Best New Designs from ICFF

lighting ideasWhen it comes to modern design tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is by far the biggest and best in the U.S. The four-day New York show ended yesterday and held up to its reputation with a slew of inspiring products and displays from around the world.

A few of my favorite finds…

Above, 13 wood-veneer pendants from LZF Lamps cluster together to form a show-stopping installation.

modern outdoor seating ideasKenneth Cobonpue’s new canopy lounger for Hive is so inviting, it’s worth the funny tan lines.

unique ideas for bookshelvesBrooklyn-based Faktura turns traditional shelving on its head with the V Bookshelf.

best votive holdersA sweet floral design appears within these bone-china votive holders by designer Hanna Tonek Bonnett. The best part? When lit, the pattern shines through and casts shadows in the shapes of roses.

modern kids chairsBaby Acapulco by Innit Designs is one hip kids’ chair. I took a seat in the little chair and the durable vinyl cords made for a surprisingly comfortable seat.

modern double-use furnitureWinner of ICFF’s New Designer Award, Objeti has come forward with a very clever line of multipurpose furniture. My favorite within their new Aerialist series is the Line bench/table/console. The three powder-coated steel panels can flip to become a cushioned seat, tabletop, or a combination of both.

modern lighting ideasSpanish company Fambuena had a number of gorgeous lights but this geometric pendant was the most dramatic.

modern baby cribFor the modern urban family, the Koo bassinet could not be more functional. Made by Lunar, the front folds down to become a rocking chair.

Which design is your favorite?