ICFF 2011 Product Highlights

ICFF 2011 Product Highlights
May 19, 2011 Serving as the cornerstone for the New York Design Week, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) offers new and innovative designs from both established manufacturers and individual designers.
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ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_01 Herman Miller
Taking a look back to its furniture tradition, Herman Miller presents re-inspired versions of its classic Eames-designed Aluminum Group chairs (1958), which are able to be used indoors and outside and feature a new satin graphite or white powdercoat finish and suspension mesh seat, along with the brand’s original 4-star base design. Available starting in June 2011. The manufacturer also has relaunched its Eames indoor/outdoor table series, featuring new graphite and white powdercoat finishes and stone top in three marble colors—cleft black slate, honed limestone, and granite. Tables are offered in multiple heights and top sizes. Available in September 2011.
www.hermanmiller.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_02 Dornbracht
Time to tune in to your senses. The new ATT (which stands for Ambiance Tuning Technology) model from Dornbracht brings the spa experience to the shower. Digital software controls deliver three different “moods” to distress, energize, or balance via automatic temperature and water pressure shifts. It’s the perfect marriage of technology and the bath.
www.dornbracht.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_03 Haworth
In an expression of timeless beauty, Haworth launches its Castelli line of artful pieces in the new, extensive Haworth Collection. So far the assortment of seating, tables, shelves, and lighting designs offers 20 different products, with more being introduced in time for NeoCon® 2011. Pictured here is the Collaborate™ seat that features an urban-classic aesthetic with a four-leg design. Upholstery options are nearly unlimited, as choices are available in Haworth’s fabric partners—Carnegie, Luna, and Maharam.
www.haworthcollection.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_04 Axor
New from designer Antonio Citterio comes the Cittero Collection, which includes faucets, a showerhead, and a showerpipe. The side lever faucet features a released aerator within it’s sleek exterior and offers a 1.5 gallon-per-minute water flow. The overhead shower features three jet settings and the Hansgrohe quick-clean technology.
www.hansgrohe-usa.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_05 3M
Designer James Mansour explored the potential applications of the DI-NOC™ architectural finishes and interlaced the product with Fasara™ glass finishes to create a stunning look for the 3M booth at ICFF. Both products were recently launched earlier this year by the new 3M Architectural Markets division of 3M. 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes are durable‚ flexible films that come in more than 500 designs, while 3M™ Fasara™ Glass Finishes offer a high-style yet low-cost option for etched-look privacy films on glass surfaces.
www.3MArchitecturalMarkets.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_06 Vitra
Herald in HAL from Vitra. Jasper Morrison reinterprets the multifunctional chair, which features a polypropylene shell that offers slight flexibility for user comfort in a multitude of seating positions. The ergonomic seat comes in a variety of colors and with an accompanying HAL table, which has options for varying base designs such as polished chrome, stackable, and wooden.
www.vitra.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_07 Roth + Hill
Taking a cue from shipyards and the nautical aesthetics of Japanese maritime culture, the Knotty Bubbles light fixture instantly grabs attention. The sculptural fixture is made from hand-blown glass pieces tied together with rope. As the light is handmade, each one is unique and its own work of art. Available as a pendant or chandelier (10-light) style.
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_08 Think Fabricate
Brand new from the multidisciplinary design studio Think Fabricate is the Stepping Out chair and ottoman, which is part of the existing Stepping Out Collection. Made from Afromosia wood, which can be FSC-certified, the furniture pair features duck-motif engraving on the black side panels, crafted from sustainable resin. Can be used indoors and outside.
www.dobanarchitecture.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_09 Design House Stockholm
Featuring an assortment of bold yet natural color stripes, and a more nmuted grey-hued option as well, the Uman rugs from Design House Stockholm are suitable for contract and commercial use. The rectangular rugs offer a culturally inspired aesthetic and feature a leather edging that brings the look together. Multiple sizes available.
www.designhousestockholmusa.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_10 Phillip Jefferies, Ltd.
The new Fashionista Collection lives up to its name. Drawing from the latest fashion runway trends—such as metallic accents, naturally inspired grass textures, and bold colors—the extensive line speaks to the young at heart. Colors range across the spectrum, from blacks and greys to vibrant pinks, blues, and greens.
www.phillipjeffries.com 
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_11 Trove
Fall in love with Vertere. The new wallcovering from Trove depicts heart-shaped leaves trickling down from the sky and offers a sentiment of peaceful romance. The soft-toned hues add to the alluring quality of the aesthetic. Repeat width equals 67 in. and repeat length equals 144 in. Available in five shades with custom options available.
www.troveline.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_12 Jordi Mila Barcelona
The new prototype seating option from Jordi Mila is so new it doesn’t even have a name yet. The comfortable chair is fashioned from carbon fiber, offering a very light frame, and features an organic beauty of swooping lines. The three-leg design resembles inverted antlers; it’s sure to spark a few conversations.
www.jordimila.com
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_13 Tom Dixon
Crafted from birch and natural ash wood, the new fan chair from Tom Dixon features an intriguing style. The contemporary spin on a classical Windsor chair design converts the British archetype into a fashionable statement. Wood is stained in a blue indigo color and the seat features an upholstered leather cushion.
www.tomdixon.net
 
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_14 Pierre Ospina
Biritsh designer Pierre Ospina takes a more literal interpretation of nature in his Blossom Bulbs design. The floor lamps house small globes of light on a frame that directly resembles a tree, offering an organic yet stylish take on forested landscapes.
www.pierreospina.net 
ICFF 2011 Product Highlights_15 Sedes Regia
The upholstered furniture company makes a more unique statement in its pieces, which can easily be qualified as works of art. For example, the new Alien Chair looks like it's from out of this world. The seat is sculptural and as dramatic as it is comfortable. The firm, tendril-like, upholstered tubes that make up the chair are grouped together with a wood centerpiece.
www.sedesregia.com