Future Classics, Circa 2050?
It's something every designer, design writer, and design collector wonders constantly: Will this piece of furniture I made/ hailed in print/ bought still be in vogue in ten (or fifty) years' time? Julie Lasky addresses the issue in this week's New York Times, asking curators and design-world luminaries to select what pieces they think are destined to become future classics. (We've done the same, as evidenced in our July/August issue.) And while what was namechecked in the Times article is mostly worthy—notably Konstanin Grcic's One chair for Magis, nominated by four the dozen people Lasky polled, we want to open the floor to other ideas. What do you think will represent our present era of design in 2050? A few experts weigh in.
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- Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov met as editors at the venerable I.D.
- Sight Unseen, the online design magazine with a cult-like following, is bringing a carefully curated selection of design to its first annual OFFSITE fair.
- Out-of-the-box is so old school.
Like organic Capsela constructions hovering over the dining table, Lindsey Adelman’s Branching Bubbles chandeliers have a Brooklyn-born brand of industrial expressionism. The one-off quality of the handblown globes and rigor of the handmade arms express Adelman’s marriage of wabi-sabi and modernist tendencies.
- NoHo is oh-so-hip, with lots of design happenings to check out this week. If you're in New York, a trip to Great Jones Street is a damn good bet.
Branching Bubble Chandelier available in oil-rubbed bronze, brushed brass, vintage brass and satin nickel with 7" and 9" clear globes, two with 24k gold foil.
- Consult our guide to the most happening design events and installations during ICFF 2014, including related fairs like WantedDesign, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, and IntroNY.
Spring has officially arrived. While there's more natural light now to illuminate your days late into the evening, when the sun does go down you'll no doubt need to set the mood. The gentle glow from the Birds + Bees table lamp from Brooklyn-based designer Lindsey Adelman will ensure you remain turned on all night long.