It's that time again, design fans - today Inhabitat is reporting live from the Javits Center in New York to bring you the best green designs from America's premier design exhibition, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair! ICFF is the keystone event of New York Design Week, and we'll be sorting through over 500 exhibitors from 30 countries to bring you the best green designs from this year's show. We'll be updating this post throughout the day with our favorite finds, so make sure to check back - and follow us on Facebook, Vine and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates!
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 inflatable beach balls and integrated LED lights.
Nature-ravaging hunting trophies are so passé – Raw Studio offers an electrifying alternative with their new LED light. which resembles a plaque with branching antlers.
Raw Studio also showcased a shimmering circular LED light that looks just like the moon! The craters in the middle are made from whisps of pulped paper.
MacMaster‘s FSC-certified wood lamps resemble exotic flora and luminous pods. The lamps are made entirely in-house in MacMaster’s UK studio, and they can be stacked to reduce their shipping footprint.
Grain Design from Bainbridge Island in Washington State is exhibiting an exciting new interior collection called Circlet. Although we loved their terra-cotta pots, and fair trade textiles from Guatemala, we were especially enamored with their lighting designs – check out this dazzling chandelier made with hand-blown glass and FSC-certified Ash wood. Lights Up has added a brand new hanging lamp to their stellar lighting collection. The team used to print on silk, but now they’re using a more environmentally friendly PET fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. The Faux Bois lamps are printed with water-based designs that mimic wood grain.
How cool is this felt clock by Sebastian Herkner? On display over at the Leff Amsterdam booth here at ICFF and called Felt II (the original Felt lamp is larger), it is made with recycled plastic bottles and a small bamboo backing that describes its numerous green properties. Completely functional, the clock comes with a Japanese mechanism which ensures this beauty will keep on ticking for a long time.
There is a lot that is RAD by this NYC design studio, but we especially loved their new CNC-cut flatpack stool. An experimental prototype that can be reconfigured for different clients as the need arises, Henry is shipped flat and easily assembled on site. Raw Studio‘s incredibly comfy hanging Hive seat is about as close as you can get to a human-sized nest. The pod-like retreat folds up so that it can be easily shipped in a flat package. Brooklyn-based Volk teamed up with Coral Tusk to create a new line of handmade furniture embellished with beautiful embroidery. The collection includes a credenza, a stool, and a dresser with embroidery-lined drawers.
UK-based designer Naomi Paul creates gorgeous pendant lamps by crocheting flowing textiles around wire hoops. The lamps can be collapsed flat for a light shipping footprint, and they’re fitted with energy-efficient CFL bulbs.
Liqui Design kicked off their first ICFF appearance with a bang. Many of their products feature environmentally friendly materials and production methods, although we particularly fond of this pendant light made from pulped and compressed bamboo.
Leff Amsterdam curates all kinds of cool clocks, but this one was definitely a standout. Made with recycled plastic, the Wyzer Wall Clock has a design that keeps evolving as the arms keep time. This clock is the very epitome of minimalism and we love it.
molo design is experimenting with something new – these modular “bench wall” prototypes are six feet tall and ten feet long and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Amazingly sturdy with comfortable felt seats, they are die cut with recycled cardboard and have embedded magnets that allow the ends to attach to one another. So innovative, acoustically impressive, and green to boot.