ICFF. A new edition in town

Over 900 exhibitors take part in ICFF, the leading furniture industry event of NYCxDesign. Time and place? From 19 to 22 May at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Jacob K Javits Convention Center, ©ULI Chicago
Jacob K Javits Convention Center, ©ULI Chicago

ICFF keeps on growing. Exhibitors, designers, companies and (presumably) visitors flock in even bigger throngs than those counted last year. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, from 19 to 22 May, hosts slightly less than a thousand booths for brands from all over the world, visited by over 38,000 people, according to the forecasts of the organizers. The international showcase welcomes the most prestigious brands in the sector, emerging artists and new labels.

ICFF, Javits Center
ICFF, Javits Center

The ICFF trade platform, as the main attraction of NYCxDesign (10-22 May), now features the new formats ICFF Contract (for new developments in the fields of lighting, decor, coverings, seating and materials) and ICFF Connect (on Smart Home, Smart Office and Hospitality technologies). Companies showing their wares include: Florim, Opera Contemporary, Nardi, Moroso, Kettal, Fermob, Lladrò, Talenti and Wall&Decò. The exhibitors also include the SoHo Design District, together with the partner brands Studioanise, Vibia, Gan, Ligne Roset, Frei Frau, Janua, Original Btc, Atelier Alain Ellouz, Interior Define and Ingo Maurer.

Not just furniture, but also art: ICFF Gallery will present original paintings, sculptures and textile works. The usual ICFF party is on 20 May in the exclusive setting of Pier 17, with the ceremony of the NYCxDesign Awards, covering various sectors of design, from architecture to technology, by way of interiors and accessories.

Internationally acclaimed designers hold talks and conferences, like Marcel Wanders who will focus on Nightbloom, the collection of lamps created for Lladró.

On 22 May, for the second year ICFF hosts and organizes a silent auction of furnishings donated by companies as part of an initiative to raise awareness and funds to help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.