Designboom Shops: The Best From New Designers On Show

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When I first arrive at ICFF I always head for the Designboom shop. It isn't always ready for customers (the designers tend to sleep in) but it always starts the day off on a happy note, to see so many clever young designers from all over the world, creating wonderful things.

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Pallets are all the rage this year, so Carmen Dullnig of Barcelona's Studio Labyrinth has created exact replicas of their bigger brothers, for heavy drinkers.

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She also makes tiny shipping crates.

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I liked the iPup iPhone case so much that I bought one. I didn't even notice that the clip was shaped like a puppy, I just loved the idea of getting rid of my wallet by having my cards clipped to the back of my phone. It is a tight fit to get my drivers license and a credit card in there but it fits.

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Designer Sung Won Kang has a whole range of fun products and games at Knock on Neverland Design Company

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Richard Elaver of Designercraftsman.com "explores the translation between the virtual and physical, utilizing visualization and prototyping tools of industry to make one-of-a-kind art objects."

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Lorea Sinclaire was there with her wonderful ceramic and cork tiffin lunch kit that I covered at Canada's Interior Design Show. I wrote then:

Sinclaire says "her interest lies in the exploration of the relationship between physical and digital space, and how they play a part in a person's experience in the world." That's why the process of making the Tiffin lunch kit is so interesting; she designed it using CAD, cut it out of foam with a CNC router, made plaster moulds and slip-cast the ceramics.

More at Miss Sinclaire

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And while there is certainly nothing green about them, how could I not note the Snack Memos from Peco Mart, that come complete with snack aromas.

Tags: Designers | ICFF/ New York Design Week

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