ICFF 2015: Creative, Innovative, Inspiring

The 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) took place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York this past weekend. The show, which is produced by Emerald Expositions, the parent company of Contract, featured over 700 global exhibitors from approximately 33 countries.

ICFF included 165,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors, a range of events and features, and a number of CEU-accredited education sessions presented by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

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Image courtesy ICFF

The exhibitors showcased their innovative and latest products, including contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wallcoverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath. Here are a few highlights from ICFF 2015:

On Monday, May 18, Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki moderated an ICFF Talk “Leading New York Voices in Commercial Design” with (from left) Sara Agrest, AIA, IIDA, Director of Interiors at Dattner Architects; Michael Bonomo, IIDA, Creative Director—USA at M Moser Associates; and Rachel Casanova, Director of Workplace and Principal at Perkins+Will.

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Wolf-Gordon teamed up with Boym Partners to create Fun House, a site-specific installation that featured digital print wallcoverings from Wolf-Gordon’s Curated Collection. The booth’s interior included four digital patterns—Flower by Tsao & McKown; Soft Spots by Grethe Sørensen; Venice by Boym Partners; and Baroque by Tjep.

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Left to right: Flower, Venice, Soft Spots, Baroque. Photo byJames Shanks

Left to right: Flower, Venice, Soft Spots, Baroque. Photo by James Shanks

The second installment of Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper, Glamericana features prints of Marilyn Monroe, which are made using a monoprinting technique that creates one-of-a-kind print impressions. The wallpaper is available in four unique colorways—black with a technicolor blend; white with a deep blue and burgundy blend; silver diamond dust with a hot pink blend on chrome mylar; and gold diamond dust on bright gold mylar.

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BuzziSpace’s booth featured a number of products, including the BuzziLight Pendants. Providing acoustic benefits, the light’s powder-coated steel metal structure is wrapped with BuzziFelt strips. The light comes in two different sizes—26 inches by 26 inches and 37 inches by 37 inches—and an array of colors, including Orange, Pink, Lime, Off-white, and black.

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Designer Kevin Park from Design On Technology introduced his phone-charging furniture products. The tables and Danzi Chairs can wirelessly charge devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6, and provide users with personal space.

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Designed to bring imagination to life, Urban City Designs’ booth featured a large stone tile wall with a hand-painted street art design. The mosaic was inspired by graffiti in the city and was painted freehand specifically for ICFF.

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