ICFF 2013: Part 3


Rug designer Nani Marquina of nanimarquina partnered with celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser for a one-of-a-kind rug. A portrait of Shakespeare is layered with an abstract pattern to form a beautifully textured rug that reveals his face when far away and a pattern when close up.


When you think of Waterworks you tend to think of bath fixtures but they’ve designed a series of glass lights as part of their Watt collection for Dering Hall. The ribbed series of lighting, that comes in sconce or pendant form, resembles those glass insulator covers you often still see at antique shops.


The Chubby Chairs from Dirk Vander Kooij are just as fascinating to look at as hearing about how they are made. Vander Kooij invented his very own machine that basically recycles the plastic from old refrigerators and dispenses the new material out almost like cake icing into whatever form is desired.


Apparatus were on hand with their vintage-inspired light fixtures, like these that are based on the arrow.


Apparatus collaborated with ZAK+FOX to create a project called Strata Study where they designed a pattern that resembles strata or layers of earth. The pattern can be used on various wall applications and has a vertical repeat of almost nine feet.


Denise Diane presented a collection based on the golden orb web spider. She uses images of the webbing and prints them digitally onto wall coverings and fabrics.


She even made this shimmery golden dress that looks like the woven web of her printed designs.


I’m not sure how comfortable this oversized chair from Neue Wiener Werkstaette is, but the lines on it are beautiful.


We also loved this family of benches and tables from Neue Wiener Werkstaette that have smaller tables and stools inside them that hold them up but that you can also swap out for other colors, making them customizable. Plus you can use just the stools or the smaller tables themselves and then when you have more guests over you break out the larger surfaces for more room.


David Irwin’s egg cups and vessels are painted colorful hues on the inside and surrounded by stained wood on the outside.


Cooper and brass were the on trend finishes throughout ICFF and Kaikado did it well with their gorgeous tea caddies and canisters.


More copper from Kaikado


Keiou Design Lab introduced these textured three-dimensional wall surface panels made from a pourable stone material they created out of fine-grained pure white jade and other minerals.

Did you see Part 1 and Part 2 of our ICFF coverage?

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.