The venue for further dissemination of the results of the student research in this project is the May, 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City. The ICFF, in conjunction with “Design Week” in New York City, is the most visible design-related event in the United States. During the Fair’s four days, 145,000 net square feet of the Javits Center are filled with more than 23,000 designers, architects, retailers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, developers, students, educators, curators and media. More than 550 exhibitors will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath fixtures for residential and commercial interiors. Selected projects from universities and design schools are also showcased. Together with the many lectures and presentations held on site during the fair, and the hundreds of off-site events held throughout New York City and Brooklyn as part of Design Week, this assemblage of national and international exhibitors and visitors affords the chance to experience the most selective scope of the globe’s finest, most creative, individual, and original avant-garde home and contract products showcased in one venue.
Photography: Jae Ho Seo