Kicking off the frenzied next few weeks of NYCxDesign was New York’s homegrown Collective Design Fair. ‘It’s not a fair,’ says founder-director Steven Learner, ‘It’s really a platform. We are cultivating the next generation of collectors.’ Roaming on the circular path of its Skylight Clarkson Sq home, it was apparent that Collective speaks to the cognoscenti and converts alike.
Learner emphasised the educational pulse that runs through each booth, saying ‘this is not a luxury setting’ but rather a ‘place where the lines blur between art and design’. The fair’s range spanned large-scale presentations to small handmade crafts able to be taken home.