Head Hello presents the fifth annual Lamp Present throughout New York Design Week

by Editorial Team

With a sturdy programme of talks, workshops, musical performances and plenty of different occasions, Fort Greene-based Head Hello is way more than town’s go-to structure and design bookshop or a preferred espresso bar proper subsequent to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

The platform is probably greatest identified for its annual Lamp Present: an open-call for designs turned group reveals that spotlight unique ideas by a various vary of skills from around the globe. Co-founders Alexandra Hodkowski and Alvaro Alcocer type via a whole lot, even 1000’s, of submission to kind a choice of works that exemplify a variety of background, skill-level, conceptual ideation, and materials exploration. 

fifth Annual Head Hello Lamp Present at 102 Franklin

(Picture credit score: Curtis Wallen)

‘With members from various corners of the globe, every annual exhibition unveils through-lines that curiously transcend geographical boundaries but on the similar time share tradition,’ says Hodkowski. ‘As curators of the present we glance to pick designs that evoke collective participation, celebration and experimentation.’

Owing, partly, to the mission rising exponentially annually, the pair selected to stage this yr’s version throughout New York Design Week 2024 (17-19 Might) and increase past their very own wall to a primary location in Tribeca, more and more New York’s major artwork and design district.

Head Hi lamps exhibition during New York Design Week 2024

Lamps made by (left to proper): Niles Fromm, Fromm Design; Tanda Francis; Antoine Jeraj, Jeraj Design; Jackie Frole, Jackieland; Shawn Lucas

(Picture credit score: Curtis Wallen)

‘We’re internet hosting the present at 102 Franklin, a historic loft house in Tribeca,’ Hodkowski explains. ‘To us, this kind of house epitomizes the essence of New York’s inventive attract and captures the open, bohemian ambiance that has lengthy outlined and impressed town’s experimental communities.’

Helmed by inventive multi-hyphenates Arley Marks and Sarah Meyohas, 102 Franklin is a multipurpose occasion house that, like Head Hello in Brooklyn, hosts all kinds of programming.

Head Hi lamps exhibition during New York Design Week 2024

Lamps made by (left to proper, entrance desk solely): Hawa Al-Najjar; Alain Grossenbacher, AFG Objects; Gabriel Jewell-Vitale; Joelle McKenna, McKenna Studio; Pat Kim

(Picture credit score: Curtis Wallen)

‘Though our curation targets are at all times to incorporate newness and stylistic distinction (that means every lamp is completely different from the subsequent), this yr we’re seeing lovely metals, a uncooked humorousness, and an architectural presence,’ Hodkowski provides. “Most of the lamps set up an intimate reference to the observer, fostering significant engagements and unstated dialogue.

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