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The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2014!

We've featured TOBYHouse's resin beach ball lamps in the past - and the designer just unveiled a new inflatable version that will be available in stores! The colorful clustered lights are made from

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VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

By now, we hope that most of you know that swapping incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs saves money and energy, but there's still a lingering misconception that LED bulbs emit a cold, bluish light that is

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The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day Two

The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day Two

Behold - the world's smallest chandelier! Mineheart downplays the overindulgent splendor of gilt baroque luminaires with this tiny energy-efficient version that's every bit as elegant - and perfect for

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The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day One!

The Best Green Designs from ICFF 2013 Day One!

San Francisco Bay Area-based designer Colin Selig repurposes old propane tanks to create an amazing array of sofas and chairs. The smooth, sculptural seats require no extra material, and Selig has plans

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Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Blackbody Shows Off Beautiful Life-Size OLED Trees at ICFF 2013

Designed by world-renowned designer Aldo Cibic for Blackbody, "Blossom" is a large metallic light fixture that resembles a tree. Each "branch" is fitted with ultra flat (2 mm thickness), long-lasting,

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Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live Today from ICFF 2013!

Greetings from ICFF! Inhabitat is on the scene today reporting live from the mother of all home furnishing tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in New York

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2012!

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs From ICFF 2012!

How fun is this screenprinted trompe l'oeil Rubik's Cube lamp/seat by Parvez Taj? In addition to serving double duty, the lamp-cum-stool uses LED illumination, which saves energy. Urbio magnetic

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Kohler Makes a Splash at ICFF with a Neon Chartreuse Shipping Container Booth

Kohler Makes a Splash at ICFF with a Neon Chartreuse Shipping Container Booth

When we first came across Kohler's massive shipping container booth, we were skeptical as to whether it was even green at all (besides the color, that is). Some companies choose to have these containers

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Reclaimed Cleveland’s Salvaged Furniture Shines at the ICFF

Reclaimed Cleveland’s Salvaged Furniture Shines at the ICFF

Reclaimed Cleveland's team attends the demolition of historic buildings throughout the city in order to create a special record of their unique sourcing process. They then salvage the materials such as

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The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

PRATT: David Kim and Mike Seto, from the design collaborative ClickBoomPow created a line of colorful "New Role Models" chairs, which are designed to offer public seating with a pop of art. These

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Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

Best of Green Furniture Design at ICFF 2011!

These incredible LED lamps by Aqua Creations are each made from a single, hand-folded sheet of paper. Japanese company Aki showcased their awesome 3D cardboard sculptures - including this adorable

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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Colorful Chair Made of 65,000 Rubber Bands Turns Heads at ICFF

Colorful Chair Made of 65,000 Rubber Bands Turns Heads at ICFF

This year’s competition was themed “Sitting on the Edge,” and encouraged students to use nontraditional materials and disregard preconceived notions of chair design, pushing them to think outside

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Pierre Ospina Plants a Forest of LED Blossom Bulbs at ICFF

Pierre Ospina Plants a Forest of LED Blossom Bulbs at ICFF

Ospina used the rubber linings of tires to wrap each lamp's pillar-like base in a black, semi-glossy covering. Staggered along each lamp are a series of leaf-shaped cut outs that cradle spherical LED

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Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum creates functional products that charm and entertain through their design. The Hot-Pot BBQ is no exception - its friendly looks and small size make it a perfect option for small outdoor

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DCS Corp Shows Off Their Enchanting Washi Cloud Lamps at ICFF

DCS Corp Shows Off Their Enchanting Washi Cloud Lamps at ICFF

To sculpt the three-dimensional structures the designers used Japanese washi paper, which is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub, or the paper mulberry, but

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Elegant Silk ‘Gail’ Lamps Cast an Atmospheric Glow at ICFF

Elegant Silk ‘Gail’ Lamps Cast an Atmospheric Glow at ICFF

Aqua Creation’s mesmerizing silk lamps really blew us away at this year's New York Design Week. Their "Gail" collection is a series of beautiful suspended mobiles made using hand-dyed and treated

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Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Attention all skaters - how many of you have damaged your skateboards beyond repair after unsuccessfully trying to nail a rail or grab some air?  Before you go throwing your board into landfill, you may

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BRC Designs Unveils Its Money Table Filled with 787 Real Dollar Bills at ICFF

BRC Designs Unveils Its Money Table Filled with 787 Real Dollar Bills at ICFF

We can always count on designer Benjamin Rollins Caldwell to wow us with his upcycled furniture designs, so we were thrilled to see him showing at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair for New

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BRC Designs Unveils Amazing Piano Key Chair at ICFF

BRC Designs Unveils Amazing Piano Key Chair at ICFF

This fantastic piano key chair struck a chord for sustainable design last weekend at the opening of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Created by BRC Designs, the armchair gives

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PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF

PHOTOS: Cabin Fever Unveils Their Latest Prefab ZipCabin at ICFF

We spoke to Gayle Zalduondo, who is one of the founders of Puck and Blossom, the company behind Cabin Fever. One of the coolest things she told us about the ZipCabin is that at just 120 sf, its a

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Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Japanese Company Shows Off The World’s First Paper Robot and Cool Cardboard Animals at ICFF

Aki produces the cardboard figures as part of its D-Torso line. The models are created by dividing each 3D figure into horizontal data slices and then cutting each layer out of cardboard. The method is

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

We're just three hours in and already we've talked with some amazing eco-friendly designers and seen a lot of great sustainable designs. Graypants is displaying their beautiful recycled cardboard lights,

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ICFF 2010: Our Favorite Finds from Designboom Mart!

ICFF 2010: Our Favorite Finds from Designboom Mart!

Awesome leaf-shaped post it notes by Appree let you add nature to your workspace while reminding yourself to refill the toner. John Briscella wowed us with his earrings that can be laser cut to

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Monacca’s Sustainable Wood Calculator Multiplies Green Factor at ICFF

Monacca’s Sustainable Wood Calculator Multiplies Green Factor at ICFF

In a world filled with plastic, designer Takumi Shimamura of Monacca differentiates his handmade calculators by using beautiful, sustainably harvested wood. We spotted the sleek computation devices on the

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Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat's editors hit the scene at the Javits center this weekend to check out this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - New York's premier annual design event. We sifted through thousands

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Link Roundup of the Week: NY Design Week and ICFF

Link Roundup of the Week: NY Design Week and ICFF

We are all still recovering from NY Design Week, but we admit, it is a good sort of exhaustion. With parties in Soho and exhibition hopping in the Meatpacking District, we can fairly say that ICFF and NY

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The Best Green Kids Designs @ ICFF

The Best Green Kids Designs @ ICFF

We've been bringing you the best of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair's most sophisticated offerings all week, but what about the more playful side of this seriously massive trade show? If

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ICFF 2009: Highlights from the Contemporary Furniture Fair!

ICFF 2009: Highlights from the Contemporary Furniture Fair!

We came, we saw... and now we'd like to share with you our favorite green designs from this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. This annual furniture fair takes place every year in NYC in

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2009!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2009!

This weekend team Inhabitat took the International Contemporary Furniture Fair by storm, seeking out the freshest green designs amid this year's crop of over 2,500 exhibitors. From sleek and chic chaises

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