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.
Using a unique business model, a New York-based designer aims to provide design services for the formerly homeless. Sean Carlson Perry, founder of an eponymous Brooklyn, New York-based full-service design firm, has worked on high-end residential and commercial interiors, luxury retail projects, graphics, and furniture design. Perry, 31, is also the founder of Design Exchange, a new project to create comfortable living environments for those in need. Photo courtesy Sean Carlson Perry Sean Carlson Perry, founder of Design Exchange Working with two part-time interns and a handful of volunteers and subcontractors, Perry helps provide formerly homeless individuals and families, including
The Tent London and Super Brands London exhibitions during the London Design Festival were co-located at the Old Truman Brewery venue in Shoreditch. London’s annual design festival, which wrapped up a nine day run on Sunday, included over 300 events, exhibitions, and installations held across the capital. Now in its 11th year, the festival has expanded from a focus on furniture and product design to a platform for various disciplines, including sculpture, fashion, and graphic design. Here, we present some highlights from around the city, including special shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum and new product designs from the
The latest kitchen designs include a supersmart fridge that can keep food three times fresher than conventional models and a line of wood-veneer doors and panels specially designed to customize IKEA's affordable, off-the-shelf systems.