ISSUE 21  |  ICFF Report

Design Visit: ICFF

May 20, 2008 2:51 AM

BY Julie Carlson

From Julie and Francesca:

We forgot to mention the free-flowing champagne (Moet & Chandon) and the music (Nosi) at the ICFF opening day. Or the chefs simmering risotto on the Italian aisle, or the chocolate sculptures of chairs being passed out. Or the fact that we saw Parker Posey pawing through stacks of fabric samples. More interesting, actually, were the electronic innovations.

Below: From Vancouver–based Bocci, the 22 Series electrical plug, which is inset into the wall and skim-coated over, leaving just the circular plug area. No sketchy plastic cover required. Just pure plug-in. Available at Arkitektura in Situ in San Francisco.

Below: Materialicious first posted the Wall Cleat—"for mooring the many ropes of technology." There it was at the ICFF, the outlet cover designed by Brooklyn-based Karl Zahn for OBoiler.

Below: Based in Baldwin Park, California, outside LA, the unassuming team behind Koncept lighting has come out with a line of stunning LED lighting; both the Z-Bar Desk Lamp (below for $170) and the I-Tower High Power Floor Lamp ($200). Both at YLighting.

Below: There was a fair amount of buzz around the Geneva Lab booth. Available at Design Within Reach, the Piano-Lacquered Wooden Sound Boxes are available in red, white, and black and are outfitted with a CD player, FM tuner, and iPod dock. The large size is $849.

Below: We all fell hard for Nicolo Taliani‘s lighting: the fabric cord retracts into the lamp at will. Available in white, black, red, and orange.