Inspiration / ICFF New York

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) happens every May in New York City. Over 700 furniture, lighting, and decor companies and designers converge at the Javits Center to show their work to buyers, architects, interior designers, and the press. Here are 7 of my favorite finds from ICFF.  

San Francisco-based Fyrn is bringing high-quality furniture to flat-pack shipping with their beautifully detailed line of chairs.

Zachary A. Design creates durable, lightweight outdoor furniture made of fiberglass, stone, and sand.

Newcomer Slang Studio designs artful, sculptural furniture.

Netherlands based Artifort uses playful shapes and color in their line of furniture.

Collectible contemporary furniture using pure geometric forms from Bower NYC.

Brooklyn-based Elish Warlop designs beautiful, jewelry-like lighting.

Australia-based Articolo’s hand-crafted lighting fixtures are simple and elegant.

Learn more about ICFF here.

Project Reveal / Brooklyn Co-op

Living Room

Living Room

We recently had the pleasure of helping create a home for Jenny and Thomas, a newlywed Taiwanese-American and French couple who had differing styles in mind for their Brooklyn apartment. After most recently living in San Francisco, they moved to New York City to be closer to Thomas’ family in Paris. This globe-trotting couple met while in graduate school in Barcelona, then lived apart for some time during which Jenny was in San Francisco and Thomas was in Munich. 

The primary challenge was reconciling the couple's differences when it came to decorating; Thomas' style is modern, while Jenny's style is cottage vintage. Additionally, the apartment lacks direct sunlight in the living and dining rooms. Vibrant color with a fresh take on mid-century modern perfectly combined the couple's differing styles and brightened up the darker spaces. A combination of new and vintage furniture/decor, and original artwork created a home that is uniquely Jenny and Thomas'.

"What I found helpful is how you got us to look at the spaces holistically so that it was less about what pieces we liked as individuals but more about how they fit into the larger picture of our home" - Jenny

Dining Room

Dining Room

Detail shot of banquette in dining room

Detail shot of banquette in dining room