The International Contemporary Furniture Fair opened its doors this past Saturday at New York’s Javits Center, inviting design fans to delve into 165,000 net square feet of home furnishing goodness. Known for beingNew York Design Week’s heaviest hitter, the show has grown even larger this year with an entire additional floor of exhibitors. Inhabitat hit the ICFF scene this weekend, and one of the design trends that stood out to us was an even more pronounced presence of multi-purpose, transforming furniture. From chairs that charge your phone to entertainment systems that slide out into beds, read on for our top double-duty furniture picks.
Here’s a video of the NI #LED parasol in action! Let’s illuminate all parasols and #umbrellas !#lighting #design #nycxdesign @nycxdesign @icff_nyc #ICFF @foxcatdesign
Slik Outdoor Living gathered a crowd around its booth with its eye-catching NI Parasol that does double duty as LED lighting.
The Inhabitat crew got to experience Lazzoni’s line of function-focused seating firsthand as we set up camp for the day in their press lounge.
The Lazzoni collection features sofas that transform into full-size beds with flip-up storage and wardrobes with integrated LED TVs.
Checking out Korean designer Kevin Park’s phone-charging tables and chairs. #icff #NYC @nycxdesign
We got a taste of the future at designer Kevin Park’s booth as he showed us how his phone-charging furnitureworks. The tables and chairs can wirelessly power up devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6, but it should be noted that the iPhone 6 still needs a special adapter to work.
Immersion Design demonstrated their Coalesce Loft Bed’s numerous design features, which include a desk that flips down into a bed, integrated storage, a telescoping desk surface, built-in shelving and a reclining loft bed.
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As standing desk advocates, we were immediately drawn to Stilvoll’s Crescendo C2 Maximus Desk, which is made of sustainably sourced Santos rosewood and can flip up to create a more ergonomic working surface or slide open to reveal hidden storage.
Transforming furnishing veterans Resource Furniture debuted their new Kali Theater Wall Bed, which serves as an entertainment system that slides out to reveal a flip-down twin-size wall bed.
A #fusiontables dining table and billiard table in one made with Simonis cloth, a company that supplied eight km of cloth during the Civil War for soldier uniforms on both sides. #icff @inhabitatnyc #NYC @nycxdesign
And last but not least, Fusion Tables showed off their two-in-one dining and billiard tables that are perfect for pool sharks who get hungry from time to time.
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