ICFF is often about clean lines, smooth finishes and minimal solutions and presentations, so it was an interesting shift to see so many pieces this year that embraced some heavy duty decorative detail. And not just surface-y printed on pattern, these were all about the texture and art of decorative embellishment — carving and inlay work.
The gallery includes 15 examples that I shot at the show, including everything from marquetry to beading, along with more rough and tumble carving and textured tilework. This is just a taste, there were more to be found. So, lovers of hand hewn finishes can start (cautiously) celebrating — it looks like the possible deepening of a trend.
Examples shown above are from:
1, 12: Sandback
2, 7, 13: Manulution
3, 4, 6, 10: Espacio Sami Hayek
5, 9 : Mutina
8: Khouri Guzman Bunce Limited
11: R&Y Augousti
14: Crafted :Teroforma & Urbancase
15: Jeb Jones
Images: Janel Laban