ICFF 2006: Bludot, Wolf Gordon & Jan Jander
The boys at Blu Dot still look fresh-faced, despite any seemingly breakthrough new product… although I think their “Strut” family of tables has had a few new additions. a side and coffee table. While their sky blue finish isn’t as photogenic as the watermelon, it is a sexy, clear, fresh and modern way to get some color subtly into your home or office.
Wolf Gordon continues their ICFF tradition of great product, beautifully presented. This year, they showcased student award-winning designs, like this Karim Rashid-esque “Roots” pattern. These are the folks who market Laurinda Spear’s graphic papers, and along with places like 22, Alpha Workshops, and Cole & Sons, have made wallpaper not only a fashionable option, but de riguer for the stylish modern home.
And “Sexiest Use of Concrete” goes to.”
Furniture so low, and presentation so low key, many ICFFers surely passed these by for the flashier big boys, but the finish alone (a silky, milky surface that begged to be touched) made this a stand-out. Perfect for taking the chill off an urban loft without losing your minimalist edge. janjanderad.com