Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NYC 2013 – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – ICFF – “public Spaces”

NYC 2013 – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – ICFF – “public Spaces”.  For a change, after the Salone del Mobile in Milan, at the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I picked a few pieces of design suitable for “public spaces”.
Above:  Like Atlas the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere, Tom Dixon holds a model, of his light, Punch XL, which was being manufactured at the fair. 

photograph courtesy Tom Dixon

 ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Tom Dixon Bespoke.  Tom Dixon Bespoke provides architects, interior designers and commercial customers with the ability to customize selected products from the Tom Dixon range to suit their project. Above; Punch XL.

ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Trumpf Inc. The Trumpf machine is punching out, with an industrial laser technique, the Tom Dixon Punch lights on site and they are being assembled by Kammetal.

ICFF: “Public Spaces” –Kammetal.  Sam and Alastair Kusack of Kammetal specialize in doing ornamental metal work for architects and designers.

 Photograph courtesy Kammetal

ICFF: “Public Spaces” –Kammetal. Kammetal was selected by DCM Erectors to provide an engineered solution for the stainless steel and glass encapsulation of the One World Trade Center beacon.


ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Emeco.  Emeco’s Gregg and Madson Buchbinder.

ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Emeco.  The Parrish Side Chair was designed by Konstantin Grcic, 2013, for the Parrish Art Museum in New York.  The modest museum building holds an internal complexity just like the Parrish Collection, subtle design combined with a heartfelt technical core.

Seen at ICFF: NYT’s design editor Pilar Viladas and design consultant Jeffrey Osborne.

Seen at ICFF: Interni magazine’s editor in chief Gilda Bojardi.


Seen at ICFF:  Roundtable’s George Kordaris.

ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Douglas Thayer Woodworking and Design.  Incorporating reclaimed and local woods with natural concrete and metal, Douglas Thayer Woodworking and Design has a long-standing commitment to socially responsible production and conscientious design.

photograph courtesy Douglas Thayer

 ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Douglas Thayer Woodworking and Design. The Anchorage Museum of History and art commissioned Douglas Thayer to design and build benches; they are made from reclaimed wood, cast concrete, and stainless steel.


ICFF: “Public Spaces” – ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Douglas Thayer Woodworking and Design. Douglas Thayer with his stools inspired by mid-century industrial design, the blackened steel base is laser cut and the wood seats  are either in Heart Pine or Cherry.

photograph courtesy Anne Kyyro Quinn

ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Anne Kyyro Quinn. Anne Kyyro Quinn designs acoustic wall coverings. Resembling artworks more than conventional fabrics, her sculptural approach has pioneered a new genre of interior textiles based on three-dimensional structure rather than smooth surface ornamentation. The designs are inspired by organic shapes and expressed with Scandinavian simplicity.  The bespoke textile services for residential or contract projects, works with architects, contractors and interior designers to create tailor-made pieces for a wide range of interior settings. 

ICFF: “Public Spaces” – Gaia and Gino. Gaia and Gino’s design entrepreneur Gaye Cervikal is photographed with the Fusion Rechargeable Led Table Lamps designed by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance in blown glass with copper, stainless steel and brass.  The lamps are suitable for public spaces like restaurants and museums.

ICFF 2013 – people were talking about – Ikea.   The stand that everybody was talking about was the Ikea stand.  Ikea presented The Stockholm Collection – Smart Craftsmanship, it is beautifully designed has affordable prices and the stand itself was very welcoming.

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