Fair returns to New York for its second edition with a top selection of
emerging and established contemporary and 20th-century design galleries. In
addition to a comprehensive vision of design today—through 36 exhibitors from
Mexico City to Paris—this year’s fair offers a focus on
Scandinavia, a design talks program, and a Cadillac exhibition.
1. When? Where? How?
takes place May 8th–11th, 2014, at Skylight
at Moynihan Station (360 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, Between 8th and
9th Avenues). The fair is appropriately situated within this McKim, Mead, and
White Beaux-Arts icon that is the James A. Farley Post Office.
concurrently (and conveniently) with Frieze New York and May art auctions,
Collective 2 offers a unique opportunity to explore the best of design, with
specific emphasis on design history and innovation. The inaugural edition last
year was a great success, receiving over 5,500 visitors.
Settings is a section of the fair where interior designers are paired with
exhibitors to present “domestic contexts” that integrate the gallery’s
furniture and objects. The section aims to spotlight the visual and aesthetic
potential of juxtaposition and placement. The designer/exhibitor pairings are:
Collective Focus: Scandinavia
, of New York’s Museum of Arts and
Design, has curated an exhibition of Scandinavian design, a theme at this
year’s fair, which includes representative works from Denmark, Finland, Norway,
and Sweden. Presented together at the fair this capsule will offer visitors
insights into Scandinavia and the breadth and accomplishments of design within
its boundaries. To learn more about design from this region, read Artsy’s
Scandinavian Design 101.
Jongerius at Collective 2
The fair presents
a solo exhibition of works by Dutch contemporary designer Hella
. Curated by Murray Moss
and Franklin Getchell, the exhibition offers a representative
survey of the Berlin-based designer, who is known for vessels, textiles, and
furniture, which are realized through a unique sense of ingenuity, and a
This year’s talks program features a
series of conversations between esteemed members of the design community. Each
talk will address current trends and issues in design and the creative process,
from the mouths of influential designers, gallerists, and creatives, in a
bespoke structure designed by designed by
. Some highlights from this year’s program
Influence: Designers Discuss the Scandinavian Legacy”
Glenn Adamson, Director, Museum of Arts and Design; Wendell
Castle, designer; Cathrine Raben Davidsen, designer; Joseph Walsh
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.
In Place: The Next Wave in Making and Process
Rama Chorpash, Director of Product Design, Parsons, The New
School for Design; The Haas
See the full
schedule of Collective Conversations, here
Unself” by Design Academy Eindhoven
“Self Unself” is
an exhibition of student work from the graduating class at Design Academy
Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The exhibition showcases interpretations of
“self-initiated projects with an unselfish inclination.” The projects are meant
to “raise social issues and are geared towards the collective good.” Previous
realizations of the exhibition have been presented at the recent 2014 Salone
del Mobile in Milan and at the Loft Creative Festival in Shenzhen, China.
Visitors to the
fair have the opportunity to take tours, which are free and open to the public.
Groups assemble at the ticketing desk. Tours are as follows:
Thursday, May 8,
5:00 pm: Led by a representative from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt.
Friday May 9,
11:30 am: Led by a representative from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt.
Saturday, May 10,
11:30 am: Director’s Tour with Steven Learner, Founder & Creative Director.
“Evolution of the Coupe” by Cadillac
Cadillac cars—the 2014 ELR and the 1967 Fleetwood Eldorado—will be presented in
an installation together at the fair. While embodying important milestones in
visual and technological innovation during the past 50 years, the two vehicles
together resonate with the fair’s overarching juxtapositions of historic and
Official Institutional Partners and Museum Day