In collaboration with Pei-Ru Keh, Wallpaper* US Editor, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group co-curated "At the Crossroads of American Design: Celebrating the Established and the Emerging," an immersive, first-of-its-kind installation presented at the junction of the city’s two major design fairs - ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan - newly under the same leadership for the first time.
The installation offered a snapshot of American design in its many shapes and forms, highlighting work by more than a dozen designers with a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences.
The Crossroads was a playful and immersive environment in ode to two pillars of Americana - the great outdoors and the American home, which nods to the interplay of contrasts amongst the objects.
Divided into several distinct areas, the installation served as a space for visitors to both discover and reflect on the breadth of American design.
Bower Studios, BZIPPY, Coil + Drift, drop it MODERN, Fort Standard, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, and Superflower Studio
Alexis Tingey, Bradley L. Bowers, David Weeks Studio, Grain, Liam Lee, Lumber Club Marfa, Nifemi Ogunro, Norman Teague Design Studio, Sophie Lou Jacobsen, and Sunshine Thacker/Love House
During the fair The Crossroads hosted Dialogues, lively daily conversations about the forces shaping American design. Dialogues was moderated by Tiffany Jow, editor-in-chief of design journal Untapped.