It seemed everywhere you looked there was another design event going on during NYC Design Week. These two stores truly show the contrast in modern design.
After Wanted Design’s opening night, I sped across town to DDC with the gang, and caught the last half hour of the event. They always throw a fun bash, and the items on hand also fell into that category, like the Black Belt vases from Peter Marino, which featured a wisp of black inside the blown glass. Erwin Redl created a curtain with tone on tone stripes and a dot of light that moved along it. A dazzling display. ddcnyc.com
By contrast, the new Herman Miller flagship on Park Avenue South and 20th Street has almost a zen quality. Filled with all it’s classic pieces on two floors, you could really get comfy and cozy checking out the merch. Downstairs is for residential, and upstairs is for office and commercial pursuits. They also have a curated selection of books to keep your eyes occupied. We stopped in here before heading down to Soho. So many parties, so little time. store.hermanmiller.com
See the other posts from our wanderings during NYCxDesign. The Soho Design District roundup, the ICFF show report, Wanted Design’s Zero Waste trend, and Wanted Design Top Picks.