Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More

The end of May means the end of ICFF 2018, the yearly exhibition in NYC that fills the Javits Center with row after row of contemporary furnishings. We scoped the aisles in search of some new products and designs and we finally narrowed it down to a manageable number to present as our favorites from this massive show. Take a look.

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Best of ICFF 2018: Favorites from Skram, Bernhardt Design, RISD Students, and More

Rosie Li debuted a new palms-inspired collection of sculptural lighting called Inez, alongside some of her other lighting pieces.

We loved Skram’s Arak Wall Sconce, which is part of an ongoing collaboration with porcelain artist Mimi Logothetis.

AlexAllen Studio presented the Chord Cluster chandelier which features semi-circular lit shapes that resemble the swags you find on crystal chandeliers.

These droplet lights by Atelier Alain Ellouz appear lightweight and delicate despite being made out of alabaster.

Actor and all-around talent, Terry Crews, is back with another fantastic collection of furniture for Bernhardt Design called Elevation.

The new collaboration of Ghislaine Viñas x Empire Collection of rugs brings forth a colorful series of perfectly patterned rugs that are works of art on their own.

Kelly Kim created this Mokumé light after two weeks of research in Japan that “that expresses the Japanese cultural story of “strength behind silence” by bridging craft and design.”

Cecilia Xinyu Zhang showcased the asymmetrical Discrete shelf that combines a series of black frames with clear glass shelves.

Part of the Collective Concept section, The Coast featured playful lighting from their Either/Or collection which required interaction for them to turn on and off.

The Aronson Woodworks booth displayed furniture with their CLAIZE™ custom finish which helps highlight the grain of the wood while giving it a unique finish.

Oggetti featured this pink tray made from woven galvanized metal.

Icelandic furniture company AGUSTAV created this clever book rack that can hold up to 12 books while it keeps your place in each one.

From RISD furniture design students, the colorful chair on the left is called the Squiggle Chair and it was designed by Talia Connelly and Shaina Tabak out of knitted polyester and nylon, urethane foam, dacron, and steel, while the gray steel and wood Dyget Chair behind it was created by Lisa Darland and Taylor Gray. On the right is Jacob Miller’s Ample which features two access points to reach inside the fabric covered wooden frame to store things.

This is the cozy Mesh lounge chair designed by Krystian Kowalski for MDD which combines upholstered cushions with high-back mesh panels for added comfort and privacy.

And last but not least, Gradual displayed their incredibly cool hanging clocks that show times in a completely new way.

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.