ICFF 2010

Friday, 7 May 2010

New York is rounding the corner on its design moment in the spotlight, New York Design Week, which revolves around the International Contemporary Furniture Fair from May 15-18. It is the one week in New York when design is celebrated city-wide. Daytime show goers trawl the streets of SoHo, Meatpacking District and Great Jones Street for product launches they missed in Milan; exhibit openings; and just plain parties. Besides the show, here are some of the events we will be dropping by.

Fabrica: Glass Sausage

Vitra / Creation Baumann
Friday, May 14, 5 - 8 pm
29 9th Avenue
Vitra and Création Baumann join forces to present three events to showcase their newest designs. The collaboration draws on the companies' Swiss origins and the design aesthetic of clarity of composition, functionality and clean, structured lines.

Fornasetti at Barneys New York
Friday, May 14, 6 - 8 pm
A presentation of surrealist couture pieces by Liborio Capizzi and a new collection of limited edition vases.

Saturday, May 15, 7 - 9 pm
The opening party is where the design elite go the first official day of the show. It's great for people watching.

Moss /Maharam /Moroso /Flos
Saturday, May 15, 7 - 9 pm
146 Greene Street
See Patricia Urquiola's new Rift collection along with new designs by Doshi Levien, Philippe Bestenhelder and Rajiv Saini.

May 15-18, 10 am - 8 pm
57 Great Jones Street
Glass Sausage Installation by Sam Baron, combining glamour, handicraft, representation, allegory, fragility, rusticity and humor.

Jean Lin
USA Editor, Interiors