McMasterpieces at the Ace Hotel
by Jaime / May 28, 2009

During New York Design Week curator Monica Khemsurov organized the McMasterpieces show on the 8th floor of the newly opened Ace Hotel (it opened the day before). Khemsurov invited a handful of designers to create objects using only materials found in the industrial supply McMaster-Carr catalog. Placards listed the parts used along with the catalog number - everything from epoxy putty to traffic cones were utilized to create an array of simple and elegant designs. More after the jump.

Included in the show was Todd Bracher's Stick Lamp, a sophisticated table light made from bent aircraft-grade round tubes. Le Bom showcased their rubber and nylon strip Dropped Table, while designer Ross Menuez created a simple graphic calendar with plastic tags. Studio Dror came up with a stunning pendant light using two carefully balanced spheres. Jason Miller exhibited a plaster of Paris covered traffic cone-turned-candle holder and Kristin Victoria Barcelona had two end tables made from industrial felt on display.

Todd Bracher's Stick Lamp.

Le Bom's Dropped Table.

Studio Dror's 34 Grams Lamp close up.

Ross Menuez's calendar and Studio Dror's 34 Grams Lamp.

Jason Miller's Candle Cone and Kristin Victoria Barcelona's end tables.

Kristin Victoria Barcelona's end tables, detail.

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