The 5th annual opened its doors on Tuesday, kicking off the expanded roster of festivities taking place around New York City in May. Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective showcases a treasure trove of design objects, installations, and vintage and contemporary furnishings. Below are 15 must-sees from this year’s show.
Anchoring the New York–based lighting studio’s scarlet-tinted pavilion is the never-before-seen Segment 6 dining table in oxblood lacquer, accentuated with Metronome floor lamps in suede.
The multidisciplinary designer’s clay-paneled Darkroom installation displays his experimental furnishings and design objects, most of which are also made of clay. Lane even had a say in the booth's structural iron frame, a collaboration with FACE Design.
Companion collections by Faye Toogood and Ana Kraš, part of the Brooklyn-based studio’s Imagined Landscape series, explore uncharted territories.
The peripatetic designer of limited edition cast-concrete furnishings introduces sconces—his first foray into lighting—and smoother surfaces as part of two brand-new collections: Ghost and Thaw.
A large-scale sculpture and optical illusion, the lighting brand’s installation showcases an eight-foot-tall arc of light in redwood beams, salvaged from a nearby water tower and reflected in a dark mirrored base.
David Gill Gallery
This year’s Collective Influence headliner, furniture designer Mattia Bonetti, presents four decades of forward-thinking furnishings that embody his uncompromising vision and insatiable curiosities.
David Gill Gallery is also presenting a selection of sculptural furnishings by Fredrikson Stallard.
Noguchi Museum + Robert Stadler
To coincide with the museum’s just-opened exhibit, sinuous furniture by Austrian-born designer Robert Stadler mingles with Noguchi classics to forge an environment inspired by a waiting room.
Every day at 4:30 p.m., the Viennese studio creates a resin stool through a whimsical process derived from rotational molding—fairgoers are encouraged to participate.
LAB at Rockwell Group
The renowned firm reinvented the Red Carpet with Tinsel Town, an undulating passageway made from CNC-milled plywood ribs clad in playful layers of shimmering, reflective foil fringe. Watch our interview with LAB at Rockwell Group designers Arianna Lebed and Daniel Marino about the installation.
Pelle + Erie Basin
The New York–based lighting studio joined forces with jewelry fabricators Erie Basin to create a stone sconce, silver-plated table lamp, and mahogany chair using experimental processes.
Flavor Paper + UM Project
A collaboration shows off a newly discovered water-based conductive ink through an interactive exhibit that blends soft pink hues with splashes of Ghislaine Viñas’s Wild Thing wallpaper.
The Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm’s just-launched furniture collection brings wabi-sabi principles, understated materials, and a duo of living walls to the entrance hall.