Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ICFF (Furniture Fair) Enlivens New York City

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) is an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment designs, as well as a series of programs, exhibits and features.

From May 19–21, 2011, 145,000 square feet of the Javits Center was filled with more than 24,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, and developers. On Tuesday, May 22, the ICFF was open to the general public, as well.

More than 500 exhibitors from all points of the globe displayed contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This is an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad selection of the world's finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

The ICFF hosts representatives from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mali, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and U.S.

Above right, Lyn Godley (on left), who teaches industrial design at Philadelphia University, stands with four of her sophomore students (Christian Ost, Christian Loos, Michael Shannon and Brian Celenza) who were among the students invited to exhibit projects at the ICFF.

Click on the heading above to go to the ICFF site.

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