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 May, and is always a great place to spot brilliant new designs and emerging trends in the design world. This year’s show was smaller than usual (due to the soggy economy no doubt), but that made the stellar designs from this year’s show stand out even more.

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My favorite booth at the show had to be Pratt’s Design For a Dollar booth, which showcased a number of truly inventive student designs – all made for under $1. I’ve always been a fan of Pratt, but this year the design college upped the ante in innovation, truly proving that Pratt is where it’s at in terms of design education.

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