Favs from the ICFF floor

By danielle


After four fun-filled days at ICFF, we are happy to share some of our favorite finds….

On Saturday, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola talked at the Stone Source booth about her latest introductions for the Italian tile manufacturer Mutina. Urquiola announced that she is the manufacturer’s new art director and gave us a little sneak peek into the next generation of designers that will have their hands in ceramic (or should I say porcelain).

The Trove design team (Jee Levin and Randall Buck) had a busy booth as the company introduced a new collection called StoneGround. Made of 80% calcium carbonate and 20% resin, it’s PAPERLESS wallpaper! We love the modern designs, not to mention the fact that the production process uses almost 30% less ink than traditional wallpaper.

Trove's "Nyx" wallpaper

Bernhardt Design and The School at Columbia University teamed up to present Tools at Schools. The initiative was meant to teach eighth  graders the value of design as a problem-solving tool. Forty-one students were asked to create the classroom of the future, using their daily school environment as a launching pad for their ideas. The collaboration resulted in a collection of modern and uber functional school desks, chairs and lockers.

Despite the fact that the Dumbo-based show didn’t happen this year, we were happy to see the Brooklyn Designs contingent at ICFF. We always love to see our local creative talent in action. The multi-designer booth featured new products from Kai-wei Hsu of KWH Furniture and Brian Volk-Zimmerman of Volk Furniture to name a few. The latest collection from Volk Furniture features stop knobs from an antique pump organ.

Brian Zimmerman

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