| May 15, 2012 |
ICFF highlights and happenings around NYC
Boh staff
By Staff

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) officially kicks off at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center on Saturday and runs through Tuesday. Here's a rundown of what's happening around town during the four-day fair (with some open starting Friday) and various satellites.

Wanted Design, The Tunnel @ Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, 10am-7pm. Highlights include the Jason Wu-designed collection for Brizo, displaying in an installation by architect Tommy Zung, and Tumi Design Concierge, which will offer visitors information on what to do and where to be for all of the ICFF events. Interact with the new Dror for Tumi expandable luggage collection, too.

Scale, an exhibition in the Library and Garden of The Standard, East Village, 25 Cooper Square, the hub of NoHo Design District.

Jaime Hayon's designs will be on view at Mondo, 20 West 22nd.

Carl Hansen & Son is launching Mogens Koch's iconic shelving system along with a viewing of Hans Wegner designs, including his Opala lamps and a relaunched sofa. 304 Hudson Street.

Moroso is celebrating its 60th anniversary and showing off new designs from Milan. 146 Greene Street.

Kvadrat will be showing its iconic textile, Hallingdal 65, at the Jil Sander showroom. In celebration, Kvadrat invited seven curators international curators (including Tord Boontje, Ilse Crawford, Søren Rose, Constance Rubini, Hans Maier-Aichen, Jeffrey Bernett, Andre Fu) to select emerging design talent from around the world. The designers were tasked with reinterpreting the 45-year-old textile. Nine of the pieces, by Jonah Takagi, Jonathan Olivares, Leon de Lange, Marti Guixe, Mischertraxler, Philippe Malouin, Raw Edges, Smallprojects and Stephen Burks, which were first shown at Salone del Mobile, will be on display. 30 Howard Street.

Fritz Hansen presents its Miniscule collection, designed by Cecilie Manz, 22 Wooster Street.

Stepevi, the Turkish carpet company, is continuing to show off its new SoHo showroom and its contemporary designs, 147 Wooster Street.

Kartell will show Philippe Starck's Miss Less collection for the first time in the U.S., along with "Work in Project", an exhibition of new products, videos and sketches that reveal the industrial process with participants including Piero Lissoni and Tokujin Yoshioka. 39 Greene Street.

Artemide will introduce a new series, including the Cosmic Landscape by Ross Lovegrove. 46 Greene Street.

GD Cucine, 227 West 17th Street, is introducing a wood bath group called Dogi, and chairs representing ultimate Italian artisan craftsmanship, along with an exhibition of hand-crafted chairs by Segnoitaliano.

Bisazza presents the Wanders Collection, a new bath suite designed by Marcel Wanders, along with Bisazza's new mosaic patterns by Wanders, Patricia Urquiola, Tord Boontje and Edward Van Vliet, 43 Greene Street.

Don't forget to check out the Herman Miller pop-up store. 68 Wooster Street.

Some of what not to miss at Javitz:

Bespoke Global is presenting a collection called Be:Sotted, in celebration of their first anniversary, with collaborations from some of their artisans including Kiln Design Studio, Farrago, Maki Yamamoto and Heather Palmer. Booth 2118.

Artek will present Ilmari Tapiovaara's Kiki collection and Harri Koskinen's Lento collection. Booth 1804. 

Jonathan Adler, booth 1848. Adler's also collaborating with Kohler on four special-edition colors. Booth 1762.

Bernahardt Design is presenting design legend Charles Pollock's first new product for an American company in 47 years. Pollock designed his eponymous office chair for Florence Knoll, which was released in 1965 and became the most successful office chair in history.

First time exhibitor Vim & Vigor will show its SF Lamps, an asymmetric, spun-metal series of hanging pendants, as part of the ICFF Studio series presented by Bernardt. Booth 868.

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