ICFF Picks and Interesting Finds
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City is an exhibition of the latest and more innovative in modern design when it comes to furniture and home accessories. Designers from all over the world exhibit (this year, more than 40 countries) and you really get to see the best of the best in design and a whole variety of forward-thinking ideas that try to improve on how we furnish and feather our homes.
This year, I had the chance to visit and took a few pictures of what I thought was an interesting step forward when it comes to green design, including this pendant light fixture made entirely out of recycled cardboard. When illuminated, the corrugated design of the material shines through, creating less of a cardboard effect and shines more on the intricacies of the material.
There are more than than 242 million tires disarded annually in the United States and only about 18% of them end up being recycled. While this fun solution may not be the “Big Idea” to solve the tire crisis, it is an interesting one that celebrates the durability of an old tire with some intricate work. I took this photo thinking I could play on this idea a bit more at home with nautical, super industrial (and brightly colored) rope and weaving to create a taller outdoor table or seating area. At ICFF, you never know what might spark an idea.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones. how about very sturdy branches attached to a wall with perfectly placed shelves?
Made into this? Not the most attractive chair in the world, but an A+ for creativity, effort and fun.