This year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York was another solid show - quite literally, with an abundance of wooden furniture, natural materials and designs that will stand the test of time. Gimmicks were out and traditional American craft was in, luxuriously interpreted by Matter, with its new MatterMade range of furniture - the New York brand's first in-house collection.

The hub of the satellite shows conveniently shifted from Brooklyn to Manhattan this year, with the launch of Noho Design District. Curated by Sight Unseen, Noho - a small area north of Houston Street brimming with furniture stores - played host to an exciting gathering of work by emerging and established designers, with pop-up stores, exhibitions, open studios and more.