Inspiration: ICFF + NYC Design Week 2018

Form + Field loves to travel the world for design inspiration, but attending international design shows is a close second. This year’s ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and NYC Design Week didn’t disappoint, introducing us to several talented designers and their beautiful creations.

Here are just a few we’re excited to share with you...
 

Noemi Saga Atelier

Brazil

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This daybed’s use of leather, dark Caesarstone quartz, and complementary shapes is simply stunning. (image source)
 

Eny Lee Parker

Savannah, Georgia

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We loved everything new designer Eny Lee Parker shared at ICFF, including these eye-catching Oo Lamps. (image source)

TON

Hostýnem, Czech Republic

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We can’t resist a well-designed chair, and the intriguing curves of TON’s Chip Chairs make it no exception. (image source)

Sun at Six

Brooklyn, NY

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We discovered Sun at Six and the secret behind their beautiful woodwork: traditional Chinese joinery, a process that uses intricate, interwoven joints instead of nails or screws. (image source)

Eskayel

New York, NY

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Not only would Eskayel’s abstract rug designs fit perfectly into a modern-styled space, their use of materials like merino wool and silk make them highly touchable. (image source)

FOGIA

Stockholm, Sweden

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The best chair designs are the ones that compel you to take a seat! FOGIA’s wingback and dining chairs accomplish this and more... (image source)

 

Inspiration: FOG Design+Art Fair

For the last five years, the FOG Design+Art Fair has occupied Fort Mason in a four-day exhibition of the latest in art and design. Galleries from around the world and from right here in San Francisco come to display the work of both famous and up-and-coming talent.

In every visit to FOG, we’ve found new artists, designs we love, and concepts to inspire our own interior design projects. Here are some of our favorite finds from this year’s event.

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Gallery: Jessica Silverman, SF

We love Davina Semo's creative contrast between industrial, chain-link material and seemingly organic, rippling folds. / Image Credit

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Gallery: Friedman Benda, NYC

Faye Toogood uses elegant curves and color to define our perception of weight and strike an intriguing balancing act. Originally intended for a child’s nursery, her mobile designs have morphed into something else altogether: perfection. (We’re using one of Toogood’s tapestries in a design project, as well, and can’t get enough of her diverse body of work!) / Image Credit

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Gallery: Pace Gallery, Palo Alto

Kohei Nawa was a new artist discovery for us. Each of his pieces is an innovative experiment in perception and in the form’s definition and relationship with light. He meticulously plans every glass orb that is placed on the taxidermied animals. Otherworldly and beautiful.

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Gallery: David Zwirner, NYC

Ruth Asawa, whose work is typically known for having more roundness of form, surprised us with these nature-inspired, wire hanging sculptures. Their shadows are nearly as fascinating as the sculptures themselves.

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Gallery: The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles 

We loved discovering the work of J.B. Blunk, a local sculptor and protégé of renown artist and architect, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Come April, check out his work in person at the Oakland Museum of California where they bring together a comprehensive survey of his work. / Image Credit

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Gallery: R & Company, NYC

Scene by one of our favorite designers Pierre Yovanovitch, who is based in Paris. Yovanovitch transforms simple, modern forms into an orchestra of contrasting shapes, shadows, and textures.

What's inspiring you from FOG Art+Design? We'd love to hear.

Inspiration: Mission Bay Penthouse

We’re in the midst of a fun, new project located in the rapidly growing San Francisco neighborhood of Mission Bay. Our client asked for bold colors, luxurious textures, and clean, modern lines with a dash of whimsy.  Here’s some of the images that inspired us during the concept phase:

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Like bold colors? Take a look at a few of our picks to capture a similar vibe for yourself:

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Inspiration: Luis Barragan

Luis Barragan (1902-1988), one of Mexico’s greatest architects, is known for his use of bright colors that reference the traditional architecture of Mexico. Luis also consulted for many international architects on landscape design including Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute, and was particularly gifted with integrating outdoor spaces with their interior counterparts, incorporating water features throughout. Now that we’re in full summer mode, it seems especially timely to share some of Luis Barragan’s colorful work!

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.