The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF
Last month, architect Jeffrey Hutchison scoured the 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City to explore what’s best and what’s next in the design world. Out of the 629 exhibitors, here are ten that caught Hutchison’s eye.

Highlights from ICFF: Amuneal
Amuneal Manufacturing creates custom fabrications made of wood, metal, and glass. Winner of the Best Booth at this year’s ICFF, JHA has proudly worked with the award-winning company in the past—most recently, on sculptural fixtures found in the men’s department of Barney’s Chicago.

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF: Norwegian Chair
An antique leather chair from Inside Norway, an exhibit that highlighted great Norwegian design.

Highlights from ICFF: Keiou Design Lab
Vancouver-based Keiou Design Lab showcased its gorgeous sculptural wall panels: The Cascade Wall Design (left) and Rhome Design (right) are both made with fiber-reinforced plastic.

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF: Austin Yang
Stunning lines and simplicity were found in young designer Austin Yang’s Grace Chair, a form inspired by the fashion of a man’s tuxedo and a woman’s backless dress.

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF: Jamie Harris Studio
The hand-blown and mirrored glass Dimpled Mirror Block Installation by Jamie Harris Studio plays on the tension between the constraint of the geometric forms and the undulation of the slashed surfaces.<

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF: Peter Glassford & Studio Job
Artisan Peter Glassford’s midcentury-inspired collage wall tiles (left) are composed of random, recycled pieces of wood. Studio Job displayed a graphic archived wallpaper collection (right).

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF: Apparatus Studio & Molo Design
Apparatus Studio creates unique lighting fixtures that fuse sculptural form with hand-worn materials. The Strata Study design (left), created in collaboration with Zak + Fox, is shown on the booth’s wall. Cloud Softlights from Molo Design (right) are translucent, recycled paper lights that appear to float in air.

The Best and Next of Design: Highlights from ICFF: Kikkerland<
A playful, solar-powered waving Queen Elizabeth doll from Kikkerland.