Designjunction edit New York to make US debut during NYCxDesign
Dezeen promotion: the first designjunction edit New York will open on the 15 May, presenting the latest furniture and lighting from leading international designers during NYCxDesign.
Taking place next week, designjunction edit New York's debut during the city's design week builds on previous editions of the event in London and Milan.
Occupying the industrial-style ArtBeam venue in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, the New York edition is a collaboration with design agency smallpond – founders of the annual INTRO/NY exhibition.
Designjunction supported the past two years of INTRO/NY, and now smallpond founder Paul Valentine hopes that "designjunction will be a marquee addition to the NYCxDesign lineup".
Over 25 brands including Mass Productions, Modus, Tokyobike and Imamura Design will showcase products alongside exhibitions curated by Studio North and INTRO/NY.
"This is a really exciting time for designjunction as we build across new platforms and new territories," said event director Deborah Spencer. "New York is a key market and gives our brands a fantastic opportunity to do business in the US. New York is at the centre of design and remains one of the coolest cities combining style, commerce and culture."
Following a partnership with interior design event IDS, Studio North has curated a show that celebrates newly established design brands including Twenty-Fourteen and Andy Martin.
To celebrate the launch of INTRO/LA later this month, the INTRO/NY team will create an installation inspired by Los Angeles that will sit alongside work by seven designers including Calico, William Plunket and Natasha Wheat.
Designers Tom Dixon, Lee Broom and curator Glenn Adamson will all be part of a series of live events – which are free to attend – hosted by Dwell magazine on 15 May.
The late night sessions, entitled Dwell Presents, will aim to explore British design while discussing the steady evolution of the New York design scene.
Throughout the event, the industrial space will play host to a popup cafe by Manhattan-based coffee house Irving Farm, as well as an onsite retail space.
Dezeen is media partner for designjunction edit New York and we will be selling our Book of Interviews along with watches from Dezeen Watch Store at the exhibition. Dezeen's recruitment site will also be at designjunction, offering visitors the chance to get a free job advert worth $100.
Designjunction edit New York will take place from 15 to 18 May at Artbeam, 540 West 21st Street, during New York's NYCxDesign festival – register for free to attend.
Read on for more information from the organisers:
Designjunction edit New York hits US shores during NYCxDesign
Designjunction will make its official US debut during the NYCxDesign in May 2015 with a major collaborative showcase of cutting-edge, contemporary design.
Transforming the industrial surrounds of a warehouse-style venue, designjunction edit New York will present a satellite edition of its flagship London show featuring some of the world’s leading international furniture and lighting brands.
In collaboration with design agency, smallpond, designjunction edit New York will take over the spectacular ArtBeam venue, in New York's cultural hot spot, Chelsea. Located next to The High Line and set among New York's premier art galleries, ArtBeam is set to be the leading destination for design at NYCxDesign.
Deborah Spencer, event director, said: "This is a really exciting time for designjunction as we build across new platforms and new territories. New York is a key market and gives our brands a fantastic opportunity to do business in the US. New York is at the centre of design and remains one of the coolest cities combining style, commerce and culture."
Paul Valentine from smallpond said: "It's great to be working with designjunction as creative director following our collaboration on the INTRO/NY shows in 2013 and 2014. The city of New York has been working hard to grow design week, and designjunction will be a marquee addition to the NYCxDesign lineup. Designjunction edit New York will present a carefully selected group of exhibitors, finding the perfect balance between creative and commercial."
Designjunction edit New York will showcase more than 25 leading international brands alongside smaller cutting-edge design labels. A section of the show will feature a host of design-led pop-up stores from Tokyobike, Native Union and neo-utility, alongside larger commercial brands including Decode, Muuto, Modus, and Another Country. The show joins the NYCxDesign scene following an initial presence in 2013 and 2014 as a partner of INTRO/NY by smallpond.
Designjunction will host a series of thought-provoking design debates throughout the week in association with Dwell, including sessions with Tom Dixon and Lee Broom, as well as other leading commentators from different creative sectors, alongside a vibrant onsite café.
INTRO/NY returns this year with a scaled down presentation within the designjunction edit venue, featuring a Los Angeles inspired installation to celebrate the launch of INTRO/LA which makes its debut during the Los Angeles design festival opening 29 May 2015.
Designjunction edit New York runs from 15 to 18 April 2015 at ArtBeam, 540 West 21st Street, NY10011.
Dwell Presents as part of designjunction edit New York
Dwell magazine have partnered with designjunction edit New York to present a series of exciting live sessions as part of the show's late night programme on Friday 15 May. Confirmed content includes leading British designers Tom Dixon, Lee Broom and New York's Glenn Adamson, Museum of Art and Design (MAD). Dwell's editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron will chair each session, exploring British design and the steady evolution of the New York design scene.
Proper New York coffee from Irving Farm
The onsite cafe this year will be operated by Manthattan-based coffee house, Irving Farm. Driven by the craft of coffee making and their love for New York, the team will create a contemporary pop-up serving South American and Ethopian blends.
Studio North & Prototype at edit New York
Adding to the diverse offering designjunction edit New York, alongside Canadian design show IDS, presents Studio North, a show within a show which promotes newly established design brands. The curated exhibition will present a wealth of design disciplines from up-and-coming talent such as Kamenko, LIAO and Twenty-Fourteen.
INTRO/NY presents a selection of brands in celebration of newly established partner show INTRO/LA, which launches during the Los Angeles Design Festival later this year. The exhibition will feature a Los Angeles inspired installation alongside seven cutting-edge designers including Calico, William Plunket and Natasha Wheat
Contemporary, London-based design brand, Decode, collaborate with some of the finest designers of the moment to create stand-out pieces which carve new silhouettes to classic design pieces. Celebrating British design, Decode's designer portfolio boasts Anthony Dickens, Sam Wilkinson and Benjamin Hubert to name but a few.
Danish brand, Muuto, strive to expand the Scandinavian design tradition with new and original perspectives. Inspired by the Finnish word, 'muutos', meaning new perspective, they handpick the brightest design talent in Scandinavia, inviting each designer to express their individual story through everyday objects. BALANCE vases turn classic design into new perspectives with the clever use of magnets set into the base of the vases. The magnets allow the sculpted vases to balance confidently on top of the accompanying tray to make a bold silhouette that is striking with or without the addition of flowers.
Tokyobike is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka. Based on the concept of Tokyo Slow, the bikes are designed to be light to ride with an emphasis on comfort over speed. The bike is simply a way to enjoy your city; making it as much about the journey, as the destination. Launching at designjunction edit New York, the Tokyobike x New Balance Classic Sport Model was designed for New Balance to celebrate the launch of their highly anticipated C-Series release. The bike is available in two matte finish colours and is accessorised with the Brooks Cambium collection.
Massproductions is a Stockholm based furniture company, run by experienced designers Chris Martin and Magnus Elebäck. Massproductions develop high quality, tactile furniture in a modernist spirit. Massproductions launch three new products including 'The BIT Table', which forms part of a small range of side tables based on a central column made from laminated wood. Inspired by architectural forms, the table is the outcome of an exercise based on construction and rigidity and has now been re-engineered for volume production.
Sahn, launched 2012, has a fresh, almost spartan take on the traditional urban bicycle helmet. Designed to be both visually striking and understated, the unique helmets are meant to complement one's personal expression on a bike without pretention, gimmicks or complexity. Sahn will present the Sahn Classic, a sleek, understated helmet with a focus on style over speed. With an internal swiss-made fit system, internal cooling channels and an unmatched attention to detail, the helmets are available in a muted palette to compliment any wardrobe style.
Very Good & Proper design and manufacture carefully considered, practical and beautiful products – built to last using quality materials and craftsmanship. Their signature pieces include the Canteen Table, Hook & Knob and Utility Chair, all of which were first commissioned for the Great British Food restaurant Canteen. This capsule collection was launched at the London Design Festival in 2009, where VG&P proved popular for both commercial and domestic interiors.
Native Union is an award-winning product design company that creates tech accessories with an inherent warmth and individuality. It is dedicated to producing sophisticated designs using innovative materials that set the user apart from the ordinary. At the core of all its products lies an obsessive attention to detail, functionality and high quality. At designjunction edit New York NATIVE UNION launch CLIC Marble, the world's first marble phone case for iPhone 6 & 6 plus, sliced from a block of marble using advanced manufacturing techniques and created in a lightweight and shatter resistant design.
Imamura is a design company working in New York City's East Village and Osaka Japan. Their furniture series combines elements from American industrial steel furniture design and European mid-century design praxis. Imamura Design will debut for their first time in the USA this May with some new additions to their existing Toffoli range of lighting fixtures and steel furniture.
Italian brand Colè Italian Design Label launched in 2011, produce high quality design, entirely manufactured in Italy. With inspiration taken from the Bauhaus and Scandinavian design, their ranges provide furnishings from chairs and tables to cabinets and coffee tables, for the hospitality and residential sectors. They will showcase new products alongside some of their existing collections.
Established in 2000, Modus Furniture is an award-winning British furniture manufacturer dedicated to producing the best in contemporary design. The company works with internationally acclaimed designers and emerging young talent to produce high-quality, covetable pieces for domestic and contract use.
London based H, draw inspiration from their Mexican origins. This May they will collaborate with British artist/designer Ptolemy Mann to explore complex applications of colour and traditional dying techniques to create bespoke editions of their Loom collection.
Launched in 1997, Frame is the world's leading interior design publication and the go-to global reference for designers and interior architects. At the Frame Store, they sell a full collection of their books and magazines, alongside the first range of official Frame products.
Hypetex is the world's first coloured carbon fibre brand. It has been developed by Formula One engineers, with over 20 years' experience of working with carbon fibre to create something light, bright, bold and strong. The first Hypetex product, The Halo chair, is an exceptional limited-edition piece and winner of the 2015 Red Dot Award.
Lindholdt Studio is owned by Danish brothers Martin Lindholdt Madsen & Flemming Lindholdt Madsen. The company are passionate about lamps, taking inspiration from all eras, particularly the 30's, 50's and 80's. The duo will present the 'Petite Machine', a beautiful lamp which is produced in Denmark close to their studio.
UNDO Labs is an Istanbul-based design and innovation studio that seeks to reconfigure our environmental relationship with man-made products. UNDO Laces is the first such ecological
product launched by the studio, tackling the carbon footprint generated by the shoe industry. For every shoelace purchased, UNDO Labs offsets the environmental footprint of a pair of shoes.
Warli produces modern, luxury carpets from all over the world. Each rug is carefully made by hand from materials that are selected from vendors famed for craftsmanship and excellence. The materials brand makes bespoke rugs for clients all over the world and is a supplier to global brands including Italian designers Moroso.
Chalk Wovens offers contemporary, smart, woven products, all designed and woven in the UK using traditional luxury fibres. Their throws, blankets and cushions come in a variety of distinctive colour-ways and designs are characterised by geometric shapes and ombred patterns, inspired by Chalk's South of England heritage.
Korridor Design, established in 2013 by Danish architect Henrik Ilfeldt, is inspired by traditional Scandinavian design. Their philosophy crosses the boundary between art and design, mixing radiant colours and solid wooden materials, to produce quirky home accessories that attract attention from their unique shape, expressive colours and practical functionality. At designjunction edit New York, Korridor Design will showcase a new stool designed in collaboration with knitting artist, Stine Leth, alongside the new Tumling lamp and a series of cement candlesticks.
Melin Tregwynt is a family run company, weaving in Wales since 1912, transforming traditional textiles, with colour and innovative design. Their upholstery, cushions and throws are found in smart hotels and design led-stores worldwide. They offer clients own label and customised designs in short runs and have woven the world's largest picnic blanket.
Neo-utility represents both established and emerging design brands from around the world, focusing on products that are inherently useful and innovative. Their success comes from the diversity of their international partners such as Jansen+co from The Netherlands and Miller Goodman from the UK.