While everyone is in New York for ICFF, DWR Studios throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn will be hosting events where you can mingle with like minded design fans and enjoy a few bevs. For full rundowns on all events, visit the web pages for the individual studios. Here’s a brief recap:
Thursday, May 11, 8-10:30pm
DWR Brooklyn Heights
BKLYN Deisgns, the three-day long design show, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and DWR is thrilled to host a party on the opening day. As part of BKLYN Designs, Pratt College’s Industrial Design students will display their work, which will be judged by a jury of design editors. The five best entries will be on display for a month following the event. Cocktails from Hangar One vodka and chilled swing-tops from Grolsch.
Wednesday, May 16, 7-9pm
DWR Flatiron Studio
We’re proud to support HauteGREEN, a show of contemporary design that is modern in aesthetic and eco-friendly in materials and manufacturing processes. HauteGREEN 2007 will feature sustainable designs from emerging and established designers working in New York and around the world. Join us for the preview reception and throughout the ICFF weekend, when a HauteGREEN satellite installation will be displayed in the windows of the Flatiron studio. Cocktails provided by Reyka Vodka.
Thursday, May 17, 7-9pm
DWR SoHo Studio
Join us at the SoHo Studio, as we announce the winners of the Apartment Therapy Smallest, Coolest contest. The contest sought the best-designed space under 650 square feet. Come down to see photos of the winning entries, meet the judges, get some small-space design tips and enjoy some refreshments with like-minded design fans. Wine provided by Wines of Germany.
Friday, May 18, 6:30-10pm
DWR Upper West Side Studio
Nani Marquina’s rug designs combine simple patterns and arresting colors. Based in Barcelona, her work is known internationally. Camper Shoes, also based in Barcelona, combine style and comfort to create some of the best-designed shoes available. Join us welcoming these two for a uniquely Spanish event. Marquina’s rugs will be on display alongside Camper’s newest line and Marquina will be available to answer any questions. Cocktails provided by Reyka Vodka.
Sunday, May 20, 6-9pm
DWR Meatpacking Studio
DuPont Corian® is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a unique exhibit, to be on display at the Meatpacking Studio May 19-31. DuPont asked 40 international designers to create a genuinely functional object that reflects the ingenuity of the designers as well as the design possibilities of Corian®. Featured designers include, among others, Werner Aisslinger, Laura Aquili and Ergian Alberg, Harry Allen, Matali Crasset, Jeffrey Bernett, Christian Ghion, Arik Levy and Ximo Roca. Cocktails provided by Belvedere Vodka and beer by Peroni.