Here Are the Trends You’ll See During NYCxDesign
Ready for another round of designed-object intensity (or, if you’re not in New York next week, a fresh dose of FOMO)? As we prepare to transition from Fiera Milano to the Javitz Center—and to trade charming Milanese side streets and perfect cappuccinos for New York’s signature chaos and dollar deli coffee—we’re also surveying what’ll be on view and speculating what it all means. Read on to see the trends we predict will characterize the objects presented throughout NYCxDesign, and follow us online and through social media (@SurfaceMag) from May 11 through 23 for our take on the best things to see.BY THE EDITORS May 11, 2018
Anything But Marble
Give us alabaster, blue cement, sand, resin, or salt—just not another slab of crystalline limestone.
Alabaster Totem 16 floor lamp
Talisman 1 sconce
Gong Terrazzo by Giulio Cappellini
Anna Karlin and Fernando Mastrangelo
Planar side table
Herringbone vases, available the Wallpaper* Store pop-up at Poliform
Sticks and Stones
Branch-shaped lighting fixtures—sometimes sprouting round, pebble-like bulbs—are officially a thing.
Aries wall sconce (Photo: Lauren Coleman)
Charles de Lisle
Linden Ivy Triple chandelier, available at The Future Perfect
Pris Crystalline chandelier
Rich Brilliant Willing
Conceptual OLED and 3D-knitted lighting installation
Bough LED pendant
As we predicted last year, velvet’s recent renaissance—in addition to those of gold and crystal—is likely a reflection of our fraught political climate.
Merwyn chair by Sebastian Herkner, available at Avenue Road
Cé wall sconce
Blu Velvet chair by Humberto and Fernando Campana, available at DDC
Céleste large chandelier
Lens Flair pendant
Calligraphy Bird Extinct Animal rug
They may not always be flaxen, but iterations of that artfully bent doorway shape are all over the place.
Crump and Kwash
Milà chair by Jaime Hayon
‘Colosseum I’ fruit bowl, available the Wallpaper* Store pop-up at Poliform
Crosby Studios x Opening Ceremony
Need a quick and easy way to make something cool? Pick a milky, muted hue (ideally one of a lighter shade) and pair it with a earthen one. Ta-da.
Eda-Mame sofa by Piero Lissoni
Carl Hansen and Søn
Preludia Sled chairs by Brad Ascalon
1 Inch “Reclaimed” chairs by Jasper Morrison
Bitta dining armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni
Ottoman sofa by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
‘Barrel’ bowl by Benjamin Hubert, available the Wallpaper* Store pop-up at Poliform
Suave sofa by Marcel Wanders