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icff 2010 trends: inspired by nature (part 1)

by Grace Bonney

last week i went through a slew of trends that i saw at ICFF (circles, facets + organic shapes, wood + metal, fun textures + shapes) and today i’m wrapping things up with a two part post on my favorite trend: design inspired by nature. i’ve picked 15 of my favorite pieces, so i hope you’ll stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow! [image above: build-able birds at the designboom mart]

[images above: some of my favorite pieces from the show- plastic goose traffic cones, inspired by chicago’s geese. by michael savona]

[image above: i wanted this plastic and metal bunny ring by hao shi so badly]

[image above: glass and leather animal head at the esque booth]

[image above: beetle-shelves at the amaridian booth]

CLICK HERE for the rest of the nature-inspired designs at ICFF after the jump!

[images above: beautiful jellyfish-like chandeliers at the amaridian booth]

[image above: bird sculpture at the jonathan adler booth]

[image above: jungle inspired wallpaper from flavor paper]

[image above: wooden owls by matt pugh]

[image above: i loved this sweet tree shelf from designArtist Soh]

[image above: beautiful hand-silkscreenedlinen reindeer fabrics and wallpapers from lindsay alker of england]

[image above: beautiful botanical-inspired rugs by brooklyn’s amy helfand]

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