Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Notables from ICFF 2011

Lack of funding kept Brooklyn Designs from running concurrently with this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair, but the New York borough was everywhere at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Some of the usual suspects made ICFF appearances, including 3Form, Bernhardt Design and Herman Miller, but the little guys—from Brooklyn and elsewhere—stole the show.
The Hi-Phi System, interlocking furniture components by New York Arbor (Brooklyn). The pieces connect to produce tables, stools and storage.
The V-Luxe for iPad (right) and V-Luxe Junior for iPhone/iPod Touch. The larger screen holder swivels, and the drawer below it is perfect for a wireless speaker. BKNYdesign (Brooklyn) produces the pieces; consoles and storage units may follow.
Irresistible accessories from Areaware (Brooklyn). Jonas Damon designed the Alarm Dock for iPhone/iPod Touch. 
Scrap Lights, fabricated from recycled cardboard, and the Slice Cafe/Dining Chair, from single planks of plywood, were the little guys that did it for Graypants (Seattle).
Color out of California: Custom glass pendants and home accessories from Caleb Siemon & Carmon Salazar (Santa Ana)
Designer Lisa Sacaris (Houston) handpaints her wool felt textiles and wall coverings. Photo courtesy lisasacaris.com.
A touch of whimsy from England: the Bookshelf Wallpaper behind the Rocking Lamp by Mineheart
The Zon, the dimmable LED work lamp from Peter Stathis & Virtual Studio (San Francisco)
Designer Eric Slayton (Brooklyn) has a way with concrete, block wood and steel.
Herman Miller's Aluminum Series, by Charles & Ray Eames, goes back to the future.
The Inspiration and Process Series of notebooks from Moleskine.
A splash of sunshine in the newest lounge from Italy's Sedes Regia

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