International Contemporary Furniture Fair Show Report

Posted by Randi Walker
May 25th, 2010

The 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) took place in New York from May 15 – 18 at the Jacob Javits Centre.  22,800 designers, architects, retailers, agents, distributors, and interested buyers came to see this international event hosting the greatest display of contemporary furniture and design from all over the world.

This year, BC Wood had a record number of participants including Brent Comber Originals, Martha Sturdy, Judson Beaumont & Straightline Design, Dexel Crafted, Park Studio, and first time participants John Ross Design and Christian Woo.  Three of the companies (Dexel Crafted, Park Studio and Christian Woo) completed the Working Wood Mentoring Project that was part of the Business Innovation Partnership (BIP) last year. Watch the iforwood.com site for an upcoming video of these company’s thoughts on how the mentoring program helped them successfully compete in this high-end and high-energy trade event.

Our BC designers captured the interest of both the local and international press, and a number of popular magazines and bloggers interviewed all of them throughout the show.  This is amazing exposure for our local designers/manufacturers and we will keep you posted on any press/media we earned from our participation here this week.  You can check here for the first blog from the show: www.treehugger.com/files/2010/05/british-columbian-designers-at-icff.php.   Congratulations to our amazing and talented BC Designers!

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