Design Highlights from NY Now 2016

After a busy Tuesday morning at the studio, I stepped out to have a quick glance at NY Now design market that rounds up at the Javits Center this week: for a new installment of fresh design talent from around the world. A casual visitor is challenged to grasp a common theme this year, but, as I took a moment to speak to a number of industry specialists and designers, one interesting observation stood still,  — every studio is struggling not to bore the customer. Here’re some of my favorite pieces at the show this year.

IMG_2062A kitchen storage piece by Yamazaki explores the idea of minimalism but brings it to a more delightful functional level.

IMG_2073Tea pot by Kinto is a reinterpretation of the classic pot with Japanese charm.

IMG_2075Collection of glasses by Kinto.

IMG_2082Home accessories by Taiwanese studio Shiang Design are a minimal, textured and highly tactile reply to Scandinavian plastic.

IMG_2083This cup (Shiang Design) is made of a single piece of cherry wood. It’s very thin and light.

IMG_2094Ystudio presents a collection of stunning brass desk accessories.

IMG_2136Block presents a collection of colorful clocks, whose bodies are made of a single piece of bent metal.


Hawkins New York presented a charming collection of home goods and textiles.

IMG_2158A collection of glass bottles.

IMG_2161Japanese scissors.

IMG_2165A charming embroidered home collection by mother and daughter Shelly and Mary Klein based in Michigan.

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