Every May in New York City, the flowers bloom, the cold winter weather becomes a distant memory, and thousands of thousands of avid design fans flock to the Javits Center for the tens of thousands of square feet of the newest and coolest from the design world. We attended ICFF expecting the usual whirlwind, but were pleasantly surprised by the amount of thoughtful, green, and engaging items we found. Like anything else, ICFF is a mixture of the good, bad, and the boring, but we found ourselves pleased by the diamonds in the rough that demonstrated a greener, more thoughtful approach to design. Read on for our highlights from ICFF.

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ICFF 2007
ICFF lobby at the Javits Center

Sibir Designs, CD Lamps, ICFF 2007
Sibir Designs CD Lamps

DForm, ICFF 2007
DForm Booth

Silverware lamp, ICFF 2007
“Hungry” Silverware Chandelier by Fabbian

ICFF 2007, Tord Boontje, Nanimarquina, Little field of flowers
Jill with Tord Boontje’s Little Field of FlowersRug for Nanimarquina

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New children’s collection of organic cotton bedding from Amenity

ICFF 2007, Rick Lee, Owl lamp, Habby lamp
Rick Lee’s Habby-Like Owl Lamp – We’re going to commission him to make a Habby lamp for us

ICFF 2007, Iannone Sanderson
Iannone Sanderson never fails to impress with their eco-friendly, thoughtful and beautiful wood furniture

ICFF 2007, Metropolis Magazine, Metropolis booth
Metropolis Magazine’s booth was the hit of the show

ICFF 2007, Metropolis Magazine, Metropolis booth
Metropolis booth’s green roof

ICFF 2007, Molo, paper seating
Molo’s booth– soft seating with plants

ICFF 2007, Mixko
Mixko’s eye-catching lamps were one of our favorite discoveries at this year’s ICFF

ICFF 2007, Thout, Electrical cord lamps
Thout’s Electrical Cord Lamps

ICFF 2007, Corona Solar light, Emi Fujita, Shane Kohatsu
Corona Solar Light by Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu

Nume Cutey McCute Kids FurnitureEco-friendly Kids Furniture was all the rage at this year’s ICFF. This collection from Nume was one of our favorites.

Pkolino Eco DeskMore awesome kids furniture from P’kolino

Chalkboard Bent Ply Kids DeskWe just couldn’t get enough of the eco kids furniture this year – there was SO MUCH on display. We especially like this chalkboard take on the bent-ply classic.

ICFF 2007, Moroso
The Moroso booth was impressive

ICFF 2007, Organic LED lamp, LED light, LED's
Organic LED ““Archimedes’ Dream” Lamp by Makoto Tojiki

ICFF 2007, Noodle Design, photo lamps
Noodle Design photo lamps

ICFF 2007