ICFF 2011: Part 2

This is Part 2 of my coverage of the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair held in NYC this past week. Make sure to check out all our ICFF coverage here.

Philipp Aduatz‘s folded chair.

Poor BKLYN Designs… apparently there were some budget cuts that prevented it from happening this year, so they had a booth.

Ecovative‘s EcoCradle is a plant-based replacement for foam packaging materials.

Elemental Living launched their debut collection, which included a very comfortable lounge chair.

Materials, Inc. had a cool metal mesh that felt almost as soft as fabric. They also had this cool resin tile with paper inside that looked 3D, but when you touched it, the surface was completely smooth.

The Maryland Institute College of Art Environmental Design and The University of Washington in Seattle Industrial Design students were challenged to create pieces using materials sourced within 100 miles.

RISD’s booth featured pieces by students made from Twintex, a glass and thermoplastic polypropylene fiber filament that can be recycled.

University of Oregon’s challenge was to create flat-packed furniture. On the left in the back, you might recognize the paint chip bookshelf I just talked about.

Pratt and Cappellini paired up to create some interestingly colorful furnishings that looks distinctly Italian.

This chair, developed by students from the University of Tokyo, is lined with lights that light up when you sit down.

Wilsonart Challenge winner: chair by Dan Fritz

More of the designs in the Wilsonart Challenge.

More ICFF posts over here.

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.