During NYCxDESIGN Stefan Hengst presents ‘7F’, the latest line of wallcoverings at the ICFF from May 16 to May 19.
These new patterns are inspired by the work of sculptor and artist Erin Sullivan, who recently moved in with Stefan Hengst at studio 7F, located at 508 West 26th street. Inspired by her work and always eager to collaborate, Stefan created a collection of new patterns based on her exquisite work.
The collection has a wide range. Most of Erin’s work is created in bronze. From casted stools, wrapped in animal skin to delicate honeycombs filled with with precious stones, Stefan found inspiration in many of her piecs to create a unique collection.
These luxurious metallic designs bring depth and dimension to a space by reflecting and refracting natural and ambient light. Suitable for high end residential and commercial commissions.
As a graphic designer and artist, he sees objects as shapes, lines, and forms with surfaces upon which to tell stories. Walls or objects can act like a second skin where we can project images and narratives: Whether it’s the stark white walls of an art gallery or a weathered fresco — walls do talk. And when we listen and look past the exterior, we can translate the interior messages and reach a bigger audience.
His photographic designs and wall coverings function as a screen where you can project and imprint your personalized ideas. Stefan is drawn to architectural motifs and urban landscapes that invite in nature to create warmth and history while leaving behind a personal imprint. The images work in tandem with the surface or objects that they cover — ceramics, glassware, furniture and textiles for now — but it’s the possibilities of the materials that leads him in new creative directions.
His work as a designer spans more than 24 years. Dutch-born and raised, he now call New York home, and believes that the home is a work of art.
The 27th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 16-19, 2015.
North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.