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NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK | ICFF | BY CONOR BURKE

The 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair aka ICFF took place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with over 700 exhibitors and barely a month after Milan’s Design Week, ICFF is North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design and a force to be reckoned with. My eye might have been drawn to all things round and eclipsed for some reason during this show, so here are my top selects from this years ICFF.

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NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK | WantedDesign | by Conor Burke

WantedDesign is always on my “go to” list during New York Design Week aka NYCxDESIGN, it is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large. Founded in New York City in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has always staged their presence at the landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue in West Chelsea’s Historic District, offering participants and visitors a unique and dynamic experience for all the design lovers.

This year also marks the first year for WantedDesign’s new, second location: WantedDesign Brooklyn, at Industry City in Sunset Park.

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CREATIVE INSIDER | Conor Burke | NEW YORK

Back at home I was Market Editor at Vogue Living, where I worked on the front of book; editing shopping pages, styling shoots and writing features on design, food and style. Here in NYC I’m working with photographer Martyn Thompson, as the Brand Manager for his new fabric collection, titled “Martyn Thompson Studio”.

The designs all begin as one of his photographs before being woven on a jacquard loom. It’s wonderful working with someone who is endlessly creative and has such a distinct vision! Over the coming days I will be showing you my personal insight into New York Design Week but in the mean time check out where I like to hang in NYC.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | Exercises in Seating by Max Lamb | 5VIE

London designer Max Lamb presented ‘Exercises in Seating’ during Milan Design Week in our favourite zone, 5VIE. The retrospective exhibition showcased 42 of Max’s seat designs all arranged in a circular configuration, like a group council meeting, around the edges of Spazio Sanremo. The pieces were ordered roughly chronologically starting from his first piece he created while studying at London’s Royal College of Art through to his most recent, that he designed specifically for the Milan show. Through the assistance of curator Federica Sala , Max’s wife and Max’s Australian partner in designer crime Nic Gardner they created one of the most powerful and refreshing moments of the week.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | Apparatus Studio | 5VIE

The urban district of 5VIE just by the side of Duomo was our stand out area this year during Milan design week. In it’s second year 5VIE art+design is a project promoted by the no-profit association Networking Milano Giovani, which brings together different sectors in this particular area of the city in agreement with retailers, schools, social foundations, public and cultural bodies, the church, residents and many others. Everything is supported by the Milan council and supported by Fondazione Cariplo. This year the area dedicated the week to Italian architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni,

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | DIMORESTUDIO | BRERA

DIMORESTUDIO celebrated their ten year anniversary in the presence of this years Salone in Milan. The two designers Emiliano Salci and Britt Mortan were the talk of the town presenting their new collection PALMADOR2015  within the Brera Design District in their usual appartamento setting. Simplicity in suggestions. Purity of colour. Mistakes in colour. Reminiscences of decor. Softness of step. Magic of sound. Glow of the lights. Transparency of the shelves. Vertical reflection. Uncontaminated green.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK | WE MAKE CARPETS | VENTURA LAMBRATE

One major highlight at Ventura Lambrate this year was definitely the adaptation of the exhibition ‘Kneeling’ by the Dutch group WE MAKE CARPETS. It took them 7 long days to install their incredibly visual carpART’s ( as we like to call them ) on the floor of the industrial setting within Ventura.

The original Kneeling was a big solo exhibition by WE MAKE CARPETS that displayed their clever temporary contemporary carpets, held last year commemorating their five year anniversary at MU Eindhoven in the Netherlands. That year they  also launched  a beautiful book: Kneeling Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS which is a must BUY.

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