Times Square, the crossroads of the world, embraces its role as a stage for public life and freedom of expression with the help of international architectural office Snøhetta's reconstruction. Photo: Michael Grimm
I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING
Following Snøhetta's revamp of Times Square, New York City is primed to do what it does best − entertain a crowd. Always the hostess with the mostess, the City sets the table this May for industry pros and aficionados attending New York Design Week.
The main event is ICFF NYC, where over 750 exhibitors from around the globe offer up a spread of the freshest and finest in premium products and trends for home and contract settings. Parallel to this, WantedDesign will be hosting not one but two marquee events, featuring showcases, installations and creative initiatives in celebration of the international design community.
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Franke – the leading kitchen brand with a whole lot of Swiss heritage – knows how to multitask. Its new Chef Center transforms the traditional sink into the ultimate in operational and entertaining hubs, perfect for open-plan living. As a complete kitchen-prep, clean-up and entertaining system, the Franke Chef Center adds real value to the specification of kitchens that work perfectly for and with their users. It’s everything plus the kitchen sink.
We sat down with Jun Aizaki, the owner and principal of CRÈME / Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design, a creative design agency based in Brooklyn, and asked him, "If you could only work with one material for the next three years, which would it be?"
Jun Aizaki: "I must say: wood is the material that comes close to me. I don’t think I could do anything without it, whether it is reclaimed wood or new."
29th ANNUAL ICFF NYC SHOW, MAY 21–24, 2017 Text: ICFF
North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopaedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.
Home to more than 35,000 industry professionals, ICFF NYC consistently raises the bar on design trends. Be a part of this extraordinary event and experience more than 750 exhibitors unveil their new design creations. You will not want to miss out on this event. Industry professionals will receive a complimentary 4-day show badge if you register now at icff.com.
WANTEDDESIGN JOINS NYCxDESIGN, A GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF DESIGN Text: WantedDesign
WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large throughout the year. Its two marquee events take place during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s celebration of global design, in both Manhattan (May 20 - 23) and Brooklyn (May 17 - 23). WantedDesign Manhattan is home to numerous international design pavilions, the American Design Honors, Launch Pad and engaging programs and conversations.
At Industry City, WantedDesign Brooklyn will host the Design Schools Workshop, the Transatlantic Creative Exchange, a Career Day and other inspirational creative initiatives and installations. WantedDesign has become a creative destination for the international design community, offering participants and visitors a unique and dynamic experience.