06/04/15 9:30am
Finding contemporary design for small spaces was easy during NYCxDesign week.

Finding contemporary design for small spaces was easy during NYCxDesign week, like on these yummy cupcakes at the Fitz Hansen party. Photo: Meredith Craig de Pietro

NYCxDesign Week is a must for anyone obsessed with furniture and design. With parties, design fairs, and open showrooms, it is a chance for NYC to celebrate all disciplines of design spanning throughout Manhattan and and Brooklyn, and the iconic designers who live here. It would be impossible for one person to hit all of the events, but I gave it a go with attendance at design fairs like Wanted NYC (in Manhattan and Brooklyn), Sight Unseen, Design Junction and the high-end furniture behemoth, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

As I raced past all of the gorgeous furniture, I absorbed all the new microtrends of interior design. We can expect to see Brooklyn restaurants decked out in plum furniture, shiny brass hardware and bent wood tables by next year. Additionally, I saw incredible wallpaper, jewelry for the home, and an entire wall made out of a garden that never needs to be watered. Seeing such craftsmanship and design is inspiring, but the trend I was really drawn to were all the ingenious new space-saving ideas in children’s furniture. No matter how luxuriously your apartment is decorated, having kids in this city means always coveting more space. (more…)