Annie's Favorites From The Show

ICFF 2011

ICFF is an elegant affair this year, with cool linear geometry and historical references standing out as strong trends. Especially impressive are designs by the contemporary British exhibitors.

NOMAAD BY KALOTARANIS S.A. (before the jump)
The latest collection of international designs curated by this Greek company is called Pasamama and encourages a layered aesthetic.


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MARTHA STURDY
A punctured metal screen reminds me of charming early 20th century elevator doors.


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KHOURI GUZMAN BUNCE LIMITED
The Mayweather Sofa features interesting tufting lines in a striking azalea color.


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LUKE IRWIN
The ikat designs form imperfect patterns that add a wonderful handmade quality to the rugs.


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DUNN
Last year's Editor’s Choice award for new designer debuted this year's line made by craftsmen the old fashioned way.


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RICH BRILLIANT WILLING
This noteworthy design firm takes inspiration from the beauty in unusual objects - like jet propulsion systems.


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ORLEY & SHABAHANG
Modern-meets-traditional rugs are made using antique methods by villages of artisans in Iran.


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STONE SOURCE
This geometric porcelain relief tile called Déchirer by Patricia Urquiola is available for application on both walls and floors.


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TROVE
An amazing technological advance, the newest wall coverings are made entirely from stone and resin with no paper at all, with added strength, durability, and texture.


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MORAG MCPHERSON
From Glasgow, this textile artist offers her retro designs for print on any number of fabrics.