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8 Standouts From The Architectural Digest Home Design Show
By Danielle Kalamaras on March 23, 2015
"A premier source for architects, designers, and like-minded trendsetters, the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show was the place to discover the ‘next big thing’ in furniture design. After pursuing the thousands of products from over 400 brands on view, the 2015 furniture forecast championed the handmade statement piece that will bring the room together and add a touch of individual charm to an existing sea of Ikea sets.
Handcrafted, local, and one-of-a-kind were buzzwords for every vendor located in the MADE section of the show, which celebrated independent designers and fine art objects. The material trending these up-and-coming boutiques is a classic revival of wood with a contemporary twist. Check out this list of 8 designers creating furniture that is both functional and fun."
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"Installation artist Jongil Ma worked for 15 years creating monumental public art from winding bands of colorful wood. The artist now channels his love for visual culture into his furniture designs. Jong Brooklyn’s signature Bench is handcrafted from pieces of maple, mahogany, pine, birch, and poplar woods. Colorful strips of wood thoughtfully mined from his previous art installations ascend the bench’s sides and add a playful dimension to its geometric design. A lower shelf composed from parallel pieces of exposed steel mirror the piece’s overall tangram aesthetic. Jong Brooklyn’s astute attention to detail truly exemplifies their maxim of creating “Sculpture as Furniture.”
By Danielle Kalamaras