What to expect from ICFF 2016 – The 28th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 14-17, 2016.

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North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

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Trade
Saturday, May 14
and Sunday, May 15
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 16
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
(11th Avenue at 38th Street)
New York City

 

Why Attend

For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 net square feet (15,300 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 33,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. On Tuesday, May 17th, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well.

More than 750 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

The ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela.

Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain and Portugal Brands.

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On-site Rules

  • On-site registrants will be charged a $60 admission fee.
  • Non-exhibiting Manufacturers are also welcome to attend the show for a $100 fee and onsite is $150 admission fee.
  • Children must be accompanied by a registered attendee and will be charged a $60 admission fee.
  • Permission must be granted by exhibitors before taking any images.
  • Luggage carts and strollers will not be permitted on the exhibit floor during ICFF hours.

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On-site Assistance

  • The Javits Center has a limited number of designated handicap parking spaces, which are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Wheelchairs may be reserved free of charge by calling 212-216-2196 in advance.
  • Motorized scooters may be rented by calling 212-662-4548 in advance.
  • All levels of the Javits Center are accessible by elevator.
  • The Food Court is accessible by ramp.
  • Courtesy Shuttle Bus
  • For the four-day duration of the Fair, 165,000 net square feet (15,300 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 32,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. On Tuesday, May 17, ICFF opens its doors to the general public, as well.

 

  • More than 700 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

 

  • ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom and Venezuela.

 

  • Making their yearly pilgrimage to the celebrated design hub will be contingents from Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Brazilian Furniture, British European Design Group (BEDG), Ceramics of Italy, Design Philippines, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain, HO.MI New York and Portugal Brands.

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Features

Innovative exhibits and events highlight contemporary design’s current best and brightest.


NYCxDESIGN AWARDS

This year, Interior Design magazine and ICFF will present the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, a global design competition celebrating outstanding achievement across major areas of design—from architecture to interiors, from products to collectibles, from craft to technology.

This annual celebration serves as the platform to highlight New York City’s diverse design community and its contributions to the fabric and economy of the five boroughs, together with examples of some of the latest in global design.

This open and inclusive awards program will serve as a connector pulling together and rewarding excellence in design achievement from the over 500 events that comprise New York City’s showcase of global design. Submissions are open to all fairs, exhibitors, and design firms until April 13th. Winners will be announced on May 14th at 6PM at the MoMA. For more information, go to http://NYCxDESIGNawards.com

*For purchase inquiries, please register to attend the show or contact Tasha.beckford@emeraldexpo.com


Best of Design Weeks

In a new 2016 initiative in partnership with NYCxDesign, ICFF has invited Design Weeks from around the globe to come and showcase their unique design expressions to the ICFF and New York design community.

Stop by and welcome designers and projects from Tokyo Design Week, Barcelona Design Week and more!


Global Emerging Designers

Presented by Interior Design Magazine

ICFF presents never before seen emerging design talents from all over the world.

Meet the up and coming design stars from France, Spain, Brazil, Norway, United Kingdom, Philippines and Japan.


luxe. interiors + design

ICFF and the leading media for the luxury interiors space, luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, combine to create the first exhibition dedicated to high end contemporary and classic interior design. Architects, interior designers, decorators, and developers will find unique solutions at luxe to apply to their next luxury design challenge.

Top brands feature the best in furniture, lighting, accessories, art objects, materials, flooring and more.


HO.MI Comes to ICFF

New York: The Lifestyles Fair

The preeminent Italian Lifestyles Fair, HO.MI, held bi-annually at the Milan Fairgrounds comes to ICFF for the 2nd year May 2016!

Experience the beauty, style and elegance of Italian design presented by more than one hundred leading brands and emerging talent all direct from Milan.

Explore Italian style in furniture, lighting, wall coverings, carpets, flooring, kitchen & bath, accessories and more.


Design Milk

The Milk Stand by Design Milk is a new featured booth that brings together designers and makers from all over the world to show and sell their work.

The 2016 Milk Stand will include American and Canadian designers and makers selling everything from modern jewelry and watches to wallets to home decor. Featured exhibitors include Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Analog Watch Co., Swissted posters, Konzuk jewelry, and Capsule wallets and many more.

The space will house 14 exhibitors and include a lounge area with an electronics charging station. The booth is designed by NYC design firm BOWER and features custom furnishings, as well as pieces from Blu Dot. The booth has been curated by Design Milk Editor Jaime Derringer.


ASID at ICFF

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) returns to ICFF with an expanded educational program for industry professionals and a new student day program.

Positioned on the show floor, the ASID educational series will bring together thought leaders and industry experts to present provocative content throughout ICFF. Sessions will appeal to a cross-section of design markets and will include topics on business practices, design’s impact on human health and wellness, housing trends, and materials. Registered session attendees will earn 0.1 Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) approved continuing education units (CEU) per session.

See full ASID at ICFF information on ASID.org and register to attend. (Note: Education session attendees must register to attend ICFF separately).


Two Levels

As a result of massive increases in new exhibitors and features, ICFF  encompass two levels at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Be sure to check out the upper level features, Luxe, the on floor ASID Conference, over 100 exhibitors from HO.MI and Salone Del Mobile, Milan, and the HP custom wall paper exhibition on the main floor.


ICFF Schools

Applications are open- Apply here

ICFF® invites your school to exhibit free of charge at ICFF 2016, May 14-17 in New York City, to showcase the best design work of currently enrolled students.

In addition, top industry trade magazine editors will select one school to receive an ICFF Editors Award (presented amongst 12 different categories) for “Best Design School”. This is a great opportunity to be recognized in the modern industrial design arena and garner the attention of trade press and 30,000 industry professionals.
For more details contact, Heather Wood at heather.wood@emeraldexpo.com.

2016 Participating Schools

  • School of Art Institute of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • School of Design, Syracuse University
  • University of Iowa- Winner 2015 Awards
  • Kean University
  • Savannah College Arts and Design
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • South Dakota State University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Parsons School of Design
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Fashion Institute of Technology NYC
  • Drexel University Product Design

ICFF Opening Night Party at MOMA

Presented by ICFF & Luxe Interiors + Design and Sponsored by IOA

Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Design and Architecture Galleries

Open Bar

11 West 53rd Street
New York City

NYCxDesign Awards at 6pm-7pm (Includes wine pouring and transport from ICFF to MoMA)

Awards only: $80.00

Party and Awards: $150.00

Party only: $95.00

*For purchase questions, please contact Tasha.beckford@emeraldexpo.com

*Must register for ICFF to purchase tickets

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