Design Fairs: NY in the spotlight

ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan are opening a special edition at the Javits Center in New York

Javits Center ©ulisesud41
Javits Center ©ulisesud41

To celebrate a return to physical presence and an exclusive co-location, the two eagerly awaited events of New York’s design week open their doors on 14-15 Novembre 2021. ICFF, the leading platform for contemporary furniture, and WantedDesign Manhattan, with a focus on emerging creative talents and North American design studios, will present new international trends at the Javits Center. Two days full of appointments, exhibitions, talks and other events not to be missed.

ICFF, Javits Center
ICFF, Javits Center

After an 18-month blackout, the spotlight returns to New York in a context of rediscovered creative ferment. The Javits Center will once again be the stage for the most important North American design platforms, welcoming a special edition in November of ICFF by Emerald XInternational Contemporary Furniture Fair – and WantedDesign Manhattan.
“Though the month of November is an unusual period of the year for both fairs, it is thrilling to finally be together again, for a firsthand experience of the products our sector has created behind the scenes over the last two years. This special edition represents the start of a celebration in the industry, which will be even bigger in May 2022,” says Phil Robinson, Show Director of ICFF.

Odile Hainaut & Claire Pijoulat. Photo © Ikon Productions
Odile Hainaut & Claire Pijoulat. Photo © Ikon Productions

Over 300 exhibitors, including highly acclaimed brands and emerging designers, from over 25 countries around the world, invite you to explore new products for the art of living, the contract and hospitality sectors, in a setting that unveils new trends and talents in furniture and lighting design, kitchens, bathrooms, surfaces and facings, materials and textiles. “We are truly excited to be in the same location as ICFF and to write a new chapter for WantedDesign Manhattan,” say the co-founders of WD, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat. “We continue to be committed to supporting North American high-end design studios and to be instrumental in the growth of emerging designers.”

Many innovative installations and appointments have been organized by ICFF, including the enchanting Oasis by Float Studio – sponsors Gabriel Nord America, Gestalt New York with Friends & Founders, Ornäs and Mazō, Lambert & Fils, Parla Tappeto/Ege – an intimate place in which to rediscover the bond between man and nature through a reinterpretation of natural landscapes.
ICFF Studio presents the three winners – Jose Bared, Conor Coghlan and Joel Rojas – of the competition in 2020 organized in partnership with Bernhardt Design, a collaboration that began 15 years ago with the idea of discovering future generations of designers.

Nayuk, WantedDesign Manhattan 2021
Nayuk, WantedDesign Manhattan 2021

Among other new developments, WantedDesign Manhattan will have a completely new look, created by Rodolfo Agrella, Designer and Creative Director of Rodolfo Agrella Design Studio: the protagonists are new emerging international talents of Launch Pad with the media partner Design Milk and the sponsor American Standard. On view: projects by Cristina Guerrero, Daniel Glenn, Echo Zhan, Fefostudio, Mana Sazegara… just to name a few. Avant-garde projects selected by a jury composed of outstanding names like Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, Giulio Cappellini of the brand Cappellini, Andrea Cesarman of Design Week Mexico, Crystal Ellis of Egg Collective, Anishka Clark of Ishka Designs.

Brent Warr, WantedDesign Manhattan Look Book 2021
Brent Warr, WantedDesign Manhattan Look Book 2021

With a focus on designers, producers and high-end studios in North America, in this edition Look Book unveils a selection of exhibitors, including Nina Cho (winner in 2020 of the American Design Honors), Simon Johns, Bowen Liu, Ian Love Design, Indo, Lorekform…

The two intense days couldn’t help but include the ICFF+WantedDesign Manhattan Talks hosted in the Oasis space and the Talks Stage location created by Agrella in collaboration with Turf Design, supported by Procédés Chenel, Be Original Americas with Herman Miller, Knoll, Blu Dot, Bend Goods and Ethnicraft. On stage, illustrious voices like Ini Archibong, Dror Benshetrit, Lauren Rottet, Laurence Carr, Cheryl Durst of IIDA, in a critical context that will lay the groundwork for future design. With an original visionary approach.

 

ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan
14-15 November 2021
Jacob K. Javits Center
429 11th Ave – New York

www.icff.com
www.wanteddesignnyc.com
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