15 Designs You Need to See from the Biggest Furniture Show of the Year
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, or ICFF, is like the design world’s answer to a runway show, a place to see all the latest and greatest designs for your home, all under one roof. This past week, two of our editors, Nancy and Arlyn, scoured the show looking for the most interesting and innovative designs. Here are 15 of the best.
Above: Give us terrazzo mixed with acrylic and wood beads any day, and we’d be happy as a clam. We truly appreciated the fact that Miami artist Gabriela Noelle doesn’t take her designs too seriously. Some highlights of her work include the playful acrylic swing and mix-material side tables shown above.
The booth for Brooklyn furniture maker Volk was one of the prettiest things at this year’s ICFF, working the combination of soft pink and blue (popularized by Pantone with their picks for the color of the year in 2016) beautifully. In the foreground is the St. Charles chair, and behind it is the Pacific armoire.
Drop it Modern is an amazing source for totally fun wallpaper, fabric by the yard and (most recently) draperies, but this llama wallcovering we spotted at the brand’s booth at ICFF is beyond.
Colored mirrors are on the up and up, but even if they weren’t, we’d still love this stunning mirror from Bower. The brand showcased so many good art piece-worthy mirrors, but we really dig the simplicity of the one shown above.
Yield, the St. Augustine, Florida-based design studio, is well loved for their modern, sleek style, and their new Duotone coffee tables with a leather sling bottom tier (and those spun copper planters!) were the best thing in their booth this year. Also available in black-on-black and white-and-tan.
Our award for the most unusual thing at this year’s ICFF goes to the Cloud Bed, a creation of Birnam Wood Studio. The surface of this daybed/bench is covered in silicone pegs, and the feet are made from silicone too, so that sitting (or lying) on the bed is wibbly-wobbly sensation not quite like anything you’ve felt before.
This bubbly light by Rosie Li has an intriguing shape and a subtle, iridescent sheen.
Caned furniture is one of our favorite things, so naturally this chair by Brazilian designer Guilherme Wentz caught our eye.
This brightly colored rug by Shore is made from silicone cording, which means that not only is it perfect for outdoor use, it also feels pretty incredible underfoot.
These incredible lounge chairs by Claste are made from laminated glass and pink marble. (They’re also, for a piece that looks simultaneously so beautiful and so forbidding, strangely comfortable.)
These stools from Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue have a secret. The wood dowels that make up the seat sit on a layer of a foam, so that when you sit down, the seat conforms to your bottom, an unusual but very comfortable sensation.
It’s always exciting to see people do things with unusual materials, so of course we loved this chair by Eugene Soltzfus, which is made from steel and cork. Liquid spilled on the chair will just pill and roll off, and over time the cork will, like any natural material, develop a lovely patina.