We’ve just returned from another NYCxDESIGN which always wraps up with several days spent walking the aisles of the Javits Center for ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). This year’s ICFF was 30% bigger than years past, which meant way more things to see and check out. To kick things off, here are my favorites, with more coming from Vy and Jaime!
It’s always great to see what Flavor Paper is going to unveil and this year they knocked it out with several wallpaper collaborations, two of which are these. On the left is an almost 3D looking wallpaper by artist Mark Dean Veca, and on the right is by professional doodler Jon Burgerman, who made all those characters out of Play-Doh and then photographed them.
Luca Nichetto designed the upholstered Pala chair for Artifort to curve like the shape of a human body. The contemporary chair, plus footrest, sits atop of a pedestal giving it a sculptural silhouette.
AVO displayed an array of beautiful hand dyed leathers for upholstering furniture or covering pillows. They even make leather tiles to cover your walls and floors!
Designer Nolen Niu launched the MOVE massage lounge chairs that massage using sound waves and they’re such a contrast to typical oversized, puffy massage chairs that are currently produced. It was hard to get people out of these.
Nottene debuted their new wallpaper collection which feature beautiful hand drawn illustrations by their founder, Kimberly Ellen Hall.
Lim + Lu’s entire booth just made me happy. The wall was covered with these marbled, geometric patchwork rugs in all kinds of colors and they also displayed a cool daybed and some fun candleholders and vases.
Anna Karlin’s booth was just stunning. It was a curated space with various lighting fixtures (two below) and an impressive chaise (below) I caught people trying to get selfies on. Above is Glyph, a series of cast bronze, wood, and metal sculptures that hang from a wall-mounted peg rack that was designed to hang in a much ignored hallway.