new york design week

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

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

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

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David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

The Manuka lamp is named after the Manuka tree, a tree or shrub bearing small white flowers with five petals that is native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. Trubridge was inspired to create

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Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

Our Top Picks from Noho Design District 2012 in NYC

BALANCING BLOCKS BY FORT STANDARD, FOR AREAWARE At a popup space at 22 Bond Street, Areaware showed off these balancing blocks for grownups by Fort Standard. They're handmade from repurposed hardwood

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood

Brent Comber Shattered Furniture – Made From Reclaimed Douglas Fir Wood

Reclaimed wood furniture is usually so predictable: large upcycled beams from buildings, or slabs of driftwood turned into benches and stools. Thats why Brent Comber's unique reclaimed wood furniture -

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Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

Old Vinyl Records Transformed Into Chic Lamps After the Music Stops

The vaguely Art Deco/moderne-looking lamps come in either black, red or a multicolor mixture of 45s and are a great example of post-consumer recycling at its finest. We asked if they came with 45s sorted

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a lamp for the

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Danielle Trofe’s Live Screen Is a Self-Watering Wall Built for Indoor Plants

Danielle Trofe’s Live Screen Is a Self-Watering Wall Built for Indoor Plants

Apart from enabling the integration of greenery into indoor living spaces, Live Screen is a stand-alone structure and does not need a wall for support. It is also modular and can be easily customized to

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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Here’s one design that really “cleaned up” at New York Design Week – an LED lamp disguised as a broom. Spotted by our editors at ICFF, the MoodBroom by Peteris Zilbers looks like a

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CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

CP Lighting Combines Recycled New Growth Lamp With a Dining Room Table

Lighting designer Christopher Poehlmann is no stranger to Inhabitat or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. We've long been a fan of Poehlman's gorgeous, sculptural 'New

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BRC Designs’ Spineless Chair is Adorned with the Spines of Old Books

BRC Designs’ Spineless Chair is Adorned with the Spines of Old Books

Bibliophiles are sure to get a kick out of BRC Designs‘ new “Spineless” chair, which is made up of the spines of hundreds of old books. Spotted at ICFF this past weekend, the literally

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Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

Alessandro Jordão’s Giant Lego Chair Debuts at “Fresh from Brasil” During NY Design Week

This was the second edition of Fresh From Brasil, which showed its first collection at the Wanted Design show in 2011.  Jordão first showed pieces from his collection of Lego art last year in São

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David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge's sculptural designs are all finished using non-toxic natural oils, which give the pieces a natural look that suits their organic forms. Trubridge's website presents detailed accounts

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The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

Inhabitat favorite Francois Chambard of UM Project unveiled an adorable army of modular robots made from a standardized lighting unit. The quirky bots range from a miniature terrarium to retro robot lamps

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Matthew Plumstead’s Clip Tree Is More Than Just a Pretty Coat Rack

Matthew Plumstead’s Clip Tree Is More Than Just a Pretty Coat Rack

So you finally got around to hanging some hooks on the wall by your front door, or maybe you even bought a coat rack, but what about your keys, your phone, your dog's toys, and all the other various

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The Private Rocker by Herman Miller and Kyle Fleet Creates a Quiet Retreat In the Office

The Private Rocker by Herman Miller and Kyle Fleet Creates a Quiet Retreat In the Office

Need an escape from your fellow office workers? Or maybe a serene space to concentrate on what you're doing? The Private Rocker, designed by Cranbrook product design student Kyle Fleet in collaboration

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MIO’s Adorable Softbowls are Made from 100% Wool Felt

MIO’s Adorable Softbowls are Made from 100% Wool Felt

We recently spotted these nifty wool bowls by MIO at ICFF during New York Design Week. Even though they're not new to the scene, we were so enamored by their cute design, we couldn't help but feature

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Kohler Makes a Splash at ICFF with a Neon Chartreuse Shipping Container Booth

Kohler Makes a Splash at ICFF with a Neon Chartreuse Shipping Container Booth

When we first came across Kohler's massive shipping container booth, we were skeptical as to whether it was even green at all (besides the color, that is). Some companies choose to have these containers

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BRC Designs’ American Pipe Dream Chair and Table Are Made from a Maze of Copper Piping

BRC Designs’ American Pipe Dream Chair and Table Are Made from a Maze of Copper Piping

The American Pipe dream table and chair were inspired by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell's own frustration after some thieves stripped the copper out of one of his welding machines. According to the designer,

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At Labo’s Wood Veneer Lamps Are Puzzles You Put Together Yourself

At Labo’s Wood Veneer Lamps Are Puzzles You Put Together Yourself

Is it a lamp or is it a puzzle? Spotted at ICFF during New York Design Week, At Labo's beguiling veneer lamps resemble wooden orbs, but bat one a bit with your hand and you'll see that they're

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Transform Bare Walls to Bright Indoor Gardens with the Versatile Urbio System

Transform Bare Walls to Bright Indoor Gardens with the Versatile Urbio System

Spotted at New York Design Week, we are in love with the Urbio, a system of mix and match modular planters and organizers that snap into place with high-strength magnets. The series of various sized

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Grassy PicNYC Table Brings Al Fresco Dining to Your Living Room

Grassy PicNYC Table Brings Al Fresco Dining to Your Living Room

Haiko Cornelissen was inspired to create the picNYC Table by his experience living in a tiny apartment in Paris. The apartment lacked space for a full dining table, so he often invited guests out to the

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Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design

Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design

From a stilt-standing table light to a minimalistic robotic shape, the lamps are all original and crafted using a small selection of simple bases topped with creative lamp fittings. The futuristic designs

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StickBulb by RUX Design is an LED Lighting System Made from Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

StickBulb by RUX Design is an LED Lighting System Made from Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

New York-based Rux Design unveiled its playful LED StickBulb lighting system at this year's New York Design Week. Designed and manufactured at RUX’s workshop in New York City, this simple lamp is

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Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Iannone Design have transformed sections of salvaged automotive panels into this stunning ReWreck Sideboard. Launched this week at ICFF in New York, the reclaimed sheetmetal furniture takes full advantage

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Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

The Wave Loung by 0 to 1 Designed by 0 to 1, the Wave has been constructed from recycled cardboard cores that were once used to hold fabric or packing materials. The structure is connected by

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Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

Nadia Belalia Transforms Simple Steel Steamers Into Stunning Lamps

It’s a pretty old trick to take a simple steamer or colander and use it as a light shade, so designer Nadia Belalia upped the ante with her series of transformed and customized steamer lamps. Belalia

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iTree is an iPod Docking Station Made out of an Entire Tree Trunk

iTree is an iPod Docking Station Made out of an Entire Tree Trunk

Though we like the idea behind the iTree, we're not really sold on the thought that each one uses a lot of material that could possibly be used for a better cause. Additionally if you think about the fact

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