Best of ICFF 2017: Part 1 – Favorites from AVO, Luca Nichetto and More

05.29.17 | By
Best of ICFF 2017: Part 1 – Favorites from AVO, Luca Nichetto and More

We’ve just returned from another NYCxDESIGN which always wraps up with several days spent walking the aisles of the Javits Center for ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). This year’s ICFF was 30% bigger than years past, which meant way more things to see and check out. To kick things off, here is the first part of our favorites:

It’s always great to see what Flavor Paper is going to unveil and this year they knocked it out with several wallpaper collaborations, two of which are these. On the left is an almost 3D looking wallpaper by artist Mark Dean Veca, and on the right is by professional doodler Jon Burgerman, who made all those characters out of Play-Doh and then photographed them.

The Drop series mirror from Skram features a drop-shaped mirror within a wooden frame that extends out to become a shelf.

Stillfried was showing the CUP Sofa, designed by Eric Degenhardt and manufactured by Richard Lampert, that comes with a high back and sides that envelope you while you sit.

Luca Nichetto designed the upholstered Pala chair for Artifort to curve like the shape of a human body. The contemporary chair, plus footrest, sits atop of a pedestal giving it a sculptural silhouette.

AVO displayed an array of beautiful hand dyed leathers for upholstering furniture or covering pillows. They even make leather tiles to cover your walls and floors!

Designer Nolen Niu launched the MOVE massage lounge chairs that massage using sound waves and they’re such a contrast to typical oversized, puffy massage chairs that are currently produced. It was hard to get people out of these.

Nottene debuted their new wallpaper collection which feature beautiful hand drawn illustrations by their founder, Kimberly Ellen Hall.

Cerno always shows lighting we want to put into our homes, including the Ignis fixture, which features a wooden, three-prong structure with a metal shade.

Lim + Lu’s entire booth just made me happy. The wall was covered with these marbled, geometric patchwork rugs in all kinds of colors and they also displayed a cool daybed and some fun candleholders and vases.

Anna Karlin’s booth was just stunning. It was a curated space with various lighting fixtures (two below) and an impressive chaise (below) I caught people trying to get selfies on. Above is Glyph, a series of cast bronze, wood, and metal sculptures that hang from a wall-mounted peg rack that was designed to hang in a much ignored hallway.

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.