ICFF 2012: Part 3

We stopped by the Nervous System booth while at ICFF to check out their brand new lamp. I especially love all the energy and thought that they put into their booth design – that wooden pedestal is amazing.

Hellman-Chang brought their Brooklyn workshop table and tools and set it up right on the floor. An HC worker spent the day shaping Z-table legs, giving you a peek into how their beautiful wood furniture actually gets made.

Their new Avery chair that took four years (!) to design and perfect, hits you right in that lumbar region where you need the most support. It was just what I needed after a long day walking all around NYC.

Newcomer Gabriel-Scott didn’t disappoint. Developed by two architect brother-in-laws with some background in jewelry, the company’s sophisticated yet affordable furniture has some lovely details, yet comes flat-packed.

We thought their lamp was off the chain (har har).

Trove’s Chroma wallpaper, which looks like fuzzy DNA, is actually photographs of people stretched and blurred.

In the Designboom mart, Richard Elaver was selling some cool 3D-printed pens and modular jewelry. I wanted to buy multiple sets so I could have it climb up my arm. It snaps together using a very simple, organic connection system.

Johnny Hermann was there selling his Wooden Popsicles, but he had light bulbs, too!

Phase Design was clearly inspired by architecture with its newest collection, including some lovely tables with modular tops. I love the planters, too.

Cosmopolitan Glass had glass that appeared to be cracked or smashed – we loved this treatment.

Resource Furniture created a free-standing murphy bed – in case you need extra room in your bedroom for “other activities.”

I stopped by Iacoli & McAllister to show Jamie I was wearing their necklace! I want them all.

I also loved Debra Folz’s magnetic felt cabinets and tables. So clever.

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.