We're honored to be asked to design the VIP lounge for Collective Design Fair’s fifth anniversary, May 3-7, 2017, at Skylight Clarkson Sq during NYCxDESIGN.
Our design of the VIP lounge incorporates eighteen new pieces of made to measure furniture from our collection, hand-hewn floors from Yarema, rugs by Beauvais Carpets, and artwork by Jennifer Steinkamp, Harmony Hammond, Jack Tworkov and Hassan Sharif, in collaboration with Lehmann Maupin and Alexander Gray Associates.
When designing this space we were inspired by New York City, nature, and the ingenuity and creative spirit of the artisans, makers, and curators exhibiting at the fair. Our Collection named after New York City streets, includes the Greenwich Sofa which presents a classic, relaxed silhouette with loose seat and back cushions that make it suitable for both city and country living. Our Sullivan Coffee Tables in oval and square with a wire-brushed oak finish with subtle details and eased edges bring a touch of modern. The Vestry Chair is a generously-proportioned lounge chair with mid-century Scandinavian references. The Hubert Sofa is a streamlined interpretation of a 1940s French design, and the Norfolk Tables are versatile hexagonal tables in honed travertine that can be arranged in multiples in a variety of shapes.
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About Collective Design: Based in New York City and active in the creative community throughout the year, Collective Design presents engaging conversations and educational programs to foster dialogue, encourage the exchange of ideas, and build a growing audience for collectible design and art. Programming culminates each May in the annual Collective Design fair, which showcases masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries alongside experimental works from the next generation of global talent. The fair, celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2017, illuminates both the design process and the diversity of our material culture, promoting a spirit of discovery that resonates with new and seasoned collectors alike.
About Skylight Clarkson Sq: Once the southernmost terminal of the High Line, Skylight Clarkson Sq is among the few yet-to-be- explored interiors in the city. Skylight is in the business of pairing premier brands with historic and significant properties, creating inspirational venues in unusual places. Train tracks still run through a portion of the building in West SoHo, but Skylight's facilitation of adaptive reuse has made Clarkson Sq a versatile space in which creators are limited only by their imagination. The scale and scope of this "horizontal skyscraper," which spans three city blocks, give designers the opportunity to create an all-new experience that engages audiences and encapsulates the sensibility of a fair developed by those at the forefront of the field.
About NYCxDESIGN: Since its inception, Collective Design has been an active supporter of and participant in NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, which will run from May 3-24, 2017. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences. Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. The program is overseen by NYCEDC together with a Steering Committee comprised of leaders and leading institutions across most design disciplines.