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5 Unmissable Instagram accounts to follow live the New York Design Week 2017
Until 24 May 2017, New York City is swarming with events, art installations, talks and a variety of initiatives that will confirm the Big Apple as one of the world’s major international design hubs. Photo credits © IKONPHOTO
…Speaking of design in May? New York is the answer. A few days ago, in fact, the NYCxDESIGN has started. Hundreds of names from the design, art and handicraft worlds are meeting in the Big Apple for the fifth year in a row.
The myriad of events and workshops held by the participants in the five districts of the NYC Design Week range from architecture and industrial design projects, technology, urban design, fashion and furnishing accessories.
There are, inevitably, many extremely interesting Instagram accounts to follow during this edition of the NYC Design Week: here is a selection of five absolutely unmissable ones:
Fort Makers and the Rockland BBQ installation
Artist Naomi Clark from multi-disciplinary design collective Fort Makers in collaboration with Magnetic wallpaper company, Visual Magnetics, presents Rockland BBQ, a spectacular large-scale interactive installation inspired by great artists such as Jean Dubuffet, David Hockney and Pablo Picasso. Magnets and sculptures will playfully interact with the visitors, who will have the opportunity to touch them and moving them across a room.
Gardening the Trash, an exhibition curated by Cristiano Seganfreddo
The GCU Fair Fashion Center visitors invites guests to discover the exhibition Gardening The Trash, sprang from the partnership between Bonotto , a historic brand for creative textiles, and Miniwiz, specialized in circular technology. The exhibit focuses on the importance of reusing any resources in order to sustain our planet by recycling materials.
From 15 to 20 May will be held Design by Hand, a series of workshops addressed to visitors of all ages, organized by the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory.
Participants will work side by side with artisans from the renowned historic French manufacture that has been producing the most refined porcelain pieces by employing the most complex techniques for over two centuries and a half.
Elish Warlop and Design Within Reach
The city of New York already knows her for being the winner of the Launch Pad program Award during WantedDesign Manhattan three years ago. Together with other 34 designers from all over the world, Elish Warlop, whose designer activity focuses on the lighting branch, is back in NY to launch her new lighting collection.
Claire Pijoulat and the Transatlantic Creative Exchange project
Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut have curated the Transatlantic Creative Exchange project, born from the partnerships of 5 American and French designer and artisan couples, who have joined forces to work on the creation of innovative prototypes of all kinds, exploring the product design sphere, capturing its very quintessence in their works.
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