ICFF 2008

Plastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

Plastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

We're perpetually amazed by the way that Japanese designer Daisuke Hiraiwa transforms everyday objects into striking examples of found design, and we were particularly impressed with his incredible line

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Ergonomic Eco Echo Lounge by Plug Design

Ergonomic Eco Echo Lounge by Plug Design

We spotted a lot of great designs at ICFF this year, but one of the gems that really stopped us in our tracks was this gorgeous eco Echo Lounge Chair which boasts a customizable ergonomic cushion system

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WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

WASTE NOT lamps made from recycled plastic utensils

The best work on display at New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year came from student designers. BVD Collective, a student project from Appalachian State University, proved this

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ICFF 2008: Stanley Ruiz Twig Jewelry

ICFF 2008: Stanley Ruiz Twig Jewelry

In a world of shimmering polycarbonate chairs and seamlessly engineered surfaces, Brooklyn based Stanley Ruiz's work is a breath of fresh air. Inspired by "walking, improv music, and Thoreau", his New

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EKLA Home’s New Sustainable Sofas Unveiled

EKLA Home’s New Sustainable Sofas Unveiled

A confessed dumpster diver always on the look-out for abandoned treasures and grand-daughter to both a furniture designer and a scrap metal recycler, Emily Kroll was destined to launch EKLA Home. With a

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RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo

If you are a coffee drinker with a hard-to-kick habit, you are probably all too aware of how many coffee stirrers are wasted at places like Starbucks every single day. Day in and day out, millions of

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ICFF 2008: Nature inspired cork credenza by Iannone Design

ICFF 2008: Nature inspired cork credenza by Iannone Design

This spring's ICFF brought some stunning new treats from one of Inhabitat's perennial favorites, Iannone Designs. The star of Iannone's ICFF booth was this wonderful Cork Mosaic Credenza that features a

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ICFF 2008: Newspaper Chair

ICFF 2008: Newspaper Chair

Dozens of rolled up newspapers found their way back to functionality in the cleverly designed Newspaper Chair by Kimberly Kulka, a student at California College of the Arts. We love the smart thought

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ICFF 2008: MIO’s Recycled Tire Rubber Stools

ICFF 2008: MIO’s Recycled Tire Rubber Stools

Philadelphia-based design studio MIO unveiled their innovative rubber stool collection at ICFF this week. Fashioned out of recycled tires with a clean-lined steel frame, the Rubber Stool is ingeniously

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Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

Reclaimed Wood Housewares by Domestic Aesthetic

It takes more than renewable materials to turn the head of seasoned sustainable design fans. This is why our gaze fell so admirably on the line of housewares from Domestic Aesthetic while making our way

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ICFF 2008: Flatpack Origami Table by MIO

ICFF 2008: Flatpack Origami Table by MIO

We found many innovative designs at ICFF last weekend, but we were particularly impressed with the concept behind this beautiful table from MIO. Its streamlined form uses a waste reducing pattern that can

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ICFF 2008: Tables from Reclaimed Car Parts!

ICFF 2008: Tables from Reclaimed Car Parts!

One of our favorite finds at this year's ICFF were these beautiful geometric tables wrought from scraps of reclaimed sheet metal by Brooklyn based Nine Stories Furniture. Each table is painstakingly

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Kyouei umbrella holder waters your plants

Kyouei umbrella holder waters your plants

Sick of rain-slicked slippery floors? Looking to take your rainwater recycling to the next level, while simultaneously improving your green thumb? This Umbrella Plant Pot by Kyouei Design offers a

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ICFF 2008: Fabulous Felt ‘Flip’ Chair by Cate & Nelson

ICFF 2008: Fabulous Felt ‘Flip’ Chair by Cate & Nelson

This super smart chair design from Cate & Nelson was one of the most clever ideas we found at ICFF this year. The Oz Lowchair, by designers Nelson Ruiz-Acal and Cate Högdahl, is an exercise in design

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Sustainable Wood Light Sculptures by Nori Morimoto

Sustainable Wood Light Sculptures by Nori Morimoto

Nori Morimoto's light sculptures were on display at ICFF in a stunning booth that showcased this master craftsman's attention to delicate details. Crafted from local, sustainably harvested wood from

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ICFF 2008: Inflatable Garbage Chair by Nick Demarco

ICFF 2008: Inflatable Garbage Chair by Nick Demarco

Turn your garbage into something useful with Nick DeMarco inflatable garbage sofa chair. The more trash and recyclables you can stuff into this clever chair - the more puffy and comfortable it becomes.

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ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

ICFF 2008: Inhabitat Reports

Today is the last day of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, and we are madly going through all of our photos of the furniture, products, and of course the parties from the past few

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CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

CELEBRITY LAMP made from aviator sunglasses

Who couldn't use more shiny, sparkling, pointless things? This Celebrity Lamp may lack subtlety, but it makes up for it with countless opportunities to check yourself out. I imagine it would also do a

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MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

MANA Recycled Jewelry hits NYC with TOUCH | NY

Mana 'Clasp' necklace made of recycled hair pins and rubber We first discovered the stunning recycled jewelry of MANA back in January. Brazilian eco designer Mana Bernardes works with a collective of

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ICFF STARTS TODAY: Inhabitat on the scene

ICFF STARTS TODAY: Inhabitat on the scene

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) kicks off today in NYC, and the Inhabitat team is on the scene! We've got four Inhabitants at this year’s event poised to scope out the greenest

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