For the next ten days we are going to feature five exhibitors a day the we look forward to seeing at ICFF in New York May 14-17. In no particular order because we had to start somewhere. We’ve started with Spinnaker, a Norwegian firm who makes chairs that are so comfortable the manufacturer’s claim that they are ‘like floating on a white cloud’ has a reasonable degree of credibility. Yes, the chairs are inspired by the shape of a sail and yes, they do often manage to work in bits of sailing paraphernalia. I am also meant to be keeping this short but will confirm that you will find me slumped on one of their chairs at some stage of the show.
Roll & Hill
Loyal, eagle-eyed, readers will remember that we were admiring this wonderful Superordinate 24 Antler Chandelier when we were in Milan. Roll & Hill likes to think of Brooklyn as home and there is no reason why they shouldn’t receive our admiration on their own door-step. Already renowned for elegance and wit, it’s hard to believe that they were only launched last year. We understand that their lights are going to be featured in the ICFF bar and I best pay a visit to ensure quality of design, installation and..um..wine.
When Dwellings Ltd couldn’t find the ideal light fitting to hang above a tub, they created their Lather Up light, inspired by the probable consequences of the dodgy plumbing in the apartment above giving way. They went on to create a series of lights inspired by water, this is Lawn Sprinkler, we’re sure you can see why. We are not sure exactly what they are going to be showing but we do know it will be fresh, fun and glamorous. Waterpressure is an old favorite of Modenus and you can see the whole line in our catalog.
This is Bob – a garden set by Spanish high end outdoor furniture specialists Kettal. A great deal of garden furniture looks like a great deal of the rest of it. Kettal seem to have the knack of producing furniture which is highly functional yet distinctive.
And finally for today, a bed from Julian Chichester. We like beds and we like Julian Chichester. We don’t know exactly what they will be bringing to ICFF but whatever it is will be beautifully made classic furniture with a very gentle twist. This is their Temple Bed, available in gold and antiqued silver leaf finishes. Now I wonder if anyone would notice if I just tucked myself under the covers for a little while.
Five more favourites tomorrow!