WorkOf: Holiday Ornaments 2019 – Designer Edition

Invited by Workof to create a Christmas tree ornament for their annual holiday fundraiser, we took the silhouette of the iconic painted glass orb and created a facsimile in brass mesh. The piece was then treated with a proprietary method of aggregation that allows for the organic growth of copper solids on the brass sphere – providing an interpretation of the classic form from an uncontrolled process.

Mers Collection: Dining Table

A new iteration of the Mers collection is the Mers Dining Table. Shown in solid aluminum with a satin finish – this piece can be used indoors and out, and is available in any of our standard aluminum finishes.

Showroom: Studio 6F Chicago

Announcing Studio6F in Chicago as our newest showroom. Gil Melott and his team carefully curate a gallery of outstanding design work from around the world – their excellent eye and hands-on approach makes for a natural fit with New Format as our representation in the Chicago area and beyond.

Gray Awards 2019: Product design

New Format was awarded the GRAY Magazine award for Product Design – Furniture for its Plano Bar Cabinet. Congratulations to all finalists and thank you to GRAY Magazine for a wonderful awards nights representing some of the best of Pacific Northwest design.

Captain Whidbey Inn

Kyla Ray Creative was given free reign to redesign a cabin at the renowned Captain Whidbey in Washington State, USA. A longtime client of New Format, Kyla chose to adapt the Connect system to create a pair of wall mounted nightstands, a floating shelving unit, and the fireplace surround.

Materials: Aged Brass

New Format announces Aged Brass, a new standard finish. This heavily burnished, hand applied patina is seen as a point of departure – time and use to continue to enhance the intrinsic qualities of the material.

New Format <> Leckie Studio – Vancouver House

NF has been commissioned to create decorative items for the impressive tower project designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. The studio will be producing built in furniture, objects, and surfaces for the penthouse of the soon to be completed building.

Connect: Table Tray

New Format is proud to present their first foray into the design of small goods. This tray was created as a gift for a gracious client, to accompany their matching Connect Collection pieces. It is now available to purchase, either to accompany your own Connect pieces or as a standalone canvas for treasured objects.

Show: Vignettes 2019

New Format has been invited to present the Plano Bar Cabinet at Vignettes, a curated show of notable Canadian design. Organized by Hinterland Design & AndLight in conjunction with Jan Kath, and supported by IDS West during Vancouver Design Week, this offering represents the finest of the country’s new and established contemporary work.

Mers Collection: New Colors Available

Discover the new powdercoat colors available: Burgundy, Pacific Blue, Cream, White, Rust, and Black. These new presentations are inspired by the tones and textures of elemental materials but manifested in a robust industrial finish for a broad range of use cases.

WallpaperSTORE* Vancouver @Leisure Center

New Format Studio and Jeff Martin Joinery have created an architectural environment for Wallpaper Store’s inaugural exhibition in Vancouver, hosted by contemporary fashion house, Leisure Center.

The exhibition is composed of the respective designers Mers and Neolith series.  Like an exploded bookshelf, the bodies of work burst off the wall to occupy a new dimensional attitude. Similar to highways and high rises, planks of material weave amongst themselves to play host the iconic designs presented by WallpaperSTORE*.

September 19 – December 19 2019 at Leisure Centre, 950 Homer St, Vancouver

 

Mers Collection: New designs launching this September

The Mers Collection just got larger with the addition of the Dining table, Café Table and Console Table. More sizes and configurations in the same design language increases the flexibility of the system. As always, these new pieces can be placed indoors and out. Available now online at WallpaperSTORE*, 1stdibs, and our website.

Connect Night Stands

Welcome to a new piece in the collection. The Connect Night Stands have been created through a private commission, bringing the client’s palette of leather, warm tone steel, and bronze into conversation with the delicate precision of the Connect system.

NYC X DESIGN Awards 2019 Honouree

Our Plano Bar Cabinet was shortlisted for Best in Show at the NYCxDesign Awards – congratulations to our fellow honourees.

Show: ICFF NYC 2019

New Format Studio is beyond excited to announce our presence at ICFF 2019, North America’s largest furniture and design show. We will be presenting our new Plano Bar Cabinet in bronze and curved acid wash glass, our Lincoln Lounge Chair in black steel, bronze, and full grain leather, and our Mers Side and Coffee Tables in a variety of finishes. We are proud to make our debut alongside a host of the world’s best designers.

ICFF NYC –  May 19-22, 2019 – Jarvis Convention Centre – Booth #859

Carter Wosk Award 2018

Henry Norris, founder of New Format, was awarded the 2018 Carter Wosk British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design. Many of the alumni of this award have gone on to become world renowned in their disciplines and we are honored to be among them.

Article Headquarters Showroom Pods

Laura Melling collaborated with New Format Studio to create the new Article showroom in their headquarter space in Vancouver.

The project consists in dividing a large narrow space into ‘rooms’ to display the furniture in a gallery-like layout.

New Format <> Leckie Studio: Small Victory South Granville

Discover Small Victory,  this unique and thoughtful café-bakery space crafted in beautiful materials, serving delicious baked goods and wonderful coffee, located on Granville St in Vancouver, Canada. New Format provided the items in brass and created a series of accents from the space-defining mesh bulkheads, to the patinated brass cladding, down to the carved bronze spoon cups.