Fab, the embattled e-commerce company, launched a private label this week, at a new showroom in New York's Soho neighborhood. Here, a tabletop setting from their slick line of Nordic kitchen wares.

Also at Fab's newly opened showroom, an in-house designed sofa. This one's called Cup.

At Sight Unseen's exhibit, Ian Stell showed customizable coffee tables that function like accordions: the layered strips of wood can swivel back and forth, adjusting the table's width.

Pat Kim's made the basketball hoop fancy, with polished wood and reflective shell square. Seen at Sight Unseen.

Huxhux designs shapeshifting furniture--and has a killer logo. Seen at Wanted Design.

Tom Dixon--known for his lighting and tabletop curiosities--showed this prim and proper brass shoe-cum-paperweight, at ICFF.

Bernhardt reintroduced chairs from Ross Lovegrove, an industrial designer who cut his teeth working on Apple and Sony for Frog Design.

In 1951, midcentury Danish designer Finn Juhl designed the chamber room for the United Nations headquarters in New York. The chairs have been put back into production by designers Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard.

Another of Finn Juhl's reimagined chairs, seen at ICFF.

Minimal lighting by Brooklyn-based furniture company Volk.

Brooklyn duo Huy Bui's terrarium-turned-coffee table looks like furniture from the house of the future.

Brooklyn-based Rosie Li's stand at Sight Unseen channels the grandiose look of Moooi's Milan exhibit.

Quirky shop Kiosk stocked a vending machine at Sight Unseen with maps, trinkets, and design-y souvenirs.

Umbra Shift--a younger, more experimental offshot of Umbra's main brand--debuted some chairs fold-up designed to be stashed away in a closet.

Areaware's new Liquid Body Flask is made of metal that's hydro-inflated (a process that welds sheets of metal together, then fills them with water). The technique makes each mold slightly unique.

Countertop and floor materials company Wilsonart hosted a student competition. Students designed chairs around the theme of outer space. Here, a creation from Abizer Raja, at the University of Houston.


(Some Of) The Best Eye Candy From New York Design Week

Designers from far and wide descended on New York for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and NYCxDesign events. Here's a taste of what we saw.

In the design world, New York has always played second fiddle to European cities like Milan and Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Not because New York doesn't have designers—it has many (many, many, many). But for years, designers in Milan and Eindhoven have had at least one major advantage: sprawling design fairs hosted by each city.

A reintroduced Finn Juhl chair.

A couple years ago, the city of New York rallied around the design industry and launched NYCxDesign, a city-wide, 12-day festival of events timed around the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. ICFF is established—now in its 26th year—but confined to a soul-sucking convention center on the west side of Manhattan. NYCxDesign means upstarts can exhibit all around the city, and in other boroughs. Yours truly saw some (not all, mind you) of the wares on display this week. Scroll through the work in the slide show above.

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