NYDesignWeek2007

INTERVIEW: Designer Tom Dixon Talks About Sustainable Design

INTERVIEW: Designer Tom Dixon Talks About Sustainable Design

Tom Dixon, design pioneer and all around renaissance man, was one of the big hits of HauteGREEN's festivities, where he spoke about issues, concerns and contradictions in sustainable design, including

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Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

It takes more than renewable materials to turn the head of seasoned sustainable design fans. This is why our gaze fell so admirably on the line of housewares from Domestic Aesthetic while making our way

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MIRROR MIRROR on the HauteGREEN wall

MIRROR MIRROR on the HauteGREEN wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Well, as far as mirrors go, Paul Loebach's Mirror Mirror - which we spotted at this year's HauteGREEN show - may very well take the cake. Its

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TENNIS BALL BENCHES by Remy/Veenhuizen

TENNIS BALL BENCHES by Remy/Veenhuizen

You may have thoughts tennis balls were just for tennis - but creative Dutch designer Tejo Remy has found a another use for the bright yellow bouncy felt-and-rubber balls. The same material qualities

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PROPELLOR’S PLYBOO PENDANT LAMP

PROPELLOR’S PLYBOO PENDANT LAMP

Making its debut at HauteGREEN this year, Propeller's gorgeous new pendant lamps demonstrate the potential of combining CNC milling with sustainable materials like Plyboo. What particularly attracts us to

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ECO-FRIENDLY EMIR CHAIR by Trokk 16

ECO-FRIENDLY EMIR CHAIR by Trokk 16

If you are looking for a cool alternative to your average, run-of-the-mill upholstered furniture, the latest buzz (and one of the stunners of the HauteGREEN show) is the Emir chair by Lars Urheim of the

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MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt

MOSO BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP by Brian Schmitt

A variety of environmentally-friendly pendant lights lit up the HauteGREEN exhibition last month in New York, but none of them more exquisitely displays our love for bamboo than the Moso Pendant by

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IANNONE ECO-FRIENDLY MOD LODGE FURNITURE

IANNONE ECO-FRIENDLY MOD LODGE FURNITURE

We've long been fans Iannone:Sanderson's amazingly creative and cute sustainable furniture designs. Every year at ICFF we count on seeing several new organic designs in kirei and bamboo from Iannone, and

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ARTEK 2ND CYCLE FURNITURE with Tom Dixon

ARTEK 2ND CYCLE FURNITURE with Tom Dixon

At our recent Reclaiming Design event, we were thrilled to see such amazing work and general interest in the integration of reused and recycled materials in the design process. But super-kudos go out to

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TEJO REMY’S PLAYGROUND FENCES

TEJO REMY’S PLAYGROUND FENCES

One of the highlights of our recent Reclaiming Design events in New York was Dutch designer Tejo Remy's presentation. As expected, the Dutch designer spoke about his well known chest of drawers, rag

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YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

YVES BEHAR LED LEAF LAMP

Yves Behar's graceful and gestural Leaf lamp may well be the best known LED desk lamp of our era. Debuting last year at ICFF 2006, the iconic "eco lamp" won rave reviews and garnered a lot of attention

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RICK LEE’S FOUR SEASONS PLYBOO TABLES

RICK LEE’S FOUR SEASONS PLYBOO TABLES

We love designer Rick Lee's creative use of digital fabrication and CNC milling to create a set of playfully evocative "Four Seasons" furniture, which was on display at New York's ICFF. Celebrating the

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SUPERSLEEK LED DESK LAMP – Z-Bar by Koncept

SUPERSLEEK LED DESK LAMP – Z-Bar by Koncept

While wandering the halls of ICFF this year we came across this beautiful new LED Lamp design by Koncept and were instantly smitten with its graceful lines and clarity of purpose. Koncept's gorgeously

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ORGANIC LED LAMP BY MAKOTO TOJIKI

ORGANIC LED LAMP BY MAKOTO TOJIKI

When it comes to innovative lighting, there's cool, and then there's just plain brilliant (pun intended). Makoto Tojiki's "Archimedes Dream" seems to fall into the latter category. The glowing ribbon

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SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

SALT CRYSTALIZED DOILY BOWL by the Home Project

While grandmother’s doilies may be an anachronism in modern homes today, the UNBLOSSOM salt crystal crocheted bowls represent a very current trend- that is the re-inventing of products from past crafts

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RECYCLED BOTTLE CASCADE CHANDELIER

RECYCLED BOTTLE CASCADE CHANDELIER

When we spotted Michelle Brand's gorgeous Cascade Chandelier at HauteGREEN this year, we were drawn to the beautiful design like eco-minded moths around a CFL bulb. When we took a closer look and

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HauteGREEN BEST IN SHOW: Inhabitat Awards

HauteGREEN BEST IN SHOW: Inhabitat Awards

Given the overwhelming success of the HauteGREEN show this year, and the increasingly large numbers of designers participating, we felt it was time to apply our 'editors-choice-awards' model to HauteGREEN

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MINI DIY DESIGNER BATTERY LAMPS – Designer Emulator Kit

MINI DIY DESIGNER BATTERY LAMPS – Designer Emulator Kit

One of our favorite finds from this year's ICFF is Mark McKenna's collection of pocket-size do-It-yourself designer battery lights. We've seen 9-volt batteries acting as light sources before, as in

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INHABITAT REPORTS FROM ICFF

INHABITAT REPORTS FROM ICFF

Every May in New York City, the flowers bloom, the cold winter weather becomes a distant memory, and thousands of thousands of avid design fans flock to the Javits Center for the tens of thousands of

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CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

One of our favorite discoveries at this year's ICFF (and winner of the ICFF Editor's Choice Award for Best New Designer), was Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu's brand new Corona Solar Light, an outdoor

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DESIGN WEEK PARTY PICS 2007

DESIGN WEEK PARTY PICS 2007

Aside from all the amazing designs- chairs, products, homewares, and spaces- that make NY Design Week such a wonderful whirlwind, when you get right down to it, it's a week of parties. The beacons and

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HAUTE GREEN 2007

HAUTE GREEN 2007

xDesign's fabulous Air-Filter Plant Lamp All of you NY design fans have probably wondered why we've been a bit slow on the Design Week reportage this year... We have been thoroughly attending all the

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RECLAIMING DESIGN PANEL: Today!

RECLAIMING DESIGN PANEL: Today!

If you're in New York City this weekend for the ICFF, we'd like to remind you about our Reclaiming Design event at HauteGreen this afternoon. You can't miss the HauteGREEN show, so why not combine a

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BKLYN DESIGNS: Nicholas Furrow Honey Jar Lamp

BKLYN DESIGNS: Nicholas Furrow Honey Jar Lamp

Nicholas Furrow was showing a few other items at BKLYN Designs, aside from the strainer lamp, and we'd light to show you another one that caught our eye, and nose: The Honey Jar Lamp. It is part of a

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BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Nicholas Furrow’s Strainer Lamp

BKLYN DESIGNS 2007: Nicholas Furrow’s Strainer Lamp

We were truly amazed by the variety of products shown at last weekend's BKLYN designs, where we saw everything from timber tables to skateboards on the floor. We loved how designers seemed to look at

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TOM DIXON SPEAKING AT HAUTEGREEN TODAY!

TOM DIXON SPEAKING AT HAUTEGREEN TODAY!

Calling all Tom Dixon fans in New York! We want to remind you that the renowned British designer Tom Dixon will be speaking at HauteGREEN TODAY, Saturday May 19th at 3pm. The maverick British design

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HauteGREEN STARTS TONIGHT!

HauteGREEN STARTS TONIGHT!

People in NYC - Don't forget that HauteGREEN starts tonight! After weeks of anticipation, sneak peeks, and announcements about the star-studded lineup, HauteGREEN is officially kicking off its

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MODGREENPOD Sustainable Fabrics & Upholstery

MODGREENPOD Sustainable Fabrics & Upholstery

One thing we are especially excited to check out at this weekend's HauteGREEN show is the new range of fabrics and wallpaper by ModGreenPod. Sisters-in-law Nancy Mims and Lisa Mims design adorable poppy

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HAUTEGREEN SNEAK PEEK: Hi-Five’s Apt Chair

HAUTEGREEN SNEAK PEEK: Hi-Five’s Apt Chair

This past weekend at BKLYN Designs, we were excited to discover Kiel Mead and Michael Cummings of Hi-Five's simple but stunning Apt chairs, and were pleased to find out they are made from Richlite, a

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CORE 77′s GUIDE TO New York Design Week

CORE 77′s GUIDE TO New York Design Week

New York Design week is rapidly approaching and we can't wait. Between the ICFF, HauteGREEN, and a million gazillion design parites, we're going to have our hands full trying to manage it all. Thank

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