I spent Friday afternoon perusing the AD Design Show with my art/design bestie Raquel Cayre… We mostly focused on the “Made” section of the show, which features over 150 artists and designers, local and emerging artisans in art, fine furniture, sculpture, textiles and lighting. Almost everyone I spoke to was based out of Brooklyn and hand making some pretty gorgeous things. “Art Furniture”. Basically, I was in indie furniture heaven, not least because…. CHAIRS! There were many many many lovely chairs for me to gape at. Some distinct trends emerged. Lighting is still heavily mid-century french inspired. Wood is blonde. Lines are clean and edgy. And marbles and stones reign supreme. If you look at yesterdays post, the aesthetic is consistent. Ok, here we go, some of my favorite moments at the AD Design Show.
Be still my beating heart. Banner Furniture.
Stefan Rurak made this ridiculously good looking black chair, I love it.
Both the table and the chair are on fiyaaaa! Made by Luur. Peg Woodworkings woven chairs were amazing. Woven cord chairs, Dust to Dust Furniture. Also one of my favorite chairs ever, these guys by Dane Co. Holy crap. Alex Drew And No One
Jerry Nance: Holy hell, hand sewn leather. Made by MFGR. I surrender. Obsessed with the lines on these pieces by Yucca Stuff.
Bower is as always, the king of the mirror scene. Notice the trend toward oval shapes?
Me in a Bower mirror, and no I did know one pant leg was rolled up.
These Granny shoes are all over the fashion blogs. Thoughts?
Nils Berg Furniture
WhoRe Haus Studio
Fort Standard killing it. Ben + Aja Blanc By Debra Folz Lost the source! Sorry! Kaufman Mercantile, this delicisous little leather bowl inspired by native american leather crafts. Their chair: Fuck it. Obviously bought two of these from Various Projects: A_to_B Studio designed these sweet little standing mirrors. Fort Standard lighting game – see also the wood table and round gold mirror. KGBL, they also are the brand in the first photo: Luke Lamp Company
Hope you enjoyed, and I hope I introduced you to some new small companies! I encourage you to click through and see all their lovely stuff. Don’t be intimidated! Have a great day everyone.