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ICFF Show in NYC / Massan Dembele

At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javitz Center last week in New York………..Massan Dembele………a master weaver from Burkina Faso……sat at his loom constructed from logs tied together with rope.  He wove handspun cotton cloth.  The decorations were West African totems.  He operates the loom with his bare feet………….crocodiles and fish emerged from his loom.

The British European Design Group organized this exhibit. Their purpose is to assist in making goods for export.

 The right ingredients can create a legend:

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ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair

The 2013 edition of the ICFF……International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javitz Center  offering cool and hipster designs.  It was a bit frantic…and a mad dash to get to all of the exhibitors.

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PALO SAMKO…….handmade custon wood designs………he lives in New York.  He creates that are American….Danish too.  Tables, stools,benches and lamps.  All incredible craftsmanship.

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JAMIE HARRIS STUDIO, NYC…………..custom glass design.  Classic Venetian sensibility with a modernist approach.infsmlg

Vases from his INFUSIONS Collection.  His treatment  of light and transparency is extremely appealing…….and would be exquisite in my own glass collection.

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PROPER RUGS gets it right.  Their motto: Warmth and texture can turn a house into a home.  I plan to try it out in my apartment.

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Handwoven……blends of wool and luxurious silk…….

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DUNN, Providence Rhode Island designers.  Their  barstools….elegant…classic.

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blu.stone BATHWORKS……..crafted from their own recipe of quartzite.  Stunning.

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Picture this in your loft………..or condo……….but I have neither!  Bummer!

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siemon & salazar:  Caleb Siemon works in his STUDIO in Santa Ana, California.  His designs are featured in home and commercial settings as well.

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Caleb’s vessels are some of my favorite designs in glass.

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fab.  And their booth IS Fab!  They focus on Everyday Design.  Their mission is to help people around the world better their lives with good design.  And, I actually buy from them online.

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TOM DIXON’S……fan dining chairs….stools…..and table bases……..dramatic and sculptural……..a take on the Windsor chair.  Black stained birch or natural oak.

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My friend Margo…….was attracted to this wall of yarns.

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My new friend, Faith Wu was scoping out the show seeking ways to further develop her next venture in design….a lighted showcase for personal/children’s artistry in the home.

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Mr feet are killing me………..miles of aisles.  And my Addidas are not helping.

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bespoke acoustic wall coverings.………wool felt……made to measure………

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and designed by the artist Anne Kyyró Quinn……….who works in London.

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How COOL is this?  Very !!!  They are as charming as Thomas Hartensfeld himself.

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Meet: NANUK.  Every kid……or just the kid in you……..needs one of these lamps.

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You will love his lights by the designer Mr. Maria.

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This is the last time this “garden” will be exhibited altogether.  Betcha can’t buy just one.

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Yes there really is a Jimmy and a Martin……..with all their British charm to captivate you. They have been working together for 10 years and have developed a very eclectic showcase of one-off pieces.

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My fringe Margo was captivated by their quirky design approach.

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To Be…….or NOT!

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All of the pieces are individually hand finished to the ideas of Jimmy and martin.

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Pillows you just can’t live without.

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Georgis O’Keepe………eat your heart out!

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His nickname is “Strudel”.

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A “must have” lamp.

http://www.jimmiemartin.com

ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair

The ICFF is currently exhibiting at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center here in New York………. showcasing incredible new designs .  Tomorrow I will give you my “Highlights” of the show……and tell you who the manufacturers are.

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designboom mart at ICFF New York

The 8th edition of the designboom mart at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair………is at the Jacob Javits Convention Center………presenting 35 Designers……….from all around the world.

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I met two creative young men………Yongmin Cho and his partner, Chaemin Shin.

The designboom mart is a unique chance for emerging designers to show their products.

All of the products are for sale………I LOVED the memo pads.

So I bought a pair.

Back in my own studio………….the ” Lady in the Red Hat” insisted on wearing my new MEMO PAD.

And I get to wear the other Memo Pad !