What's bright and vibrant and totally Instagram-worthy? According to our feeds last week, it's Design Week in New York City, a yearly convergence of retailers, designers, and manufacturers across Manhattan. We noticed the presence of quite a few locals on the scene and got the story behind the 'grams.
Pharmacie co-owner Roger Barrett hit the cutting-edge product show designjunction, held in a sweeping gallery space in Chelsea. "It's interesting to see some design movements re-emerging," he noted. "There was a lot of new work that referenced the Memphis movement of the 1980s—lots of bold geometry, bright primary colors, and squiggly shapes."
"We also saw a lot of mixing design styles, which is really exciting to us because it fits with the Pharmacie aesthetic," says Barrett, something we loved from this shot of a space age-gone-steampunk table setting at the adventurous WantedDesign show.
Forage Modern Workshop didn't miss out either. "We are really excited about lighting by Andrew Neyer of Cincinnati , Ohio," says business manager Rebekah Cook, who saw the designer's geometric fixtures at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
Not to be missed at the ICFF was textile company Aelfie, whose rugs are available at Forage in Minneapolis.
It wasn't just the stores out in New York—Loll Designs brought a new collection at ICFF. Yep, your favorite adirondack chair maker is now doing upholstery, and doing it well: the Duluth-based furniture company took home an award for "Best Outdoor" at the conference for its Sunnyside Collection, launching early next year.