NYCxDESIGN is off to a great start with the exhibitors at Collective Design’s fair. Architect Steven Learner founded Collective in 2013, and it is one of the newest events in the mid-May madness anchored by ICFF and WantedDesign. “The name Collective tells the story,” says Learner, “a passionate group of architects and designers, patrons and gallerists, uniting to create an international platform for the very best of vintage and contemporary design.”
The Collective Design Council selects works from a global roster of established and emerging galleries and invites them to exhibit in a new and unexpected location each year. Here are a few highlights from the 2015 fair.
Swedish gallery Modernity is exhibiting stunning furniture by several Scandinavian masters, including Carl Bergsten, Poul Henningsen, Axel Einar Hjorth, Finn Juhl, Ivar Callmander, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Peder Moos and Hans Wegner.
Weathered is a series of sculptures by the Norwegian studio Kneip, founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud. Each sculpture illustrates a force of nature, and celebrates how humidity, rain and wind will change the object over time.
A special exhibition of Norwegian Design Icons is presented by Fuglen Gallery, the Oslo-based coffee bar, cocktail bar and showroom that’s been a favorite haunt for midcentury design enthusiasts since 1963.
The Collective Influence exhibition features the work of lighting designer Ingo Maurer. This annual presentation within the fair highlights the exceptional work and career-long effect of a single artist.
The Collective Design fair
Skylight Clarkson Sq.
500 Washington St.
New York, NY