Upon entering the exhibit hall, you immediately see this sculptural installation, called "Screenplay," by Oyler Wu Collaborative — so you know you are in for an elevated design experience. Peppered among the exhibit booths are high-concept showings by design students as well as various design competition winners, making for a thrilling walk around the expo.
Dunsmuir Cabinets provides custom cabinet doors to work with any Ikea kitchen cabinet body. The new system allows you to create a beautifully modern custom kitchen affordably, because you are using the existing Ikea cabinets system. Dunsmuir can retrofit Ikea kitchens back to 1988 and work with the Ikea planning software. The best part is you can install it yourself for an instant DIY upgrade. Brilliant in its simplicity.
The styling is young and sleek. The wall bed unit was drawing a crowd on the floor both in the closed and open positions. Once you customize your unit, it is delivered to your door flat packed to be installed by a contractor. It's perfect for small urban dwellings, studios and guestrooms.
The Axor Bouroullec collection of more than 70 items allows you to compose your own unit to fit your exact needs. What fun!
A new online shop called Shelter Black caught my attention. The line was utilitarian, fresh and natural feeling. Some neon, natural wood and green elements combine to make for a new favorite home goods and gifts source.
In furniture, Bend Seating introduced a very of-the-moment line of versatile geometric wire chairs I would gladly have in my living room or on my outdoor patio.