NEW YORK - The 30th annual ICFF NYC, a North American platform for global design, showcased the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 20-23, 2018. For the four-day duration of the Fair, the Javits Center was abuzz with more than 36,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers, as well as over 900 exhibitors. The first three days of the show was only open to industry professionals and the final day was open to all members of the public.
"The feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike has been overwhelmingly positive—this year’s event was an exceptional combination of high-end international design, educational topics and industry networking,” said Kevin O’Keefe, ICFF show director and senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “We plan on using this positive momentum to drive planning efforts not only for ICFF 2019, but also our ICFF South Florida event in December 2018.”
Wooden furniture is regularly a highlight of the show and Woodworking Network was on the scene. Check out the slideshow above.
The show featured its regular Luxe Interiors + Design Global Design Pavilion, which showed off curated designs and brands known for elevated design. The British European Design Group (BEDG) celebrated their 25th year with ICFF showcasing 37 designers based in the UK. Handmade in Germany, an exhibition featuring contemporary hand-made items from 180 German manufacturers, craftsmen and designers, offered another look into international design. ICFF also hosted VIA French Design, a four-year exhibition traveling the world and featuring 40 designs promoting the French furniture industry.
Educational sessions were also featured. From sustainability to decorative lighting to color trends, ICFF featured top-of-mind subjects in 33 conference sessions and presentations over the four-day period. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Metropolis magazine offered a wide variety of CEU-approved sessions, while the ICFF Talks stage featured a full slate of design visionaries and leaders sharing insight and knowledge.
ICFF returns in 2019 from May 19-22 at the Javits Center.
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