We’ve been in New York (see the first post here) for the National Stationary Show this past week, looking at all the great designers, and stationary trends, and taking some classes. Lucky for us there were also several other design related events happening at the same time, including Surtex, and the ICFF or International Contemporary Furniture Fair. When Sarah told me I was going to love the furniture show, I figured she was right, but didn’t realize how much. The design of so many of the pieces at the show was so inspiring, it was definitely a high light of the trip. The space at Amuneal Manufacturing was incredible. Carefully styled, with beautiful curated objects, that enhanced the pieces that they create. The art wall was full of eclectic works that had been altered and updated.
The booth at O&G Studio was so simple, which made their pieces stand out. The textiles, and mirrors were a collaboration with two other designers.
The Fab.com booth was CRAZY colorful, and I couldn’t help but be drawn to the brightly patterned geometric rugs.
Grow House Grow was a favorite. Not only were the wallpaper designs colorful and interesting, a closer inspection reveals unexpected details like octopi and jellyfish. Plus the designer Katie was so sweet, and friendly.
Another one of my favorite pieces was this end table by Hinterland Design. It had a beautiful natural quality made modern with the geometric cut, and who doesn’t love a planter with some succulents? A great way to bring nature into your space.
We stopped by the Iacoli & McAllister booth, a favorite of Sarah’s from last year. The simple clean lines, and geometric shapes were refreshing. I also loved the use of color including copper or rose gold, greys, pinks, and blacks. She also had some wonderful modern necklaces she was selling, which we each promptly purchased.
Of course I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of these brightly colored dachshund chairs at the Jimmie Martin booth.
Molo specializes in alternative materials, and they set up a whole environment for their space, complete with free standing accordion fold cardboard walls, and light fixtures that all glowed, and almost looked like jellyfish and other sea creatures.
I just can’t resist a little sparkle, and these fixtures from moooi were perfect. They had nice modern shapes, and weren’t overly flashy with their simple chrome armature, and grouped together created a magical display of soft glowing light.
This mantel piece made us do a double take. At first glance it just looks like a traditional, if not rather opulently tiled fireplace, but further inspection shows the wealth of details, and fun juxtaposition of unexpected elements to a classic piece. It was a collaboration of three artists with the Rookwood Pottery company. I’d definitely suggest you check out the whole thing on their website.
Sandback was one of the first booths that caught my eye. It was simple, and clean, with beautiful, quiet pieces. Owner Peter Sandback creates modern wooden furniture, with delicate metal inlaid patterns. I would absolutely love to have one of these pieces in my home.
This pile of chairs and stools caught my eye over at the Tom Dixon booth.
And last, but definitely not least was Volk, based in Brooklyn, NY. The simple Oak pieces were lovely, and for the show had been hand painted with, you guessed it, geometric designs. On closer inspection I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely fabrics that lined each drawer, and the gold pulls were another favorite detail.
Thanks for coming along on our trip to the ICFF. It was an amazing experience!