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Design World Attends ICFF in New York photography: courtesy icff industry news More than 600 global exhibitors display new offerings the cornerstone for new york design week (nycxdesign), icff offers new and innovative designs from both established and emerging designers and manufacturers such as (clockwise from top left) amuneal, tom dixon, umbra shift, and nanimarquina. 22 More than 31,000 industry professionals gathered in New York to celebrate great design at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held May 17 to 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Attendance was up six percent over last year, showing increased interest in the high-end interior design market. The 26th annual show featured contemporary furnishings and materials from more than 600 exhibitors from all over the world, an 18 percent increase over 2013. About a third of the exhibitors were based outside of the United States, hailing from 37 different countries including large contingencies from England, Austria, Brazil, Italy, and the Philippines. More than 250 exhibitors were at the trade show for the first time, further demonstrating the show's significant growth. Contract's editors roamed the 165,000-square-foot convention floor to meet with exhibitors and browse the range of products at the show, including furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furnishings, materials, wallcoverings, and textiles. Trends this year included a shift toward innovative materials such as carbon fiber, bright colors, integrated lighting, and modularity. In a session on May 19, Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki was joined in conversation with 2014 Designer of the Year Krista Ninivaggi, presented by the American Society of Interior Designers. Ninivaggi discussed her career and announced her new design firm, K&Co. Other programs at the show included ICFF Talks, featuring a stellar lineup of industry leaders, and the ICFF Opening Night Party at the Museum of Modern Art. Emerging designers were also given an opportunity to showcase their work for potential manufacturers through the ICFF Studio. The next ICFF is scheduled for May 16-19, 2015. For more information, visit -Cody Calamaio june 2014

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Contract - June 2014
Industry News
Columnist: Financial Management for Firms: Accounting, Billing, and Budgeting
Product Focus: Disappearing Act
Product Focus: Pulling the Wool
NeoCon Preview
Funny or Die
FiftyThree, Inc.
A Steward of History
9/11 Memorial Museum
Designers Select: Seating
Ad Index

Contract - June 2014