Design

DESIGN: International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2012

by Raymond Herrera

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair starts this Saturday May 19th through the 22nd at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  ICFF brings the international design community together and showcases the best in products, accessories, furniture, textiles, and building materials. While the event is geared toward design professionals, the final day is open for the public to view at $50 a ticket. In addition to getting your yearly design fix, the furniture showrooms open up to ICFF attendees with ritzy events offering food, wine, and sometimes tunes, and some of these parties rival the average NYC lounge or bar.

Among some of my favorite exhibitors are..

British contemporary lighting and furniture designer Tom Dixon.

Tom Dixon ICFF display, 2011

Designboom Mart: featuring affordable design with products ranging from $10-$100

designboom.com product collage

And of course the student exhibitions featuring The Art Center College of Design, University of Lapland, Finland, and Appalachian State University.

Tickets to the ICFF Public Day can be purchased here.