Best of ICFF 2016: Part 1


2016 ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) just wrapped up having offered plenty of modern furniture, fixtures, student work, textiles, and everything in between. We scoured both floors to find the best new design that’s going to be hitting the market any time now. Here, we begin with the first installment of our favorites from 2016’s ICFF.


We’re enormous fans of Flavor Paper, the wallpaper aficionados who always keep us anxiously awaiting their next launch. Their latest happens to bring another favorite of ours into the mix – Wayne White – who designed two mural-type wallpapers that feature his signature words on top of landscapes. This is only a fraction of the enormous four-part mural and it says, “You’re Just Agreeing With Me So I’ll Shut Up.”


Jamie Harris displayed these milky blown glass pendants that looked like melting glass.


The cloud-like paper fixtures from molo design hung like a mobile and gently moved around as the air shifted.


Phloem Studio showed the Cascade Club Chair, which has soft curves and can be upholstered in leather or wool blend fabrics.


IN.SEK debuted a new lighting collection that was one year in the making. The new pendants blend cast concrete and wood elements.


Lighting designer Rosie Li brilliantly partnered with furniture maker VOLK to share a booth and their collections blended seamlessly together.


The Mellow sofa that Océane Delain designed for Bernhardt Design was a 2016 ICFF Editors’ Award winner and rightly so. Its design lets users adjust the firmness through a network of cords underneath, which also change the look of the surface.


Letting the students in a class at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, design pieces, Bernhardt Design showed six designs that were going to be put into production. The casual pieces are meant for an informal workplace but they could actually be used in the home.


We always love to see what Hinterland Design has done and they presented an entire booth of new pieces. This table was inspired by both barrels and old-fashioned ice cream makers.

Hinterland Design

Hinterland Design

This piece is part bench, part table with its built-in cushioned area for sitting along with plenty of flat surface space to set a drink or even books on.

Hinterland Design

Hinterland Design

The Little Gem table now comes in a new color with a pinkish stain on the wooden base.


Nomon Home offers functional furniture that aims to add comfort to your daily life. With a mid-century feel, the pieces have surfaces to keep your accessories.


Kikkerland partnered with The Container Store and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) for its 9th design challenge where Industrial Design students are asked to design a product for the home. The Honorable Mention winner, Alex J. Woo, designed the USB Wrap Charger that performs double duty by acting as a USB charger and a cable wrap. The product will be sold at The Container Store soon.


The Crisp is a flush-mounted light fixture from Rich Brilliant Willing with a molded solid glass enclosure that has a wavy front surface.

Stay tuned for more from ICFF and NYCxDesign!

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.