Everything You Need to Know About ICFF, New York
Photo: Voyager Dining & Lounge by Gloster.
The 28th edition of the ICFF, North America’s premier showcase for architecture and fine interior design, will be held May 14–17, 2016, at the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York. With more than 750 exhibitors from over 30 countries around the globe specializing in high-end luxury design, ICFF has expanded to two levels at the famed convention center. The fair expects more than 32,000 discerning architects, interior designers, developers, retailers, and manufacturers from leading international firms in attendance this year. Though predominantly a trade show, ICFF will open to the public for one day only: Tuesday, May 17.
ICFF presents the most innovative and original designers working in categories including furniture, lighting, carpet, flooring, textiles, wall coverings, accessories, kitchen, and bath for residential and commercial interiors. In addition to manufactured products, there is a wide range of bespoke furniture, lighting and finishes. Exhibitors are keen to collaborate with design professionals to create custom pieces that meet specific client needs.
ICFF will also present a series of annual programs including: ICFF Talks, an educational series that brings together a stellar cast covering a range of current topics; ICFF Studio, in partnership with Bernhardt Design, a juried platform for young designers to showcase prototypes to manufacturers; and ICFF Editors Awards, which will present the best of design of the 2016 edition.
New additions include an enhanced Ho.MI Lifestyles Pavilion, presenting some 150 leading and emerging luxury furniture, lighting and interior accessories providers from Italy, and a larger Luxe. interiors + design, the Luxury Interiors showcase, featuring the leading brands in the high end interiors space.
Other features include the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented in partnership with Interior Design magazine and celebrating outstanding achievement across major areas of design—from architecture to interiors, from products to collectibles, from craft to technology. Winners will be announced on May 14th at 6PM at the MoMA.
The Milk Stand by Design Milk is a new, featured booth that will include 14 American and Canadian designers and makers selling everything from modern jewelry and watches to wallets to home décor Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Analog Watch Co., Swissted posters, Konzuk jewelry, and Capsule wallets.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) returns to ICFF with an expanded educational program that brings together thought leaders and industry experts to present discussions on business practices, design’s impact on human health and wellness, housing trends, and materials.
The ICFF is the premier opportunity to stay current on the latest trends in architecture and interior design.
Saturday, May 14
and Sunday, May 15
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 16
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
(11th Avenue at 38th Street)
New York City
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