Picks For NYC Design Week: Josh Rubin of

Picks For NYC Design Week: Josh Rubin of

The founder and editor in chief of Cool Hunting talks about what's inspiring him, and a backlash against minimalism.

Dan Gould
  • 14 may 2011

At our PSFK SALON this morning, the editors of some of the top design industry websites shared ideas about the current state and future of design, as well as what they are looking forward to seeing at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.


Josh Rubin, Founder and Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting talks about his picks, and what the future holds:

What was the most drop-dead fantastic design object or idea you’ve seen in the past few months?


Who is an up-and-coming designer that we should watch out for?

Leon Ransmeier

What is the thing/booth not to miss at this year’s ICFF?

At the show specifically I’m looking forward to: Artek, booth #1804 – launching the newly acquired Ilmari Tapiovaara collection and Design House Stockholm, booth #2022

Outside the show I’m excited about what Matter is doing as well as the NoHo Design Dirstrict.

What do you think will be the next big design trend?

As much as I love simplicity and minimalism, I think we’re about to see a backlash against it. Sustainability is here to stay for awhile so it will be interesting to see how that’s maintained if we do move in to a period of complexity and excess in materials or components.



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