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May 24, 2012

Each spring, New York Design Week gets bigger and better thanks in part to an ever-expanding roster at ICFF (more on that here) as well as the dedication of several local organizations presenting contemporary design outside the walls of Javits Center. Here are a few notes and photos from Wanted Design, the NoHo Design District, and various showrooms we visited in the span of five action-packed days. Our roving team of editors Instagrammed the daylights out of ICFF, as well as the offsite events, exhibitions, and parties we attended en masse. See all of those here, and follow us on Instagram under the name "dwellmagazine."

Charleston-based lighting manufacturer <a href="http://www.urbanelectricco.com/">Urban Electric Co.</a> kicked things off on Thursday with an installation of <a href="http://www.srgambrel.com/">Steven Gambrel</a>'s new collection at Industria gallery spac
Charleston-based lighting manufacturer Urban Electric Co. kicked things off on Thursday with an installation of Steven Gambrel's new collection at Industria gallery space in the West Village. The lighting was appropriately architectural and large-scale.
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Another favorite showroom visit was a trip to <a href="http://www.jilsander.com/">Jil Sander</a>, where <a href="http://www.kvadrat.dk/">Kvadrat</a> was exhibiting limited-edition designs incorporating 58 colors of Hallingdal 65 fabric. In the foreground,
Another favorite showroom visit was a trip to Jil Sander, where Kvadrat was exhibiting limited-edition designs incorporating 58 colors of Hallingdal 65 fabric. In the foreground, a chaise longue by Smallprojects; in the background, a screen by Stephen Burks next to a giant "chaise" by Jonathan Olivares.
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(c) Melissa Stewart 2012
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More from the Kvadrat exhibition at Jil Sander: <a href="http://www.ateliertakagi.com/basecamp.html">Jonah Takagi's Basecamp</a> (left) and <a href="http://www.philippemalouin.com/">Philippe Malouin</a>'s stools (right) form a colorful counterpoint to the
More from the Kvadrat exhibition at Jil Sander: Jonah Takagi's Basecamp (left) and Philippe Malouin's stools (right) form a colorful counterpoint to the space's sleek, white marble floors.
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What's a design week without a <a href="http://www.missoni.com/ing.html">Missoni</a>? The Italian label's signature flame stitch is evident in the new line of bedding, which adds touches of lime green, tangerine, and fuchsia to the typical red/black/white
What's a design week without a Missoni? The Italian label's signature flame stitch is evident in the new line of bedding, which adds touches of lime green, tangerine, and fuchsia to the typical red/black/white color scheme.
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Herman Miller's <a href="http://www.hermanmiller.com/discover/authentic-modern-design-now-on-display-at-nyc-pop-up-shop/">SoHo pop-up store</a> was no disappointment, breaking out the greatest hits (Eames birds, Case Study bookshelves, and the George Nels
Herman Miller's SoHo pop-up store was no disappointment, breaking out the greatest hits (Eames birds, Case Study bookshelves, and the George Nelson Studio archives at right, to name a few) alongside future classics. Konstantin Grcic's wood Medici chair, which appeared in its painted incarnation at Salone last month, is shown in a stripped-down version at left. Grcic says, "Wood is a material I really love but I rarely get to work with it."
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Visitors to <a href="http://2012.wanteddesignnyc.com/">Wanted Design</a> check out lighting designer <a href="http://www.dwell.com/people/david-trubridge.html?tab=designs&c=y">David Trubridge</a>'s booth at the Friday evening opening. It was packed wall t
Visitors to Wanted Design check out lighting designer David Trubridge's booth at the Friday evening opening. It was packed wall to wall with people, from the Wanted-Dwell-DWR Live/Work display to the Finnish design conglomerate in the back of the former Tunnel nightclub space.
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More from Wanted Design: designer <a href="http://2012.wanteddesignnyc.com/ini-archibong/">Ini Archibong</a>, greeting a visitor at his booth.
More from Wanted Design: designer Ini Archibong, greeting a visitor at his booth.
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<a href="http://mattermatters.com/">Matter</a> hosted two exhibitions for ICFF, one in their brick and mortar shop on Broome Street, and their pop-up "Next World" show in a now-abandoned subway entrance just around the corner. In the first location, Swiss
Matter hosted two exhibitions for ICFF, one in their brick and mortar shop on Broome Street, and their pop-up "Next World" show in a now-abandoned subway entrance just around the corner. In the first location, Swiss designer Daniel Heer crafted a traditional horsehair mattress by hand; in the second, a round up of young designers (Resident, Chen Chen & Kai Williams) were exhibited alongside more established names (Soren Rose, Autoban). Shown here are two lamps by Resident (we're keen on the brass Oud lamp in the background).
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Toronto's <a href="http://castordesign.ca/">Castor</a> exhibited their "Deadstock" series of lamps and tables at the pop-up. The duo of Kei Ng and Brian Richer found a cache of unused steel components in a lighting factory and used those pieces in the lin
Toronto's Castor exhibited their "Deadstock" series of lamps and tables at the pop-up. The duo of Kei Ng and Brian Richer found a cache of unused steel components in a lighting factory and used those pieces in the line. Dwell has long lauded adaptive reuse in architecture and we loved the application of this concept to product design. Pictured here is their floor lamp.
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© Derek Shapton
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On Friday afternoon, Dwell, along with event partners <a href="http://www.coolhunting.com/">Cool Hunting</a> and <a href="http://www.architizer.com/en_us/">Architizer</a>, selected panelists for an informal talk on sound design and architecture. The chat
On Friday afternoon, Dwell, along with event partners Cool Hunting and Architizer, selected panelists for an informal talk on sound design and architecture. The chat took place in the Sonos Sound Library at the Standard East hotel, our unofficial weekend perch, which was part of the massive NoHo Design District initiative organized by Sight Unseen.
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In the Sonos Sound Library (left), designer <a href="http://www.kielmead.com/">Kiel Mead</a> re-worked a <a href="http://lindseyadelman.com/">Lindsay Adelman</a> chandelier with Sonos speakers. A <a href="http://www.hastens.com/en/">Hastens</a> round matt
In the Sonos Sound Library (left), designer Kiel Mead re-worked a Lindsay Adelman chandelier with Sonos speakers. A Hastens round mattress anchored the room and encouraged a few disco naps. One thing that Sonos should look into next year? Incorporated Symbol Audio's new hi-fi cabinets (right), which launched at ICFF. (See our full Javits Center round-up here.)
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The off-site parties ranged from dark, moody, and filmic (at <a href="http://www.dwell.com/organizations/foscarini.html?tab=products&c=y">Foscarini</a>, left) to bright, loud, and jam-packed with crowds (at <a href="http://www.dwell.com/organizations/vitr
The off-site parties ranged from dark, moody, and filmic (at Foscarini, left) to bright, loud, and jam-packed with crowds (at Vitra, right).
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<a href="http://www.dwell.com/organizations/Roll--Hill.html">Roll & Hill</a> sponsored a small reception for clients and distributors on Friday evening in its exhibition space at 2 Cooper Square, part of NoHo Design District. <a href="http://www.lukaspeet
Roll & Hill sponsored a small reception for clients and distributors on Friday evening in its exhibition space at 2 Cooper Square, part of NoHo Design District. Lukas Peet's new lamps were suspended around a Viking-size pile of bread and giant bowls of meatballs.
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<a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/tom-dixon-conversation.html">Tom Dixon</a> and crew were taking it somewhat easy during ICFF following an incredible showing at Salone del Mobile, in which he curated a massive exhibition at the Museum of Science and
Tom Dixon and crew were taking it somewhat easy during ICFF following an incredible showing at Salone del Mobile, in which he curated a massive exhibition at the Museum of Science and Technology. (There was a submarine.) On a much more intimate scale, Dixon paired with Fab.com to put on a display in the basement of a Bleecker Street building in the NoHo Design District.
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Poltrona Frau lowered the age of its average partygoer in attendance by about 20 years by engaging Parsons students to fabricate miniature models of their furniture designs, on display in vitrines in their showroom during the Saturday night SoHo walk.
Poltrona Frau lowered the age of its average partygoer in attendance by about 20 years by engaging Parsons students to fabricate miniature models of their furniture designs, on display in vitrines in their showroom during the Saturday night SoHo walk.
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Happy 50th birthday, Flos! If only we had taken a photo of the Bouroullec in attendance.
Happy 50th birthday, Flos! If only we had taken a photo of the Bouroullec in attendance.
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<a href="http://www.fuseproject.com/yves_behar.php">Yves Behar</a> demonstrated his new <a href="http://www.sodastreamusa.com/">SodaStream</a> design at a dinner in the Meatpacking District on Sunday evening. There are three bubble-strength settings (thre
Yves Behar demonstrated his new SodaStream design at a dinner in the Meatpacking District on Sunday evening. There are three bubble-strength settings (three carbon droplets for me, thanks) and you attach the reusable bottle to the nozzle then push down the entire rectangular attachment at top to dispense the bubbles.
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Dwell joined partners <a href="http://www.coolhunting.com/">Cool Hunting</a> and Architizer in presenting an exhibition pairing architecture and design called SCALE at the Standard East. Among the exhibitors were <a href="http://sethkeller.net/home.html">
Dwell joined partners Cool Hunting and Architizer in presenting an exhibition pairing architecture and design called SCALE at the Standard East. Among the exhibitors were Seth Keller, whose bench and blocks are pictured at right, and Katie Stout, with a piece called "Bump In Your Rug." Snarkitecture's slab shelves are shown on the back wall of the space, above Jonah Takagi's 'Range Life' table for Matter.
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Last but not least, Dwell, Cool Hunting, and Architizer hosted a VIP afterparty at the penthouse of the Standard East on Saturday evening, all part of the <a href="http://www.nohodesigndistrict.com/">NoHo Design District</a>. You can check out all the par
Last but not least, Dwell, Cool Hunting, and Architizer hosted a VIP afterparty at the penthouse of the Standard East on Saturday evening, all part of the NoHo Design District. You can check out all the party snapshots on our Facebook page.
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Charleston-based lighting manufacturer <a href="http://www.urbanelectricco.com/">Urban Electric Co.</a> kicked things off on Thursday with an installation of <a href="http://www.srgambrel.com/">Steven Gambrel</a>'s new collection at Industria gallery spac
Charleston-based lighting manufacturer Urban Electric Co. kicked things off on Thursday with an installation of Steven Gambrel's new collection at Industria gallery space in the West Village. The lighting was appropriately architectural and large-scale.

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