What you see above (besides a young woman climbing a shelf) is the XDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU, where design/build studio TOKEN created a custom wall of heavy-duty shelving from acrylic and powdercoated steel. Principals Will Kavesh and Emrys Berkower use their work to explore what they call "function, structural ingenuity, material dynamics and aesthetic coherence."
Based in Brooklyn, the pair met at Alfred University in 1992, graduated, and went their separate ways. 13 years later, they reconnected and began throwing ideas around. In 2007, they formed TOKEN, an interdisciplinary firm whose work spans the fields of interior design, furniture making, lighting, fine art, and manufacturing.
They work on commission and sell finished work through their studio — for more information, pricing or availability, check out TokenNYC.com.
• 1-2Custom Shelving for XDESIGN Lab
• 3Tree Balance for XDESIGN
• 4GreenLight for XDESIGN
• 5Token Lounge
• 6Bell Kelp Pendant
• 7Morris Side Table
• 8The Study Desk
• 9The Spiranovich Console
• 10 Will Kavesh & Emrys Berkower