ICFF 2014 Preview: Wintercheck Factory

Furniture and lighting from the Brooklyn-based design-and-build brand

Since 2010 Brooklyn’s Wintercheck Factory has routinely rolled out new designs across apparel and homeware, to furniture and lighting. While the urge to design across all platforms is still alive and well, founder Kristen Wentrcek seems to be currently focusing on furniture, which will be on display at ICFF as part of NYCxDesign, running 17-20 May 2014. Divided into two sections—furniture designed by Wentrcek and …

Fab’s Next Life: Private Label

Backing young designers and releasing an extensive in-house collection

It’s been a wild ride since Fab first launched just under three years ago. After the flash-sale business model gave way to rapid expansion and subsequent shrinkage, pushing the brand identity through a couple questionable phases—and more importantly, individual’s hands—the design-minded outlet is back on solid ground. With an impressive line of private label furnishings designed in-house and by an ever-growing roster of emerging designers, …

Patricia Urquiola + Glas Italia: Shimmer

Colorful fluidity in a robust glass table

Patricia Urquiola‘s poetically contemporary “Shimmer” table is brilliant in both its concept and physicality. Made from iridescent glass with a multicolored finish, the small tripodal table reacts with light, which allows its surface to seemingly change hue depending on your vantage point. The graceful shifts in color lend it a balletic energy, and the lack of construction materials (the parts are joined with glue) keeps …