new york design week

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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Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System is a "generative design studio" that harnesses cutting-edge technology to create art, jewelry, and housewares modeled after processes found in nature. They develop computer programs that

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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez The Burritob0t 3D prints an edible extrusion of configurable Mexican food. The machine employs a hybrid of digital fabrication and molecular gastronomy -- or in other words,

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Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Sometimes, the most innovative lighting fixtures don't come from the stable of perfectly finished, sleek task lights at design shows, but from the recycling heaps and hardware stores on the streets of

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RISD Students Use Recyclable Composites to Create Mind-Bending Furnishings

RISD Students Use Recyclable Composites to Create Mind-Bending Furnishings

The large majority of composite materials suitable for furniture design rely heavily on resins, which render them un-recyclable. Twintex® however, is a "commingled glass and thermoplastic polypropylene

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The 100 Mile Design Challenge Asks Students To Think Local With Their Designs

The 100 Mile Design Challenge Asks Students To Think Local With Their Designs

The city of Baltimore has grown through its interaction with the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding marshlands, and raw materials that can be found in the region range from oyster shells, to invasive bamboo

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Young & Battaglia’s Quirky Clothespin Lamp is All Pinned Up

Young & Battaglia’s Quirky Clothespin Lamp is All Pinned Up

This eclectic clothespin lamp designed by Young & Battaglia caught our eye last week at ICFF during New York Design Week. Dubbed "Peggy Sue", the lamp features a base made of hand-turned wood and a

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ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

ABC123 Chair is Made Entirely from Building Blocks

Kids love bright colors and fun designs, but the plastic furniture readily available to adorn their rooms is usually predictable and non eco-friendly. BRC Designs fixes this problem with their kid-tested,

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Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Plant Growing Dino Lamp by Deger Cengiz Provides a LED Lit Home for Foliage

Dino’s flexible neck can be angled and bent in any direction to meet your lighting needs. A bright LED bulb ensures long lasting bright white and energy efficient illumination, and the lamps are

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The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

PRATT: David Kim and Mike Seto, from the design collaborative ClickBoomPow created a line of colorful "New Role Models" chairs, which are designed to offer public seating with a pop of art. These

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Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

These incredible LED lamps by Aqua Creations are each made from a single, hand-folded sheet of paper. Japanese company Aki showcased their awesome 3D cardboard sculptures - including this adorable

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

Esin Arsan showcased a clever set of coffee mugs that serve up a reminder about the world's vanishing endangered species with every cup of joe. Each animal's imprint is rendered in an unglazed section

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The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

Designed by Aqua Creations, each 96 Molecules lamp is crafted by folding a single sheet of paper without any other manipulations. The process emphasizes craftsmanship and creates a unique product that is

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Qis Designs’ Seagull Lamp Soars High With Energy Efficient LEDs

Qis Designs’ Seagull Lamp Soars High With Energy Efficient LEDs

[ The lamp's illumination can be controlled with two knobs on the main body, one which adjusts for brightness and the other to angle the light to meet user needs. With any lighting adjustments the

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David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

David Trubridge’s Flat Pack Lamps Unfold Into Illuminating Masterpieces

The Seed System was designed by David Trubridge as a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of hanging lamps that range in size from one to eight feet high. The lamp is based upon the design concept of

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Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

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

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Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

Tabisso Chairs Are a Fun Way to Spell Out Sustainable Design

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

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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