THE ARCHITECT AS FURNITURE DESIGNER: BILL PEDERSEN
William Pedersen is best known as a renowned architect and founding design partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which is currently leading New York City’s Hudson Yards Project. Less known, but equally important, is Pedersen’s design versatility. He holds multiple design patents and recently created a new line of furniture, Loop de Loop, that is beautiful, comfortable, and technically innovative. Join Pedersen and Donald Albrecht, the City Museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design, for a conversation exploring not only the new furniture and its influences, but also the history of architect-designed furnishings.
DESIGNING HOME: JEWS AND MIDCENTURY MODERNISM
Through a showcase of vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphics, this exhibition explores how Jewish ̩émigré and American-born designers and architects helped spark America’s embrace of midcentury modernism—forging a bold new direction in design and thought. On view are creations by Anni Albers, George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Ernest Sohn, Ruth Adler, Harry Rosenthal, and more than 25 other individuals who developed this creative movement.
#SDDDESIGNHUNT WITH WANTEDDESIGN / SOHO DESIGN DISTRICT / ARCHTOBER- OCTOBER 30/31
Join WantedDesign & Soho Design District on Friday 10/30 & Saturday 10/31 in celebrating Archtober as they host the first annual Design Hunt at various SoHo showrooms (Ligne Roset, BluDot, Moroso, Alessi, Technogym, Artemide, USAI Lighting, Ingo Maurer, Studio Anise Rolf Benz, Luceplan, Modular Lighting Instruments, Fritz Hansen, Blackbody, Stepevi). Visitors will have a chance to win many great prizes after finding each design at the 13 participating showrooms and posting their creative product images on Instagram with the correct hashtag.
BOUTIQUE DESIGN NEW YORK
At the Javits Center, New York, from 8 to 9 of November, BDNY will have its sixth edition. Boutique Design New York ( BDNY), presented by Boutique Design, is the leading trade fair for the hospitality and leisure design industry. BDNY brings together thought leaders from all sectors of the hospitality design community to explore what’s new and what’s trendy.