Best Debuts at NYCxDesign


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It’s been a whirlwind week and a half for design enthusiasts. From aluminum chairs covered in sheepskin to weatherproof side tables lined with brass fringe, here are some of the most memorable launches we’ve seen across the city.

Scenic in Calico Reservoir Wallpaper by Elizabeth RobertsCourtesy of Calico Wallpaper

Calico Wallpaper calls on a New York architect Elizabeth Roberts for his Scenic series. Inspired by a 1910 postcard, the collection features a hand-stippled sketch of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park at the turn of the century and comes in eight versatile colorways, ranging from dark green to burgundy.

Left: The Frame console by Thevoz-Choquet for Sight Unseen Sean Davidson | To the right: The brand’s Magna chair by Charles Constantin Sean Davidson

Online design magazine Sight Unseen has unveiled its very first collection of furniture. Produced in collaboration with Bestcase, the series offers five industrial-style pieces worn by four emerging designers, including the Frame tables in pastel powder-coated steel by Thevoz-Choquet and the Magna chair in satin aluminum and sheepskin by Charles Constantine.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign

Panoramic Venus wallpaper by Élitis Courtesy of Élitis

At the D&D Building, Élitis created an atmospheric collection of panoramic wallcoverings called 360 Degrees. The striking series spans eight large-scale printed mural designs – which can be purchased as panels or as a full mural – based on original designs, such as the jungle-themed, nature-inspired Venus. beach.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign

The Hemicycle vis-à-vis Philippe Nigro and Mobilier National for Ligne RosetTina Boyadjieva

Inside its Park Avenue flagship, French design house Ligne Roset unveiled its latest collaboration with Philip Nigro and National Furniture. The collection, named Hémicycle, includes four models of head-to-head seating reinvented with sinuous lines and half-moon shapes, including a conversation seat, an armchair, a sofa and a vis-à-vis, as well as a a poof.

Left: The brass butler by Laun Studio SLH | To the right: The brand’s Butler lamp Studio SLH

At the Salon Collection Design Gallery, Los Angeles-based design firm Laun introduced four imaginative pieces in its outdoor-appropriate Butler series. Drawing its influence from Alexander McQueenIconic from Plato’s Atlantis collection, additions include a bench, lamp and two tables draped in fringe and accented with materials such as brass, leather, walnut and stone.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign

Circus 02, 03 and 01 by Crosland + EmmonsCourtesy of Crosland + Emmons

At WantedDesign Manhattan, Atlanta-based studio Crosland + Emmons showcased an artful array of earthenware lighting designs. Hand-sculpted from clay, the imaginative assortment includes six organically shaped wabi-sabi stone creations with a chalky white finish, including an ornate pendant with dangling accents and an applique wrapped in ceramic chains.

Left: The Poppy wall rug by Tomma Bloom Callum Shaw | To the right: Select fabrics from the brand’s Meta Ornament collection, including Ornament IX Courtesy of Tomma Bloom

NYCxDesign Award winner Tomma Bloom debuted Meta Ornament at WantedDesign Manhattan. The collection includes 10 kaleidoscopic upholstery fabrics as well as four wall tile patterns comprised of MDF and plaster, including the heart-patterned poppy and dotted IX ornament.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign

Mother wallpaper by ThatcherLea Verwey

Portland, Oregon-based brand Thatcher, formerly known as Juju Papers, has launched a dreamy, color-changing wallcovering named Mother. Inspired by the layer of mother-of-pearl inside mollusc shells, the shimmering design is coated in an iridescent film that reflects light from different angles and changes hue throughout the day.

Left: The Traverse rug in pink by Sophie Girard for JD Staron and Interior Collab Courtesy of JD Staron and Interior Collab | To the right: Brand Dappled Light pink rug by Gianna Marzella Courtesy of the brands

Brooklyn rug brand JD Staron has teamed up with Interior Collab for a characterful capsule collection. The line features five fashion-forward designs, each by a different notable designer, in multiple colorways, such as the solar eclipse-inspired Halo by Ahmad Abou Zanatthe Traverse color block from Sophie Girard and the ethereal Dappled Light by Gianna Marzella.

Left: Stella dining table and Rocco chairs by Syrette Lew for Schumacher Courtesy of Schumacher | To the right: Puffin dining table and chairs by Charlotte Høn Courtesy of Schumacher

At the ICFF, Schumacher exhibited Editions, his first line of dining tables and chairs. Created in collaboration with international designers Charlotte Hon, Syrette Lew and Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walter from Studio Kaksikko, the capsule collection offers six contemporary designs punctuated by natural materials and pleasant to the touch textures, including a curly block-covered dining chair called Rocco and a curved solid oak dining table named Puffin.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign

Selections from Ethnicraft’s Object CollectionCourtesy of Ethnicraft

Ethnicraft’s Objects collection won the editors award in the accessories category at the ICFF. Hand-carved by Indonesian artisans using centuries-old woodworking techniques, the series includes 25 sculptural pieces for utilitarian purposes, such as a black-stained mahogany wastebasket and an architectural pen holder that mimics the citadel of ‘Herat in Afghanistan.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign
Danver Urbane kitchen range in white by Daniel Germani

Courtesy of Denver

Danver created Urbane at ICFF, his latest collaboration with the creative director Daniel Germani. A tribute to European heritage style kitchens, the outdoor range is constructed from weather resistant stainless steel and features powder coated panels which can be finished in your choice of 60 different colours.

Best Debuts at NYCxDesign

Pieces from the Oasis Collection by Robert AM Stern Architects for Rocky Mountain HardwareCourtesy of Rocky Mountain Hardware

Inside the Javits Center, Rocky Mountain Hardware’s new Picture Light and Oasis Collection by Robert AM Stern Architects was full screen. The first showcases a wall-mounted LED luminaire with a sleek bronze silhouette and horizontal head, while the second showcases 15 shapely solid bronze designs available in a range of functions and finishes.

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