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.
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.
The Tier shelving unit and hanging light with spirograph thread are by Hivemindesign, a local design outfit based in Brooklyn.
Ceramics by Sanam Emami.
Patrick Weder’s walnut and corian dresser.
Poltrona Suave lounge chair in stack-laminated plywood by Julia Krantz, displayed by R20th Century.
Robot toys by Rusti D. (Deimos) exhibited by R20th Century.
Serpentine glass candlesticks by Jeff Zimmerman, shown by R20th Century.
Jacquard woven and knit pillow set by Elyse Allen.