yet maintains its contemporary proportions and usage.

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My Cloud by Taro & Sarah

My Cloud by Taro & Sarah

This mystical lighting system was by far one of the more intriguing designs to showcase in the Satellite.

The design, consisting of single geometric modules attached to one another through magnetic contacts, is a prime example of a modular lighting system that really works.

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'Bannerina Lamp' by Katarzyna Okinczyc, Poland

Designboom Mart ICFF

17th May - 20th May '08

Designboom Mart
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City

For the fourth consecutive year Designboom will host one of their reputed market-like installations as part of this year’s cultural program for ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair)

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Naoto Fukasawa: Common Sense
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Naoto Fukasawa Designer

Naoto Fukasawa: Common Sense

Ana Dominguez

It is true that as human beings we share a number of unconscious gestures in our relationship with objects. They are instinctive behaviours in which our mind does not participate in an active way, a no man's land that happens before, or independently of, the act of will.

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Skinned Tables by Peter Marigold

Skinned Tables

Peter Marigold

Skinned Tables is a design system by Peter Marigold that is the result of studio experiments looking at the quality of negative space and the process of mould making as a passive process of surface (rather than mass) replication.

These striking objects evoke a sense of creativity and imagination while celebrating the basic qualities of materials and processes.

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Icon Experiment - Wieki Somers

The Icon Experiment

3rd May - 11th May '08

ExCeL London,
One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL

The Icon experiment is a must see feature at this year’s Grand Designs Live London exhibition.

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Malar Light by Studio Tazana

Malar Light by Studio Tazana

Pursuing a philosophy of “breaking the rules of the plane” by cutting and manipulating sheet materials so they possess volume, this light’s floral form clearly succeeds at this task. In this case, paper sheets were used to generate the light’s flowing, floral form.

www.tazana.com

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Swing Lamp by BCXSY - Photo Herman Mertens

Swing Lamp by BCXSY

Conceived out of a desire to bring a sense of nostalgia and playfulness into the adult world, the Swing Lamp by BCXSY is the perfect combination of light and play for any garden setting.

Never again feel alone in the dark!

www.bcxsy.com

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'Plastic Chair in Wood' by Maarten Baas

'Plastic Chair in Wood' by Maarten Baas

Having been commissioned, by Pearl Lam founder of Contrasts gallery in Shanghai, to create a series of products with Chinese producers, Baas has come up with a spectacular cross-over between western design and traditional Chinese techniques. Our favourite is “Plastic Chair in Wood”, a pleasant surprise to the regular garden variety.

 

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Treecabinet by Lotte van Laatum

Treecabinet by Lotte van Laatum

Using old-growth Dutch elm wood cut as a result of elm disease, the top edge of the drawer front on this cabinet has been left untouched by the designer. This elegant gesture recalls the natural shape of the tree to create a piece with a memory of its origin.

Room For Improvement

www.lottevanlaatum.nl

 

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Gallery Design Virus - Light Blubs - by Pieke Bergmans

Light Blubs by Pieke Bergmans

A stretch from your ordinary run of the mill light bulb, these handcrafted crystal light blubs, designed by Pieke Bergmans in cooperation with Royal Leerdam Crystal and Solid Lighting, have taken on all kinds of forms and sizes.

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