Twice a year the Jacob K Javits Centre in New York is filled to the brim with 2,800 booths showcasing the latest and most ingenious offerings in home design. A 6 Day trade event features the handiwork of designers from 85 countries.
To support Artecnica‘s latest product collections launch at the New York International Gift Fair, Studio Lin produced a striking 4 page catalogue which folded out into the Poster above. The idea was to focus on the products, featuring them as large as possible in scale to each other.
Amongst the product highlights was Tord Boontje’s beautiful creation – Tangle. It combines the sleek look of clear glass and the precious appearance of plated metal, to create a new light that is reminiscent of museum glass cases that preserve samples of luxurious, exotic vegetation found in remote, pristine jungles.
Surprise Surprise Light
by Stephen Johnson
The quintessential gift with a surrealistic and familiar appearance designed to make you smile, feel a little joy or may be evoke a few memories of past birthdays and perfect valentines. It takes inspiration from how light can be used to create an array of wonderful emotions to experience, beyond just enabling us to see.
Surprise Surprise is both a visually stunning object and a multifunctional light that can be used on a wall, a ceiling, a table or even hanging in mid-air.
Available in either an exciting silver reflective finish or in a more subdued white opalescent finish.
by Enrico Bressan
Enrico Bressan, co-founder of Artecnica and an architect by trade, has created a sturdy, lightweight aluminum stool for both indoor and outdoor use. Taking inspiration from the fibrous skeleton of the Staghorn Cholla cactus, the Kaktus stool is disarmingly delicate, yet capable of supporting great weight.
by Karl Zahn
A new, larger Phrena with a squared pattern takes the design family in a more geometric and structured direction. By distilling the original Phrena form to its essence, this new addition exposes the very intentional and calculated pattern that is at its core.
When opened, Phrena Squared displays a more minimal and modernist appearance while still embodying the organic and elegant curves that are the designs foundation. Its hard lines will match the strictest architecture while its curves would still feel at home in the woods and like the rest of the family, it can be used for either up or down lighting applications.
Dada Clock Pink
by Tahmineh Javanbakht
A hand-polished egg-shaped glass lens that magnifies an original Artecnica clock face. This alarm clock is available in three hues: Pink, Aqua and Clear. As an homage to Dali, warping time Dada clock recalls the essence of surrealism.
Designed by the co-founder of Artecnica and a painter.
by Studio Tord Boontje
Combining the sleek look of clear glass and the precious appearance of plated metal, Tord Boontje, a celebrated designer and the head of Product Design Department at the Royal College of Art has created a new light that is reminiscent of museum glass cases that preserve samples of luxurious, exotic vegetation found in remote, pristine jungles.
by Clara von Zweigbergk
Following the success of her first hanging mobile with Artecnica, Clara von Zweigbergk is at it again. Themis Trio features a juxtaposition of neon and muted color ways, furthering her signature color pairings seen across three Artecnica Products: Themis, Bloom Cards, and now Themis Trio.
The canvas totes feature original calligraphy created and screen printed by ex-gang members in Los Angeles with resources provided by Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the US offering ex-gang members at-risk youth (12,000 a year) an opportunity for a second chance.
About Studio Lin
Studio Lin is the graphic design practice of Alex Lin.
Our work process is founded on a desire to explore new territory through challenging collaborations with creative visionaries in the fields of architecture,industrial design, art and fashion. By combining the studio’s analytical rigor with strong input from external forces, the resulting design is exponentially enhanced: 1 + 1 = 3. This formula also permits a fluid aesthetic to prevail.
Behind every Studio Lin design is a highly defined rationale but not a singular style. The common denominator is a fresh, modern sensibility that eschews the overtly trendy in favor of lasting impact.
Before opening Studio Lin, Alex Lin laid the foundation for his own design practice by collaborating with some of the field’s greatest minds. After receiving an MFA in graphic design from Yale University, Alex spent six years at the design firm 2×4.
His work has been featured and awarded by leading design publications such as Wallpaper, ID Magazine, Print Magazine, Metropolis, Azure, Tank, Surface, Architectural Record, Span, Victionary and exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.
In 2005 Alex was named an Art Director’s Club Young Gun, in 2006 he was in STEP magazine’s field guide for emerging designers, and in 2009 he was honored as an Avant Guardian by Surface Magazine. In 2007 his Mies face artwork created at 2×4 became part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.