Wednesday marked the last day of this year’s NYCxDesign Week as well as the end of our one-week long MATUREWARE by Futagami exhibition. We showcased Futagami’s new brass fixture line and the complete Futagami home goods collection. The owner of the company, Toshihiro Futagami and the designer of MATUREWARE, Yamazaki Yoshiki, flew all the way from Japan to witness the international debut of their collection at our store. It was particularly exciting for Yamazaki as it was his first time in New York. It was also a great opportunity to see people’s reaction to his other works in addition to MATUREWARE, like Onami and RetRe. New York welcomed him with open arms! In between showing our guests our favourite spots in the city, we spent a couple days setting up of the exhibition. We made it a point to install each fixture so viewers could really see how the mechanisms worked and especially to get a sense of Futagami’s signature sand-casted brass texture in action.
We’ll leave off with images of the setup and a glimpse of the opening reception but first we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone involved with MATUREWARE for the company’s big win! On our ‘last supper’ with everyone before they had to take off to Japan, we suddenly received word that MATUREWARE had taken home the grand prize for Best Hardware of 2016 in the inaugural NYCxDESIGN Awards! The award was presented by Interior Design Magazine and ICFF and boasted a very influential list of judges. Well deserved to say the least. CONGRATULATIONS!!!