Spring has sprung and we are celebrating la vie en rose … blue, emerald and orange with a special collection of bright, bespoke furniture, lighting and objects from our favorite studio designers. Discover the symbolism of each color and the energy with which it transforms your space.
For Detroit Month of Design 2019, NEXT:SPACE asks, “What is the future of furniture?”. Presenting bespoke furniture, lighting, textiles and objects produced in the studios of independent designers and small scale fabrication shops, ‘Forward Thinking Furniture’ examines how the role of furniture and functional design objects evolves with the ever-changing landscape of contemporary living. The open-call exhibition, explores themes that shape the future of furniture, including: the life cycle of industry and technology, new demands on the function of furniture and objects, changing perceptions of space, new ways of making, and importantly, how we, in Detroit can create a new and sustainable system of producing and manufacturing furniture and design. Exhibition opens September 6th and is open to the public. NEXT:SPACE and other exhibition partners will present a series of two design talks examining exhibition themes. Exhibition runs through September 28th.
Bringing friends and family together, dinner parties are one of the most intimate social experiences shaped by design. Beyond the cuisine, dinner parties are about tables and chairs, linens and flatware and, most importantly, the people with which we share the experience. To celebrate, NEXT:SPACE transforms the gallery into a dining room of bespoke furniture, textiles and tableware thoughtfully designed and crafted by our favorite Detroit designers.
A design exhibition featuring functional works by Detroit-based artists and designers exploring the pivotal art historical technique of contrasting light and dark to achieve a sense of volume, depth and dimension in compositions. Through the pairing of objects that reflect the concept of chiaroscuro, NEXT:SPACE presents a world emboldened by striking contrasts and reflects on the power of balance in creating meaningful spaces. Exhibition runs through June 15, 2019.
Introducing bespoke lighting from a curated group of Detroit designers. From chandeliers to sconces to table lamps, each lighting concept represents a unique collection from each designer. Illuminate your spaces with forward thinking design - and we cannot think of a better way to brighten up a dreary month.
Part of the SHAPE Exhibition + Design Talk Series. Join us with TOM GIBBS STUDIO and Kyle Huntoon as we discuss the practice of designing staple and heirloom furniture. And learn what meat and potatoes have to do with furniture.
View the Meat + Potatoes Collection of contemporary and mid-century design.
Talk begins at 7P.
Part of the SHAPE Exhibition + Design Talk Series: Join us with TOM GIBBS STUDIO and Elizabeth Leah Born + Mario Francois Isenmann of zuckerhosen and other guest speakers in examining the role of material experimentation in the evolution of furniture design through time.
View the Material Experimentation Collection of contemporary and mid-century furniture.
Talk begins at 7P.
Our showroom re-opens with the eponymous zuckerhosen exhibition, debuting the first collection from the experimental studio art and design duo.
Featuring bespoke, one-of-a-kind, seating, tables, lighting and wall pieces, the zuckerhosen Solo Exhibition, presents 'modern partial artifacts'. Through the experimentation of materials including steel, clay, glass, wood, leather, gold and metal leaf, the provoking forms of zuckerhosen simultaneously recall feelings of the familiar and unknown. Viewing and contemplating each ethereal object, the collector transforms into an archeologist, feeling as though artifacts from a lost culture have been unearthed - their intended use and meaning somehow obscured.
(Photo: ‘Chariot’ Cocktail Table. Collection of Gretchen and Ethan Davidson. Photo by PD Rearick.
'SHAPE: Defining furniture in Michigan's design legacy' opens at the Shinola Flagship Store in Midtown, Detroit as part of Detroit's Month of Design. SHAPE is a part of the Michigan Design Icons Series produced by NEXT:SPACE and TOM GIBBS STUDIO and features a selection of mid century and contemporary furniture curated around five practices of good design. Discover more on our eventbrite page.