Following the announcement that NoChintz has been appointed to design the interiors and supply full FF&E for a new show home in new show home in Virginia Warm springs in the US for Natural Assets, Homestead Preserve; Lucy headed to New York design week to meet designers and source some all American-made products for the project:
Consisting of 12 days of design, culture, art, education and entertainment New York design week brings together all disciplines of design including product & furniture design, architecture, fashion and graphic design.
Staying at the amazing Ace hotel New York was the ideal location to begin Design Week, the hotel itself is filled with collaborations from local designers and artists. The 12-story boutique hotel ‘reinvents the urban hotel for the people who make cities interesting.’
Saturday was filled with visits to various shows across Manhattan; the highlight was Intro NY, located in the Nolita District and launched by designjunction the pop-up retail shop featured select brands including Resident, Modus, Castor, Very Good & Proper and American design group, Council.
A trip to see Manchester’s Gerald & James show was next, James cropper a bespoke luxury papermaker teamed up with UK-based designer Liam Hopkins from Lazerian to create Gerald, a freestanding paper model of a dog. Over 100 creatives were asked to make a Gerald their own, our favourite was Beau by our friends Eskimo Creative!
The following day we were at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair at New York City’s Jacob K Javits Convention Center. We got the opportunity to meet some great people at ICFF including; Grow House Grow, a Brooklyn based brand by illustrator and designer Katie Deedy, who specialize in narrative inspired wallpaper design. We met Brendan Ravenhill Studio who specialises in furniture, lighting, product and interior design; everything made by Brendan Ravenhill is built in Los Angeles by local craftsmen. Another Los Angeles based design practice we saw were Scout Regalia, dedicated to supporting local fabricators they focus on furniture, home products and sustainable design.
Sunday ended with cocktails at Bathtub Gin, a 1920’s style speakeasy bar hidden behind a small coffee house.
The last day in New York was spent at WantedDesign, described as ‘a meeting point for designers, manufacturers, industrials, craftsmen, students, design institutions, the press and all design lovers.’ Hosted at the Terminal Stores building exhibitors included One Nordic, Cappellini and Modko.
Before heading back to Manchester there was time for a quick visit to The High Line, the beautiful public park built on a historic rail line elevated over Manhattan’s West Side.
French bulldog count on this trip was 12. Pugs 3.