Brooklyn Navy Yard reopens as an industrial park, with plenty of studio space waiting for future designers.
Godley-Schwan design firm moves to Greenpoint. Partner Lloyd Schwan goes on to design for Cappellini.1987
Wood-furniture-maker Chris Lehrecke opens studio in Clinton Hill.
Ross Menuez and Chris Bundy open Prototype & Production studio in Williamsburg.
Potters KleinReid open studio in Williamsburg.
Minimalist Michael Solis founds Worx Design in Dumbo.
Ultra-high-end wood purveyor BDDW is founded in Brooklyn; since moved to Soho.
Moss hosts Droog Design show, inspiring countless future Williamsburg designers.
Lloyd Schwan’s first piece for Cappellini—the Statuette chair—is introduced.
Breukelen opens on Atlantic Avenue, selling Cappellini, Paola Lenti, and local designers.
Vintage mid-century-modern store R 20th Century opens in Williamsburg; since moved to Tribeca.
Godley-Schwan’s Crinkle lamp accepted into MoMA’s permanent collection.
William Harvey opens studio in Greenpoint; designs for Umbra and others.
Stephen Burks/Readymade Projects studio opens in Williamsburg; Burks designs for Cappellini, Herman Miller, David Design, Missoni, Moroso, Vitra, and many others.
KleinReid’s first collaboration with legendary ceramicist Eva Zeisel.
John Pomp opens One Sixty Glass—a public glass-blowing studio—in Williamsburg.
Design magazine Surface moves from San Francisco to Dumbo.
David Weeks and Lindsey Adelman launch Butter brand to showcase playful work from young Brooklyn designers.
Tobias Wong makes This Is a Lampout of Philippe Starck’s Kartell chair, reintroduces conceptual design.
Environment 337 is the first design store on Smith Street.
Pratt launches Design Incubator Program.
Firstop design show launches in Williamsburg.
Pucci showroom in Manhattan picks up David Weeks’s lighting.
The first Brooklyn Designs show takes place.
The Future Perfect opens in Williamsburg.
Jason Miller debuts his Superordinate Antler Lamps.
West Elm opens in Dumbo.
Sarah Cihat launches Rehabilitated Dishware at the Future Perfect.
Scrapile Collection launches at the Future Perfect.
Matter opens in Park Slope.
First Altoids Living Spaces Show, curated by Dave Alhadeff and Jason Miller.
Brooklynite Grace Bonney starts design*sponge blog.
Matt Dilling creates his neon chandelier.
Tobias Wong’s Bullet Proof Rose included in MoMA’s “SAFE: Design Takes on Risk” show.
Jason Miller shows at Salone Satellite, in Milan. Next: The Brooklyn Design Calendar