What's New This Week, From Our List Members

A very special edition of N&N, this week highlights List members presenting at Frieze, NYCxDesign, ICFF, Wanted Design, and more.

New & Notable is a cultural catchall that highlights interesting new products and projects made by our brilliantly creative List VIPs. With new releases, events, and technologies, List members’ New & Notable moments are indicative of the power our they have to move the needle in so many realms, innovating through architecture, fashion, hardware, or any media.

Are you familiar with the term fairtigue?

An explainer, for the uninitiated: fairtigue is a portmanteau (fair + fatigue) that describes our sensory overload—and subsequent oversaturation—in the midst of unending trade fairs.

How to avoid, fairtigue, you may ask? We suggest a cheat sheet of the greatest hits. Without further ado, below you can find List members exhibiting at all major fair happenings, including Frieze, NYCxDesign, Wanted Design, ICFF, who are sure to stage the most thoughtful presentations.

Each brand below is a member of The List, the destination for all things Surface-approved. Want to join The List? Contact our team to find out how to apply.


Bride's Veil Chair, High Back by Phase Design

Phase Design debuts their Bride’s Veil Chair, Capper Seating and Forum Tables at ICFF

Phase Design will present a new collection at ICFF (May 19–22), which includes its new Bride’s Veil Chair, above, that references a walk down the aisle.


Dew + Drop pendant, Ciocio side table and Orizon mirror by Ocrúm.

Ocrúm debuts “Bright Shadows” Collection at ICFF

“Everything that is surrounding me—a movement, a sunshine, a second—I always want to collect them and transform them into an object,” says Ocrúm’s creative director, Sean Zhang, of the collection. With the release of its “Bright Shadows” collection, debuting at ICFF, Zhang has achieved just that.


Imprecision of Feelings by Idris Khan, Courtesy Sean Kelly New York.

Idris Khan at Sean Kelly Gallery 

Idris Khan’s Blue Rhythms exhibition features paintings, photographs and sculptures inspired by the writing of poets such as Emily Dickinson and Phillip Larkin.

Blue Rhythms is on view at Sean Kelly Gallery through June 22. 

Sean Kelly Gallery at Frieze, Booth A9

Over on Randall’s Island, Sean Kelly’s Frieze booth includes works by Kehinde Wiley and Landon Metz, in addition to the Kahn exhibition hosted in its Manhattan gallery space.



Keep founders Adam Holtzinger and Susan Spiranovich

Keep Live Glassblowing Performance via Wanted Design Brooklyn

In addition to exhibiting its latest designs at Wanted Design (May 16 through 20), Keep is co-hosting a live glassblowing event with designers Luca Nichetto and Marc Thorpe on May 13 at Urban Glass in Brooklyn.

Get your tickets here.


C Desk by Joseph C. Furniture

Joseph C. Furniture makes its fair debut at Wanted Design

Not only making a foray into fairs at Wanted Design, Joseph C. Furniture will also debut a brand new collection. “The C Desk embodies my elegant design sensibility and yearning for uncompromising functionality,” Joseph Chun says. With its asymmetrical shape that gives way to delightful Easter eggs, we can’t help but agree.


Lens Flair and Little Lens Flair Pendants by Lee Broom.

Lee Broom debuts new editions at NYCxDesign

Pieces from the award-winning Observatory lighting collection and Little Lens Flair will be debuted at Lee Broom’s New York showroom during NYCxDesign.

Lee Broom, located at 34 Greene Street in SoHo, will be open to the public from May 17 through 22.


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