This year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair was bigger than ever, with two floors of furniture, lighting, accessories and an alarming number of bathtubs to see at the Javits Center in NYC. Here are some of our favorites (sans tubs), a fun, colorful mix of familiar and new.
Fritz Hansen was all about Arne Jacobsen, displaying leather Egg Chairs and new editions of the Oxford Chair.
On display at Weendu Studio were several items by Hamed Ouattara. Working mostly with disused oil barrels, Ouattara hammers and shapes his pieces by hand, transforming salvaged metal into art.
Putting on a sound and light show at Pablo Studio was the Uma Sound Lantern by Carmine Deganello and Pablo Pardo. Each lantern comes with a cloth bag for storage that can also be used to give Uma the appearance of a paper lantern when the lamp (with cool LEDs) is on.
“Excavation style” cast concrete lighting by Brooklyn-based In.Sek Design.
What could be better than an indoor-outdoor chair by Mario Bellini? How about an MB Chair that swivels! The smart folks at Heller are expanding this iconic collection with bases that swivel and rock.
The Grasshopper Lamp by Greta Grossman enjoys a moment of reflection in the Gubi booth.
The Lovell Easy Chair by Richard Neutra, produced by VS.
Drexel University student Carl Durkow wanted “to create a form that encourages informality, a place where one could exist but not feel the pressure of life.” With his lovely Narl Chair, he definitely succeeded. Bonus, this shaggy chair is also a rocker.
Chaise by Michael Shulman, a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
That’s a wrap for ICFF 2016.