There were more than 500 ICFF 2012 exhibitors from more than 30 countries at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. I thoroughly enjoyed checking out all of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair(ICFF) booths with the Press on May 19th before the kick-off to Blogfest 2012. Not only was everyone friendly and eager to share their craft, but the new contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath products were pretty amazing! See below for my review of the event. I was very impressed with Folditure chairs that can fold up flat and hang on hangers in a storage room. The chair pops open with a simple flick of the backrest. I spoke with Alexander Gendell himself, very clever!
You know how much I love butterflies! I simply loved the Ella Doran Designs booth. Drawing inspiration from the world around her, at home or abroad, Ella Doran creates new designs every season. All of her designs are suffused by her passion for colour, texture and the effects of sunlight.
We had a blast walking around and chatting with the vendors including Ken Sharpe at Diamond Stairs. I wish I had the perfect space for these modern Diamond Stairs.
One of my favorite booths was Urbio. Wouldn’t you love to have a garden on your wall? Urbio is collaboration between Beau Oyler, Jared Aller and the Enlisted Design team. As designers, Beau and Jared have created lifestyle products for companies such as Williams-Sonoma, Nestlé, Netgear and Clorox.They’ve won numerous design awards and are constantly striving to create products that will benefit mankind, Urbio is one such product.
Of course I had to stop at the eclectic Jonathan Adler booth. So many “happy chic” items I would love to have! He definitely knows “groovy” with his Jonathan Adler accessories.
It would not have been half as fun if it weren’t for my friends! We know how to have a good time. Seen below, Kirsten of Living in Design, Jennifer Powell at Kravet and the amazing organizer of Blogfest2012, myself - Laura Trevey and Lisa of Lisa Mende Design.
ICFF 2012 exhibitors photos by Laura Trevey