May 16, 2022 | New York |
Wescover Lounge at ICFF
Wescover Lounge at ICFF

From May 15 to May 17 during ICFF, Wescover, the online marketplace for unique art and design sold directly from creators, hosted The Wescover Lounge. Appointed by creators and Wescover partners Fyrn, Seed Design, Hachi Collection, Model No and Jill Malek, the collaboratively styled space served as a hub for networking, learning and inspiration as well as a serene spot where show attendees could simply relax. 

The lounge also hosted a series of presentations featuring Wescover creators, partners, designers and industry influencers, including, on Monday, May 16, “Maintaining Your Authentic Voice,” a discussion among panelists Sergio Mannino, Jill Malek and Wescover design ambassador Jeff Schlarb moderated by Kathryn Greene, associate editor of Hospitality Design.

“Wescover’s mission is to support independent makers and artisans,” said co-founder and CEO Rachely Esman. “Our Wescover Lounge at ICFF was our first official industry event. The show was very successful for us and a great example of how we are working to support our community of creators.”

“It was such a privilege to be part of the Wescover panel ‘Community, Connection, Collaboration and Creation,’” said Susan Knof of Knof Design. “It is so wonderful to finally connect in person and share the design opportunities and challenges we are all confronted with today. From sustainability to health and wellness and the global supply chain crisis, design is a collaborative process and challenges are better overcome together.”

Kelly Dunn, founder of Fathom Design Company, agreed. “It was an honor to be included in Wescover’s panel discussing how to thrive going forward in this rapidly changing industry, by way of interior designers collaborating with excellent artisans to create long-lasting pieces that tell meaningful stories,” she said. “The design industry is evolving for the better and we’re on the front lines, leading the way.” 

“After nearly three decades of standing in a booth talking to ICFF about my work, it sure was nice to sit down on a stage for a talk with friends about the things we’ve learned along the way,” said Christopher Poehlmann of CP Lighting. “It always feels good to share some design love—sharing is caring, after all!”

Images by Gaia Squarci.

EVENT GALLERY
Furniture by Hachi Collections, rug by Woven Concepts, lighting by Seed Design and tapestry by Moses Nadel
Furniture by Hachi Collections, rug by Woven Concepts, lighting by Seed Design and tapestry by Moses Nadel
Furniture by Hachi Collections, rug by Woven Concepts, lighting by Seed Design and tapestry by Moses Nadel
The Wescover Lounge at ICFF
The Wescover Lounge at ICFF
The Wescover Lounge at ICFF
Sheida Idjadi, co-founder of Woven Concepts
Sheida Idjadi, co-founder of Woven Concepts
Sheida Idjadi, co-founder of Woven Concepts
Rinat Tahar of Tahar Decor with Matt Kenney of Wescover
Rinat Tahar of Tahar Decor with Matt Kenney of Wescover
Rinat Tahar of Tahar Decor with Matt Kenney of Wescover
Wall hangings by Candice Luter and lighting by Seed Design
Wall hangings by Candice Luter and lighting by Seed Design
Wall hangings by Candice Luter and lighting by Seed Design
Matt Kenney of Wescover
Matt Kenney of Wescover
Matt Kenney of Wescover
Elaine Tran of Wescover
Elaine Tran of Wescover
Elaine Tran of Wescover
Megan Conroy of Wescover
Megan Conroy of Wescover
Megan Conroy of Wescover
Rachely Esman, co-founder and CEO of Wescover
Rachely Esman, co-founder and CEO of Wescover
Rachely Esman, co-founder and CEO of Wescover
Hardware by Mi + Gei
Hardware by Mi + Gei
Hardware by Mi + Gei
Dave Charne and Jane Hargrave of San Francisco–based Fyrn
Dave Charne and Jane Hargrave of San Francisco–based Fyrn
Dave Charne and Jane Hargrave of San Francisco–based Fyrn
Kevin Wildes and Daniel Ticker of Model No
Kevin Wildes and Daniel Ticker of Model No
Kevin Wildes and Daniel Ticker of Model No
Tables from Fyrn
Tables from Fyrn
Tables from Fyrn
Gianna Zarlengo of Wescover
Gianna Zarlengo of Wescover
Gianna Zarlengo of Wescover
Gili Shiloni of Wescover
Gili Shiloni of Wescover
Gili Shiloni of Wescover
Mayaan Maltz of Wescover
Mayaan Maltz of Wescover
Mayaan Maltz of Wescover
The Wescover lounge hosted a panel, “Maintaining Your Authentic Voice,” with (from second to left) Sergio Mannino, Jill Malek and Jeff Schlarb. Kathryn Greene, associate editor of Hospitality Design (left), moderated the discussion.
The Wescover lounge hosted a panel, “Maintaining Your Authentic Voice,” with (from second to left) Sergio Mannino, Jill Malek and Jeff Schlarb. Kathryn Greene, associate editor of Hospitality Design (left), moderated the discussion.
The Wescover lounge hosted a panel, “Maintaining Your Authentic Voice,” with (from second to left) Sergio Mannino, Jill Malek and Jeff Schlarb. Kathryn Greene, associate editor of Hospitality Design (left), moderated the discussion.
Screen by Casa Minimo, paneling by Hachi Collections, Lighting by Seed Design, seating and tables by Fyrn and rug by Woven Concepts
Screen by Casa Minimo, paneling by Hachi Collections, Lighting by Seed Design, seating and tables by Fyrn and rug by Woven Concepts
Screen by Casa Minimo, paneling by Hachi Collections, Lighting by Seed Design, seating and tables by Fyrn and rug by Woven Concepts
Jill Malek in front of one of her firm’s newly debuted wallcoverings
Jill Malek in front of one of her firm’s newly debuted wallcoverings
Jill Malek in front of one of her firm’s newly debuted wallcoverings
Wescover design ambassador Jeff Schlarb
Wescover design ambassador Jeff Schlarb
Wescover design ambassador Jeff Schlarb
The Wescover team: top row, left to right: Hilary Sessions, Ani Chivchyan, Megan Conroy, CEO Rachely Esman, Elaine Tran and Matt Kenney; bottom row, left to right: Gili Shiloni, co-founder Yoad Snapir, Mayaan Maltz and Gianna Zarlengo
The Wescover team: top row, left to right: Hilary Sessions, Ani Chivchyan, Megan Conroy, CEO Rachely Esman, Elaine Tran and Matt Kenney; bottom row, left to right: Gili Shiloni, co-founder Yoad Snapir, Mayaan Maltz and Gianna Zarlengo
The Wescover team: top row, left to right: Hilary Sessions, Ani Chivchyan, Megan Conroy, CEO Rachely Esman, Elaine Tran and Matt Kenney; bottom row, left to right: Gili Shiloni, co-founder Yoad Snapir, Mayaan Maltz and Gianna Zarlengo
Ani Chivchyan of Wescover
Ani Chivchyan of Wescover
Ani Chivchyan of Wescover
Yoad Snapir, co-founder and CTO of Wescover
Yoad Snapir, co-founder and CTO of Wescover
Yoad Snapir, co-founder and CTO of Wescover
Hilary Sessions of Wescover
Hilary Sessions of Wescover
Hilary Sessions of Wescover