Monday, May 26, 2014


Wallpaper Mag + Wallpaper* Handmade exhibit press release 

In a marriage of lavish consumerism and industrial ingenuity, Wallpaper* and Jaguar present Wallpaper* Handmade, a pop-up exhibit at 345 Meatpacking. Featuring leading designers in fashion, furniture and architecture, each item exhibited is carefully curated--with all 40+ pieces specially commissioned--by Wallpaper* editors. Between the partially deconstructed Jaguar F-Type, Todd Bracher's cork jacket and Fiona Barratt-Campbell's valet supporting Alexander McQueen oxfords, the menagerie of high time artistry is thematically diverse and unequivocally exclusive. Arriving from Milan's annual Salone del Mobile, Wallpaper* Handmade reaches NYC in time for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).  

Wallpaper* Handmade popping up at the 345 Meatpacking building

In its fifth year running, Wallpaper* expands its compendium to include 6 new collaborations between British car manufacturer Jaguar and designers Fredrikson Stallard, Moritz Waldemeyer and Mathieu Gustaffson, architects Neri & Hu and Vicenzo De Cortiis and marble specialist Salvatori. Per Wallpaper*'s press release, the pieces "each represent an avant-garde take on Jaguar's contemporary design, creativity and technology." 

View from the entrance--so many specialty handmade items! In Front: tea caddy by Takahiro Yagi

Entering the grey-toned industrial space, complete with a wide range of posh products and accompanying video/excerpts resemble a room within a contemporary art museum. While many of the inert objects are beyond my shallow sophistication, I appreciate the creative philosophy by which they were conceived. My personal favorites are the portrait of Monsieur PoirĂ© by Ian Wright (crafted from Caran d'Ache pencils) and the glow-in-the dark wallpaper by Haas Brothers and Flavor Paper (Bold pink has found a new a place in my heart--if only I can find a wall to experiment with). If you're wandering around New York's Meatpacking District, Wallpaper* Handmade is on view from 11AM until 7PM Sunday to Wednesday and 11AM until 8PM Thursday through Sunday until May 31st.  

Tou Tou pet transporter by Mathieu Gustaffson for Jaguar Design

Cork Jacket by Todd Bracher and Amorium Cork, accompanying short filmed in Sony 4K

Monsieur Poiré by Ian Wright and Caran d'Arche, accompanying short filmed in Sony 4K

Clerkenwell coat by Wallace Sewell, Gieves & Hawkes and Designtex, accompanying short filmed in Sony 4K

Animal Party glow-in-the-dark wallpaper by Haas Brothers and Flavor Paper

Jaguar F-Type cutaway, side view

Jaguar F-Type cutaway, back view

Boxing Set by Soho House, Horween Leather and Cleto Reyes

Space case plant stands by Jason Rens and John Tebbs 

Table F by Salvatori; Valet by Fiona Barratt-Campbell, Alexander McQueen + Nicklin; boiled leather armchair by Simon HasanPoltrona Frau

Alexander McQueen shoes

Revolution lighting installation by Moritz Waldemeyer

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