Dave Pinter: Top 5 Tech Products At New York Design Week 2013
Steampunk speakers, recycled plastic light and a motion sensing iPhone game make our list.
The core range of products exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) generally fall into the chair, table or lamp categories. Creeping into the mix though are furniture pieces with technology integrated in or produced using advanced manufacturing techniques. Here’s a roundup of five tech based projects that were exhibited during the 2013 NYCxDESIGN week.
Oswalds Mill Audio
OMA is a Pennsylvania-based high end audio maker that unapologetically says it isn’t interested in the latest technology advancements. Instead they custom craft audio components like their horn loudspeakers and tube amplifiers to preserve the experience of listening to reproduced sound in a rich analog format. OMA caters to a special breed of audio enthusiast looking for something different from the black boxes common to the rest of the high end industry. Their products rest on the edge between art and engineering. OMA has a beautiful private showroom in DUMBO, Brooklyn. You can see photos of the space on their website and also check out their ‘history of audio’ page.