The 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) kicked off with new modern designs in lighting, furniture, textiles & more. It was a great show this year, giving us promise that things are looking up! Take a look at Part 1 of some of our faves.

ICFF1-1-Justin-Crocker-Chair

Woven strips of molded plywood and leather form a geometric pattern on this sculptural chair from Justin Crocker.

ICFF1-2-Blu-Dot-Clutch-Chair

Blu Dot is now offering their Clutch Chair in a snazzy bold red and we’re loving it.

ICFF1-3-Karim-Rashid-A-Lot-Of-Chair

Karim Rashid lent his design skills to A Lot Of Brasil by way of the Cadeira Siamese chair, which uses an eco-friendly “liquid wood” material.

ICFF1-4-Schema-Product-Lighting

Using metal wires, Schema Product molds simple patterns into gorgeous complex shapes to become this line of lamps.

ICFF1-5-Schema-Product-Lighting

Copper pendants, also from Schema Product

ICFF1-6-Souda-Shelving

We’ve featured Souda before (just recently we took a look at their offices) and were excited to check out their Strut Shelving System in person. The shelves were inspired by the Manhattan Bridge.

ICFF1-7-NJIT-Gretchen-Von-Koenig

Part of the NJIT booth, this rubber ottoman pays homage to the rubber capital of the world – Akron, Ohio. Gretchen Von Koenig used 204 bicycle tire tubes to create flower-like modules that make up the exterior. This was one of our Best in Show!

ICFF1-8-Avram-Rusu-Atlas-Table

A side table, from Avram Rusu Design, has a stone top that sits upon a brass, three-legged base.

ICFF1-9-Luke-Lamp-Co

A massive chandelier, by Luke Lamp Co., made of double braided nylon rope and LED modules with 30,000 hour lifespans will make you look at lighting differently.

ICFF1-10-David-Gaynor-Design-Ottoman

These stackable ottomans from David Gaynor Design can provide extra seating or stack them up in the corner when you don’t need them.

ICFF1-11-Fermob-pillows

Fermob showed their colorful collection of fresh outdoor pillows and furniture that could easily spruce up any exterior space.

ICFF1-LEFF-Amsterdam-Clock-Herkner

Sebastian Herkner designed these clocks for LEFF amsterdam that are made out of recycled PET felt.

ICFF1-13-BOWER-Float-Chandelier

Embedded magnets pull the LED lights outward in this cool chandelier from BOWER.

ICFF1-Genter-Metal

Stunning metal furniture and lighting from Gentner Design, like the patinated brass and walnut chest of drawers on the left.

Stay tuned for Part 2 (and Part 3, and 4!).