20 Things to See at ICFF 2014 and NYC Design Week

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May 15, 2014
Consult our guide to the most happening design events and installations during ICFF 2014, including related fairs like WantedDesign, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, and IntroNY.
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  Tom Dixon brings its CLUB installation, which debuted in Milan at the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, to the Javits and presents new pieces like Grey Beat pendant, and Pivot, a series of upholstered seating. Booth 1318
    Tom Dixon brings its CLUB installation, which debuted in Milan at the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, to the Javits and presents new pieces like Grey Beat pendant, and Pivot, a series of upholstered seating. Booth 1318
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  Find Egg Collective, a trio of designers from St. Louis who are now based in Brooklyn, at ICFF in booth #1326 debuting new pieces like the Wu side table shown here.
    Find Egg Collective, a trio of designers from St. Louis who are now based in Brooklyn, at ICFF in booth #1326 debuting new pieces like the Wu side table shown here.
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  Artist Edward Granger created a special piece for Bend wherein he wrapped a powder-coated metal chair with geometric thread patterns. See the modified Lucy chair at Bend's booth at ICFF, #2122.
    Artist Edward Granger created a special piece for Bend wherein he wrapped a powder-coated metal chair with geometric thread patterns. See the modified Lucy chair at Bend's booth at ICFF, #2122.
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  Los Angeles studio Scout Regalia will be bringing its cheerful aesthetic to the Javits Center with new pieces including a cherry red SR Windsor Chair and the small spaces-friendly SR Foldable Table. The studio's Services Lean-To (shown here), a collaboration with Reunion Goods, is also now available through CB2. Booth #2451
    Los Angeles studio Scout Regalia will be bringing its cheerful aesthetic to the Javits Center with new pieces including a cherry red SR Windsor Chair and the small spaces-friendly SR Foldable Table. The studio's Services Lean-To (shown here), a collaboration with Reunion Goods, is also now available through CB2. Booth #2451
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  New York lighting design studio Rich Brilliant Willing has gone from emerging to powerhouse in the last few years. The RBW trio presents two new designs, the modular Palindrome series and a collection of paper lanterns called Mori, to the Javits Center. You can also catch them at Sight Unseen's Offsite exhibition. Booth #1826
    New York lighting design studio Rich Brilliant Willing has gone from emerging to powerhouse in the last few years. The RBW trio presents two new designs, the modular Palindrome series and a collection of paper lanterns called Mori, to the Javits Center. You can also catch them at Sight Unseen's Offsite exhibition. Booth #1826
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  One Collection, a Danish company who is faithfully reissuing old Finn Juhl pieces, will introduce the Silver table (shown here, and originally designed in 1948 for Juhl's home), the 1940 Pelican table, and the Egyptian chair from 1949. Javits Center, Booth 1411
    One Collection, a Danish company who is faithfully reissuing old Finn Juhl pieces, will introduce the Silver table (shown here, and originally designed in 1948 for Juhl's home), the 1940 Pelican table, and the Egyptian chair from 1949. Javits Center, Booth 1411
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  Uhuru, a Red Hook-based sustainable furniture company, will show at Javits for ICFF. See their new mix-and-match Essentials collection at booth 1448.
    Uhuru, a Red Hook-based sustainable furniture company, will show at Javits for ICFF. See their new mix-and-match Essentials collection at booth 1448.
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  New York City architect Andrew Franz introduces his first furniture collection, otto by andrew franz, at ICFF. See the multifunctional, affordable collection in booth #801 at the Javits Center.
    New York City architect Andrew Franz introduces his first furniture collection, otto by andrew franz, at ICFF. See the multifunctional, affordable collection in booth #801 at the Javits Center.
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  Sight Unseen has reformatted its companion fair, the Noho Design District, into a one-stop-shopping location in Soho dubbed OFFSITE. Head over to check out Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov's graphic, experimental design picks including work by Rosie Li (whose light is shown here), rugs by Katrin Greiling for Chorin, Brookl&Lyn, Field, Earnest Studio, Zoë Mowat, Knauf & Brown, and more. 200 Lafayette Street at the corner of Lafayette and Broome(Read an interview with Singer and Khemsurov about finding the next big things in design.)

    Sight Unseen has reformatted its companion fair, the Noho Design District, into a one-stop-shopping location in Soho dubbed OFFSITE. Head over to check out Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov's graphic, experimental design picks including work by Rosie Li (whose light is shown here), rugs by Katrin Greiling for Chorin, Brookl&Lyn, Field, Earnest Studio, Zoë MowatKnauf & Brown, and more. 200 Lafayette Street at the corner of Lafayette and Broome

    (Read an interview with Singer and Khemsurov about finding the next big things in design.)

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  We love Debra Folz's Braided table series (which comprise bright leather cords woven around the rim of tables in varying sizes). But that's not the only cool thing you'll see at this year's WantedDesign exhibition: Bernhardt Design's Carrot Concept returns, along with Alessi Design Lab (more on that here), an Areaware and Parsons collaboration, and a Pacific Northwest designers installation curated by GRAY magazine and former Dwell-er Jaime Gillin. The Tunnel, located on 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets
    We love Debra Folz's Braided table series (which comprise bright leather cords woven around the rim of tables in varying sizes). But that's not the only cool thing you'll see at this year's WantedDesign exhibition: Bernhardt Design's Carrot Concept returns, along with Alessi Design Lab (more on that here), an Areaware and Parsons collaboration, and a Pacific Northwest designers installation curated by GRAY magazine and former Dwell-er Jaime Gillin. The Tunnel, located on 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets
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  Moroso is bringing Bikini Island by Werner Aisslinger to WantedDesign; Patrizia Moroso will speak with the designer and the founder of the Bikini Hotel in Berlin for which this piece was originally created.
    Moroso is bringing Bikini Island by Werner Aisslinger to WantedDesign; Patrizia Moroso will speak with the designer and the founder of the Bikini Hotel in Berlin for which this piece was originally created.
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  Jamie Gray's MatterMade label will be all over New York this design week: Gray's own lighting collection debuts at ICFF alongside new pieces by Jonathan Zawada and new developments for the HS1 shelving system by Henry Julier (shown here). Lighting designer Bec Brittain with Hilda Hellstrom will exhibit at the store, on 405 Broome Street. Booth #1321

(Check out MatterMade, for sale in the Dwell Store.)
    Jamie Gray's MatterMade label will be all over New York this design week: Gray's own lighting collection debuts at ICFF alongside new pieces by Jonathan Zawada and new developments for the HS1 shelving system by Henry Julier (shown here). Lighting designer Bec Brittain with Hilda Hellstrom will exhibit at the store, on 405 Broome Street. Booth #1321 (Check out MatterMade, for sale in the Dwell Store.)
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  INSIDENORWAY, a curated selection of design prototypes from emerging Norwegian designers, returns to the ICFF in 2014 with new blankets by Røros Tweed, and sandblasted, blown-glass Dew vases by Kristine Five Melvær (shown here). Booth #922

(Check out the INSIDENORWAY exhibition, which also traveled to Dwell on Design 2013 in Los Angeles.)
    INSIDENORWAY, a curated selection of design prototypes from emerging Norwegian designers, returns to the ICFF in 2014 with new blankets by Røros Tweed, and sandblasted, blown-glass Dew vases by Kristine Five Melvær (shown here). Booth #922 (Check out the INSIDENORWAY exhibition, which also traveled to Dwell on Design 2013 in Los Angeles.)
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  Tribeca's Brazilian design gallery, Espasso, is launching re-editions of rare pieces by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (like this Rio rocking chaise) as well as Jorge Zalszupin. 38 N. Moore Street, open M-F 10am - 6pm, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
    Tribeca's Brazilian design gallery, Espasso, is launching re-editions of rare pieces by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (like this Rio rocking chaise) as well as Jorge Zalszupin. 38 N. Moore Street, open M-F 10am - 6pm, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
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  Luca Nichetto—a Dwell favorite who's working for a host of brands including Cassina, Casamania, and Mjolk—will be in town to present his Elysia upholstered seating for De La Espada (which you can find in our June 2014 furniture issue!). Ludlow Studios, 40 Ludlow Street
    Luca Nichetto—a Dwell favorite who's working for a host of brands including Cassina, Casamania, and Mjolk—will be in town to present his Elysia upholstered seating for De La Espada (which you can find in our June 2014 furniture issue!). Ludlow Studios, 40 Ludlow Street
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  A whopping 12 new lighting designs will be shown at Foscarini, including pieces by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, LucidiPevere, and a continuation of the company's collaboration with Diesel Living (shown here). 17 Greene Street
    A whopping 12 new lighting designs will be shown at Foscarini, including pieces by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, LucidiPevere, and a continuation of the company's collaboration with Diesel Living (shown here). 17 Greene Street
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  Designjunction returns to New York with the second annual Intro/NY which assembles a dozen international design companies including Castor Design, from Toronto; Modus, from Great Britain; Scandinavian company Muuto, based in Copenhagen; Resident, from New Zealand; and MASSPRODUCTIONS, from Sweden, who will introduce its new Anyway sofa (shown here). 201Mulberry Street
    Designjunction returns to New York with the second annual Intro/NY which assembles a dozen international design companies including Castor Design, from Toronto; Modus, from Great Britain; Scandinavian company Muuto, based in Copenhagen; Resident, from New Zealand; and MASSPRODUCTIONS, from Sweden, who will introduce its new Anyway sofa (shown here). 201Mulberry Street
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  MoMA Design Store joins NYCxDesign with a retail collection comprising designs that began life on Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding website. You can find the pieces at MoMA Store's bricks-and-mortar shop at 81 Spring Street.

(See other Dwell-approved Kickstarter projects here.)
    MoMA Design Store joins NYCxDesign with a retail collection comprising designs that began life on Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding website. You can find the pieces at MoMA Store's bricks-and-mortar shop at 81 Spring Street. (See other Dwell-approved Kickstarter projects here.)
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  Local lighting manufacturer Roll & Hill presents five new product lines at an offsite showroom designed by Snarkitecture, including pieces by Paul Loebach, Bec Brittain, and Philippe Malouin, whose Gridlock chandelier is shown here. 530 Fifth Avenue (between 44th and 45th streets)
    Local lighting manufacturer Roll & Hill presents five new product lines at an offsite showroom designed by Snarkitecture, including pieces by Paul Loebach, Bec Brittain, and Philippe Malouin, whose Gridlock chandelier is shown here. 530 Fifth Avenue (between 44th and 45th streets)
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  The third annual installment of Reclaim presents the interactive work of three design studios—Fort Makers, The Principals and UM Project—at a new design co-op called Colony. 324 Canal Street, 2nd Floor
    The third annual installment of Reclaim presents the interactive work of three design studios—Fort Makers, The Principals and UM Project—at a new design co-op called Colony. 324 Canal Street, 2nd Floor

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