This week, thousands of design affiliates from around the world gathered together in New York to see first-hand what new trends and collections are coming in the luxury interior design industry. 2019 was potentially the International Contemporary Furniture Fair‘s biggest year yet, showcasing hundreds of new products, designs, and makers.
Here are ASPIRE’s ten takeaways from our time at ICFF:
Outdoor furniture company Fermob brought vibrant new colors and a funky indoor/outdoor lighting series to ICFF. Their Balad and Mooon! lamps, designed by Tristan Lohner, utilize LED technology and can be charged with a USB cable, making them versatile and mobile. Fermob’s furniture collections are fresh and customizable, with 24 color options to choose from, including new additions Acapulco Blue and Red Ochre.
Lisa Batson Goldberg
This month, Lisa Batson Goldberg launched a line of vibrant floral wallpapers. This whimsical series features hand sketched and individually shaded peonies in an array of hues and finishes. Four individual collections – Peony Magic, Peony Classic, Peony Stripe, and Peony Shimmer, offer a versatile selection of design options.
Brizo’s Invari collection has been a standout at many a trade show this year. Celebrating a modern revival of classic forms, the bath collection includes multiple lavatory and tub faucet configurations, as well as custom shower trims and components, all complemented by matching accessories and drawer hardware. The collection comes in a variety of finishes, including the new Brilliance polished gold, and will be available for order in fall 2019.
The highly anticipated collection of Sconces from Niche is almost ready to make its debut. The modern lighting company showcased the series including the Spear Sconce, pictured here, along with new pendants, chandeliers and two new glass colors. Niche also highlighted their partnership with Vitrea, adding digital touch switches, panels and dimming options to all collections.
Amuneal is one of the country’s standout custom fabrication and design companies. Showcasing their attention to craftsmanship and detail, their brass cabinetry and inlays were the highlights of their ICFF booth. Polished and timeless, Amuneal’s designs are subtle but luxurious.
In addition to their presence at ICFF, Amuneal is celebrating the opening of their brand new showroom in New York.
Sun Valley Bronze
The Sun Valley Bronze booth was designed and built by the company’s team of artists and craftsmen to showcase their handmade bronze and brass hardware. Among the many collections featured was their Saddle Collection, which was named a 2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards Finalist in the hardware category. Designed in collaboration with Shawback Design and Field Architecture, the integrated hardware is flush with the face of the door creating a seamless and contemporary look.
Samuel Heath used this year’s exhibit to highlight new hardware and finishes; their series of pulls and knobs were on display in a variety of styles. Most notably, the company highlighted its architectural hardware, enforcing the importance of unity in design, down to the smallest details. As well as the LMK Industrial collection, which “fuses raw with refined in a celebration of contemporary design.”
Ercole Home has been creating mosaic furniture and decor for over thirty years. For ICFF, the brand paired with sister companies Mixed Up Mosaic and CH Mosaic, to debut their new Basel and Natura collections. Exploring the unique color and geometric patterns typically found in modern art, the Basel collection was partly inspired by the Op Art movement and vintage fabric prints from the 1960s. While the Natura collection features materials and designs taken from nature.
Bijou Coverings with David Santiago
On opening day of ICFF, through his brand Strictly Santi, interior designer David Santiago launched his newest wallpaper series, The Passport Collection. In collaboration with Bijou Coverings, these designs are inspired by Santiago’s travels. Drawing influences from New York to San Juan, The Passport Collection offers colors, textures and unique cultural influences from around the world.
For this year’s booth, Kohler highlighted the importance of color, recycled materials, and natural elements. Bringing all three of those elements together is the Ann Sacks Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB. This tile series is made up of recycled dry cull, the by-product of Kohler’s vitreous china process. After the clay is pressed, WasteLAB artisans hand-cut each tile, remove excess clay and apply an interactive glaze. The result is a delicate crackle that is carried across the tile face.
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