Design agenda: what not to miss at the ICFF

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New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair, or ICFF (May 14-17), attracts exhibitors from 40 countries with 23,000 attendees. Designs in the field of furniture, seating, flooring, outdoor furniture and lighting are represented at the design week.

In addition to major designers' launches - Karim Rashid is expected to debut a New York-themed range for B-Line, Jason Miller has teamed up with Roll & Hill for a modular lighting system called Endless - here are some of the satellite events during the ICFF that are open to the public:

Designboom mart

For the seventh time, the design site presents a shoppable exhibition of more than 40 designers from all over the world. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the young avant-garde and purchase their work - prototypes and limited-edition pieces - on the spot. Open at the Jacob K. Javits convention center from 10am to 4pm.

http://www.designboom.com

Noho Design District

Running May 13-16, several venues around Great Jones and Bond streets will showcase designers' latest products as well as host film screenings and pop-up stores.

http://www.nohodesigndistrict.com

Private Property

High-end, eco-friendly furniture inspired by New York City's graffiti scene including Earsnot, Jim Joe, or Max Fish will be on display at the Bowery, curated by the New York Art Department, Alife, and Uhuru.

http://www.alifenyc.com

Model Citizens

Both a public exhibition and trade show as well as a pop-up shop, this event at the Chelsea Art Museum will showcase work from over 90 international and American independent designers, graduate students, and design studios such as the Dutch collective Duran/Vanderpoort. Featured items will include furniture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, home décor and art objects.

http://www.chelseaartmuseum.org

Get Lit, Get Ink'd

To celebrate the launch of his new lamps designed for FLOS, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders will offer limited-edition Wanders designed tattoos, inked by Scott Trerrotola of the Ritual 13 parlor at the FLOS flagship store on Greene Street. In addition, Wanders will sign a limited number of copies of his new book, Interiors, published by Rizzoli.

http://www.flos.com





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