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Brief Published: 10 May 2013

NY Design Week Preview: Neri&Hu


New York Design Week will mark the launch of a new furniture collection designed by Shanghai architectural practice Neri&Hu for London-based brand De La Espada. Highlights include modern riffs on Chinese standards. The opium beds of the Chinese Tang Dynasty inspired the Opium Sofa, while the Extend Mirrors reference common bamboo ladders.

Commenting on choosing to work with Neri&Hu, Luis De Oliveira, managing director of De La Espada, told Stylus that he believes China is a hotbed of talent. “China today is incredibly dynamic in the field of architecture. A lot of it is very bad, but some of it is quite exceptional.” 

De Oliveira says the manufacturer plans to market the Neri&Hu range globally, and of course, within China. “The country has a huge appetite for foreign brands, but also has intense pride in home-grown talent, as evidenced in the world of art.” 

New York-based retailer The Future Perfect will be presenting the collection; the exhibition, at 345meatpacking, runs from May 18-30 2013. New York Design Week runs from May 18-21 2013. 

345meatpacking, 345 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

De La Espada