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!
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.
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.
Prototypes on display at the M.Spring booth.
The American Design Club and Token teamed up to design the Media Lounge.
Bolé Road is a brand new textile company, which made its official launch at the Bklyn Designs event.
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!
Several of Wüd’s available metals and finishes.