I have to admit it, I’m a sucker for beautiful, contemporary furniture. And, two years ago, Eric and I went to our very first ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Held every May in NYC (this year’s starts this Saturday, May 20th), it’s one giant, modern ‘stuff’ heaven. We went to last year’s ICFF too, but unfortunately, this year, we won’t be able to make it.
Sad to say, we’ll be missing some of this year’s new exhibitors — and of those, these ones in particular piqued my interest:
The Pagoda60 lamp from Button Design of BC
Their Pagoda lamps have an Asian-esque look to it, and I guess you could say I’m really into that sort of thing :). I’m also drawn to the Button designs because they’re Canadian and they use Canadian lumber in their products.
Another new exhibtor to this year’s ICFF is Brooklyn-based Brave Space. I know I’ve seen this before, but the tinkling tetris music in my head and the wasted-youth spent playing the game means I just can’t help but mention it here:
I love products that offer versatility and a means for the end user to customize its use. Again, there’s a bit of an Asian feel to how they’ve set up this particular set of Tetris shelving since the configuration is reminiscent of Japanese Tansu chests.