DC Talent in NYC This Month

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, if my kids didn’t have so many sports, I would be on the train to New York to see the Kips Bay showhouse and also tour the aisles at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, where a handful of DC designers are represented (not to mention the conglomeration of design chops from all over the world).

Congratulations first to Darryl Carter, who has this sitting room at the stunning Villard Houses, where the Kips Bay showhouse is this year.

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Photo by Timothy Bell for the Washington Post’s Kips Bay feature story 

Next, Simon Jacobsen, whose linear furniture line is sold through Archer in Georgetown, is debuting his outdoor collection at ICFF—they’d look stunning on the terrace of one of the houses his father (Hugh Newell Jacobsen) designed:

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A detail shot of the table next to the blue seat above.

A detail shot of the table next to the blue seat above.

 

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I love the golden feet on this line -- gorgeous both indoors and out.

I love the golden feet on this line — gorgeous both indoors and out.

 

On the opposite end of the design spectrum, local designer Janet Morais will have her own line of furniture, Koket, on display. It’s the kind of line (modern baroque?) where just one piece can zhush up an entire room.

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ICFF has more than 500 exhibitors from 30 countries, with design products in 11 categories. It’s largely for the trade only, but if you’re a die-hard design fan, play hooky from work next week to go to its public day on Tuesday, May 20 — a worthwhile excursion!

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