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ICFF 2013

Headliner

Categories: ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
Headliner

At 83, Milton Glaser still knows how to stay design-relevant. The only graphic designer to have ever been awarded a National Medal of Arts (in 2009), he was also making news at ICFF 2013 recently. The Barcelona carpet brand Nanimarquina launched a collection of 3 wool carpets designed by Glaser, — Continue reading

Cover Story

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Cover Story

Hans Wegner’s instantly recognizable Shell chair, designed in 1963, turns 50 this year, and Carl Hansen & Son, the Danish manufacturer with exclusive rights to produce the chair, has found a way to celebrate the chair’s lasting influence in extravagant style. They’ve teamed up with textile maker Maharam to introduce a new — Continue reading

Trend Alert: Oversized Lighting

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Trend Alert: Oversized Lighting

One of the more talked about lighting stories at ICFF 2013 last week was Tom Dixon’s giant laser-cut Punch Ball XL pendant globe, which hung at something like 6 ft in diameter suspended above his booth, keeping watch over the laser cutting equipment that gave birth to it. Technology notwithstanding, the truth — Continue reading

More from ICFF 2013

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
More from ICFF 2013

ICFF 2013 may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’ve moved on. We still have, needless to say, lots more to say about the most important modern design gathering in North America—and plenty more to share with you. Here, a few more snapshots of new and exciting names, along with — Continue reading

Lukki Ones

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Lukki Ones

Making its North American debut at ICFF 2013 was Lukki, a reissued furniture series by Artek that was introduced in Milan earlier this spring. The four tubular steel and birch plywood pieces that comprise the Lukki line—3 chairs and a stool—were designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara over a 6-year period, spanning 1951-1956, — Continue reading

Fine Shape

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, ICFF 2013
Fine Shape

If the 2013 ICFF handed out an award for the most photogenic (and most photographed) piece of furniture, it would surely have gone to Carlo Aiello’s jaw-dropping Parabola Chair. Already the winner of the 2013 ICFF Studio Award prior to arriving in New York for the trade show, this chrome-plated steel stunner — Continue reading

Pouf Positive

Categories: Art + Graphics, ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
Pouf Positive

When Andy Warhol decided to create exact replicas of Brillo scouring pad boxes, of all things, back in 1964, it’s safe to say he wasn’t envisioning anyone sitting on them. But somehow, we think Warhol would have appreciated Fab’s booth at ICFF 2013 this week, where Brillo Box Poufs, a — Continue reading

More Snapshots from ICFF

Categories: ICFF 2013, Modern Decor + Objects
More Snapshots from ICFF

We continue our ICFF coverage with more snapshots of the bold, the colorful, and the quirky design on display through today in New York City. We’ll be covering some of these pieces and designers in more detail as the days pass, but for now, here’s another dose of eye candy — Continue reading

Scenes From ICFF 2013

Categories: ICFF 2013
Scenes From ICFF 2013

We’re in New York City for the next couple of days, taking in the sights and sounds at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Follow 2Modern on Instagram for real-time updates on what we see, what makes our jaws drop, and what we’d like to take home immediately. In the meantime, feast your — Continue reading