ICFF Show 2014 - Highlights

  Last week I went to the ICFF show (with my bestie Erin Adams, tile designer extraordinaire). Here are some highlights:

From the Philippines, there were some fantastic new designs. I liked the fact that they embraced some of the cultural feel while being totally fresh from a design perspective.

Gregoria lounge_ito kish

Gregoria lounge_ito kish

vito selma

vito selma

This Swallow Wall Clock by Haoshi was so poetic - was wondering if it comes with a template so you know where to put the birds!

swallow clock_Haoshi

swallow clock_Haoshi

I'd been looking for an easy way to dress up a roller shade, and was thinking this Japanese masking tape  from MT Casa could work really well

mt casa tape rolls

mt casa tape rolls

mt casa tape wall

mt casa tape wall

mt casa tape

mt casa tape

mt casa 3

mt casa 3

Another bit of poetry from nature (birds are a bit of a theme for me) - tiles that have etched images from the UK-based Daniel Heath.

reclaimed welsh slate tiles_daniel heath

reclaimed welsh slate tiles_daniel heath

Also from the UK, I loved the little 'surprise' Delft pattern inside this modern pendant from Liquidesign

splice shade_liqui design

splice shade_liqui design

Maronyx had a beautiful double sink- very organic and sculptural in feel and a bit hard to capture in a photo.

distinction sink_vanico maronyx

distinction sink_vanico maronyx

distinction sink detail_vanico maronyx

distinction sink detail_vanico maronyx

I love modular systems and this one is really fab. The possibilities here are endless - check out the desk below - and furniture can be reconfigured later.

Screenshot 2014-05-29 08.17.34

Screenshot 2014-05-29 08.17.34

Modos 1

Modos 1

Like most small design studios they are trying hard to get their product into production so they can bring costs - and price down. Here's a link to their Kickstarter campaign if you'd like to help :-)

Another eye-catcher was this beautiful shelving system from Amuneal. This custom fabricator has developed this system as part of a new modular program - meaning that instead of one-offs for retail us regular folks can get these gorgeous pieces.

amuneal_fabrication

amuneal_fabrication

On the lighting front here are a couple of standouts:

Cumberland sconce_Studio Dunn

Cumberland sconce_Studio Dunn

v-lite_atelier de troupe

v-lite_atelier de troupe

That's it for now - hope to be incorporating some of this great stuff into a design soon!