Posts Tagged 'icff'

wood keyboard @ ICFF

wood keyboard_hacoa

wood keyboard_hacoa

Very nice keyboard by Hacoa.  Comfortable to the touch and definitely provides a warmth that you don’t get from plastic.  I would love a wooden keyboard!

“spoon?” @ ICFF

mixing spoon 01

mixing spoon 02

“spoon?” by FLASK (for Yamauchi Spring Mfg. inc.).  Stainless steel silhouette of a mixing spoon.  I like the notch detail so that you can anchor it on the side of your cup.  Fun idea.

(images by: vivien chin)

“cul is cool” @ ICFF

cul is cool 01

cul is cool

cul is cool2

“cul is cool” by ABR.  Sit your butt down in a…butt chair.

(top image by: vivien chin)
(images from ABR)

auto-watering planter @ ICFF

self watering plant

If only this could help me water my plants.  Didn’t catch who made this.

(image by: vivien chin)

bai-shibori mini lamps @ ICFF

shibori lamp 01

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shibori lamp 03

“Shibori” is a method of tie dye.  This technique results in these crinkled patterns in the fabric when untied.  These bai-shibori (sik) lamps by Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten are really beautiful and fun.  Sooo light and airy.  I want one!

(images by: vivien chin)

“misty garden” @ ICFF

misty garden humidifier

“Misty Garden” by Japanese company, Mikuni, (designer Miyuki Yoshida) is an environmentally friendly humidifier made of nonwoven fabric that when soaked with water from the tray, allows water to evaporate and naturally humidify the air.  Very nice!

(image by: vivien chin)

memento @ ICFF

memento lamp

Crazy shadows cast by the “Memento” lamp by Cassina IXC, Ltd.  Numbers everywhere!!

(image by: vivien chin)

inside norway hanky trees @ ICFF

inside norway trees

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These white trees with hankies tied to them distracted me from looking at the furniture at the inside norway exhibit.  Fun trees!

(images by: vivien chin)

umbra “balloona” stool @ ICFF

umbra balloona chair

Over 500 balloons are tied around a wooden stool made by Umbra.  Fun!

(image by: vivien chin)

fuz @ ICFF

fuz ppl and dogs
“corky” (left) & “dusty” (right) w/felt dog eraser

fuz couple
hug placemats

fuz napkin hugs
napkin hugs (rubber)

fuz napkin hugs green
napkin hugs (wool felt)

FUZ (company by Josh Jakus) had some really fun products at the show.  All the products shown are made from recycled materials and/or excess material waste from factories (wool felt, wood, cork, rubber, etc).  Very sustainable!  I got a black rubber napkin hug as a takeaway!  It was my favorite takeaway from the show.  All their products can be purchased on the FUZ site.  Pleased to hear that FUZ is a Josh Jakus company.  I have one of his UM bags made from recycled industrial felt and think it’s a really great design.

(images by: vivien chin)
(napkin hugs images from FUZ)

animals attack! @ ICFF

Playful animal shaped furniture at the show.  Very fun and cute…

vitra elephant
elephant by Vitra

hastens dogs
dogs by Hastens

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dog and cats by Magis

dodo birds
dodo birds by Magis

rocking horse
rocking horses

droog hippo
hippo floormat by droog

(images by: vivien chin)

design glut @ ICFF

egg pants 01
egg pants

egg pants 02
egg pants

switchplates
cubic electric switchplates

hookmaker
hookmaker

Really loved Design Glut (Kegan Fisher and Liz Kinnmarkt) at the show this year!  Their stuff is really creative and useful as well as nicely designed.  “Egg pants” are sooo cute and keeps your eggs from falling over.  The “cubic electric switchplates” are fun for  your light switches and electric outlets and play tricks on your eyes.  “Hookmaker” is a playful way to store and hang small things you have around.  The “Dow Jones Hanky” is a hankerchief with the graph of the Dow’s last 5 years.  You can also have the hankies custom embroidered with your personal portfolio too.  All these can be purchased on their site.

(images by: vivien chin )

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dow jones hanky (image from Design Glut)

johnny swing @ ICFF

johnny swing lamp

This very large chandelier-like light fixutre made of glass jars really caught my eye when I passed.  Johnny Swing designed this creative light fixture along with these pig and teddy bear stuffed animals with a dollar bill print.  (I really like the pig!)  The bowl the pig is sitting in is also by him and is constructed of welded nickels!  Also on show was a lounge chair made of welded quarters.

johnny swing pig

johnny swing pig
dollar bill print pig

johnny swing lounge
lounge made of welded quarters

johnny swing quarter detail
detail of welded quarters

(images by: vivien chin)
(images from Johnny Swing)

 

multi-sphere theme @ ICFF

bocci 01
28 by Bocci

bocci 02
28 by Bocci

tom dixon 01
New Fluoro Shade by Tom Dixon

tom dixon 02
New Fluoro Shade by Tom Dixon

egg lights
designer unknown…forget to see who it was by, sorry!

Saw a theme in some of the light fixtures I saw.  The one that most intrigues me the most is the final image whose pieces are more egg-shaped than sperical, but the are made of felt.  I thought they were packing peanuts at first.  Unfortunately I didnt’ get the name of who designed it.

(images by: vivien chin)

molo @ ICFF

molo lights

molo white 01

molo white 02

Molo makes these cellular structure furniture and partition pieces that are expandable, flexible, and stackable.  Saw them at ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) today (and last year too).  The white pieces are constructed of Tyvek and the brown is of fire retardant kraft paper.  They can be illuminated internally with LEDs to give a glowing effect.  Molo also makes the glassware you see above sitting in the window.

(images above by: vivien chin)

molo

(image above from Molo)


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