Tuesday, 20 May 2008

International Contemporary Furniture Fair



So I've just gotten back from a whirlwind trip to New York for the annual ICFF and a few meetings. Unlike Salone del Mobile you could probably do the ICFF in half a day, or even an hour if you're strong willed. The Americans love their trade shows and are used to trawling endless cubicles of whiteness. I was used to being blown away at every exhibit, a la Zona Tortona. Also, quite a few of the ICFF products I'd seen last month before in Milan, and some, even the year before (how do these designers keep busy when so few items seem to get produced?). The best exhibits were in spaces that went beyond the norm, but they were far and few between. At least this one showing paper lamps (I think) was dramatic and bold. More to come...

3 comments:

trendoffice said...

I like your objective comments about the event - may be it is your European point of view :) or Wallpaper experience?
Still I found several things that I am impressed with like the Twisted sofa and the Arne bath tub, but its true that many of the items exhibited are not new.

house decor said...

wow great picture and some crazy idea for furniture. Love it, great post thank you

Susan said...

Good feature! Contemporary furniture. looks fantastic.