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Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 at the Jil Sander Showroom, NYC during ICFF 2012.  Photographed by Melissa Stewart

ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions

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."
May 24, 2012
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Seoul Living Design

South Korea recently hosted the 15th Annual Seoul Living Design Fair as part of their lead-up to their one-year term as the World Design Capital in 2010. Sergio Pirrone, a Tokyo-based architect, photographer, and writer, attended the show and captured the works of leading Korean designers such as Bae Dae Yong, Choi Si Yuong, Jeon Shi Hyoung. Click the “View Slideshow” link about to see some of the designs that were on display.  
April 27, 2009
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From Milan: Everyday Life Shop

Despite the fact that the small corner storefront was a bit off the beaten path for foot traffic, not listed in the Interni guidebook, and actually a few doors down and around the cobbled bend from the address being advertised, we managed to find the Everyday Life Objects Shop in Milan yesterday (and I’m glad we did).
April 24, 2009
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From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders

Soon after arriving in Milan, relieved at having made it through the nine-hour airline delay and gotten to Italy in one piece, we met up with Marcel Wanders. The Dutch designer is a fixture in the scene here at Salone del Mobile, having had his hands in many different projects and studios over the years. Wanders has long been a favorite of Dwell (we profiled him three years ago in our "Influential Designers" issue), so we were pleased to have a chance to catch up with him straightaway.
April 22, 2009
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From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht

Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology, and that may very well one day revolutionize the way we live. It’s a tall order—and one that rarely is fulfilled. At today’s press preview of British manufacturer Established & Sons' fifth collection, designer Sam Hecht sat down with Dwell to discuss a new piece, Table. Bench. Chair. Most likely too quiet to revolutionize the entirety of home furnishings, the new piece nonetheless offers something most unusual—furniture that doesn’t do anything, but rather, everything.
April 22, 2009
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From Milan: Q&A with Jason Bruges

Jason Bruges is showing in Milan for the first time with Established & Sons. His Flatliner family of lights uses LEDs on thin discs with touch technology along the rim: simply tap your fingertip and they begin to shine, or leave it there and the fixtures will dim. “They’re stealth and sleek, but emit this very warm kind of light,” he told me. These cool lamps with bright pin pricks shining through will be offered in hanging, floor, and desk varieties. Though his studio generally designs for public space, he's thrilled to be making pieces for a different kind of audience.  
April 22, 2009