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oh my feet: icff round 2


today is my last day walking icff with the d*s tour so these spongey feet will be getting some much needed rest on wednesday. but today we continue with icff coverage, day two! these were some additional standout pieces that were in the crowd and definitely deserved a mention (stationery show coverage to come tomorrow and more icff galleries on friday). before i launch into the review, thanks to everyone who came to the 2modern/d*s party last night. it was unbelievable to meet so many people and even some b-list celebs (darlene's boyfriend from rosanne? leon hall? lisa from house on fox?). thanks to greg and co. for putting together such a smash (and packed!) event.


[a very cool piece by risd student charles brill. this was the winner of wilsonart's student challenge. the chair is made with wilsonart laminate strips. prob not a comfy option, but it was quite striking in person]


[the cycloc was even more impressive in person. designer andrew lang could not have been nicer and he was a BIG hit with show goers this year]


[lovely ringed coasters by new york's meg cohen design]


[shelly and mary klein at k studio designed this gorgeous fabric for an exhibition celebrating the eames lounge chair. it was by far my favorite chair in the booth and the fabric gave it such a nice warm, modern feel]



[i got to meet designer erica wakerly in person. we'd discussed her work here before and she was equally lovely in person. her wallpapers were a hit at the show]


[a unique sugar/cream/spoon set by melissa gamwell at the idsa ny booth. more info to come]


[i loved these lamps. they were hard to capture in photos, but their simple powder coated steel forms with a nice minimalist touch. designed by finnish artist jari-petri voutilainen of plink]


[philly's iannone sanderson's gorgeous wooden console piece. a BIG big hit with show goers]


[a nice simple two part chair from modus design in the uk. the color came out a bit funny, but it was very simple and quite impressive in person]


[chair and side table by autoban design. we talked about these on d*s and everyone thought they couldnt possibly be comfy. erika from hable sat in it and confirmed- comfy, not uncomfy at all]


[chandeliers by studiomold. despite their somewhat (to me) messy wires, they're actually quite nice in person. i was pleasantly surprised]


[a nice grey wool sofa/bench at small pond, the thorsten van elten distributors in the us. erika from hable tested it for us, quite comfy!]


[i got to meet karen from nama rococo in person (as well as her sister april). their papers were even more beautiful and richly detailed in person. she even had a little d*s printout at her booth, it made my day]




[shelly and mary klein of k studio really hit the mark this year. they introduced a gorgeous new line of pillows made from eco-friendly hemp fabric that featured a new series of designs. i was most excited to see the seat cushions for stools and the gorgeous new butter yellow color of the pillows. great work, guys!]


['little houses on the black river' was one of my favorite booths in the entire show. designed as a project by parson's students, the booth was an example of modular housing that was going to be installed in europe and use as artists' dwellings. i wanted to crawl inside and take a nap- they were beautiful little pods]


[some simple, but pretty, wavy shelves from plodes studio- the texan design team]


[could i love judy ross any more than i do? i don't think so. i got to see some of her beautiful textiles in person and was thrilled to see the new seat cushions for this year]


[just for fun: little gorilla ashtrays (?) at the salvor/areaware booth. super fun in person]



Blogger Anabel said...

Wow!Great designers!Thanks!

7:12 AM  
Blogger marbargarbo said...

I really like that sugar bowl, how can I get it? Can you find out the artist/designer's name so I can contact them and try and order it?

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have great access and you find interesting things BUT could i disagree with you more??? (d*s styled phrase!) im not sure invoking your opinion is going to take you as far as a straight journalistic approach might- think about it...

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What colors, besides the teal, do you think are really important for next season? Would love to hear your take on that.

1:22 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

hmm...let's see. i'm loving teal, butter yellow, soft heather grey and touches of chartreuse! but that's just me... ;)


1:51 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

ms. marbargaro-

it's by melissa gamwell (www.melissagamwell.com)



2:01 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i love that comment, anon.

well, to be honest, i think i'm doin ok so far. i can't complain. ;)

it is an opinion blog, you know that, right?


2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The organizers of Maison-Objet (SAFI) published this color chart in their last trend book:


I'm not sure how they will come out on your screen (or how well they are scanned) but it gives an idea.

Melons and lots of summery colors, I think, will be in next season. Teal, and strong blues-greens in that family.

kristina - 3LC

p.s. Great chair by Stephen Burks (produced for modus), who is a Brooklyn designer! modus presented his pieces in Milan! But it's not for anyone who is a little roomy through the hips!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this -- a fantastically well-edited selection that I very much appreciate seeing, opinions included. Don't lose the opinions. Never lose the opinions.

Keep the opinions.

'Kay. Just wanted to say that.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That k studio Eames chair and Iannone Sanderson console were perhaps my two favorite pieces in the whole show. And Nani Marquina's Roses rug. I don't know how you did four days; I just did one and can barely walk even now!

Thank you for all these highlights, too - I feel like I missed so much!

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish I could be there! However thanks to your lovely "blog cover" of ICFF there is no need to, thanks for all the pictures and info. You are the best Grace!

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cycloc IS really great - and it's made from recycled plastic too!

4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

d*s, I missed the fair so it was great to read up on it here. Though i did see Rachel Weisz on the same day at a coffee shop!

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Grace for your coverage, you are always taking care of our design needs! I also adore your opinion, your touch sweetens the experience. Keep it up, you are obviously doing a great job!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow!!! everything is soooo awesome. :)

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an FYI - the gorilla/robot gorilla/skull gorilla ashtrays (yep, ashtrays) are by David Weeks for Areaware...fun, right?

7:02 PM  

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