ICFF 2012: Part 1

Another year, another ICFF. To be entirely honest, I thought last year’s show was a bit of a downer but in contrast, this year’s show seemed more upbeat, positive and there were quite a few things we absolutely loved.

I have seen oversized knits and crochet before, but Neò’s new woven collection was one of my favorites.

Plexi-Craft collaborated with designers Brandon+Bradley – a rocking chair and bench with inset cushion.

Flavor Paper’s new wallpaper including collaborations with Simon Page, Rex Ray and Mike D from the Beastie Boys.

We loved UK designer Margo Selby’s textiles.

Laurie Beckerman shows a new take on her acrylic Butterfly chair from last year.

Cube lights by Marc Trotereau

Wrapped stick lights by Pierre Ospina

A great angular chaise from Designlush

Every year, Wilsonart challenges students to create chairs using their products and this year’s chairs were pretty nifty. The winner (above) was highly conceptual – called the Torrey Chair by Kaii Tu.

Jeni Tu

This kid climbed right up on there. Funny story about this piece by Hannah Quinn is that when the convention center worker unpacked it, they were very confused and almost cut the straps because they are the same kind of straps used in packing! Good thing he asked first…

The Parsons x Carnegie booth had a great installation using Carnegie’s Xorel textile.

I love these hanging bag sconces from SkLO.

I want this rug from Warp & Weft.

Read all our ICFF posts here and check out our full coverage of New York Design Week.

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.