NYCxDesign week is the epitome of everything the design community does well – larger than life trade shows like ICFF, expertly curated exhibits that toe the line of modern art and design, showrooms styled to the nines for all passersby and lots of Aperol Spritz.
Everybody on the team went into last week with different intentions, assignments, and goals, but most importantly we all took a moment to be in collective awe at just what the furniture world is capable of. It’s a week of community, creativity, and fostering the energy that design can make the world a better place.
While there’d be no way to condense everything we did – we each wanted to share our favorite finds from the week, along with some choice exhibits, meals we’re replaying, and showrooms.
Let’s dive in
Katie – COO
Favorite Thing: Vintage Joel Robinson Fabric at MoMa Good Design Exhibit
“A close second would be the Magazine Table by Jens Risom for Fredericia!”
Lauren – Web & Marketing Associate
Favorite Thing: BOB JOB by Scandinavian Spaces
“I love that beyond just being functional, BOB JOB is full of personality. The tonal and curvy upholstery is spacious and welcoming, while separators and rounded wood accents make room for personal workspace, storage, and (happily) plants.”
Jeffrey – Trade Sales Associate
Favorite Thing: Carl Hansen Chair Wall
“My favorite thing was the Carl Hansen showroom, but specifically their chair wall. Major goals – oak soap frames with tonal natural Sif leather upholstery and natural canvas, paper cord, and flag halyard details.”
Courtney – Creative Marketing Associate
Favorite Thing: Resin Lounge by Facture Studio
“The shape, the colors, and ingenuity knocked this out of the park for me!!”
Marissa – Customer Experience Manager
Favorite Thing: Stella Hexagon by Roll & Hill
“How could you not be obsessed with everything; from the perfect shade of green, to the infinity reflection, and the luxe jewelry vibes that it adds to any room.”
Laura – Buyer
Favorite thing: Embrace Lounge by Carl Hansen
“Super comfortable and such a different look than the rest of Carl Hansen’s portfolio!”
Micaela – Content Marketing Assistant
Favorite Thing: Ch28 by Carl Hansen
“It was so pretty alone by the window and kind of summed up the simple elegance of the whole showroom for me.”
Rose – Design Sales Associate
Favorite Thing: Studio Rosso Long Mirror by Fritz Hansen
“The offsetting of the third mirror clicked perfectly with its lavish and artful style.”
Natalie – Founder, Creative Director
Favorite Thing: Lighting & Mirrors by Ocrum
Taylor – Design Sales Associate
Favorite Thing: Ikebana Vase styled at the Fritz Hansen Showroom
“The Ikebana Vase brought me life! Their partnership with local florist and artist truly made Fritz Hansen my favorite brand showroom!”
Hannah – Web & Marketing Associate
Favorite thing: Murmurations Light by Graypants
“I love how these pendants are intricately made from recycled cardboard to create an organic, nature-inspired form that has a feel of simple beauty, paired with intrigue.”
Where we ate: Cardoncello DiVino (olive oil tasting to die for), Seamores, Candle Cafe, Jack’s Wife Freda, La Percora Bianca … just to name a few!
Exhibits we loved: Future Perfect’s Chair Exhibit, Wanted Design, Herman Miller x Furnishing Utopia, Fritz Hansen x Sean Kelly Event, Suite NY x GUBI: The Beetle Chair
We saw a lot of things we loved, had a lot of 10 pm dinners, and went home armed with the joy and exhaustion that only the best sensory overload from design can bring. If you ever want to see our adventures live – follow along with our IG stories for a true first-look + behind the scenes.