Monday, May 28, 2012

Design Week Wrap-up

ICFF was a whirlwind this year, and in the midst of it all I did not take as many pics as I wanted. I just forget to get out the camera. So instead of reporting day by day, here is a round up of the four days.

This year Harry Allen Design had work in a few shows. We took a booth at the ICFF with our friends Stefan Hengst and Casey Lurie. Stefan was showing a new line of digital wallpaper and Casey a new line of wooden furniture.

We showed DUNK, a new prototype waste can made from a hardened basketball net. 

On Friday night I headed to the BOFFO Showhouse where our Shed for Matter was on display. It looked great in the nature room, but of course I forgot to take a pic. Stefan's installation in the Future room was very impressive. 

And I loved this little lamp made out of cans in the Play room by Laz Ojalde. It reminded me alot of my recycled can clusters, needless to say, I love a tin can:

Saturday we hit NoHo to see our Cocktail Table on display in the Core 77 show on the Bowery. They invited five designers from each of the five boroughs to show. Our cocktail table is made from recycled bottles and sheet glass all sandblasted for a ghostly effect. It is a perfect side table and has a pretty low carbon footprint.

Patrick Townsend represented from Brooklyn, and Rama Corpash from Saten Island.

John and I ran into Guieseppe Lignano from Lot-ek (left) and his former student (I wrote down her name and lost it) who designed the show.

We stopped in to see my new glow in the dark "Bank in the form of a Pig"at 22 Bond. Get em while the last - edition of 300 -

We ended the evening on top of the new Standard Hotel on the Bowery with the folks from Dwell. The view was spectacular:

On Sunday evening I stopped by Moss Bureau, Murray Moss and Frankling Getchel's new office/showroom where I coveted these beautiful luster vases by Julia Kunin. 

Everyday we were at the fair. Our booth was right next to Areaware. My new introductions at Areaware included these rope vessels:

Two pastel (blue and pink) chrome pigs. Love!

I've sort of stepped back from the coloration of my objects, so brava to Laura Young for all of her sage decisions. Some very bright iterations of the classics - including a bright yellow Banana Bowl - wowed everyone. 

We also introduced two new hand hooks, but enough is enough. I'll post them at a later date.

Monday, May 14, 2012