Mike Chino

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2009!

by , 05/18/09

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week

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 to eco-efficient products to the patently bizarre, we were wowed by the wealth of designs on display. Read on for our favorite finds from the show, stay tuned for more coverage, and don’t forget to check out our photo album for more eco-friendly furnishings, lighting solutions, and products!

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Toothpick Pendant Lamp by Daisuke Hiraiwa

Daisuke Hiraiwa‘s Toothpick Pendant Lamps explore an innovative use for an everyday material

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Scrap Cardboard Lamps by Graypants

GraypantsScrap Lamps are made of found cardboard off-cuts from their Scrap Chairs.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Cork Chaise by SMC Furnishings

Cork Chaise by Daniel Michalik

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Wall Lamp and Credenza by Brent Comber

Sustainably-sourced disc lamp and credenza by Brent Comber.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Offi Transforming Paket Table/Chairs

Offi unveiled their transforming Paket Table and Chairs.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, IKEA Palm frond lamp

Beautiful palm leaf Vava pendant lamps from Ikea‘s new PS collection, to hit stores in August.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Rainwater Collector by Hero Design Lab

Rainwater collector (complete with watering can) by Hero Design Lab.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, ifmode areaware bicycle, metropolis

Metropolis Magazine unveiled the winners of their 2009 Next Generation Design Competition, who came up with a plan to transform existing power line towers into energy-generating wind turbines.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, ifmode areaware bicycle

Kiel Mead demos Areaware‘s shiny new Swivel Mode Folding Bike designed by Mark Sanders.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Wool Lounge by Marie Louise Hellgren

Sustainably sourced wool covered lounge by Marie Louise Hellgren.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Green Play Airplane

Olivia takes Greenplay‘s airplane kid’s table out for a spin.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Attack of the doggie tables

The Hastens eco-friendly bedding booth was swarmed by a pack of newspaper-toting doggie tables.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Flatpack Tables by Northwards Design Studio

Pythagoras Flatpack Stools by Northwards Design Studio.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Underpants Lamp by Rachel O'Neill

Underpants Lamp by Rachel O’Neill.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Armadillo Chair by Aodh O Donnell

Armadillo Chair by Aodh O Donnell for Wilsonart Contract Laminate.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Paro Baby Seal Bot

A herd of Paro‘s therapeutic baby seal bots, which are designed to act as companions for the elderly and infirm.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Spoon Lamp by Daisuke Hiraiwa

Chandelier made from plastic spoons pierced with holes by Daisuke Hiraiwa.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Flow Chair by Jennifer Tran

The smooth lines of Jennifer Tran‘s Flow Chair are formed from a single sheet of Varia Ecoresin.

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, eco friendly furnishings, energy efficient lighting, international contemporary furniture fair, new york design week, Urchin Lamp and Cardboard Seating by Molo

Urchin Lamp and cardboard seating by Molo.

+ ICFF 2009 Photo Album

+ ICFF 2008 Coverage

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