Last week the Bond Collective Design Team ventured out to the annual Architectural Digest show at Pier 92 in Manhattan. Over 40,000 designers and artists flocked to see over 400 exhibitors at the eponymous design show which is now in it's 16th year. Keep reading to get an inside view with a selection of their favorite exhibitors...
ARA LEVON THORNES
Detroit based Throrose definitely turned heads this year. His designs, with their tubular aesthetic, are pure sculptural spectacle and beg us to interact. I could totally see something like replacing the ergonomic balance-ball office chair!
Bower NYC is making a kind of luxury design that we haven't seen before. It is somehow minimalist and maximalist at the same time. We especially love their optical illusion inspired mirrors. We truly admire they're ability to take an unexpected palate/materials and transform them into something astonishing.
DEBRA FOLZ DESIGN
We have such a design crush on Debra Folz. Not only is her work super clever and beautiful in it's simplicity, she herself is also lovely. We were lucky to chat with her briefly about her Gem and Drape tables, which now come in brass!
Estudio Persona is based in Los Angeles and works primarily with light wood, chrome and leather. Their paired down aesthetic is more than trend as every piece exudes quality and refinement. We literally could not remove ourselves from their ergonomic Nido Chair!
John Shepard is making uber-refined stoneware in Chelsea and we want all of it. His work ranges from soft, geometric vases to shapely organic art objects. All of them aspirational mantel pieces.
NEW GROWTH DESIGNS
New Growth Designs always has an enchanting booth and this year was no exception. A giant archway of artificial privet and checkered astroturf welcomed us to their garden. The best artificial foliage we know of with southern hospitality to boot!
I never thought I cared about refrigerators until now...These ice boxes are somehow vintage and modern at the same time. The brass and copper finishes add something special to their timeless design.
The Principals is an experimental design group that creates everything from these geometric planters to interactive installations for MoMA PS1. Their designs are filled with wonder and range in scale from individual pieces of furniture to entire experiences.
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About the Authors:
Elide Grabowski and Thomas Gibbons are the energetic design duo behind Bond Collective’s latest FiDi locations. Hailing from distinct creative backgrounds, together they draw on travel, art and history to reinvent the workplace and develop inspiring spaces for all Bond Collective members.