Dazzling exhibits and events survey contemporary design’s current best and brightest.
The Good Life
A joint effort with Lars Müller Publishers, the exceptional Swiss firm renowned for sophisticated volumes on aspects of visual culture from design to fine art. The ICFF and Lars Müller Publishers together celebrate Jasper Morrison, the great British designer, in suitable style with the launch of the house’s latest, design-enhancing effort, Jasper Morrison: The Good Life.
Both a photography exhibit and a book, Jasper Morrison: The Good Life documents the what and the how of a particular way of seeing – that is, the way the eye of the singular, multi-talented Morrison works. Interested in more than just casual insights into the distinctive design mind of Morrison? Don’t miss the opportunity to spend time with the impromptu snaps and more studied images that make up this unique book and remarkable companion exhibit.
ASID at the ICFF
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) presents exclusive Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDEC)-approved education programming for residential and commercial design professionals at the ICFF. The alliance bolsters the ICFF’s longtime commitment to continuing education.
designboom mart: home & travel
All protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, the analog and digital worlds still interact. And happily so when it comes to matters of design and the design marketplace, as the designboom mart demonstrates year-in-and-year-out. This collaborative effort between the ICFF and designboom, Europe’s leading design-related e-zine, annually stops traffic on the ICFF floor.
A true nexus of design culture and design commerce, the designboom mart makes the virtual tangible – and the better for it. The format is classic: the zine’s editors select the items for sale in a mesmerizing design bazaar that thrums with activity for the ICFF’s duration.
This year, participating designers have focused on the idea of home and travel. Each will show one to three products, network, and sell their design souvenirs to help cover travel expenses. Stock is limited to 100 pieces maximum per stall; prices range from $10-$100.
Fabric and Fabrication: The ICFF Presents Textiles with PhilaU
Science. Beauty. Technology. Material. Fiber. Surface. Hand. Function. Form. Such is the language of textiles. If any institution speaks the textile tongue with ease and elegance, it’s Philadelphia University's (PhilaU) Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce – Textile Design and The Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging. That’s why PhilaU has accepted an invitation from the ICFF this year. With a selection carefully culled from its vast fabric holdings, PhilaU’s display explores the history and range of the material world. It also offers insight into the latest innovations in production and fabrication, to the participation of companies that include Expand Systems, Lamb Knitting Machine Corporation, Mimaki, and Shima Seiki. Each has agreed to install and operate its highly specialized equipment – everything from digital printers (multiple surface types: textile and non-textile) to computerized knitting machines – to demonstrate the future of fabric in action.
ICFF OpeningNight Party
Saturday, May 17
The Museum of Modern Art,
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Design and Architecture Galleries
11 West 53rd Street
New York City
ICFF Public Day
Tuesday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Design is everywhere, and it’s here to stay. So, if you want to discover more about what’s new and what’s next, what’s in and what’s out, what’s hot and what’s not, make your way to the ICFF. That goes for your design savvy friends, too. Tweet them. Text them. E-mail them. Phone them. However you do it, just make sure you tell everyone in your social network that they are welcome to explore the ICFF on Tuesday, May 20.
Tickets may be purchased in advance and onsite (by credit card only). Tickets are nonrefundable.