Highlights from ICFF 2018

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Highlights from ICFF 2018

Highlights from ICFF 2018. Pictured here: Either / Or  at Collective Concept (Courtesy The Coast).

There’s a lot to see this year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). In addition to the new designs introduced by brands, designers, and studios, there is also a fashion collection, capsule collections, and new collaborations. Below we survey a handpicked selection of highlights you won’t want to miss.

(Courtesy Warm Nordic)

Warm Nordic at Together Nordic Design

This collection is an ode to traditional Nordic minimalism. The charming wooden furnishings are part of Together Nordic Design an an exhibition curated by Snohetta that features a selection of furnishings from brands based in in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

(Courtesy m.a.d. furniture design)

m.a.d. Furniture design

Fun yet functional, these colorful clock-shapes are designed to be used as both stools and side tables. The stool-table hybrid transform when flipped, emulating the aforementioned time measuring device.

(Courtesy The Coast)
(Courtesy The Coast)

Either / Or  at Collective Concept

NYC-based studio The Coast debuted its first collection ever, a poetic lighting series inspired by the dichotomy between aesthetics and ethics. The fixtures turn on and off via human touch, which intentionally, causes them to gently rock to-and-fro.


(Courtesy Tala)
(Courtesy Tala)
(Courtesy Tala)


British light purveyor Tala introduced sand cast, mouth-blown borosilicate glass fixtures inspired thousands of extruded basalt rock columns that make up the Giant’s Causeway in  Northern Ireland. The petite collection of just two includes a ceiling pendant and touch-on-off table lamp.

(Courtesy Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design)
(Courtesy Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design)

Arc Stools
Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design

These stools take the form of arched loggias. The Atlanta-based studio Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design fashioned the silhouette from wood, brass, and leather.

(Courtesy Neolith)

Self-cleaning and sustainable facade
Neolith + PURETi

This facade system is treated with an aqueous and titanium dioxide nanoparticle-based treatment, which creates a photocatalytic, self-cleaning, and decontaminating effect. Put simply, the photocatalysis-activated coating is accelerated by light, decontaminating the surface millions of times per second. As a byproduct, the autonomously cleaned cladding also improves air quality.