ICFF 2011 may have had a rocky start for me, but it’s been fun to spend this week focusing on the parts (parts one, two, three) that I did enjoy. Today I’m wrapping up with the last round of photos we took at this year’s show. From huggable lamps and expandable rugs to garden tools made from oyster shells, this final look at ICFF features some great ideas that hopefully will be joined by even more exciting pieces next year. Thanks so much to everyone who’s emailed, commented and spoken with me about ICFF this year. It’s been amazing to hear your ideas about how the show could grow and improve to represent the vibrant design community that we all love and celebrate online every day. xo, grace
Images above: This piece from Urbancase was in our top three from the entire show. This gorgeous wooden cabinet came with coordinating glassware designed by Teroforma. The glassware’s pattern was etched on the interior of the cabinet as well. They’re a match made in bar heaven. Bonus: How cute are those little wooden swizzle sticks?
Image above: One of my favorite booths at this year’s show was akmd. Their collaboration between designers based in India and the US led to some beautiful pattern work in both textile and paper form, as well as gorgeous furniture with wooden casters.
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Images above: More furniture (I loved the leather and marble) and pattern work from akmd.
Image above: A “Chair with Belly Button” design from the Pratt student booth. Design by Wang I Chao. This seat-on-a-seat can be moved to create a seat on other surfaces.
Image above: Design from the talented students at The University of Lincoln. The rug above is a prototype that’s designed to be expanded (and crawled inside of!) by children. The light above turns on only when you hug it.
Images above: Textile designs by D. Bryant Archie. I love the little hand-stitched details.
Image above: These pulley lights from Studio Dunn are genius. Adjustable for small spaces that need to double as dining and living areas. Just pull them up when you need to have more space and lower them for more direct lighting.
Image above: Oyster shell gardening tools by MICA student designer Cindy Jian.
Images above: These gorgeous pieces by Angell Wyller Aarseth really stayed in my head. I loved the leather detailing juxtaposed with the wooden portions.
Images above: Textiles by designer Morag Macpherson