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NYCxDesign Roundup: Sight Unseen Offsite + WantedDesign

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Only two years old, New York City’s NYCxDesign design festival has quickly become a massive spectacle of design related to furniture, architecture, accessories, and even food. Last Friday I visited two major events taking place in town during the festival: the SightUnseen Offsite downtown at 200 Layafette Street and the WantedDesign exhibition at the old Tunnel building on 269 11th Avenue. Here is a roundup of some of the innovative products on display. NYCxDesign, which began back on May 9th, wraps up today with the closing of the 25th edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javits Center.

SightUnseen Offsite

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Designer Ian Stell showcased his kinetic furniture designs on the first floor of SightUnseen Offsite. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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This piece by Ian Snell has moving panels that help it morph from a chair to a stool.  © Rita Catinella Orrell
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AMMA Studio, a new studio launching at OFFSITE from interior designer Samuel Amoia and artist Fernando Mastrangelo, displayed rock salt and concrete stools that were incredibly beautiful. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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AMMA Studio, a new studio launching at OFFSITE from interior designer Samuel Amoia and artist Fernando Mastrangelo, displayed rock salt and concrete stools that were incredibly beautiful. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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The Dead Chair Series from Brooklyn-based The Principals, transformed Owens Corning insulation into a table base. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Light + Ladder displayed a Graphite planter and light pendants. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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The saturated hues of the Chroma Collection of area rugs from Tai Ping. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Rich Brilliant Willing’s new Palindrome modular bent tube metal frame fixture features rotating cast glass heads. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Rich Brilliant Willing’s new Palindrome modular bent tube metal frame fixture features rotating cast glass heads. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Designer Huy Bui presented Plant-In City Mini 1+2, featuring over 50 new limited-edition pieces in walnut, cherry, and steel paired with various succulents and minerals, as well as the Moss and Fog coffee table. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Designer Huy Bui presented Plant-In City Mini 1+2, featuring over 50 new limited-edition pieces in walnut, cherry, and steel paired with various succulents and minerals, as well as the Moss and Fog coffee table. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Designer Huy Bui presented Plant-In City Mini 1+2, featuring over 50 new limited-edition pieces in walnut, cherry, and steel paired with various succulents and minerals, as well as the Moss and Fog coffee table. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Designer Huy Bui presented Plant-In City Mini 1+2, featuring over 50 new limited-edition pieces in walnut, cherry, and steel paired with various succulents and minerals, as well as the Moss and Fog coffee table. © Rita Catinella Orrell

WantedDesign

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The Inception organizer uses a silicone mold of a cityscape to organize your notes or dishes. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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Designer Chris Poehlmann poses with his Chroma fixture for Ilex. © Rita Catinella Orrell
The David Trubridge Lighting display included shades made in New Zealand of sustainably sourced timber. © Rita Catinella Orrell
The David Trubridge Lighting display included shades made in New Zealand of sustainably sourced timber. © Rita Catinella Orrell
Display case in the Effeti kitchen showroom. © Rita Catinella Orrell
Display case in the Effeti kitchen showroom. © Rita Catinella Orrell
Val's Rocker is a foldable rocking chair made of solid beeswaxed banak wood. © Rita Catinella Orrell
Val’s Rocker is a foldable rocking chair made of solid beeswaxed banak wood. © Rita Catinella Orrell
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The NASZ booth showcased the latest in Polish design. © Rita Catinella Orrell
The NASZ booth showcased the latest in Polish design. © Rita Catinella Orrell
The NASZ booth showcased the latest in Polish design. © Rita Catinella Orrell

 

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