LWSY Hits New York Design Week >> ICFF, Wanted, Intro NY, The NYDC, & The Design District.

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Armed with the most detailed day by day plan of action, I was ready to hit New York for the week. Having been to all the main events to date this year, Paris, Stockholm and Milan, New York was one I was most excited to see. I was determined to see everything. The big events of the week, ICFF & Wanted, but also the smaller pop-ups, Intro NY the New York edition of Designjunction, Lindsey Adelman, Matter Made and Neri & Hu and Pinch at The Future Perfect.

Remains Lighting, Bushwick, Brooklyn

I arrived in on a day flight (what an error) so attempted to fit in a few visits before the end of the day. I was lucky to be staying with a wonderful friend I met in Paris during last years Maison et Objet up on 5th Avenue infront of the park, so we took ourselves off for a quick run to wake me up before my day. My first appointment of the day was in Bushwick, Brooklyn. After navigating my way through the subway I arrived at the Remains Lighting Factory. Remains are a brand that I have always presented to my clients in London looking for some beautiful lighting. I’ll be sharing more on my visit in another post, so stay in touch. Above you can see a sneak preview of what I saw…

Chairs at 1stDibs as seen in Avalon Hotel

Next stop, the New York Design Centre on 200 Lexington Avenue. My two favourite spaces? 1st Dibs & Tucker Robbins…

Tucker Robbins at the NYDC

Over to Columbus Circle & a hotel featured on Discover&Deliver that I wanted to check out, 6 Columbus

6 Columbus Hotel

A quick stroll down the road and you hit the Hudson Hotel. This luxury New York hotel designed by Philippe Starck, is an environment full of energy, with fantastic architecture. I met the most wonderful man in the lift, widowed he’d lived in the hotel for years. “It’s the best places in the world!” he boomed. He commanded the lift doors with his walking stick, I travelled up and down in the lift with him as he kept talking and talking, sweet man.

With 866 guest rooms, a modern-day beer hall, and burger restaurant, Hudson Common, Sky Terrace, an English garden in the skies of New York City, an the ideal spot for soaking up the sun and enjoying a quiet drink while admiring the breathtaking view. Private Park is a green oasis, which lies at the heart of the hotel behind the reservations desk.

Hudson Hotel

Hudson Library Bar

The Library Bar

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Below, the beautiful rooftop Sky Terrace…

Sky Bar, Hudson Hotel

Design Within Reach Store

Heading back to the Upper East for a quick refresh I was straight out the door to meet some work friends at ABC Home…

e15 table at ABC Home

ABC Home has a wonderfully curated store, with brands such as E15 and Verpan making appearances on the night, it was the visual merchandising team who deserved all the praise. The store looked beautiful…

Flat Iron building

Midnight, walking past the Flat Iron…

Highline

Saturday morning, at the crack of dawn, I was determined to walk the High Line…

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For once I found myself in the right part of town. Just a few streets over was a pop-up exhibition by New York based design firm, The Future Perfect. The exhibition featured works by Lindsey Adelman, Neri & Hu & De La Espada…

Entrance to Neri&Hu in the meatpacking district

Neri&Hu in the Meatpacking district

Zisha Tea Set by Neri & Hu, available to purchase >> here <<

The Future Perfect (a store with Pinch furniture)

From Clapham North, South London to 55 Great Jones Street between Bowery and Lafayette…

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Last year I was introduced to this place, Peels on 325 Bowery. I’m happy with the hot chocolate but they also do amazing Cobb Salad and coconut cream pie, as I said, I was happy with just the hot chocolate 😉

Rug Company on Wooster

Next stop, down to Wooster for a quick peek in The Rug Company, Design Within Reach, Cassina, Moroso & Flos…

Cassina showroom

Above, Cassina

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 Above, Ochre and the beautiful Arctic Pear Chandelier, available to buy  >> here <<.

The following morning was a good day for a trade show, whilst it thrashed with rain all day I fled to the ICFF…

ICFF at Javitz

Vitra at ICFF

Lighting at the ICFF

Some notable designers that I hope will receive some more European exposure are Mary Wallis’s beautiful lights, Patrick Townsend a designer from Long Island, Daniel Levy and Bend, an amazing design brand who came over from LA. 

Intro NY on Broome St

This year was the first year British based brand, Designjunction curated a space for NYDW. Intro NY at Lot 379, a pop-up exhibition space. It was good to catch up with the team at Resident who I missed at Most in Milan…

Intro NY (Design Junction event on Broome St)

My final day in New York, and it was time to meet the press and marketing team at Hotel Americano. With a quick tour of some of the suites, the rooftop and basement pop-up bar. You may remember seeing my previous post of the hotel >> here <<.

Americano Hotel

Shop the look above >> here <<

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This is the pop-up, below. It was designed by German artist Tobias Rehberger as an homage to Bar Oppenheimer, a famous Frankfurt drinking den where artists hangout and drink. Tobias Rehberger Bar Oppenheimer. Created to coincide with the opening of the Frieze Art Fair, the weeks before New York Design Week and it will stay open for the next couple of months.

Oppenheimer bar at Americano

entrance to wanted exhibition

My last exhibition in New York was at The Terminal Stores. Wanted Design is in it’s third season, and everyone is welcome. No trade passes, public, trade, mentor and muse, this was an exhibition for all. With daily talks and workshops, it reminded me of Designjunction in London.

James Hotel 2

With a couple of appointments at The James Hotel above, and a tour of The Rivington below, I was about full to bursting with information from my week in the city. With more stories to unravel over the coming weeks be sure to stay in touch…

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LWSY in NYC.

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