New York Design Week: NoHo Next
The NoHo Design District (NDD) presented its fourth annual emerging talent showcase, NoHo Next (May 17-20), featuring the work of 13 up-and-coming American designers. Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer, editors of online design blog Sight Unseen and curators of NDD, selected the designers. Stylus selects the ones to watch from the exhibition.
- Souda: Founded by Parsons graduates Luft Tanaka, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary design collaborative. Taking a process-driven approach to product design, Souda manufactures its latest Kawa slip-cast lighting collection using leather moulds to form unique pendant shades.
- Etrine: Showing in New York for the first time, Portland-based Etrine – created by US product designer and maker Eric Trine – presented low-slung Rod + Weave chairs, which are a made from woven American Buffalo shoulder leather. The sumptuous green leather of the outdoor chairs, combined with bright metal and walnut, are perfectly placed in Stylus’ Tropicalia High Summer 2014 concept.
Look out for our forthcoming coverage of New York Design Week and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, coming soon.