This weekend, the Makers Market introduced me to a few designers in the New York City area, and further afield, whose work I was not familiar with.

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The market, held in Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens blew in a breath of fresh air – as well as a thunderstorm like no other – with its selection of hand-made or small-run designs curated by a team that included Doug DeNicola of the Noguchi Museum; Evan Snyderman, principal of the design gallery R 20th Century; and Andrew Wagner, the editor of ReadyMade. From robust handbuilt motorcycles, to delicate jewellery in gold and silver, the range of design was of a consistently high standard.

These are some of the things I saw at the Makers Market.

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The Tier shelving unit and hanging light with spirograph thread are by Hivemindesign, a local design outfit based in Brooklyn.

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Weave Screen is by design duo Levent and Romme, exhibited by Spring Gallery.

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Ceramics by Sanam Emami.

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Patrick Weder’s walnut and corian dresser.
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Poltrona Suave lounge chair in stack-laminated plywood by Julia Krantz, displayed by R20th Century.

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sm2688_1Robot toys by Rusti D. (Deimos) exhibited by R20th Century.

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Serpentine glass candlesticks by Jeff Zimmerman, shown by R20th Century.

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Jacquard woven and knit pillow set by Elyse Allen.

There was tons more on display. Take a visit to my blog, The Brooklynist, to see loads more photos taken in the tents at the Makers Market.