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A Day of Design: ICFF New York 2017

We had the opportunity to experience the latest in design at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. We started our day at ICFF with sponsors Wilsonart and Hubbardton Forge, then took some time to explore the rest of ICFF at the Javits Convention Center (which spans SIX city blocks!)

First, we stopped by Wilsonart’s booth, where several students from San Diego State University displayed their Wilsonart Challenges Chair Designs. These students use Wilsonart laminate to create a unique chair based on a specific theme. This year’s theme was “Borders, Boundaries, and Mash-Up”. The winning chair (pictured below) was designed by Matthew John Bacher, he calls it “A Piece of Tlaltecuhtli”


Our next stop was Hubbardton Forge’s booth. This Vermont-Based company produces hand-crafted lighting design, and they are stunning. Their latest line of products called “Synchronicity” features elegant fixtures, some with real Swarovski Crystals. Furthermore, these fixtures are fully LED, which means unsurpassed longevity, light output, and energy efficiency.


We wanted to check out something Italian next, so we headed over to Gessi to see their latest line of Bath and Kitchen Taps. Needless to say, we weren’t disappointed. They even gave us some bling to wear around the show!


It was hard to miss the Kenneth Cobonpue booth, this chair in particular caught our eye. We love design with a story behind it and this is no different – this design, the Lasso Lounge Chair is inspired by the story of storks carrying babies to their homes. (Side note: most of the Kenneth Cobonpue collection is outdoor ready!)


A quick hop back into lighting – we were curious about what we saw at the Tala booth. After a quick chat with the Tala team, we learned that these bulbs, although they have the look of a traditional Edison bulb, are actually LED. Another cool thing about this company, they plant ten trees for every 200 units sold. Bravo!


Then we saw an all-too-familiar barn, belonging to Stikwood. While the booth appeared to be the same as this year’s KBIS in Orlando, there were several amazing new products to be found.


Stikwood’s innovative “Peel & Stik” products are derived from reclaimed and sustainable wood sources, so while Stikwood is easy to install, it’s Eco-Friendly as well.


One of our last stops before we left was Atelier Alain Ellouz, who were showcasing their elegant rock crystal lighting designs as well as their alabaster lighting and architecture. A very classy looking booth!


We invite you to share your favorite finds with us on Twitter/Instagram, @modenus.

Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.


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