The Nordic Influence
Collective II
8 May - 11 May 2014


Collective is a new design fair in New York City that presents a selection of the best in contemporary and 20th-century design from an international range of emerging and established galleries. This year’s fair has a special focus on Scandinavian design, with a curated selection of design from Scandinavian exhibitors and a seminar on Nordic influence.

For Collective Focus: Scandinavia, guest curator Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City, will select work from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on view among our exhibitors. His spotlighting of thematic connections and points of difference between the selected pieces will encourage visitors to think about this influential design region in new ways.

The seminar Nordic Influence: Designers Discuss the Scandinavian Legacy will be held on Saturday, May 10, as part of the Collective Conversations series. The featured participants are Glenn Adamson, Director of Museum of Arts and Design; Wendell Castle, designer; Cathrine Raben Davidsen, artist, and Joseph Walsh, designer.

Collective 2 Design Fair
Thursday, May 8 – Sunday, May 11
Skylight at Moynihan Station
360 West 33rd Street


Collective Conversations Program:

Saturday, May 10
Car Culture, Design Culture
Participants: Andrew Smith, Executive Director of Design, Cadillac; and Michael Mraz, Editorial Director, Cool Hunting.

Nordic Influence: Designers Discuss the Scandinavian Legacy
Participants: Glenn Adamson, Director, Museum of Arts and Design; Wendell Castle, designer; Cathrine Raben Davidsen, artist; Joseph Walsh, designer

Creative License: Decorating with Collectible Design
Participants: Sarah Medford, Director, Strategic Development, Collective Design Fair; Cristina Grajales, gallerist; India Mahdavi, designer; Suchi Reddy, architect, Reddymade Design

Jewelry Design: Quick Changes in an Ancient Medium
Participants: Jane Adlin, Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michele Oka Doner, designer; Jennifer Trask, designer

5:30 pm
Manufacturing In Place: The Next Wave in Making and Process
Participants: Rama Chorpash, Director of Product Design, Parsons, The New School for Design; The Haas Brothers, designers

Sunday, May 11
Students Designing for the Future
Participants: Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Nikki Gonnissen, Design Academy Eindhoven

Twenty Questions: New Frontiers in Design
Participants: Henry Urbach, Director, The Glass House; Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, MOSS BUREAU

Design On Demand: New Takes on Rapid Manufacturing
Participants:Julia Kaganskiy, Director, Incubator for Art, Design & Technology, New Museum; Janos Stone, designer; Mihae S. Mukaida, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Machine Made

Dressing The Future: Fashion and 3D Printing
Participants: Adam Brent, Partner, BroLab and Director, BFA in Integrated Design, Parsons The New School for Design; Gabi Asfour, designer, threeASFOUR; Bradley Rothenberg, designer, StudioBRAD


Skylight at Moynihan Station
360 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

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