Design Show at the Javits
Not only was there art all over NYC this year there was also new furniture designs. What is great about these shows is that you can see the trends. What I saw (and I did not stay long and do the whole show) was lots of new outdoor furniture that started a few years ago in the European furniture shows. Color, steel and new flexible materials. Plenty of new lighting and very much geared towards custom.
What I really went to see was Rock Paper Robot, Jessica Banks company. I love these brilliant tables that pull out and lock in place with only legs at the at. They come in the basic frame on the left. Then you can add any material on top and over a course of a life can continue to change it based on your needs and likes.
This chair is the partner. Check it out. So insanely cool and comfy too.
I bumped into Malene B who I had met a few years back when she pitched at an event. I was thrilled to see that she was still boot strapping her company and growing.
Here are some tables that I thought were cool.
Here is steel that can be used as walls, or separators or anything.
Some outdoor furniture.
More outdoor furniture.
More than anything it was great to see Rock Paper Robot with a never ending crowd looking at the furniture.