From May 16-19, 2015 the 27th annual ICFF, North America’s premier platform for global design, will take place at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 square feet (15,300 square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 32,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers.
On Tuesday, May 19, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well. More than 700 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.
The ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela. Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain and Portugal Brands.
Participating Dutch companies are Artifort, Cool Kids Company (representing Mr. Maria & This Is Dutch), EasyDrain USA, Stefan Hengst, Pepe Heykoop, InsideOUT Luxury (Royal Blue Collection), Kikkerland, Fred&Juul, Montis, Ghislaine Van Loosbroek Viñas and Van Mokum (LEFF Amsterdam and Graypants).
Artifort (booth 2204 L1)
Art & Comfort is what this world-famous brand stands for. And for timeless design. Design that endures. Design that is authoritative. From Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt to René Holten and Patrick Norguet. Design for sitting, waiting, meeting, storing and discussing. It’s no accident that our delightful, exclusive furniture features in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. Artifort means top-quality design by top designers. For the home, office, boardroom or lobby. In the Artifort collection, everyone who attaches importance to form and function will find a design that captures their heart.
Cool Kids Company (booth 2221 L1)
Cool Kids Company is a wholesale distributor of modern European furniture and decor items for kids.
Mr Maria aims to create eye-catching products for children of all ages. Shaping clouds into pure, clean and warm creations is their main goal as designers. “We don’t make products, we light up stars”.
EasyDrain USA (booth 1054 L1)
Easy Sanitary Solutions (ESS) is an expert designer & manufacturer of linear drainage systems for barrier free/ curbless showers that are attractive, comfortable and safe. Inventors and developers of the EasyDrain USA shower drainage system and have thus triggered a boom for freedom of barriers in private bathrooms. You create a unique space without barriers. They are committed to excellent products with attention to quality and durability. All their products are developed and manufactured in-house in our factories in Holland and Germany. This is how EasyDrain guarantees highest quality. All products are subject to extensive testing and evaluation, to ensure a long lasting life in your bathroom.
Stefan Hengst (booth 2264 L1)
Contemporary luxury wallcovering. Visit the booth of Stefan Hengst to view the new 2015 collection.
Metallic wallcovering based on the work of Erin Sullivan (ESO) – see below
Pepe Heykoop (booth 1686 L1)
The Paper Vase by Pepe Heykoop is a skin to cover any empty bottle and to turn it into a contemporary vase. Adjustable in size by rolling up the paper the vase cover will fit any bottle. The triangular structure allows the paper to set around its bottle. The paper vase comes flatpacked in an envelope
InsideOUT Luxury – Royal Blue Collection- (booth 1374 L1)
InsideOUT Luxury is founder and owner of the Royal Blue Collection, a Delft Blue art collection with hand painted ceramic apples. This collection consists of three lines (The Series, Custom Made and Limited Edition) ceramic apples, each a unique piece of art rich in symbolism exclusively designed & issued by InsideOut Luxury in cooperation with and manual painted by Royal Delft. An extraordinary combination of traditional and recognizable Dutch ‘Delft Blue’ with modern design.
Kikkerland (booth 1244 L1)
Since 1992, the folks at Kikkerland Design have traveled the world in search of original designs for things that can make life more enjoyable. Clever things to intrigue you. Smart things that make everyday tasks easier. And gentle things that make you feel happier when you use them.
Kikkerland will be exhibiting at the ICFF, showing for the first time products from their last design challenge. In partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond, Kikkerland invited industrial students to create a storage and organization product for a more enjoyable college living space. Students from Rochester Institute of Technology, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago were the creators, the buyers and the end-users.Jan Habraken from FormNation designed a beautiful booth that communicates around storage with milk crates.
Fred&Juul stands for the collaboration between Italian architect Federico Minarelli and Dutch architect Julie Janssen. Fred&Juul’s designs are ispired by old customs and techniques and characterized by the use of solid materials like iron, brass and reclaimed oakwood. All pieces are entirely handcrafted by highly skilled artisans in Tuscany.
Montis (booth 1456 L1)
Montis believes that beautiful design should also be comfortable. That’s why they make furniture inspired by the needs of modern life. They understand you don’t want to sacrifice aesthetics for the sake of comfort. Nor do you want to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics. That is the luxury of good [of great, of quality] design. Montis. Embrace the comfort.
Ghislaine Van Loosbroek Viñas (booth 2226)
In their first collaboration ever, Dutch interior designer Ghislaine Van Loosbroek Viñas and industrial designer Brad Ascalon have partnered with the outdoor furniture manufacturer Loll Designs to create Sunnyside, an outdoor sofa and table collection for the residential, hospitality and contract environments.
Van Mokum (booth 0855 L1)
Nobody really needs a clock. That’s why the clocks of LEFF Amsterdam tell interesting stories, not just the time. They are not artists, but spend their lives in the pursuit of functional beauty. In the tradition of dutch design, they believe that concept is king. In everything they do, they strive to meet the highest possible standards. If that means changing the way things are done, so be it. they respect tradition, but challenge convention. This is LEFF amsterdam, clock masters since 2011.
Piet Hein Eek, one of the Netherlands’ foremost designers, is usually noted alongside the scrap wood furniture that made him famous throughout the world, but the Dutch designer is more – much more – allround. In collaboration with LEFF amsterdam, Piet Hein Eek created the tube series, a timeless design collection consisting of the tube clock, the tube audio, and the tube wood. Piet Hein Eek: “The initial idea was to create a clock that you could build and modify yourself. My starting point was a steel tube and an extruded ring that would function as the clock’s face. We found the first prototype to be so beautiful, that it was unnecessary to modify anything and we decided to let go of the DIY concept. The final design turned out to be so obvious that you would think it already exists, but it really doesn’t. For most designers, simplicity is not the go-to area when you want to make something exceptional.”