BKLYN DESIGNS is an internationally renowned, juried exhibition of the best furniture, lighting and home accessories made or designed in Brooklyn. In addition to the inspiring products on display, the show features design talks and hands-on seminars, as well as off-site exhibits and events. Attendees include: designers, architects, builders, developers, store buyers, industry influencers, educators, urban planners and design-savvy consumers. They all come together to celebrate the borough’s rich design heritage, iconic style and bustling creative community. With thousands of visitors over the three-day weekend, BKLYN DESIGNS is one of the most vibrant shows in New York City and is the official kick-off for the citywide NYCxDESIGN initiative.
Founded in 2003, BKLYN DESIGNS was one of first design fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and helped to put many Brooklyn makers and supporters on the map! This year’s show was more inspiring than ever, and presented the highest-caliber furnishings and home accessories from Brooklyn-based artisans, designers and manufacturers, including many companies that have received Brooklyn-Made certification by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
WBAI FEATURED DESIGNERS
MARK JUPITER is a 4th generation NYC Furniture Designer and Builder with a passion for bringing the furnishing dreams of his clients to life! Inspired by the craftsman of his family, from his great grandfather hammering out the original copper roofs of the city’s first skyscrapers, to the hand carved furniture designed and built by his father, Mark is committed to continuing his family’s long standing tradition of building exquisite, handcrafted and one-of-a kind pieces designed to last generations.
EVAN Z. CRANE is a Brooklyn born and based manufacturer of fine products. He is a designer and craftsman who believes that longevity is one of the best ways to practice sustainability. Utilizing the latest computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology and traditional furniture making techniques, he creates modern heirloom furniture.
DANIEL MOYER of danielmoyerdesign is a dream+make design studio/workshop in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Along with Tattly, at BKLYN DESIGNS he will present drINK, an interactive lounge and bar area inviting visitors to ink themselves– and the furniture! Featuring a fifty three piece set by danielmoyerdesign–including tables, benchlets, and lighting–drINKers can doodle, draw, and design on the furniture with markers, or themselves, with a selection of Tattly’s temporary tattoos. Running the course of the event, the ever-developing masterpieces of art/furniture will be offered for sale at a silent auction to raise funds for Brooklyn’s own Sean Casey Animal Rescue.