May 31, 2013
Metropolis Awards Best Products at New York Design Week
Editors called out the top spaces, products, and ideas for New York Design Week.
There was plenty to see at all the exhibitions and openings taking place over this year’s rebranded week-long festival called NYCxDesign, including the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign, which showcased the latest creations by emerging furniture and lighting designers.
Metropolis editors sought out the top spaces, products, and ideas during New York Design Week, in integrated social media coverage known as Metropolis Likes. They carefully examined all the great design on display at ICFF and WantedDesign, and awarded their favorites with plaques produced by 3M Architectural Markets, using 3M Crystal Glass Finishes.
The plaques became a visual guide—helping the design week audience navigate the fairs and exhibitions via the #MetropolisLikes hashtag, as each selection was announced live with photos on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, and Pinterest.
An ICFF show favorite, for example, was Wolf-Gordon, who introduced an innovative new product ‘Wink’, a clear dry-erase coating that transforms any surface into a write-and-erase canvas. Show attendees tried their hand at completing landscape-themed drawings started by 10 notable artists and designers by playing the surrealist game known as “exquisite corpse.” Check out a time-lapse video of the booth-transforming process:
Wink by Wolf Gordon – ICFF Booth 1332 – Javits Center NYC, 2013 from James Shanks on Vimeo.
Throughout the 4 days, the editors saluted designs that are innovative, unexpected and urgent, including ideas that strike attendees as beautiful, useful and brilliant.
Special thanks to 3M Architectural Markets for a great collaboration. And, congratulations to all Metropolis Likes during Design Week!
Amuneal, Booth Exhibit
Artek, Classic Aalto Anniversary Collection
AXOR, Starck Organic
Bernhardt Design, Mirador Sofa
Big Ass Fans, New Haiku LED module
Blofield, DoNuts air design
Blu Dot, Scamp table
Brizo, Jason Wu Collection
Capdell, Eco 500T Chair
Devon + Devon, Jetset vanity unit
Duravit, Durastyle toilet
DWR, Chris Hardy Helix Table at WantedDesign
Emeco, Grcic Parrish Chair
Fab.com, Collaboration with the Andy Warhol Collection
Flavorpaper, Floral pattern
Fritz Hansen, Ro Chair
Graff, Ametis collection by David Oppizzi
Highstyle, Allways collection
Infinity Drain, Marc Newson line
Interiors from Spain, Pavillion
Japan by Design/JETRO – Kaikado, Tea Caddie collection
Kasthall, Shag Curves installation by Tanya Aguiniga
Lacava, Armosa vanity
Lladro, New Gary Baseman line
Marset, Cala Lamp
Mila International, Tri-mount sink
MOLO, Soft Collection
Moooi, Raimond light
Nanimarquina, New Milton Glaser Rug
Neal Feay, Johanna Grawunder’s Pink Void at WantedDesign
OASIQ, Astor Collection
POD, Silverair Spoon by Brooks Atwood at WantedDesign
Rich Brilliant Willing, Gala Chandelier
RISD Exhibit, Hyun Yoo’s Terra Cotta Vessels produced by OOM at WantedDesign
Space Lighting, Rechargeable LED fixtures
The Future Perfect, The Future Perfect Collection
Thermasol, Collaboration for TopBrewer by Snanomat
THG, Collection O
Tom Dixon, Collaboration with Trumpf live manufacturing
Tucker Robbins, Trident Table
Victoria + Albert, Drayton tub
Vondom, Decorative Planters
Wilsonart, University of Oregon Cafe Chair Student Exhibit