Anna Karlin will be one of the exhibitors at ICFF 2016 where you will be able to check her minimalistic but creative furniture designs.
Anna works across all mediums, not only the furniture + lighting collections but her studio practice encompasses everything from digital and print to interiors and set design. After establishing herself as a graphic designer, art director, and interior and set designer, Anna found that her progression to product designer was a natural transition. After moving to New York in 2010, the Glasgow School of Art alumni set her sights on building her first product collection and launched Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects.
She believes strongly that all the disciplines contribute wonderfully to each other and therefore no one area must remain untouched. Her studio practice and Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects are the result of this sensibility.
Her works showcase her expertise in digital and print media art direction (not to mention interior and set design), built around a line of irreverent original furniture and lighting products that will certainly be a highlight of the show. Our favorites include the colorful experiments in pattern projected upon rugs and stools, the various plumb and bulb pendants that appear to balance just so — but actually stem from sturdy metals — and the porcelain vases squashed to resemble spent cigarette butts. Karlin relishes the process of working across all mediums and allowing inspiration from one discovery to inform ideas about another. She believes that each of the design disciplines are interrelated, and they should all be explored simultaneously or else risk leaving some essential piece of information undiscovered.
The International contemporary furniture fair ends tomorrow 17 May, so you better worry to Javits Center, NYC if you can see the best of design around the state.
See more from ICFF HERE!