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ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor

I'll admit, it's a little daunting stepping onto the show floor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held for a long May weekend every year at the Javits Convention Center in New York. There's a lot to see. But once you start wandering the aisles, uncovering design gems in the various booths is a blast. Here's round one of some of the things I saw that stuck with me.

Freddy Hill works out of a converted bomb factory in Cleveland, hence his furniture company's eponymous name—Bomb Factory. This piece was inspired by his appreciation for Japanese design, specifically the kuruma dansu, which, in the 17th century, was commonly used to keep and easily transport valuables for families (in case of fire), or merchants. Hill built the unit entirely by hand, and the steel caster wheels came from his warehouse.

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