In May this year, a trip I have long been dreaming to take finally came to fruition…New York! Along with Grace, In Good Company’s Media Co-ordinator, we seized an opportunity to head over for a long-overdue in person meeting with our exclusive lighting brands
In Common With and Workstead.
From our sanctuary at 11 Howard Hotel, with its stunning fit out by Gubi, we embraced the perfectly balmy weather daily, navigating metros, taking impulsive detours through Central Park, seeing Manhattan from the vantage of the High Line (which we loved!), and seeking out all the incredible client recommendations which poured through our DM’s (special mention to the gilded ambiance of Balthazar and Le Rock with its elegant fit out by Workstead).
We have shared a relationship with both In Common With and Workstead since our inception, growing and evolving together through a like-minded passion for beautiful design, alongside the flourishing Australian demand for the aesthetics both brands cultivate. Thoroughly loved our behind-the-scenes glimpse into the processes each brand employs — the result of many hands that work harmoniously to craft lights for enduring longevity.
Our time with In Common With founders Nick and Felicia took us into their Brooklyn studio and workshop. This was inspiring and meticulously organised! Nick showed us a sneak peak of new designs to be launched later this year and in early 2024 which we are beyond excited to share soon when they are released.
In Common With harness an unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of lighting design. Through an alluring combination of curiosity and collaboration, exquisite pieces are crafted which time and again become cornerstones of the interiors they sit within. This month we are proud to launch the new Vera Sconce in the showroom as well as the Fazzo Pendant.
Our lighting deep dive continued over lunch at Jupiter with Robert and Molly from Workstead where we were introduced to the latest’s designs including the new Bole Pendant and Bole Table Light. The Workstead portfolio of lighting is largely derived from the companys interior design projects. A visionary design studio, Workstead has produced a globally significant portfolio of one-of-a-kind interiors which have recently been beautifully consolidated in their first book released last year. Also securing their spot in the AD100. Launching in our showroom next week will be their latest release Pendolo which we were able to study in detail together before indulging in a little personal tour of the streets of New York 😊
Never one to pass up on a timely opportunity, we carefully planned our trip to coincide with Design Week which took us to ICFF (New Yorks furniture and lighting fair), and made it to the latest exhibition at Future Perfect! Muuto were also presenting in New York for design week and we were able to have a very early glimpse at the new Midst Table - a redefined round table that invites connection.
In amongst our bustling design schedule, we couldn't resist the charm of New York's iconic landmarks. We explored the streets, taking in the dynamic energy that the city exudes and beelined our way to architectural sites, quaint wine bars and a very fun taco restaurant. Our visit to ICW lighting studio allowed us a walk from Soho to Brooklyn, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, an architectural masterpiece that seems to seamlessly connect past and future – much like many of the designs we offer.
This memorable trip finished with a highlight visit to the Noguchi Museum, where we saw the iconic Akari lights, one of our bestselling collections! The museum’s harmonious blend of light, atmosphere and sculpture evoked emotions in the best way possible, reminding us of the profoundly transportive qualities of design.
The trip has certainly left a score upon our memories and we came away with a renewed sense of purpose in our pursuit of elevating spaces through the power of lighting.