15 innovative designs that blew our mind at NY Design Week

June 15, 2017 by  
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Want to see the future of design? Look no further than New York Design Week , where designers are breaking new ground by experimenting with innovative materials , concepts and technologies. From dazzling crystalline furnishings and literal lawn chairs to biometric seats straight out of science fiction, read on for 15 of our favorite finds from NYCxDesign . Aura Mirrors by Another Human We’ve got a crystal crush on these monolithic mirrors made from raw-hewn semi-precious gems. Leah Ring of Another Human told us that the stones are believed to have metaphysical properties – basalt confers power, blue calcite is calming, obsidian absorbs negative energy, and fluorite bestows positive energy. Cast Sand Drum Stools by Fernando Mastrangelo Fernando Mastrangelo uses simple sand to create textural, multi-layered stools that evoke landscapes, clouds, light and shadows. Collective Paper Aesthetics by Noa Haim A giant cardboard castle rose in the middle of Times Square over the course of New York Design Week . Noa Haim’s CollectivePaperAesthetics project welcomed passersby to design their own paper structures at the NYCxDesign Pavilion . Crossover Collective by Floor Nijdeken Floor Nijdeken is concerned that everyone spends too much time looking at their phones – so he created a “collective embroidery” table to bring people together again. Nijdeken’s Crossover Collective project invites anyone to take a seat and contribute to an embroidered carpet made by many different hands. Pipe Vases by Studio Jeroen Wand These sculptural vases by Jeroen Wand synthesize three different approaches to design. The pipes are readymade objects bought straight off the shelf; the dowels were store bought and then altered; and the smooth ceramic spheres were completely cast by hand. Laminated Cabinet by Studio Jeroen Wand Jeroen Wand has also developed a process for salvaging off-cut wood veneers to create beautiful, multi-layered furniture. Wand says “Normally, veneer is used to cover a less attractive material underneath. Here, veneer is used throughout the whole object.” The resulting pieces are exceptionally lightweight yet extremely durable. Crystal Icons by Isaac Monte Can you recognize this iconic design? It’s Michael Graves’ Alessi Kettle – completely encrusted in blue crystal! Dutch designer Isaac Monte has found a way to transform everyday objects into spectacular crystalline sculptures. Voltasol Pots by Living Things Most planters are heavy, immovable objects – which makes these tipsy, twirling pots all the more fun. Living Things ‘s Voltasol pots are perfectly balanced so that they spin round and round without falling down. Future Kitchen by Ceasarstone X Pratt Caesarstone teamed up with the Pratt Institute to give us a look at the self-sustaining kitchen of the future – complete with a water-recycling hydroponic garden and a biogas generator fed by cooking scraps. Settle Charging Table by Tanya Cai Tanya Cai’s Settle Table may look simple at first glance – but it has several tricks up its sleeve. A colorful inset lifts up to reveal a hidden storage compartment, and a woodgrain coaster doubles as a wireless charging pad for your phone. Kitchen Timers by Yejin Kim OK, these are the cutest kitchen timers we’ve ever seen – one reunites two chicks with every tick of the clock, and the other delivers a pizza slice to a waiting mouth as it counts down. Both were developed by SAIC student Yejin Kim for the Kikkerland and Paper Source Design Challenge . Biometric Chair by Sensingnet Meet the chair of the future. Sensingnet ‘s high-tech Argus seat can measure your respiratory rate, heart rate, and stress level the instant you sit down. Mushroom Planter by Kean University x Ecovative You’d never guess it, but this twisting planter is actually made from mushrooms! Kean University industrial design students teamed up with Ecovative to develop a wide range of products made from mycelium – including a bike helmet, a tote bag, and even a guitar. Lawn Chair by Sarah Crist and Lauren Klein This literal Lawn Chair put every other chaise at ICFF to shame. Sarah Crist and Lauren Klein developed the cheeky chair for a RISD project that paired industrial designers with textile designers. Bonded Packing Peanut Chair by Samuel Bechar If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all the pesky packing peanuts in your life, Samuel Bechar has the answer. He upcycled hundreds of the lightweight box fillers into a clever chair that looks like a giant cloud. + NYCxDesign

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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

May 19, 2013 by  
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Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create his beautiful Bipolar Lamps , which look like floating icicles. Read the rest of Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bipolar LED lamps , green design , green lighting , lamp design , LED lamps , LED lights , nyc design week , recycled lamps , recycled wine glasses , Tat Chao Bipolar , upcycled glasses , wanted design , Wanted Design 2013        

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Steven Haulenbeek’s Minimalist Apoc LED Lamp is Inspired by Traditional Craftsmanship

May 10, 2013 by  
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Steven Haulenbeek used simple materials and construction techniques to build this stripped down, efficient LED lamp. The humorously titled Apoc lamp “can be deconstructed and turned into a small kindling fire at a moments notice. Just large enough to cook a rat,” but also, more sincerely, draws on the long tradition of tool-making and industrial inventions connected to the city of Chicago over the last century. Available for purchase in the desk and floor versions, the lamp will be part of the Chicagoland exhibit at Wanted Design . Read the rest of Steven Haulenbeek’s Minimalist Apoc LED Lamp is Inspired by Traditional Craftsmanship Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Apoc Lamp Steven Haulenbeek , Chicago designer , Chicagoland NYC , doomsday design , lamp design , led lamp design , New York Design Week 2013 , NYC design exhibitions , nyc design week , Steven Haulenbeek , Wanted Design 2013        

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Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

May 10, 2013 by  
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State Department Steps in to Block Access to 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Blueprints

May 10, 2013 by  
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It has only been a couple of days since the Liberator 3D-printed gun was successfully fired in Texas by Defense Distributed . But after the gun was downloaded over 100,000 times in just two days, the State Department told founder Cody Wilson to take down the blueprints from the company’s servers immediately. The sheer number of downloads is not what is causing concern for the federal government – they are concerned as to who is doing the downloading. The web-based plans are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations that do not allow the “export [of] any defense article or technical data for which a license or written approval is required without first obtaining the required authorization from the DDTC (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls).” Read the rest of State Department Steps in to Block Access to 3D-Printed Liberator Gun Blueprints Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D-printed gun , blueprints , Brazil , California , Chuck Schumer , Cody Wilson , ddtc , Defense Distributed , directorate of defense trade controls , download , germany , international traffic in arms regulations , leland yee , liberator gun , mega , New York. , server , Spain , steve israel , texas , UK , US , us state department        

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Solar Power Trees Sprout at Nation’s First Net-Positive Leased Public School

May 10, 2013 by  
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David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

May 20, 2011 by  
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Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

May 20, 2011 by  
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A lamp grows in Brooklyn – well at least this one did. The Branch Lamp, which we spotted at the Model Citizens showcase during New York Design Week , is made of an actual branch that fell during the tornado that struck NY last year. Designed by Harris Hine for Reclaiming Brooklyn , the thought-provoking fixture consists of a series of metal shims, a spun aluminum shade, and a cord, which can actually be customized and placed on any piece of found wood.

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Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

May 20, 2011 by  
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These lounge chairs spotted at Wanted Design during New York Design Week offer a quirky and sustainable way to spice up any interior. Designed by French team Tabisso , the typographic seats are built from sustainably harvested wood and upholstered with an eco-textile from Kvadrat

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