ICFF 2010: Day 1

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.

Day 1 was the longest and most overwhelming day of the show. After driving 2 hours to NYC, I quickly checked into my hotel and immediately walked over to Javits for a few hours.

For some reason, I always seem to start in the 2000s instead of at the beginning, and work my way back. I checked out Seletti who had a great ceramic milk carton, some Pantone folding chairs, and two very awesome chests.

I was so excited because I got to sit in one of Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers’ Prickly Pear Chairs!

I stopped by to see what was new with Philadelphia-based Michael Iannone. A pixelated butterfly cabinet and scrap wood-inset tables caught my eye.

Ben Huggins showed me how he puts together his Little Star table in two easy moves — genius!

I finally got to meet Laurie Beckerman after blogging about her ages ago — this curvaceous bench seat is her newest piece.

The guys from LOFTwall are probably some of my favorite exhibitors ever — they made me take a “cheesy” photo next to their cheese divider.

Faktura’s furniture looks like stick people might put in their houses. Crazy how cool it looks when all together.

While in Dominic Crinson’s booth (he creates amazing wallpaper and tiles), I looked over and who was standing next to me but Harry Wakefield from MoCo Loco. Believe it or not, we’d never met before!

Before I left the Javits Center, I snapped a few photos of Tom Dixon’s factory workers making his new Etch lamps on the spot.

Then, I was off to Soho for party time with Jean from NOTCOT and Anna and Sean from Sub-studio, where we also met up with Dave from The World’s Best Ever and Bobby from Kitsune Noir. It was nice to put faces and humans to names and websites.

We spent some time at Cite, then we stopped into this fancy party at Boffi/Porro where we spotted Karim Rashid on the roof deck (yes, he was in pink, white and fluorescent yellow-green).

After that, we headed over to The Future Perfect where there were these amazing lighting pieces by Lindsey Adelman, Paul Loebach frames, and rat and squirrel taxidermy from Alex Randall.

The we hit up Areaware, where there were some new pieces from Rich Brilliant Willing on display (sorry, no photo!) and a great live band. We spotted this great sign that made me think a little:

Stay tuned for Day 2!

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.