Applications for 2017 are now closed. We will be in touch with applicants by March 15, 2017.
For 29 years, ICFF remains the top North American platform to experience the future of global design, today. As part of its commitment to discovering “what’s new, what’s next,” ICFF continues its 12th year partnership with Bernhardt Design to bring the next crop of emerging designers shaping design to the forefront through the juried ICFF Studio competition.
“The selection process was extremely difficult for ICFF and the Bernhardt Design team this year,”said Kevin O’Keefe, ICFF Event Director. “The response to be named as part of the 2016 ICFF Studio class was overwhelming with hundreds of submissions from around the world.”
To enter the competition, a designer must have a working prototype that is not in commercial production. All submissions were reviewed by established industry professionals, allowing those recognized by the ICFF Studio program to stand in a class of their own. Entries are judged on design aesthetics, the ability to be economically mass produced, marketability and commercial viability.
Studio has been a career catalyst for a number of past participants, including well-known designers, Brad Ascalon, Viable London, Chris Adamick and Nolen Niu, who manages his Los Angeles based studio and showroom. Numerous publications have featured the work presented at ICFF Studio, including Business Week, Fast Company, ID, Metropolis, The New York Times, Surface, and Wallpaper.
Submissions close January 31st, 2017
Members of the ICFF Studio 2016 class are:
Ana Arana of Madrid, Spain, for her Gali kitchen system
Axel Bergholm of Stockholm, Sweden, for his Peek lounge chair
Caroline Smedsvig of Bergen, Norway, for her ASK bench
Co * Ca’s Colin Westeinde of Providence, RI USA, for his Platypus Light Series
Dee Ding of Pasadena, CA USA, for her Ravel chair
Florestan Schuberth of Hamburg, Germany, for his Lunar table
India Hillis of Los Angeles, CA USA, for her Hyperion table
Isaac Southard of Philadelphia, PA USA, for his 19 Lines chair
Jonathan Hills of Pawtucket, RI USA, for his Catenary stool
Julie Hong of Glendale, CA USA, for her Siesta seating system
Taylor McKenzie-Veal of Chicago, IL USA, for his Bow chair