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icff 2010 trends: wood + metal

getting through 400 pictures for both the national stationery show and icff is proving to take a little bit longer than i thought, so i’m going to be posting a few final trend stories next week. but to keep the trade fair coverage going, i wanted to share some more beautiful pieces from icff this morning, starting with gorgeous wooden and metal designs. i always have a soft spot for wooden furniture and the warmth it brings to a room- especially when made well and finished with something that really lets the natural wood color shine. so this morning i’m kicking things off with 15 of my favorite wooden and metal designs from the show- enjoy! [image above: a beautiful chair from the diesel/future perfect booth]

[image above: i LOVED this wooden screen from rock paper robot. the pattern was actually burned into the surface]

[image above: i'll take one of these, please. a beautiful wooden sofa from shimna. the upholstery was designed by shimna as well]

[image above: fantastic furniture from christian woo, a great designer who made his icff debut this year]

CLICK HERE for 11 more designs from this year’s ICFF after the jump!

[image above: another beautiful piece from christian woo]

[images above: metal gun coat rack by ben huggins]

[image above: cool modern toilet paper holders by michael liu from pratt, for umbra]

[image above: pendant lights by argentinian designer marcelo dabini of weplight- thanks amy!]

[image above: furniture and silhouette by shimna]

[images above: wooden furniture and boxes (with felt) by zoe mowat]

[images above: oh to end the day with a soak in one of these wooden bath tubs - the ofuro wood soaking tub designed by matteo thun for rapsel.]

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Very cool stuff – my favorites are the screen and the coat rack with the hands (clever).


there was definitely A LOT, like a ridiculous amount, of powder-coated/painted metal. so much so that there’s bound to be a knee jerk reaction against it next year.


That Shimna sofa is gorgeus!! I visited their homepages too, just to find few more reasons ton win in lottery… Reeaallly nice pieces!



i’m going through my recycling bag trying to see if i lost the paper- i know i had it when i came home and couldn’t find it last night. still looking, will update ASAP. so sorry. if anyone knows feel free to leave the info here and i’ll add it in right away.



I’m loving these round ups – I went for a few hours and I can’t believe how much I missed (yet still had such a visual overload!)

(The designer of the wooden lights is Argentinian designer Marcelo Dabini of Weplight : )


I had the pleasure of talking to zoe mowat for a bit at ICFF this year – not only is her work stunning, she is also extremely nice :)

Carol Griffin

The screen, the bathtub, and the pendant lamps are wonderful — especially the screen!! Thanks for the pix.


That bathtub is sexy. I can see myself renovating my entire bathroom just to own it. Love it.


Rachel Oneil’s work is unbelievably cool. makes me rethink velcro.


hi sarah – i added the information for the tub into the post -it’s the ofuro wood soaking tub designed by matteo thun for rapsel
-amy a


That tub is really cool, but wouldn’t it warp if it held water? Or is it sealed in some way?

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