May 18, 2009
[email protected]: Meatpacking Minutes
Snapshots from last night’s events at Design Within Reach, 414 Gallery, and Vitra (sort of)
After two full days at the ICFF, some people—I’ve heard—have to fight off an uncontrollable urge to head home and take a nap. Still, our party photographer managed to spend a few minutes cruising the Meatpacking District’s Design 09 cocktail-crawl finale last night.
The Design Within Reach showroom on 14th Street was hosting an exhibition of architectural models by the Swedish architecture and design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune.
The models were illuminated by CKR’s task lamp for Wästberg, which was inspired by a dentist’s light.
Deeper into DWR: Boru vodka on ice in an enormous polyethylene planter/light, and the colorful crowd
Next door, the 414 Gallery was showing furniture and architectural models from a diverse group of architects and designers, including IDEA Brasil, IDSA New York, designboom (above), Polshek Partnership, LO-TEK, and others . . .
. . . but it was too crowded to get a very good look at all the work. Time to head over to Vitra.
Oh no, a line!