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Niche + NYC Design Week

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Make the most of your trip to New York City when you visit Niche at ICFF — it’s also NYC Design Week so you can enjoy exciting events in all five boroughs! Spanning disciplines of design such as architecture, graphic design, DIY, craft, engineering, technology, furniture, fashion, product, theater, industrial and more, Design Week creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities. NYC Design Week aims to increase awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences – professionals, enthusiasts, students, educators, and kids alike. Events through Tuesday, May 19th include:

• Open studios and studio tours from NYC artists

• Workshops, seminars, and symposiums

• Film screenings

• Gallery openings

• Student exhibitions from Pratt, Parsons, Fashion Institute of Technology, and School of Visual Arts

• Galas and award ceremonies

• Special exhibitions at the Guggenheim, Museum of Arts and Design, Brooklyn Museum, Jewish Museum, Museum of Chinese in America…and the list goes on!

For a full calendar of action-packed design events, head to the NYC x Design website. Niche is delighted to be part of such a large design community, both inside and outside of ICFF! We look forward to seeing AND inspiring you!

All Packed for ICFF!

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Niche has been busier than ever this week, but now we’re all packed up and ready to go as the the big weekend nears! ICFF hits New York City’s Javits Center this Saturday, May 16th! Niche is attending and hope you will, too! Say hello to Helio, and be enchanted by the Pointelle Series. Our two newest pendant collections will be suspended from the ceiling in an eye-catching cascade of glass and light.

With over 700 exhibitors, we want to make sure you can find us at Booth 1336! Use the map below and click to enlarge.

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Discover the New Pointelle Pendant!

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Our new Pointelle pendant is ready for its close-up at ICFF this weekend! Available in two gorgeous styles, Grand and Petite, these newest editions to our pendant family really shine when combined in a cluster.  No matter which one you choose, each Pointelle pendant is delicately hand-blown and pulled with care, in New York.

Both the Pointelle Grand and Petite are available in Niche’s signature transparent glass colors as well as two new versions of our Crystal glass! The delightful twisting of our Optique and Torrent styles diffract and diffuse light from every direction, truly standing out from the crowd.

Come visit Team Niche at ICFF, Booth 1336, and be sure to take in the Pointelle pendant this Saturday, May 16th through Tuesday, May 19th. More than 700 exhibitors in architecture and fine interior design are ready to show 32,000 visitors from all across the globe what’s hot and what they got!

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The Javits Center is located at 11th Avenue and 38th Street in New York City.

Trade |  Saturday – Sunday, May 16-17, 10am – 5pm  |   Monday, May 18, 10am – 6pm
Trade and General Public  |  Tuesday, May 19, 10am – 4pm

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Hotel Business Design Features Niche Crystalline Series!

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Hotel Business Design touched upon Niche’s Crystalline Series in an online feature! The Crystalline Series encapsulates vibrant color, powerful angles and outlines a fresh perspective for modern hand-blown glass lighting. Crystalline is available in four innovative shapes – Axia, Trove, Calla, and Delinea. One pendant makes a bold statement on its own, though a cluster of different shapes and colors certainly packs a punch!

You can see the Crystalline Series up close at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) next week, May 16th – 19th! Find out more information here and register to attend New York’s largest design and home furnishings event!

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Join Niche at ICFF!

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We’re so excited to be a part of this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City! This four day event takes over the Jacob K. Javits Center May 16-19, to feature what’s best and what’s next in high end, contemporary design. It’s fitting that we’re bringing our brand new Helio and Pointelle pendants for their New York debut!

From Saturday, May 16th to Monday, May 18th, ICFF is open to trade professionals only. On Tuesday, May 19th, ICFF is open to the general public. Registration is required to attend, so don’t delay! Located at 11th Avenue and 38th Street, the Javits Center is less than a 15 minute walk from Penn Station for those traveling into Manhattan. There are several parking garages nearby for those driving to the Javits as well.

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2015 marks the 27th edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. When the show first launched in 1988, Modernism was on its way back to the forefront of design. In the years to follow we’ve seen trends come and go.

Inspiration for good design comes from all over. Even social and political scenarios play a role in home furnishing design, for example in 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, probing possibilities to create cities, rooms, furnishings, and objects that would support people with physical impairments. Ergonomics was now considered important to home design. In 1994, an environmental movement began where exhibitors explored recycling, green design, and natural materials. They showed “knockdown” furniture for flat-pack shipping to save on energy and materials, surfaces woven with grass, papers and rugs made with beans, nuts, and abaca. Also by the mid-1990s, “space-age” materials started to be seen in the home such as ultra-tough ceramic, bentwood, latex foam, and chrome. In the early 2000s, the socioeconomic trend of working at home necessitated a new type of residential furniture that could be compact and adjusted. 

Today, twenty-first century design knows no boundaries. New faces, new materials, and new machines help foster creativity and the optimism that comes with it. Niche fits right in with our inventive glass shapes and signature colors that redefine the tradition of hand-blown glass paired with stylish, modern lighting.

ICFF attracts more than 32,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. While ICFF is North America’s largest trade show in the field, the event also draws international exhibitors and attendees. Over 700 exhibitors are anticipated this year!

Niche is one of those many exhibitors, so come visit us at Booth 1336 and get ready to be inspired and enLIGHTened!

Niche: 1 of 22 Products to Look for at ICFF!

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City is just around the corner! Niche will be showcasing familiar favorites and some new creations. We’re thrilled to discover we made it into Interior Design’s preview of 22 products to look for at ICFF! Our new Helio Series in the Chroma color palette made the cut and is ready for its NYC debut! Check out other stunning products featured at ICFF in this slideshow. Stay tuned for more information regarding Niche’s ICFF appearance!

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Helio Chroma in Storm, Cielo, Tangerine, and Jade with the Philips SlimStyle Bulb

 

Behind the Design With Jeremy and Lumens!

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Our Creative Director, Jeremy Pyles, detailed the method to the madness behind Niche’s Haus Series in a Q&A with Lumens!  With a focus on nostalgia, Jeremy believes good design can transport you to another time and place, and that’s just what the Haus Series achieves.

Lumens: The Schoolhaus and Coolhaus pendants sound like they were made for each other. How do you envision them playing off each other, if at all?

Jeremy: To me, they are both period pieces. The Schoolhaus is more traditional Americana whereas the Coolhaus is full of optimism for the future that inspired the design scene in the twenties.

The minute anyone says that they don’t belong together or pair gracefully, someone will do so in an imaginative and inspired way. My purpose is to launch them into the world at large — what happens after that is out of my hands and I will say that I have been quite surprised in the past at how creatively designers and architects have mixed and matched shape and color with Niche Modern products with stunning results that I personally wouldn’t have even considered!

Lumens: What feelings do you hope these pendants will evoke in people?

Jeremy: I know the shapes will resonate with people as they evoke the feel of past decades, but used in transparent vibrant colored glass, I want people to be surprised by how these nostalgic designs are still fresh and modern and relevant.

Read the full interview here and don’t forget to browse the Haus Series!

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