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.
Then, I spent a few minutes with Roy Kesrouani and his Spooning Armchair. It is made of nine triangular pieces and you can put two or three together to make a sofa.
I also spent a large portion of the day at the Designboom Mart. First, I spotted these milk cartons with baby arms, cool and creepy from Krasznai.
I spent a few minutes chatting with Patricia Naves from Oiti and Zoë Mowat. Patricia gave me some Toast It coasters, so now I can throw away my disgusting ones that I’m embarrassed for guests to use. And a shout out to Ariel from Sparkle Labs, who hands down had the coolest business card — it lights up! John Briscella was also there with his new interactive custom map software called Fluid Forms. You can use it to create your very own map-themed product.
I also enjoyed IScreen by Li-Rong Liao (Lisa), whose hook-together coaster/trivets actually spell out her name: L-I-S-A!
These double rings from Haoshi were adorable!
York Wallcoverings had an amazing booth covered in wallpaper flowers.
I stopped by the Yale School of Architecture booth where the student chairs were on display. The one on the bottom left is created from sheets of plywood. The products are a results of an elective course called “Chair as Crucible”, in which students designed and built a chair so that they could have a different and challenging experience beyond a building or structure.
The Wilsonart booth is always a favorite because the work is so creative. You might remember the Armadillo Chair by Aodh O Donnell, last year’s 1st place winner and one of my faves from the show. This year, the winner was The One for Two (142) chair by Esin Arsan (top left), but my fave was The Nabolis chair by Mike Jozewicz (top right) because it looks like a relief map.
This table from .MGX by Materialise was really cool, but unfortunately my photo does not do it justice.
The Crystal Light from QisDesign was really fun — it has a remote control so you can change the light colors from multicolor to solids to whatever you want. Plus, these magnetic parts are removable so you can arrange them in any configuration you’d like. They’re very lightweight, made of plastic, but coated to look like metal.