Collection by Jordan Kushins

ICFF 2010: First Look


It's definitely springtime in the Big Apple, and New York is buzzing. Though ICFF veterans notice the fair feels still a bit smaller than years past, there seems to be a sense of optimism running through the booths at the Javits Center, which hosts the exhibition, and across the design events that dot the city. Most of the designers are there with their work, and are more than happy to talk you through their pieces. Their inspiration begets enthusiasm and, in a tight economic time, innovation, to make the most of what they're producing in concept and in practice. In this slideshow, I share a few things that caught my eye.

Dwell's very own Editor in Chief Sam Grawe chatted with Sir Terence Conran at the opening of the new flagship Conran...
Richard Schultz looking good, lounging in one of his new double Wing loungers in daffodil yellow.
"I like the idea that one piece needs the other," designer Kurt Dexel said of his Wedge side tables.
New York designer Lindsey Adleman's electric candelabra, "Agnes," is part of the new collection from Roll & Hill.
Pop-up bike basket! One of the latest items from Mio is this cool flat-packed carrier for your Schwinn.
These Throwing Stones from iglooplay are covered in 100% wool, and can be stacked, sat on, and tossed around.
The aptly named Scrappers nesting tables are "scrap wood, toned down," explains designer Michael Iannone.
Streetside seesaw! There was a little girl and her dad playing on this when I passed by, but when I got my camera out...
This Chain Saw Bowl by Andy Manley and Ricard de Ath was made from a tree felled from a road widening project in...