By Regina Connell and Linda Ricci.
Our favorite of all shows from New York Design Week. Great energy and some great work in a lovely, funky, space on Mercer. (Still loving those grand, circular radiators.)
Model Citizens NYC is a platform for the best in indie design and emerging designers. Led by designer Mika Braakman, the team finds and showcases some of the best work–not just from NYC but globally.
Tons to choose from, but here were some of our favorites.
It was great to see Josh Jakus there, with his latest lighting sculptures. Josh’s work is always so smart, beautiful and eco-friendly (it’s made out of recycled PET felt). Love how you can customize this light with different support rings. Learn more about Josh at our profile here.
Colleen and Eric’s fabulous light makes you smile. And then you start to wonder how they did it. (Fortunately there are process posts on their site.) This duo designs clever, quirky, problem-solving pieces for the home. In particular, I love their candle holder with built-in sharpener. Brilliant.
Gorgeous, gorgeous. This installation, called Cosmic Quilt by Brooklyn’s The Principals.
We found Dutch designer Bart Van Heesch photographing his Metal Blinds in the upstairs space and decided to join him in the act: who knew that Venetian Blind “technology” could be turned into something so beautiful?
The wood/bare light bulb pairing is feeling a little tired these days, but this lovely, refined lamp by MIT and RISD-trained Niels Cosman perked us right up.
Lest you think that we only saw amazing lighting and sculpture, we also thoroughly enjoyed the craft and design of Lauren Tickle. See more of her amazing work here.