This is a four-part series documenting each day at ICFF, so come follow me along on my adventures! Warning: these posts are long. I took over 150 photos every day, and it was very hard to narrow it all down, so there will be more spotlight posts coming over the next few weeks. Read all ICFF posts here.
Day 1 was the longest and most overwhelming day of the show. After driving 2 hours to NYC, I quickly checked into my hotel and immediately walked over to Javits for a few hours.
For some reason, I always seem to start in the 2000s instead of at the beginning, and work my way back. I checked out Seletti who had a great ceramic milk carton, some Pantone folding chairs, and two very awesome chests.
I was so excited because I got to sit in one of Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers’ Prickly Pear Chairs!
I stopped by to see what was new with Philadelphia-based Michael Iannone. A pixelated butterfly cabinet and scrap wood-inset tables caught my eye.
The guys from LOFTwall are probably some of my favorite exhibitors ever — they made me take a “cheesy” photo next to their cheese divider.
Faktura’s furniture looks like stick people might put in their houses. Crazy how cool it looks when all together.
Before I left the Javits Center, I snapped a few photos of Tom Dixon’s factory workers making his new Etch lamps on the spot.
Then, I was off to Soho for party time with Jean from NOTCOT and Anna and Sean from Sub-studio, where we also met up with Dave from The World’s Best Ever and Bobby from Kitsune Noir. It was nice to put faces and humans to names and websites.
Stay tuned for Day 2!