The 5th annual Collective Design Fair opened its doors on Tuesday, kicking off the expanded roster of NYCxDESIGN festivities taking place around New York City in May. Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective showcases a treasure trove of design objects, installations, and vintage and contemporary furnishings. Below are 15 must-sees from this year’s show.
Anchoring the New York–based lighting studio’s scarlet-tinted pavilion is the never-before-seen Segment 6 dining table in oxblood lacquer, accentuated with Metronome floor lamps in suede.
The multidisciplinary designer’s clay-paneled Darkroom installation displays his experimental furnishings and design objects, most of which are also made of clay. Lane even had a say in the booth's structural iron frame, a collaboration with FACE Design.
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Companion collections by Faye Toogood and Ana Kraš, part of the Brooklyn-based studio’s Imagined Landscape series, explore uncharted territories.
The peripatetic designer of limited edition cast-concrete furnishings introduces sconces—his first foray into lighting—and smoother surfaces as part of two brand-new collections: Ghost and Thaw.
A large-scale sculpture and optical illusion, the lighting brand’s installation showcases an eight-foot-tall arc of light in redwood beams, salvaged from a nearby water tower and reflected in a dark mirrored base.
David Gill Gallery
This year’s Collective Influence headliner, furniture designer Mattia Bonetti, presents four decades of forward-thinking furnishings that embody his uncompromising vision and insatiable curiosities.
David Gill Gallery is also presenting a selection of sculptural furnishings by Fredrikson Stallard.
Noguchi Museum + Robert Stadler
To coincide with the museum’s just-opened exhibit, sinuous furniture by Austrian-born designer Robert Stadler mingles with Noguchi classics to forge an environment inspired by a waiting room.
Every day at 4:30 p.m., the Viennese studio creates a resin stool through a whimsical process derived from rotational molding—fairgoers are encouraged to participate. Watch our Facebook live coverage of the process.
LAB at Rockwell Group
The renowned firm reinvented the Red Carpet with Tinsel Town, an undulating passageway made from CNC-milled plywood ribs clad in playful layers of shimmering, reflective foil fringe. Watch our interview with LAB at Rockwell Group designers Arianna Lebed and Daniel Marino about the installation.
Pelle + Erie Basin
The New York–based lighting studio joined forces with jewelry fabricators Erie Basin to create a stone sconce, silver-plated table lamp, and mahogany chair using experimental processes.
Flavor Paper + UM Project
A collaboration shows off a newly discovered water-based conductive ink through an interactive exhibit that blends soft pink hues with splashes of Ghislaine Viñas’s Wild Thing wallpaper.
The Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm’s just-launched furniture collection brings wabi-sabi principles, understated materials, and a duo of living walls to the entrance hall.