|>interni (italy) 09.01
It’s official. The evidence on display during the off-site events in May proves that the United States finally has a flourishing design culture. This spring, in fact, New York took its place as a must on the circuit of international events that include Milan Design Capital in April, London in October and Cologne in January.
One of the main events was the exhibition InTransit by Terminal-NYC, a tiny shop crowed with ingenious prototypes, from chairs of Hlynur Vagn Atlason to the shelves of Ali Cindoruk. We also noticed Toby Wong’s re-production of the Bubble Club chair by Philippe Starck, transformed into a lamp. Crossing the barrier between prototype and product, this was a humorous look at the importance of ‘signature,’ as opposed to anonymous, design.
– Stephen Burks