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Fernando Mastrangelo Drift
Fernando Mastrangelo in Interior Design
Fernando Mastrangelo's DRIFT collection
By Ryan Waddoups November 23, 2016

This year’s Collective Design saw Fernando Mastrangelo turn heads with his ethereal Drift Collection. Interior Design awarded him Best in Show at the inaugural NYCxDESIGN Awards before he hauled the collection cross-country to exhibit at the recently-opened THE NEW Gallery in Los Angeles. The self-proclaimed wanderlust finds inspiration while globe-trekking (a Patagonian glacier inspired Drift) or experimenting with cutting-edge materials in his Bushwick studio. Here, Mastrangelo clues us into projects on the horizon.

Interior Design: Where did you grow up, and how did it influence your work?
Fernando Mastrangelo: I grew up in Mexico, which has had a great impact on my work. I think of Mexican architecture the most—it is simplified, geometric, and uses unique materials.

 Fernando Mastrangelo Drift collection at THE NEW


ID: What are a few recent projects?
FM: We did our first major architectural installation for the Thakoon flagship store just in time for New York Fashion Week. We cast 1,700 square feet of cement walls using our furniture technique and created a series of displays. This summer, our studio also developed a custom wall sculpture for the Tao Group and Rockwell Group at Avra, a new restaurant uptown.
We’re about to launch with Holly Hunt and ABC Home, both of which are our very first large scale collaborations. I’m also excited about a line of carpets that we will launch next year with Edward Fields.

ID: Which projects are you most proud of and why?
FM: The work we’re doing in cast sand. We presented the Drift Collection at Collective Design Fair this year and it’s been my most inspiring work to date. Sand has become my new fascination. Right now, we’re experimenting with new techniques and methods of casting.

Fernando Mastrangelo MMaterial Collection

ID: Which person, place, or thing—inside the industry or out—inspires you?
FM: I’m inspired by nature mainly, but also by other industries, especially fashion, architecture, and interiors. Some of the artists I love are Nick Van Woert, David Altmejd, Matthew Barney, Anish Kapoor, and Richard Serra. In fashion I follow Marie Saint Pierre, Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens, and Label Under Construction. In furniture design, I love the work of Fredrikson Stallard.

ID: Latest design obsession?
FM: I’ve been closely following Joseph Dirand. I think his interiors will define this generation. The way he moves between the language of minimalism and classic French interiors is so subtle and complex, yet seems effortless.

Fernando Mastrangelo Drift Mirror

ID: Latest interiors pet peeve?
FM: The over-reliance on Scandinavian design. I love reduction in art and design, but it seems to me that Scandinavian influence has led to such minimalism that some craftsmanship feels lost. New processes and technology are closing doors to the handmade object, which I don't mind, but I’d like see a harmonious balance.

ID: An item you couldn’t live without?
FM: I sometimes wish I could keep some of the commissioned pieces I do for my personal collection. But I also love not having too many objects in my life.

Fernando Mastrangelo MMaterial Collection Side Tables

ID: Most admired historic interior or building?
FM: Luis Barragán’s home.

ID: Best part of working in Brooklyn?
FM: Brooklyn is turning so quickly, but for now, it remains the creative epicenter for art and design.

ID: How has social media impacted your career?
FM: Having direct contact with the audience has expanded the reach of the studio. This is exciting because it is breaks with traditional forms of visibility. Not relying on gallery giants and corporate-style sales is the future, and yet it’s still the wild west. Social media is the opportunity to define who you are and not have to abide by institutional standards.

Fernando Mastrangelo at the NEW in Los Angeles


Fernando Mastrangelo Drift Sofa



Fernando Mastrangelo at Stella McCartney Palo Alto store

Stella McCartney Palo Alto store. 

Fernando Mastrangelo at Stella McCartney Palo Alto store


MMaterial table

 Photography by Cary Whittier courtesy Fernando Mastrangelo.

New York based designer Lindsey Adelman talks about her work flow and how experimentation lead to exciting discoveries in this short video from Surface Magazine.

Adelman describes her process from conceptualizing unique designs to fabrication, saying, "I'm not really the type of designer who will draw something, draw it perfectly, put it in cad, and then have it made. I'm much more about wanting to see if there are any interesting surprises during the process of trying something." And she continues, "[Introducing a new concept] usually for me, that happens with experimenting."

Find Lindsey Adelman's designs on Twentieth here.

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The LAURENT Collection

Lambert et Fils will be launching their Laurent Collection this week at Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. This contemporary series of chandeliers and pendants is described as combining "the classic Bauhaus Milk Globe with a series of sculptural forms that carve through space, moving between line, surface and volume."  

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Lambert et Fils LRT01

"Our research [for the Laurent Collection] focused on the surface and the form. Here, the globe acts as the link between the two,” says Samuel Lambert, the studio’s founder and lead designer.
The Biennale Interieur is the first exhibition in Europe for the design studio, which was founded in 2010.

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Find the Laurent Collection on Lambert et Fils' designer page.

Laurent LRT01 hanging

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The annual London Design Festival began on Saturday, September 17th and will run until Sunday, September 25th. Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans founded the festival in 2003 with the concept of creating "an annual event that would promote the city's creativity, drawing in the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to deliver an unmissable celebration of design."
Now in its 14th year, the festival has grown to over 400 events and has spread all over London.

Tom Dixon Harvest Festival Party

For this year's festival, designer Tom Dixon continues his running theme of "furnishing and food," bringing unique design and cuisine to London's Wharf Building at Portobello Dock in Ladbroke Grove. Dixon writes that their mission is "to design, illuminate and furnish the future with innovative lighting, furniture and accessories of longevity, simplicity and a materiality inspired by Britain’s unique heritage."

Tom Dixon and Goldfinger Studio collaboration

Dixon is also premiering a range of benches and tables named Trellick, designed as a collaboration with London based Goldfinger Factory. Goldfinger Factory is an award-winning design, carpentry and teaching platform centered around recycling materials, building bespoke furniture, and allowing artisans to become self-sustaining through craft.

Goldfinger Factory Trellick Building

The exclusive Trellick range has been named after the building in which Goldfinger Factory is situated.

Trellick Range from Tom Dixon and Goldfinger Factory

Tom Dixon's project at Portobello Dock will last the duration of the London Design Festival, from September 17th to the 25th. The Trellick product line is available through a crowdfunding project, which will help Goldfinger Factory expand and reach more members of London's artisan community.
Find Goldfinger Factory's crowdfunding project at 

Another site specific installation constructed for the London Design Festival is Omer Arbel's "44" design in London's Barbican Centre. Arbel, the creative director and founder of Bocci, has created a sculptural work comprised of over 300 free-poured aluminum forms, with intertwined lights. 

 Omer Arbel 44 at the London Barbican Centre

"As the sculpture, 44, descends into the space and expands, it punctuates the spaces of the Barbican foyer, engaging with notions of weightlessness and mass, craft and mass-production." Each unique aluminum form in "44" is cast by, pouring molten aluminum into a large canisters filled with rock-like resin shapes." They are then suspended from thin wire with low voltage electricity powering interconnected lights.

Close up of the aluminum forms in 44

Arbel's "44" will be on view at the Barbican Centre until April 18th, 2017.
Find more details at:

Moooi unexpected welcome

In central London, Dutch based Moooi celebates the design festival with a continuation of their Unexpected Welcome theme, along with the UK introduction of Paul Cocksedge's foam Compression Sofa.

Kit Miles custom Moooi carpet design for the London Design Festival

Also on display from Moooi is a custom Moooi Carpet design by award winning surface designer Kit Miles. Miles has created a 150 square meter carpet specifically for the entrance of the London Design Fair exhibition and explains that the abstract design is "based on the interplay of shadows and light, inspired by classic Mediterranean architecture, infused with the graphite and urban sprawl of London." 

Find Moooi's showroom at 23 Great Titchfield Street, London.

Lee Broom Opticality

For the London Design Festival, British designer Lee Broom is running a brief exhibition, titled Opticality, out of his East London flagship store. For Opticality, Broom has overloaded his store with his Optical collection of floor lamps and pendants and continues the Op Art theme premiered at Salone del Mobile.

Entrance to Opticality

Broom writes, "The store will become a surreal space inviting visitors to step into an immersive optical illusion. Visitors will become part of the installation as they journey through an infinity of reflections."

Inside Lee Broom Opticality

In Broom's Opticality, mirrors cover the walls and floor with a striped path down the center of the space, leading customers through what appears to be a never ending optical illusion.

Opticality opens on the 21st of September and runs to the 25th.

Find more details on the London Design Festival and those displaying at

Roll and Hill logoOver the next several months, Roll & Hill will be releasing new pendant, table lamp and chandelier designs from Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Bec Brittain, Karl Zahn and Jason Miller.

Kazimir Pendant by Ladies and Gentlemen Studio for Roll and Hill
Designed by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
The Kazimir series is inspired by the early twentieth-century Russian modernist Kazimir Malevich, whose flat monochromatic canvases, colorful geometric compositions, and textured collages challenged existing notions of painting. Here, his ideas are transformed into three dimensions with pieces of textured and dichroic glass arranged in layers. 

Bec Brittain Seed Pendant for Roll and Hill

Designed by Bec Brittain
A seed crystal is a tiny crystal used to grow larger crystals; they are order emerging from chaos. Seed is also the name of a series of lamps by Bec Brittain. An armature of round mitered tube defines a chaotic void, yet order is imminent as seeds appear.

Atlas 01 by Karl Zahn for Roll and Hill

Designed by Karl Zahn

Named for the Titan doomed to shoulder the world, Atlas combines an illuminated glass globe with an intersecting metal armature, drawing on Karl Zahn’s elegant use of geometry and metaphor in design.

Bauer 02 by Jason Miller for Roll and Hill

Designed by Jason Miller
Jason Miller’s Bauer is a pendant fixture made of stacked, concentric clusters of handblown tubular glass. The glass fades from dark to light, recalling the tonalities of earth-to-sky views, producing an ethereal, atmospheric effect.

Bounce Table Lamp by Karl Zahn for Roll and Hill

Designed by Karl Zahn
A compact spinoff on the original series, Karl Zahn’s Bounce table lamp combines a folded aluminum shade and an independently-positioned light source. One side of the shade is white to reflect illumination while the other has a decorative wood veneer finish.

Castle 12-01 by Jason Miller for Roll and Hill

CASTLE 12-01
Designed by Jason Miller
While the shape of these pieces occasionally resemble the turrets of a castle, the name actually comes from the game of chess. The rook can jump any distance, yet it is restricted to moving orthogonally. Likewise, the glass in Castle extends to different lengths, but is always horizontal or vertical.

To view additional new lighting from Roll & Hill please click this link.

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Based in New York, MAY is a small production furniture company. Every piece is created by hand with lasting craftsmanship, timeless design principals, and imagination. Travis James, a craftsman and multidisciplinary artist, is the founder and designer of May Furniture, which is now on display at Twentieth.

Struttura Credenza by May Furniture

May Furniture's Struttura Credenza features a unique compressed hardwood case available in a variety of color ways with matching compressed or natural wood doors.

Custom lengths, doors, and drawer configurations are available.

 Buoy Lamp by May Furniture


The Buoy Lamp is part of May Furniture's Brutalist inspired collection and is constructed from their unique raw but refined compressed hardwood. Each 1/4" wood shade's pattern is unique and disperses light from the bottom, top, and through the porous surface.

The Buoy Lamp is available as a table lamp, a floor light or a chandelier.

Struttura Coffee Table by May Furniture


The Struttura Coffee Table is crafted from May Furniture's beautifully porous compressed hardwood and features a 1/2" edge profile tapering to an internal 3" thick summit.

Sphere by May Furniture


The Sphere is a unique design and hand shaped to a smooth stone-like finish. It sits flat on the ground and can be used as a seat or simply a sculptural object.

The Sphere is available as an indoor (compressed wood) or outdoor (fiberglass) design.

Hemisphere by May Furniture


The Hemisphere follows the indoor or outdoor construction path of May Furniture's Sphere, but is sliced in half, resulting in a unique circular table design.

As an outdoor object, the Hemishpere is cast from fiberglass. As an indoor design, the Hemisphere uses compressed hardwood. Both designs allude to a concrete construction.

Find more of May Furniture Company's collection at: MAY Furniture 


PRESS RELEASE: June 23, 2016 - (Los Angeles) On June 23rd 2016, THE NEW, a gallery project by Twentieth, will debut with “Elemental”, an exhibition by Christopher Boots featuring new and limited edition works. Coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival, the event also marks the launch of THE NEW, a separate exhibition space located adjacent to Twentieth. 
Based in Melbourne, Boots received an industrial design degree in 2005 from Australia’s National School of Design. Since founding his studio in 2011 his work has grown an international following and includes projects for Hermes and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Christopher Boots - Smokey Asterix
Smokey Asterix
Christopher Boots Nepenthes
Using elemental materials such as iron, copper, quartz crystal and even gallium, Boots produces works that combine technical skill with a refined formal sensibility.
Boots references his Greek heritage frequently, and his embrace of foundational themes of Greek thought such as Geometry, Beauty and Mythology permeate the work.
Greek philosophy’s quest was to distill all things to their essence, their most elemental. Whether in Euclid’s elements of geometry or Democritus’ first concept of the atom, Greek thought explored the possibilities of nature’s abstracted and universal essence.
Diamond Ring by Christopher Boots
Diamond Ring
Crystal Orp by Christopher Boots
Crystal Orp
That a fascination with paring down nature to its essence coexisted in a culture that simultaneously embraced the elaborate dramas and narratives of mythology is not lost on Boots. Just as a fascination with nature’s elemental forms persist from ancient times to now, so does a celebration of the human theatricality that surrounds them.
THE NEW is a gallery project by Stefan Lawrence focusing primarily on limited edition design and is co-curated by Daniele Albright.
The space is directly adjacent to Twentieth.

Oracle Triplet
Christopher Boots Prometheus I and 2
Prometheus I and II

For more information, press interviews and previews:

T. 323 904 1200

Rodman Primack
Rodman Primack - photo by Andrew Meredith

"When I first started, very often you would see an incredible art collection surrounded with terrible furniture: meaningless, uninteresting, unimportant, empty furniture. Now, people are applying the same values and interests to every object in their home as to their art collection."

It is the third year that Rodman Primack has been at the reins of Design Miami, the fair dedicated to collectible design that takes place twice a year: in Miami every December, and in Basel every June.

With a background that includes chairing the auction house Phillips’s London office, directing Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, and working as the specialist for Latin American art at Christie’s, Primack straddles the worlds of both art and design. A collector of both art and design in his own right, he has been described as the perfect person to broaden the reach of the fair.

Blouin ARTINFO has caught up with Primack in Basel, in preparation for next week’s Design Miami/ Basel.

Artinfo: What has been your agenda for Design Miami/ Basel?

When I was handed the reins, three years ago, the fair was in a very healthy place, ready to grow. Sometimes, when you take on a job, there’s a bunch of messes you have to clean up. But my predecessor, Marianne Goebl, had already done such a great job with the fair.

We have focused on expanding the platform. It’s less about trying to make the fair bigger, more about refining the experience, bringing other voices into the gallery program: this year, for the first time in a couple of years, we have a gallery that specializes in Art Deco. It’s less about quantity or scale, more about how in depth we can tell the story of the 20th and21st century design.

Artinfo: You have previously spoken about connecting the fair to the broader developments in science and technology. Is that still an area of interest?

Certainly it is. Innovation in technology and materials is always interesting: to me, my colleagues, collectors of contemporary art and design, and to the world in general. Sometimes it’s not just about what’s showing up at a gallery, but concepts, ideas, conversations, that affect us in general. For example, Brynjar & Veronika – this year’s Designers of the Future – work with different materialities, from carbon fiber to rope, crystal, trying to push boundaries of both traditional and new materials.

Artinfo: What new, exciting things can we look forward to in Basel 2016?

On Monday night [June 13], we are supporting UNAIDS with a vernissage, followed by dinner with Duran Duran, and an auction of design objects, curated by Simon de Pury. Using the platform for a philanthropic cause has not happened in Basel before.

Among the exciting exhibits this year is our Design at Large program, which I initiated when I took over, is curated by an invited figure from outside our world – someone who has an interest in design, and a vision, but isn’t an art curator. This year, it’s Martina Mondadori, the editor of Cabana Magazine. Martina is looking at gardens, the relationship between the constructed ‘natural’ world, and the world of [manmade] structures.

Jacques Lacoste is bringing an important, intact collection of Giacometti, all coming from a single residence. The Design Curio exhibition by Dansk Mobelkunst has a very important and rare pair of lights, which come to life inblack light. Patrick Seguin has again done an incredible Prouvé structure, with an incredible story: originally at Maxéville factory near Nancy, it was intact but had been incorporated into a development, and had become a sex club. They’ve discovered it and restored it, and now it has come to the fair.

Artinfo: How do the Basel and Miami fairs differ?

Primack: Basel is a bit more traditional: it’s original, longer established. All the fairs, not just Design Miami, end up being a bit more serious.

Miami has a different energy: more free, more experimental, both because of being in the Americas, and the way it has developed, the audience. Significantly more people come to Miami than to Basel.

Artinfo: Is the collectible design market still catching up with the art market?

Primack: The collectible design market is smaller than the contemporary art market, but growing, consolidating. People are attracted to the pricing: there’s so much important work, with great provenance and history, that’s still relatively affordable. I think we’re still seeing it in its juvenile form. Even the vision and the idea is only 12-15 years old. It didn’t feel like a cohesive market until Design Miami was founded and gave a platform for international galleries to come together in one place, and not in an antiques fair. Today, the design collectors’ market is much more related to contemporary art, than to the antiques market.

When I first started, very often you would see an incredible art collection surrounded with terrible furniture: meaningless, uninteresting, unimportant, empty furniture. Now, people are applying the same values and interests to every object in their home as to their art collection.

I also noticed, years ago, that art collectors were trying to create residences that looked like art galleries: blond wood floors and white walls, the simplest of Modernist furniture. Now, they are getting more confident about mixing it up, challenging that look with color and pattern, and more interesting furniture combinations.

Design Miami/Basel runs from June 14th through 19th in Basel, Switzerland.

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With the conclusion of NYC x Design we take a more comprehensive look at the recent release of products from Canadian based manufacturer Gabriel Scott.

Gabriel Scott Glass Welles with Brass Armature

Glass Welles

Constructed from the mold-blown glass techniques used for their Harlow series of pendants and chandeliers, Gabriel Scott has introduced a new take on the popular Welles series. The new glass Welles pendants retain the same shape as their former metallic predecessors but offer, as Gabriel Scott describes, "a new type of modular elegance that bridges feminine and masculine sensibilities for a perfect blend of strength and elegance."

Gabriel Scott Glass Welles with Copper Armature

The new Glass Welles pendants and chandeliers are available in Alabaster White and Smoked Black and are connected by a metallic armature, which references Gabriel Scott's Prong furniture line. Hardware finish options include Blackened Steel, Satin Brass, Satin Copper and Satin Nickel.

Gabriel Scott's Bardot Chairs

Bardot Chairs and Stools

Gabriel Scott's Bardot series of chairs and stools add table, desk and bar height seating options to their available lines for the first time.

Gabriel Scott Bardot Bar Stools

The Bardot series features soft toned French leather for the seat cushions resting on matte black steel frames with contrasting hardware in the brand’s signature brass and copper finishes.

Gabriel Scott Tensegrity Oval table

Tensegrity Table

With the Tensegrity table series, Gabriel Scott has introduced a complex geometric structure that uses floating compression to suspend the surface.

Gabriel Scott Tensegrity Round Table

Gabriel Scott offers the Tensegrity coffee table in round and oval with 1/2 inch Tempered Clear, Smoked-Grey or Bronzed Glass surfaces. Numerous configurations can be achieved by mixing the metal and glass options.

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The base options for Tensegrity include powder coated steel, brass or copper.

For more details on the Gabriel Scott Glass Welles, Bardot, and Tensegrity lines please contact Twentieth at 323.904.1200 or

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