Stephen Johnson created synthetic dough for this colorful tabletop in the new Play collection for Decode. Product designers descended on New York last week for NYCxDESIGN, an annual week-long celebration of design in May that includes the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, WantedDesign, BKLYN Designs and dozens of other events and showcases in warehouses, galleries, showrooms, and studios throughout the city. RECORD's team scouted the venues for the best and most interesting product innovations. Click the image above to view a slide show of our favorites. Rita Catinella Orrell writes about product design at designythings.com and architectstoybox.com.
Last week in New Orleans the U.S. Green Building Council fulfilled a promise it made—after hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast in 2005—to bring the organization’s annual Greenbuild show to the Big Easy.