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DESU DESIGN brings the Mercury to WantedDesign at Terminal Stores, Manhattan
NEW YORK, NY – May 11, 2016
DESU DESIGN presents the Mercury table, a precisely engineered sculptural piece fit for the world stage.
With shows throughout the city and spanning nearly two weeks, NYCxDESIGN 2016 rivals showings in Milan and London. At WantedDesign Manhattan, exhibitors hail from across the globe, and include Brooklyn’s own DESU DESIGN. Forget the image of a lone, bearded hipster; Brooklyn is an internationally recognized hub for design talent and technology. DESU DESIGN has been on the forefront of this scene since moving to the borough in 2000.
DESU DESIGN’s founder, David E. Scott, looks to the intersection of technology and the natural world when exploring forms and materials. Inspired by the effect of surface tension on a drop of mercury, DESU’s Mercury table presents a seamless curved form that is finished to perfection. Technical sophistication and exquisite craft give the Mercury table its edge, or rather, its curves.
The Mercury table’s mirror polished stainless steel top rests on a blackened steel base like a bead of water on a freshly waxed car. Elemental in its design and effect, the Mercury table is at once visually weighted and light. Conceived as a centerpiece, the table’s low and highly reflective surface is constantly changing as it incorporates the viewer, the light and its surroundings. Whether in a humming and vibrant public space, or a tranquil and airy home, the Mercury amplifies the qualities of its environment.
Founded in 1998, award-winning DESU DESIGN has built a reputation for work that is minimal, elegant and playful. DESU’s signature is simplicity of form and structure, and a reductive approach to the design process. DESU’s innovative products for the home consistently blur the boundary between art and design, and the studio has a decades-long reputation for fabrication expertise. With studios in Brooklyn, NY and Stratton, VT, DESU’s inspiration comes from the forms found in nature, the history of modern design, and the combined beauty of geometry and the machine.
Best known for the Symbol Coat Rack and 1-Line Spice Rack, the studio’s line includes furniture, outdoor sculptural seating, serving pieces and accessories. DESU’s production methods merge the finest materials, cutting edge technology, and the unmatched skill of the human hand. DESU DESIGN’s work can be purchased at desudesign.com and select retailers.
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|We all want to find the perfect gift for the ones we love. We want to give something that is functional, beautiful, and used every day. But what about something that is purely fun? Our most prized possessions are often tied to fond memories. Share in the enjoyment of a timeless American tradition with the heirloom-quality Stickbat.|
|Chances are if you played stickball growing up, you used an improvised bat: a broom handle, a broken hockey stick, or a similar item reclaimed from the trash. You might be lucky if these bats lasted through the game, let alone a whole summer. Designer Travis James reimagines the traditionally expendable stickball bat as a handsome plaything meant to be loved for generations.|
Each Stickbat is crafted from carefully selected premium hardwood, lathe turned, and wrapped with soft deer tan leather. The bats are available in your preference of either Oiled Walnut, Blackened Walnut, Whitewashed Maple or Oxidized Maple with the choice of a black or a white leather grip. The set also include two cork balls, one white and one black, designed to be easy on the bat (and any nearby windows). Manufactured by MAY Furniture Co. in Brooklyn, NY.
Go make memories!
|Searching for the perfect gift? We have 3 options sure to please, each for less than $50 including free shipping within the USA.|
|1:2 Candle Holders – Set of 4, $48
Machined from a solid block of aluminum, the 1:2 Candle Holders are perfectly proportioned and striking in their simplicity. Sleek and substantial, these candle holders effortlessly fit into many design schemes, making them the perfect gift. Designed to fit standard tea light candles.
|Lift Trivet, $48
Brand new at DESU DESIGN, the solid brass Lift Trivet does exactly what its name implies—lifts hot pots and warm dishes above the surface of your table or counter top. This minimal object with a simple purpose offers graceful protection from heat. When not in use, the undulating Lift Trivet is still lovely to look at.
With this set of square Leather Coasters, focus is on the natural beauty and variation of heavy-duty, vegetable-tanned bridle leather. Elegant in their simplicity but with a raw appeal, these understated brown Leather Coasters protect your furniture in style. Custom monogramming is available at no additional charge for a personalized gift.
|At DESU DESIGN, we believe that simplicity is the ultimate luxury. We strive to bring you objects that have been pared down to their finest, cleanest, and most harmonious expression. As we settle into the New Year, we offer a roundup of our favorite products from 2014 – products of the highest quality, conceived in this philosophy. Here’s to the year behind us, and the year ahead!|
|With this set of Leather Coasters, focus is on the natural beauty and variation of heavy-duty, vegetable-tanned bridle leather. Elegant in their simplicity but with a raw appeal, these understated Leather Coasters protect your furniture in style. Custom monogramming is available. Designed by Jim Zivic & Tiffany Wheat and manufactured by JZD:MERCANTILE in the USA.|
|When it comes to outdoor design, a home’s first impression is its entryway – make a statement with a sculptural door knocker. Originally conceived in stately silicon bronze, the Pendulum door knocker is now available in brushed stainless steel for a clean contemporary look. Highlighting the beauty of simple, well-balanced geometric forms, the unadorned Pendulum is as much a work of minimalist art as it is functional hardware. Designed by David E. Scott and manufactured by DESU DESIGN in the USA.|
|Starting from the same basic form as our beloved EDGE Table, the E2 Bronze Console Table takes it to the next level in brilliant bronze. This versatile console table is perfect for narrow entryways, along the back of a sofa, or as an accent table in the dining room. Constructed from solid silicon bronze (the alloy used in most fine art castings) the streamlined E2 is shines in warm rich metallic. The living bronze finish will develop a beautiful patina over time. Designed by David E. Scott and manufactured by DESU DESIGN in our Vermont studio.|