ICFF 2011 Report
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York wrapped up another session last week, and while there's the inevitable overlap with what's just been unveiled at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, there remains the handful of stalwart US-grown companies, smattering of Brooklyn studios, enticing Noho design stores as well as the odd new Asian company you've never heard of popping up on your radar, to keep us ever faithful to this fair.
Among the halls of the Javits centre a few of our old favourites such as Council, Blu Dot and Bernhardt held their place as firms you could count on. But it was off-site that the city was able to show off its true design stripes. The Noho Design District, now in its second year, gave us the inevitable garage filled with young designers' work, while design stores such as Matter and Patners & Spade were our undisputed highlights of the fair, with their curated shows. As for our predictions for names you'll be hearing alot more of after this show: Atelier Takagi and Rich Brilliant Willing.