AD Show 2018 started on March 22 and ended on the 25th in NY. The 17th annual design show promised and delivered another great edition with more than 400 brands! The event showcased a wide variety of products and furniture for the interiors trade so, take a look at this Exclusive Furniture: Favorites from AD SHOW 2018!
Christopher Prinz, artist and industrial designer, along with Patrick Parrish Gallery, has created an incredible line of objects that float between design and art. Joining minimalist and maximalist, Prinz’s wrinkled and electroplated zinc, steel, and copper forms are vaguely functional, but more importantly, push the line in terms of what would normally be considered acceptable in the context of design. Definitely one of the most incredible presentations of this tradeshow.
Kin & Company is the Brooklyn design company of the cousins Joseph Vidich, an architect with a deep knowledge of metalworking and fabrication, and Kira de Paola, an interior designer with a background in high-end furniture. In their booth, they have partnered with Brooklyn’s Wallpaper Projects to create a space showcasing ethereality, materiality, and highlighting forms and crafts.
The Brooklyn-based ceramics studio SIN is the namesake of its founder – Virginia Sin. Mostly focused on home goods, Virginia is newly in the lighting world but presented these terracotta sconces that would match with any interior design styles.
NBrooklyn’s-own Facture is new in the field but showcased an incredible modern furniture line. At first sight, the maximalist, mint-green epoxy resin pieces are bold. But if you look closer you can see the subtle changes in color are completely controlled by the depth of the resin cast.
Canadian, Simon Johns creates furniture perfect for luxury interior design. His sleek forms paired with strong materials and, unedited nature create a playful dynamic. Another amazing exhibitor in AD SHOW 2018.
Tantuvi’s founder Arati Rao works with Ikat weavers in South India and Dhurrie weavers of North India to interpret and challenge traditional rug weaving techniques. While working to conserve the rich culture and community of weavers, she challenges the design with her new Kona line. Patterns and colors are all playful and present.
Birnam Wood Studio is the research-driven practice of Brecht Gander. The focal point of the showcase in this edition of AD SHOW 2018 is this wardrobe made from blackened steel frames and deeply textured orange concrete casts. Birnam Wood Studio has also partnered with Italian jewelry designer Suna Bonometti to create a stool that is as much a material experiment as it is a reference to Suna’s geometric jewelry.
The Principals created a new, home-sized, shiny chrome and brass planter. The aggregating system can be used as singular planters or create a room-filling green environment. An outstanding, Avante-Garde presentation that made this AD SHOW 2018 not to disappoint for sure.
New York Fabricator Marretti has just launched Origami – their cantilevered, ultra-thin, Corten steel staircase system. Off-the-shelf stair systems are never this design-forward, never this minimal, never this light. I am really looking forward to using this in projects.
Jan Kath Design has made a series of rugs in Partnership with the Museum of International Folk Arts. Each rug in the Common Threads collection is inspired by tiny embroideries from the late 18th to early 19th centuries created by working women in Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and North America. The originals, roughly the size of a tissue, when enlarged to fill a room speak to an intense level of care and craft of the source – but also have a distinctively contemporary feel.
Manufacturer Smeg, famous for their cute, rounded, colorful appliances, has partnered with Fiat, famous for their cute, rounded, colorful cars, for the 50th year anniversary of the original Fiat 500.
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