ICFF Studio

Bernhardt Design and Emerald Expositions team up annually to present ICFF Studio each May. This scholarship program is a juried competition created as a platform for young designers to showcase their existing prototypes to manufacturers, retailers, and the media. Studio has been a career catalyst for a number of past participants, including Brad Ascalon, Viable London, Chris Adamick and Nolen Niu, who manages his Los Angeles based studio and showroom.

The ICFF Editor’s Award has been received by past participants Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu for the Best New Designers in 2007, and Sophie Mallenbranche won Best Textiles in 2006. Numerous publications have featured the work presented at ICFF Studio, including Business Week, Fast Company, ID, Metropolis, The New York Times, Surface, and Wallpaper.

To be eligible to enter the competition, the designer must have a working prototype that is not currently in commercial production. Entries are judged on the design aesthetics, ability to be economically mass produced, marketability and commercial viability. Each year up to twelve designers are selected from the pool of applicants who successfully meet these guidelines. The participants’ individual display booths are created by New York design studio, Truck.

Click here for the application to enter.

Deadline: January 15, 2015


  • Bigprototype
  • Craig Jones Design
  • Jari-Petri Voutilainen
  • Matthew Bradshaw
  • Nolen Niu
  • Sandor Pratt
  • Sophie Mallebranche
  • Terhi Tuominen
  • Tim Wall


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