BKLYN DESIGNS 2015

This weekend I visited Bklyn Designs, a 3-day showcase of emerging and established Brooklyn designers and artists. There were guest speakers, jewelry displays, pop-up lounges, furniture installations– all spotlighting the creativity for which Brooklyn is known. Bklyn Designs officially kicks off the NYCxDESIGN week, which runs now through May 19, 2015. Here is a rundown of the exhibits and products that caught my eye.

This lounge area, designed by AphroChic, made great use of colorful boucherouite rugs and floor pillows. I was excited to see these rugs on prominent display because one of my clients just purchased a striped boucherouite for her dining area!

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Urban Chandy designs lighting fixtures, which make use of reclaimed and repurposed materials. This oversized chandelier with exposed bulbs like drops of water is a signature design.

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M. Spring manufactures beautiful jewel-like hardware– and also produces custom hardware if need be. The designer, Margaret Spring, uses both traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, everything from wax casting to 3D printing. IMG_5340_560px IMG_5348_560px

 

Prototypes on display at the M.Spring booth.

The American Design Club and Token teamed up to design the Media Lounge.

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Bolé Road is a brand new textile company, which made its official launch at the Bklyn Designs event.

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Wüd’s designs are simple, but the material used is anything but. They encase metals in a clear epoxy resin called Pb-R, which is supposed to be resistant to scratches, stains, moisture, and heat. And if it does suffer damage, the resin is said to be self-healing!

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Several of Wüd’s available metals and finishes.

 

 

This weekend I visited Bklyn Designs, a 3-day showcase of emerging and established Brooklyn designers and artists. There were guest speakers, jewelry displays, pop-up lounges, furniture installations– all spotlighting the creativity for which Brooklyn is known. Bklyn Designs officially kicks off the NYCxDESIGN week, which runs now through May 19, 2015. Here is a rundown of the exhibits and products that caught my eye.

This lounge area, designed by AphroChic, made great use of colorful boucherouite rugs and floor pillows. I was excited to see these rugs on prominent display because one of my clients just purchased a striped boucherouite for her dining area!

IMG_5430_560px

Urban Chandy designs lighting fixtures, which make use of reclaimed and repurposed materials. This oversized chandelier with exposed bulbs like drops of water is a signature design.

IMG_5416_560px

M. Spring manufactures beautiful jewel-like hardware– and also produces custom hardware if need be. The designer, Margaret Spring, uses both traditional and state-of-the-art techniques, everything from wax casting to 3D printing. IMG_5340_560px IMG_5348_560px

 

Prototypes on display at the M.Spring booth.

The American Design Club and Token teamed up to design the Media Lounge.

IMG_5410_560px

Bolé Road is a brand new textile company, which made its official launch at the Bklyn Designs event.

IMG_5396_560px

Wüd’s designs are simple, but the material used is anything but. They encase metals in a clear epoxy resin called Pb-R, which is supposed to be resistant to scratches, stains, moisture, and heat. And if it does suffer damage, the resin is said to be self-healing!

IMG_5379_560px

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Several of Wüd’s available metals and finishes.

 

 

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