The 29th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) was held last week, bringing designers from around the world to NYC to debut their new collections. Here are a few of the highlights.
Phase Design introduces the Kickstand Lounge Chair by Reza Feiz. Like everything Feiz creates, the power of this chair is in its simplicity. It’s supported by a solid steel frame – with angles that evoke those of a kickstand – and the angled seat is upholstered in fabric with a leather headrest.
District Eight brings elegance to the Ping Pong Table. The leather net is supported by industrial style cast iron clamps that can be quickly removed to transform this reclaimed wood or smoked oak table into a space for dining or work.
In 1971, Heller introduced the world to stacking dinnerware by Massimo Vignelli. Now, 46 years later, they’re celebrating the genius of this designer again with the launch of the Vignelli Soft Touch Rocker. For indoor or outdoor use, this smooth moving and graceful chair is especially notable for the way that the back wraps around you, providing comfort and support.
Brooklyn-based Aardvark Interiors introduces its Dark Matter Desk, crafted in walnut with bronze hardware. The pedestals showcase their signature splined, faceted joinery while cascading grain on the drawer fronts make each desk one of a kind.
The Bowl Table by Ayush Kasliwal for Mater Design is crafted of sustainably sourced mango wood that’s turned on a lathe and supported by steel legs. As a designer, Kasliwal is committed designing products that revive and celebrate ancient crafts in order to provide consistent livelihood to the artisans with whom he works in Rajasthan and other areas near Jaipur.
Australian design studio Articolo Lighting introduces several new handcrafted artisanal pieces, including the Float Collection with its classic lines and elongated proportions. “When something is made by hand, you can feel the soul behind it,” says Articolo founder Nicci Green.
Jasper Morrison taps into Emeco’s heritage in hand crafting recycled aluminum, and leverages its signature strength, light weight and sustainability to create the 1 Inch Collection of chairs and stools. “I’m more and more interested in working toward designs that take part in everyday life as naturally as possible,” says the designer.
Menu introduces the Tailor Sofa by Portuguese designer Rui Alves, who was inspired by a memory of his grandfather’s favorite tailor shop, where he could see how suits and jackets were constructed. “With this sofa, nothing is hidden,” he says. “I wanted to show off its structure.”