Last month we journeyed to the Javits Center to check out the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (aka ICFF). There was so much talent and beautiful design in the show, it is impossible to list a favorite - so I have listed five booths I found particularly memorable! Let's take a brief walk through ICFF 2016...
Le Fil Rouge is a design practice based in Paris, France. They specialize in the development of elaborate surfaces for textile and interior design projects.
Their products immediately caught my eye! I was intrigued by the intricate design and detail in the woven materials used in their Optique decorative panels. This technique can also be applied to furniture, as Nanor (the design rep we met at ICFF) showed us. Take a look in the photo below!
I will be honest, with my British roots I was attracted to House of Hackney after recognizing the name of the London borough, Hackney. House of Hackney is based in the trendy Shoreditch area of East London and was founded by husband-and-wife duo Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley. In fact, it was founded around a kitchen table, in a house, in Hackney (hence the name)! They offer a great selection of print, color and texture – something we also like at Designs By Human. :)
Plus, the rep matched the ENTIRE booth…that was pretty cool.
3. Corner Office by Peter Stathis & Michael McCoy
A well designed and practical option for offices, this product is surely to be popular in the ever growing co-working and open office workspace trend, as well as in startups. Each felt panel features a corner light, light/power ports (including a USB port) and an optional accessory pocket. I appreciate a simplistic design that also offers functionality – so this was a memorable item.
4. Hygge & West
Hygge is a Danish word that loosely translates to "cozy", though it more describes that feeling during life's small moments. Moments like "curling up by the fireplace with a great book". This is the concept that Hygge & West is founded upon. Beyond the cool, whimsical wallpapers they offer, this concept of hygge is nice - "creating a cozy, beautiful environment where small, everyday moments can be enjoyed". Their wallpapers are also designed by artists and hand screened by artisans.
5. Margo Selby
We LOVE print and texture; can you tell yet? So we couldn’t walk past Margo Selby and not take a look! Another UK based company, Margo Selby are a woven textile studio that specializes in interiors.
ICFF is a great chance to see a huge range of products and designers from around the country and the world. Needless to say we walked away with a lot of photos and inspiration!