With a selection of 5 brands that are exhibiting at ICFF this year, the ICFF board chose the designs below to be on the spotlight.
The Good Flock – Aurora Lamp
The products they make can be buried in your backyard. They are made of wholesome things that won’t hurt the earth or trees or worms, even the mean ones!
They believe that authentic craftspeople (artists who use their own hands) create better things. And they’d like to think their products, which they ask us not to bury in our backyard, are proof.
Tronk Design – Hudson Side Table (Walnut with Inlay Green)
Tronk is a Cincinnati based furniture company that prides itself on their unique designs, the quality of the materials used, as well as the craftsmanship. Each item is handmade, and inspected to guarantee that customers receive only the finest products Tronk has to offer and to ensure those products will last a lifetime.
They seek out lumber with inconsistencies in grain color because they provide uniqueness to their products. A tree takes decades to form and that fact should never be forgotten. The result is that no two items are ever identical.
Anna Karlin Furniture + Fine Objects – Chess piece stools
These handmade stools are made to work individually or as a group. They are made of cold rolled steel then brass plated and finished with a hand rubbed patina. As each piece is custom made they can adjust the size according to the client’s needs. Previous commissions have included dining tables, end tables, a teak set for outdoor use and a wide variety of metallic finishes. Metal is a naturally porous material so variations and imperfections are part of the stools character making each one unique.
molo – benchwall
molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen.
The molo studio is dedicated to the research of materials and the exploration of space making. As a design and manufacturing company, molo creates and distributes its unique and original products to clients around the world. Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, molo’s products have received numerous international awards and are part of museum and gallery collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
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Pablo Designs – UMA Sound Lantern – Light that can transform any environment
Pablo’s designs have been brought to the forefront of American contemporary lighting by an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and utility. By fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material palette, Pablo is able to create unique and timeless designs with the power to transform any environment. Pablo was founded in San Francisco in 1993 by Venezuelan-born industrial designer Pablo Pardo. Embracing a less-is-more philosophy, Pablo frequently challenges traditional design metaphors, developing more practical solutions distilled down to their essence, form and light.