NY Design Week 2008

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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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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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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LA FELIZ: Eco-friendly Woven Furniture & Lighting

LA FELIZ: Eco-friendly Woven Furniture & Lighting

As continuation of our TOUCH | NY coverage of eco friendly furniture, lighting and accessories design from this inspired Brazilian collective, we were excited to discover the handcrafted work of Patricio

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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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ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY furniture fair

ICFF 2008: Highlights from the NY furniture fair

Inhabitat is at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in NYC, and we've been scouring the show all weekend for the hottest sustainable design finds. We've had a great time catching up with

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Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper

Metropolis Conference @ ICFF: Make Good and Prosper

Metropolis Magazine is hosting a unique humanitarian-focused design conference at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. On Monday, May 19, Metropolis will present Design Entrepreneurs:

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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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TOUCH | NY Recycled Design opens TODAY in NYC

TOUCH | NY Recycled Design opens TODAY in NYC

There is a lot of design innovation being served up during this weekend’s ICFF furniture fair, but as serious sustainable style scouts, we are perhaps most excited about the inaugural TOUCH | NY

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TOUCH | NY: Natural Fiber Decor by Domingos Tótora

TOUCH | NY: Natural Fiber Decor by Domingos Tótora

Domingos Tótora's natural fiber creations are some of the most imaginative and inspired designs we've seen. Driven by a passion for preservation, Tótora draws inspiration from natural landscapes to

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TOUCH | NY: Brazilian Eco Design hits NYC

TOUCH | NY: Brazilian Eco Design hits NYC

While we're looking forward to all of New York Design Week this year, there is one event in particular has piqued our interest. We've got our eye on TOUCH | NY, a three day design exhibit that will

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ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Mora Mobile by Adrift

ICFF SNEAK PEEK: Mora Mobile by Adrift

Spring may have sprung, but we’re still captivated by the lofty lilt of this “Mora” fallen leaf mobile by San Francisco based Brian Schmitt. We’ve been longtime fans of

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Urban Driftwood Stools by Ian Collings

Urban Driftwood Stools by Ian Collings

One of the show-stoppers at this year’s BKLYN Designs was the Pratt Institute’s student exhibition. There’s no better place to catch great new work by young designers, and we were

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LED Constellation Chandelier by Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn

LED Constellation Chandelier by Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn

This stunning LED chandelier lit up this year's BKLYN Designs with a stellar low-energy lighting solution for light emitting diodes. Recent Pratt graduate Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn wowed attendees at the

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COFFIN TABLE: Memento Coffee Table Casket

COFFIN TABLE: Memento Coffee Table Casket

Worrying that you don't think about death enough in your day-to-day life? Pratt student Charles Constantine is looking to change this and inject a bit of morbidity into the daily routine, with his new

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BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

BKLYN Designs – Inhabitat Reports

Inhabitat was on the scene all three days of BKLYN Designs this weekend and we have a lot of great finds to report back to you. The BKLYN Designs furniture exhibition, which is held in DUMBO every year

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BKLYN DESIGNS: Iglooplay Tea Pod Collection

BKLYN DESIGNS: Iglooplay Tea Pod Collection

We love our wholesome kid-friendly furniture here at Inhabitat. A modernist sensibility combined with the fun of living with a versatile, ‘growing system’ of organic pods equals the best in green

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Inhabitat reports from BKLYN Designs!

Inhabitat reports from BKLYN Designs!

Yesterday's rainy weather did nothing to deter our spirits as the Inhabitat team of Jill, Abigail, Mike and Ali headed to BKLYN Designs to check out this three day local design extravaganza. Your

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BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Uhuru Recycled Bourbon Barrel Furniture

BKLYN SNEAK PEEK: Uhuru Recycled Bourbon Barrel Furniture

We've long been fans of Brooklyn green furniture team Uhuru Design. Every year at BKLYN Designs we eagerly look forward to seeing Uhuru's latest work, from the beautiful recycled scrap wood Stoolen

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