Is there a section of the ICFF where designers show prototype work in order to attract manufacturers, or am I thinking of something else?
Along the same lines (sorta), was looking for a source to produce renderings (furniture and lighting) of some original designs, and/or a source for a manufacturer (lighting) who would produce a working prototype (halogen lighting, and wood and crystal; I already have the crystal elements).
ICFF shows work from the design schools in the back of the hall (see floorplan). We don't know of anything else like this that isn't sponsored by some school or award that they give out.
As for making prototypes, we don't know any names off hand, but will send this post out today to a few architect friends in the hopes of a good reply/source. Good luck, Patrick, and we'll blog your furniture when you're ready! MGR