Jared Goss Presents the work of Emile Jacques Ruhlmann

For those of us who love the work of this Art Deco master this chance to hear the presentation of Jared Goss is an exciting event. Furniture New York will host the event at the Design Center at 200 Lexington Ave on the evening of Tuesday June 26. The event starts at six and should finish near eight.
Jared Goss is a curator of modern art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is one of the curators responsible for the Met’s 2004 exhibit of “Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco” and is an expert on his work.
This event is an open event and Furniture New York and the Design Center welcome all of those who wish to attend what promises to be a memorable and enlightening evening.

The Future Of Green Design: Panel Discussion

Furniture New York member David Bergman, author of Sustainable Design, will be participating in a panel discussion on the future of green design on Thursday, June 7, 7:00 P.M. at Van Alen Books.

The details are as follows:

Hope you can make it to this exciting panel discussion on the future of green design.

Susan Szenasy, Mitchell Joachim and Victoria Milne will have some great insights, and I’ll try to say something smart, too.


Call it green design, ecodesign or sustainable design, it’s come a long way since we first started giving it names. Evolving from outlier to, arguably, mainstream, where is the field now and where is it headed’? This is the closing question posed in the new book, Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide.

To explore this question. Metropolis Magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan S. Szenasy will moderate a panel discussion with architect and Sustainable Design author David Bergman, Terreform ONE Co-Founder and Planetary ONE partner Mitchell Joachim, and NYC Department of Design and Construction Director of Creative Services Victoria Milne.

Van Alen Books is NYC’s architecture and design bookstore located at Van Alen Institute’s headquarters at 30 West 22nd Street. Find out more atwww.vanalenbooks.org.

Mistaken Arrest of Member of the Design Community

The detail are not yet fully clear but what is know is that Takeshi Miyakawa, a member of the furniture and design community has been arrested for his art installation. He placed LEDs in plastic I Heart NY bags and hung them in New York to coincide with design week and was charged with “placing a false bomb”. You can read the whole story in the Times here

From what I have read in the Times and knowing Takeshi personally I feel that an injustice has been done and that part of the role of those in the design community is to look out for each other. To that end we would like to gather as much information as possible about this on our message boards and discuss what we can do to help. Please help right this wrong
Latest update as of May 25
Takashi has been released “ROR” after many days in jail during which he was not interviewed about the activities which led to his arrest. At a hearing on wednesday the lawyer for the defence used this lact of interview to ask for his release. This is not the end of the matter, far from it, takashi is facing charges of six felonies and multiple misdemeanors. He was to be held until a hearing on the 21st of June. A month in jail for as a result of a simple understanding? Felony charges for promoting design week? It is not the purpose of this website to get too political, but rather to support designers in their work. We will keep you updated, and please use the boards, make phone calls to your representatives, and do what you can to fix this.

Congratulations to the winners of the ICFF group booth contest

Furniture New York members submitted their work to a panel of other members who are currently participating in the ICFF. This jury of their peers judged the works on design and craftsmanship, to choose the best work to represent FNY at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to be held at the Javits Center, May 19-22. The group booth looks to be a good one this year as the final results are in.

Furniture New York Group Booth #2440
Dates & More Information
Michael Mchale Designs will be showing a Tribeca Banqueting Chandelier Profile

Peter Harrison and Lavassa will present a pair of Ziz Zag Redux chairs Profile


Fire and Water will be represented by the CycLED chandelier Profile



May Furniture is showing a coffee table and tray in walnut Profile


Noble Goods will be showing a Creature Table Profile

Congratulations to the winners of this years contest.  See you at the Javits Center  ICFF Booth #2440