Boasting record attendance and 130 new exhibitors, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) remains North America’s leading platform for commercial domestic design. Contemporary lighting brands continued to dominate innovations, while a number of locally manufactured brands made their debut. We select the homegrown highlights.
In the Best Light
- New York lighting studio Rich Willing Brilliant debuted its creative partnership with US architect David Rockwell. The minimalist collection includes Witt, a geometric interpretation of a chandelier made up of modular brass cubes; and Phase, a glass sconce inspired by the last quarter of the moon – half brightly lit, and half with a reduced glow caused by a smoked chrome coating.
- Brooklyn-based Pelle has extended its Pris modular range to include a polished brass floor and table lamp. Meanwhile, NY studio Apparatus presented its Circuit series, which creates a visual rhythm by multiplying a simple oval shape throughout its 10 hanging variations.
- Brooklyn lighting designer Rosie Li and Montreal studio Lambert et Fils both debuted sculptural pendants. The former presented a snaking line of brass “bubbles” inspired by cluster patterns found in nature, while the latter combines opalescent glass spheres with an Art Deco-inspired semi-circle in chrome and acrylic.
For more attention-grabbing lighting, see Milan 2016: Furniture & Lighting.