Sponsor Spotlight: Caviar20

Today I’m so happy to share some of the amazingly stylish products from Caviar20. Troy carries so many exceptionally gorgeous pieces – and they go quickly – so if there’s something you’ve got your eye on, go ahead and get it before it’s sold!

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David Hockney The Older Rapunzel etching, $3000

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Rachel Whiteread “untitled” ditone print, $3000

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Fornasetti¬†“Suns and Moons” ceramic serving tray, $475

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Veca¬†“Fontana arte style” sconces, $1750

 

The Friday Five: Lights

Today I’m featuring five very different but very interesting lighting options. I am loving the form of each one of these beauties.

Aki light by Studio Dreimann at Leucos USA

Raak Holland Saturnus lamp, $693, 1stDibs

Tahir Mahmood “Girgit 8” ceramic lamp, $475, Caviar20

Rare Neal Small white molded acrylic three-sided table lamp, $3650, 1stDibs

Parisian surgical light, $15,000, 1stDibs

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Event: International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)

The centerpiece of many design events taking place in NYC last week was the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (known as ICFF).

While oriented towards furniture retailers and “the trade” (aka interior designers and architects) the fair is open to the public for one of the four days.

This was my first year attending (for inspiration and potential new merchandise for Caviar20) and many design professionals I spoke with shared my enthusiasm for this year’s display.

While it was no surprise to see powerhouses like Vitra and Knoll, the strength of ICFF came from the small and medium sized studios that offer bespoke furniture or manufacture their own products (Grain, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Misewell are paradigms)

Strong American design was out in full force – earnest young talent creating work with great lines out of fine materials. Brooklyn-based studios were noticeably well-represented.

While some say ICFF lacks the avant-garde creativity found at the rival fair in Milan, there is a significant and consistent display of fresh, commercial, and livable furniture. Another surprise is how affordable many of the pieces are. If you’re looking for preposterously priced limited edition √† la Marc Newson you’re at the wrong fair.

Below is a selection of amazing white pieces I encountered. With the exception of two pieces – everything is priced below $750.

Rock Chair designed by Fredrik Färg

Grant side table by Gabriel Scott

Tiffin lunch kit by Sinclaire

Dakar chair by Skitsch

Hanging light by Lukas Peet

Fern table by Egg Collective

Sydney pendant by Mary Wallis

Delta V pendant by Rich Brilliant Willing

Lockwood chair by Misewell

The Friday Five: Black & White at Caviar20

As you know, we’re a big fan of Caviar20 around here. I’m always excited to see what Troy has in store and recently I’ve been drawn to some impressive works of art. The black and white pieces by Canadian artists Harold Town, Charles Pachter and Kent Monkman are of diverse subjects and styles but I think they actually look great together for today’s Friday Five!

Harold Town “Gable & Crawford” Litho, $1400

Harold Town “Yoko Ono” Litho, $1650

Harold Town “Toy Horse” ink drawing, $1500

Charles Pachter “Untitled Portrait”, $3500

Kent Monkman “Study of Apollo & Hyacinthus”, $4500

If colour is more your thing – then be sure to check out Troy’s segment on House & Home TV where he shares his advice for collecting art. Very interesting stuff (even though there’s not much white in the clip)!