More than 32,000 design professionals from around the world and across the country descended on Manhattan to explore and experience what’s best and what’s next in global design.  The  28th annual ICFF (The International Contemporary Furniture Fair) was May 14-17 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and sponsored by the dazzling LUXE magazine.

    With a 30 percent larger footprint, the show welcomed more than 130 new exhibitors and 587 returning brands and pavilions, making it the largest ICFF NYC ever!

    The 2016 ICFF Editors’ Award winners were announced and presented by the Editor Judging Committee:

    John Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief, Contract

    Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, NewYork Magazine and Design Hunting, contributing editor at DEPARTURES magazine

    Paul Makovsky, Editorial and Brand Director, Metropolis

    Catherine Osborne, Editor-in-Chief, Azure

    Dan Rubinstein, Home + Design Editor, DEPARTURES

    The esteemed jury recognized 11 designers and product designs, as well as awarding one of the 14 institutions participating in the annual ICFF Schools exhibitions with the Best of School Exhibition.

    The knowledgable group of editors canvased more than 710 booths to determine this year’s winners.

      Best Seating: Mellow by Océane Delain for Bernhardt Design

          Best Lighting: Concentric by Rob Zinn for Marset

            Best First Time Exhibitor: Coil + Drift

                 Best Storage: Crain Cabinet by EggCollective


                Best Wallcovering: Waynetopia by Wayne White for Flavor Paper
                Best Furniture System: RUN by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Emeco

                Best Kitchen and Bath: Mid by Giovanna Talocci for Effegibi

                Best School: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for Metaproject 06

                Best Design for Social Good: Tala
                Best Floor Covering: Mid Century Modern Collection by Nasiri
                Best Body of Work: The Grain Family, The Church Family and The Ada Family by Brendan Ravenhill Studio

                 I enjoyed strolling through the wider isles and european-like flair at the fair. #ICFF2016 event had something for everyone.  There was a lot to see and do so we divided our ICFF story into two chapters; the ‘product chapter’ and the upcoming ‘celebration chapter’.  

                You’ve heard what the judges have said, now its time to glance at prime in showfrom the 

                ‘moody magistrate.’ 

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                          ICFF 2016 New York City 

                              Piet Boon
                                Volk Studio
                                    ICFF 2016 New York City
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                                      Rio Hamilton

                                      Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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