Behind the Scenes of an International Design Fair

Behind the Scenes of an International Design Fair

Care to join me in touring an international design fair in New York? And seeing some of the latest designs in our industry?

“But LeAnne,” you might be thinking (if you follow us on Instagram), “the NY event was weeks ago!”

True, but I can still take you on a journey of the designs I haven’t shared yet. And if you’re a fellow style lover, I know you’ll enjoy these.

So. Glass of wine in hand? Cosy spot secured? Then let’s go…

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair chair and marble table
Pull up a chair for great design ahead!

WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR (ICFF)

First, a quick backstory:

ICFF is a global design show over 30 years in the making. Though technically a “contemporary” furniture fair, the designs span a wide range of styles, from traditional to modern to avant garde.

Most of the exhibitors run boutique studios and small, unique ateliers… and from all over the world! I saw designs from Brazil to Transylvania, Britain to Barcelona, Seattle to right here in Calgary.

The best part? Speaking directly with the designers and fabricators to hear exactly why and how they do what they do. When you see some of these, I bet you’ll wonder too. 😉

SPOTTED: NEW & INNOVATIVE FURNITURE DESIGNS IN THE HOME INDUSTRY

Okay, let’s get to the good stuff…

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair leather chairs and blue velvet sofa

Now these are chairs you can really sink into! Where’s a good book (or drink) when you need one?

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair chairs with caning minimal

Elegant chairs with caning. Connected dual side tables. Hanging lights. So simple yet masterfully done.

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair tassels

Details, details, details. They make the design, my friends.

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair texture cityscape

Loving the pairing of this grassy cityscape and sky blue chair! A fun flip.

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair luxury swing indoor

Luxury meets playful. Let’s be honest, if this was in my home, my kids would never leave! (Me neither, for that matter…)

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair marble console top veining

Ahhh, great veining exactly where it will be noticed and appreciated. A beautiful stone is always, always in style.

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair glass pendant lights bubbles

How fabulous are these glass pendants and side tables?? I could see these pendants looking stunning over a kitchen island…

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair waterfall hanging lantern pendants

Timeless arches and a colorful waterfall of lanterns immediately whisk you away to faraway lands…

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair disk pendants

Speaking of waterfalls, these lights are fascinating. The alternating orientation. The almost mysterious glow. Can you guess how long I stood there staring at these? My lips are sealed…

ICFF international contemporary design furniture fair golden flask in a leather lined drawer

Leather-lined drawer? Yes, please! After all, if you’re going to drink after work, you may as well do it right. 😉

So, what do you think? Did any of these designs surprise you? Or catch your eye for that space you’ve been looking to fill? (Hit me up for the suppliers’ names!)

It’s safe to say I left NY bursting with inspiration. Every element of design plays a role in transforming our clients’ homes and, by consequence, transforming how they live in those homes.

If you’re ready for the space that will inspire your best life, reach out to us. This is our passion, and we can’t wait to show you what life could be like…

XxLeAnne

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