First Look: New York Design Week Dispatch, Part One

Though I was running around the Javits Center like a madwoman, I made sure to stop for these witty New English plates. Look closely, and you’ll see they’re actually fully intact. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Another 12x12 masterpiece: The Water Tower Chair from the desingers at Bellboy is made with redwood from Park Avenue. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The Round and Round bench by Louis Lim, also part of the 12x12 showcase, contains a slide-out drawer that, when fully extended, completes the circle of the bench. It’s fashioned with recycled wood from Leggett Avenue in the Bronx. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Steven Gambrel poses with his first lighting designs for Urban Electric Company. I especially love the greyfoy light hanging to his left. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Cristina Grajales Gallery’s spring group show, “Pegasus,” includes work by Eric Rhein, James Salaiz, and Mark Welsh. Welsh’s “Unnatural Curiosities” nature collages, in particular, are wild and fanciful. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Artist Suzanne Tick, seen here at the opening of the “Pegasus” show, does extraordinary metalwork. This piece, Refuse DC, is made from recycled hangers and sheath core fiber. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Jerry Helling, the president of Bernhardt Design, is always up to something great. He is the brains behind the Raleigh Denim Workshop, but also this new Power Bar table”perfect for cutting fabric and pretty much any other task. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The Jil Sander store on Howard Street hosted a beautifully curated Hallingdal 65 show, in which the label’s iconic 1965 fabric (originally designed for Kradrat) was incorporated into new, imaginative pieces by a group of young designers. I loved this strange little Selvedge chair from Raw-Edges. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Helling sought out veteran Knoll designer Charles Pollock, the genius behind so many of that company’s iconic office chairs, and asked him to create this new design for Bernhardt. What resulted is the CP Lounge collection, seen here in upholstered fabric but also available in leather and suede. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Another Javits Center treat: Brooklyn’s MC&CO showed off designer Muriel Favaro’s newest fabric lampshades. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Designer Sami Hayek is expanding his collection to include these wonderful (and huge!) lamps. They’re made in Mexico using a rich, dark clay unique to Oaxaca. Photo: Wendy Goodman

First Look: New York Design Week Dispatch, Part One