6 NYC Designers to Know
1. Studio: Workaday Handmade.
Designer: Forrest Lewinger.
Product: Striped Milking Stool.
Standout: This stoneware stool references dairy farms’ tripod seats, but the imperfect colored stripes make it thoroughly urban.
2. Studio: I.Lo Design Corp.
Designer: Indira Lourenco.
Product: Soulful Shades for Atmosphere and Enjoy My Rhythm.
Standout: Both African patterns and fêng shui tenets informed a lamp and tables rendered in a palette of black, white, and brass.
3. Studio: Aimée Wilder.
Designer: Aimée Wilder.
Product: Phantasmagoria and Prism.
Standout: Contrast the plush playfulness of her patterned pillows with the groovy graphics of her handwoven flat-weave rugs.
4. Studio: Fort Standard.
Designers: Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings.
Product: Assemblage and Relief Stone.
Standout: Triangles dominate limited-edition pieces, whether composed of maple slats for a table and bench or soapstone for a cabinet.
5. Studio: Tantuvi.
Designer: Adam Sipe and Arati Rao.
Product: No.3 Teal, No.8 Terra, and No.7 Sol.
Standout: Early experiments in abstract animation inspired the patterns of cotton dhurries yarn-dyed and handwoven by cooperatives in India.
6. Studio: Wintercheck Factory.
Designer: Kristen Wentrcek and Andrew Zebulon Williams.
Product: Absolute Beige.
Standout: Corian bases support polyurethane seats reminiscent of amber—or 1970’s furniture catalogs.