1stdibs Spotlights Contemporary Makers During Milan Design Week

1stdibs has launched “A New Breed,” an exhibition celebrating contemporary makers who blur the lines between design and sculpture, at Milan Design Week 2018. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.

Salone del Mobile 2018 is well underway and the global design cognoscenti have landed in Milan to experience the latest collectible objects and furnishings. To coincide with the citywide festivities, 1stdibs has launched “A New Breed,” an exhibition celebrating contemporary makers who blur the lines between design and sculpture. Showcased in a classic Milanese villa are new and custom pieces by nearly 30 emerging artists and designers, including Ben MedanskyBirnam Wood Studio, and Wentrcek / Zebulon.

Each object is available exclusively through the 1stdibs New & Custom marketplace, launched in November 2016 to spotlight young makers pushing boundaries of design and craftsmanship. “We’re showing these pieces to say that we’re actively playing in the contemporary design category, which is about elevating young designers,” says Cristina Miller, chief commercial officer of 1stdibs. Check out the exhibition at Piazza San Sepolcro 2 from April 17-18.

Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Aries by Bec Brittain. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Isla Table by Egg Collective. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Chair With Tubes and Brass by Gentner Design. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Tall Hex Shelving by Birnam Wood Studio. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Isolated Stack by Wentrcek / Zebulon. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Trash Light Floor Lamp by Pepe Heykoop. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Drenth Heath by Claudy Jongstra for Maharam. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Grotesque Portmanteau HIM Coat Rack by Material Lust. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Sculptural Room Divider by May Furniture. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Pris Crystalline Chandelier by Pelle. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Ceramic Wall Sconce by Ben Medansky. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Slashed Sofa by Charlotte Kingsnorth. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Spore by Thierry Toutin. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Dream Bookcase by Fernando Mastrangelo Studio. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.
Lexan Series Console by Phaedo. Photography courtesy of 1stdibs.

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