I spent an embarrassing number of hours exploring the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in Manhattan last weekend. There was so much to see, from the solemnly staged, exquisite Japan by Design pavilion to the Designboom Mart selling many tempting, affordable items. Here are my picks of some of the most memorable things:
Kartellâ€™s Cindy table lamp designed by Ferruccio Laviani.
The Armadillo Chair, Aodh O’Donnell’s winning design in the 2009 Wilsonart Challenge.
Scottish designer Donna Wilson’s wonderfully mad knitted creatures, lambswool cushions and throws.
Tom Dixon’s Slab chair, Spot table, and red Lean table light.
British design team Deadgood launched its brand of home accessories and furniture, including the Wire light, designed by Ziglam & Brook, and the Love Collection, a collaboration with North East retailer Barker & Stonehouse.
Nonfiction Design Collectiveâ€™s King Rabbit light.
British designer Miranda Meilleur’s silverware.
IKEA launched its PS Collection with products such as the Pendel clock, top, Gullspira wall hanging, above, and August day bed, below.
I’ll be lining up to snag some of these well-priced designer goodies when IKEA launches the collection in select US stores on August 1.