With New York Design Week about to get underway, the contemporary design set has migrated from Brooklyn Designs to ICFF for the annual showcase of furniture innovation and chic modern living collections. It is unusual at these grand events to come across bold eco-friendly designs crafted for a Lilliputian universe. Argington has done just this with their latest limited-edition miniature furniture set. I was totally smitten with these adorable, diminutive models of their full-size pieces while touring Brooklyn Designs last weekend. A design collection that fits neatly and efficiently into a sleek wooden valise, is probably the best way to sport both sustainability and ‘mini-me’, space-saving style.
Argington’s 20-piece limited edition miniature furniture set fits compactly into this one-of-a-kind valise.
Argington’s Andrew Thornton and Jenny Argie have cleverly crafted a dollhouse-sized, 20-piece collection of their full-scale children’s furniture designs – the ever popular trunk beds, cribs, and play tables, to name a few. The Wonders Collection has been an Inhabitat and Inhabitots favorite for quite some time, so the possibility of packing all of this design goodness into a totable set of sustainably-harvested wooden models, is both smart and mighty in message. ‘Small is beautiful’ certainly fit the bill when Inhabitat awarded Argington with ‘Best Kids Design’ in DUMBO last Sunday. We can only hope that design gurus and furniture-fanatics during New York Design Week take note of the role that playful, intelligently-scaled models play in the realization of sustainable design, for users both big and small.