Abby's Inspiration From ICFF

Abby's Inspiration From ICFF

Abby Stone
May 18, 2010

We love going to ICFF not only for the new products but for the inspiring ideas we can import into our home. Last year, there were many ideas that got us excited; this year was no exception.

  1. At Umbra, pretty pink hanging lamps made from the iconic Karim Rashid's Garbino trash can, illuminated their booth.
  2. We always loved the idea of customizing a white chair with a few markers and a lot of imagination. Here's Karim Rashid's Oh Chair gets the treatment. Also at Umbra.
  3. British ceramacist Hanna Tonek Bonnett has a wonderful way with ceramics. These teacups, woven with ribbon, are perfect for an arrangement of flowers...
  4. ...bunched together, her teacups make a pretty arrangement of hanging lights.
  5. We loved this hanging lamp by Elisa Stozyk. Her lamp is composed of tiny wooden triangles on textile which allow the lamp to be molded into many different shapes. Create a similar shape from crumpled brown paper.
  6. Herman Miller's booth was decorated with white laminate cut into the shape of fluffy clouds. Try it in a kid's room.
  7. Also at Herman Miller, hand bags made from fabric remnants hang on the wall. Why not hang your own hand bags on the wall instead of squirreling them away in a closet?
  8. Who doesn't love an ant farm? FRAMEicarium's Hugh Hayden Design and Katie Vitale, bring the concept into the 21st century with their versions. This one is made from an old picture frame and a cd case.
  9. Overhead, a collection of white umbrellas acted as shades, diffusing the lights over the booths at ICFF.
  10. A piece of wood subbed as a tub tray
  11. While a large sea sponge catches drips in this umbrella stand.
  12. No space for your cutlery? Take a page from this lamp from Ali Siavoshi of Lilite and hang it up.
  13. Wooden branches hold up Maryland Institute College of Arts student Lisa Kaliczak's pressed paper shelves in a configuration that mimics the tree's original structure.
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