30 May Report Back: ICFF 2017
In the height of New York’s fifth annual NYCxDESIGN week, our design team had a chance to stop by the industries premier event, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) to see the latest and greatest products from today’s most creative and innovative companies all across the globe. With nearly 700 exhibitors displaying an array of home furnishing products in categories such as furniture, lighting, textiles, wallcoverings, accessories and more — the show floor was a designers’ all access pass to a world of inspiration.
Our design team perused the aisles in search of their favorite new products. See our top picks in furniture, lighting, and hardware below!
This Brooklyn based studio is dedicated to the design and fabrication of handcrafted, traditionally joined and finished wood furniture. Each VOLK design is unique and carefully considered to showcase the quality of hand-selected materials. We love their unexpected and playful combinations — mixing leather, marble, and powder coated steel juxtaposed with cerused oak and brass, whitewashed ash and copper accents. Their collection is completely customizable — giving designers a chance to participate in selecting a perfect medley of materials and finishes to complement their space.
Global furniture company and award winning Berlin-based designer Michael Schneider premiered the iconoclastic TEN collection. Featuring a “light, airy, minimalistic and elegant” design, the TEN (the Japanese word for sky) tables and chairs collection blends traditional Japanese craftsmanship with 21st century advanced technology. With a lightweight construction using wood with flexible polycarbonate materials, Conde House delivers a collection with practical usability and outstanding seating comfort.
Audrée L. Larose and Félix Guyon, the two designers behind the brand, have created their own world haloed in poetry, romance, elegance, and beauty. For Larose Guyon, to create a luminaire is not just about style but about the light itself. The magic and warmth that creates the light and the shadows are, for them, as important as the object itself during the creative process. Larose Guyon’s lighting fixtures are as attractive as the atmosphere that they create. The dynamic duo showcased their Otero and Perle collection’s which were definite show stoppers! Our team was infatuated with their distinctive use of exaggerated shapes with subtle hints to over-scaled jewelry.
Katherine Wildt O’Brien, founder of Matthew Studios expands her lighting and home accessories line further with a new collection of hardware. Inspired by the African coast and made locally in Harlem NYC, the new collection is imbued with a nomadic spirit and an organic sophistication. Featuring simple forms paired with natural, tonal textures resonate against hand-cast metal to create a harmonious detail to adorn your cabinets,drawers, and more.
Comprised of stainless steel, marble sheets, leather, LED, tinted and polished concrete, CILINDRO is the the luminary concept that is an accomplished result of surface designs developed by Le Fil Rouge Paris. Founded in 2015, Le Fil Rouge Paris, is the company of Nanor Tutunjian and Sophie Ventura whom are experts in the field of textile manipulation. Drawn in through their intriguing pieces, Le Fil Rouge Paris has redefined the manner in which materials and artistic expression may be combined to create exclusive lighting fixtures.