May 4 – 8, 2016
At Skylight Clarkson Sq in West Soho
550 Washington Street
Site-Specific Installation Designed By The Principals To Mark Entrance To Fair At Skylight Clarkson Sq In West Soho
Diverse Slate Of New Programming To Distinguish The Fair’s Fourth Edition
New York, April 21, 2016 – Collective Design today announced a new site-specific installation, Glacial Drift, designed by The Principals, that will mark the entrance to the fair, which opens to the public May 4 through 8 at Skylight Clarkson Sq in West Soho, a participant of the city-wide program, NYCxDESIGN. The fourth edition of Collective Design will feature 31 international galleries and 19 special programs, including an installation by Tokyo design collective nendo; an exhibition of work by graduate students from the Cranbrook Academy of Art; and Collective Concept, a new programming element serving as a platform for discovery within the fields of lighting, furnishing, ceramics, and textiles. Designers participating in Collective Concept include Lindsey Adelman Studio, Apparatus Studio, Fort Standard, Calico Wallpaper, and Cocobolo Design.
Conceptualized by The Principals, an experimental Brooklyn-based design studio, Glacial Drift will be a 50-foot-wide construction at the fair’s entry. Multifunctional clusters of folded cells of recyclable corrugated plastic sheeting, creating spaces for cantilevered plantings and street furniture, will provide shelter and prismatically filter light, resulting in an overall structure that resembles glaciers adrift at sea to mark the passage into the fair.
“Collective Design strives every year to spotlight emerging concepts, material evolution, and international design trends,” said Steven Learner, the fair’s founder and creative director. “The fair encourages exploration and discovery not only through presentations by galleries from around the world, but also through innovative installations that push the boundaries of design.”
The 2016 edition of Collective Design features a diverse roster of domestic and international exhibitors from Beijing, Chicago, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Oslo, Paris, and Vienna, among other design capitals, showcasing both vintage and contemporary work for sale in imaginative, immersive environments. Special exhibitions, installations, and pop-ups from a number of thoughtfully curated sources round out the offerings to celebrate design innovation and thinking from the start of the 20th century to today.
The fair will include 31 global exhibitors, including new and returning participants such as Johnson Trading Gallery, 99¢ Plus Gallery, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Frederieke Taylor, Galleri Format Oslo, Gallery ALL, Hostler Burrows, Jack Chiles, Rauminhalt, and Salomon Contemporary. More information about the exhibitors can also be found at www.collectivedesignfair.com.