Norwegian Design at NYCxDESIGN 2017

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Shaker inspired design on show at Design Within Reach during NYC Design Week 2017.

NYCxDESIGN, also known as Design Week, is the annual celebration of design in New York. Here is your complete guide to everything Norwegian happening at NYCxDESIGN.

This year NYCxDESIGN started May 3 and lasts until May 24, taking place across all five boroughs of New York City. Below are the Norwegian companies, designers and projects exhibiting during NYCxDESIGN:

Norwegian American Collaboration at Sight Unseen OFFSITE
When: May 19-22
Where: Sight Unseen OFFSITE, 100 Avenue of the Americas

Bench by Sigve Knutson and Jamie Woldond

Sight Unseen is an online magazine that focuses on emerging designers. Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer created Sight Unseen in 2009, after previously working together in i-D magazine. Khemsurov and Singer, who were recently named two of the top women pushing design forward in the U.S., also created their own design fair called Sight Unseen OFFSITE. This is the fourth time Sight Unseen OFFSITE is held under NYCxDESIGN. For the second year in a row, Sight Unseen has teamed up young Norwegian with American designers. The teams collaborate, from each side of the Atlantic Ocean, to make a new product together. They will show their collaboration at the Sight Unseen OFFISTE show, taking place May 19-22.

There are in total five collaborations this year and they are:
Sigve Knutson (NO) paired with Jamie Wolfond (US)
Kneip paired (NO) with Vonnegut Kraft (US)
Noidoi (NO) paired with Visibility (US)
Thomas Jenkins (NO) paired with Slash Objects (US)
Runa Klock (NO) paired with Moving Mountains (US)

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Design Within Reach Presents:
Furnishing Utopia: Shaker Design Influence Now
When: May 20-24
Where: DWR, Soho Studio 110 Greene St

 Shaker inspired design by Vera & Kyte

 Fifteen international design studios have taken inspiration from the American Shaker community and created their own interpretation of the Shaker design as a part of Furnishing Utopia project. The Shakers were a Christian sect founded in the 18th century and today there is only one active Shaker village left in the United States. This is the second collection of Shaker-inspired objects. The exhibition will feature a collection of over fifty Shaker-inspired objects by the various international designers, along with the Shaker artifact that inspired them. The exhibition will be held at Design Within Reach.

Featured Norwegian designers are:
Anderssen & Voll
Vera & Kyte
Hallgeir Homstvedt

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Norwegian participation at ICFF
When: May 21-24
Where: Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 W 34th St

Design by Studio Føy

International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is a high-end luxury furniture fair that takes place at the Javits Center. ICFF focuses on top international furniture companies and emerging new talent. There are more than 700 exhibitors from over 30 countries represented at ICFF, and Norway is one of the countries represented. There will be one day open to the public, which is the closing day, 24th of May.

The Norwegian brands exhibiting at ICFF are VAD, OPE, Studio Føy, Heymat and Gudbrandsdalen Ull.