Day two at Blogfest 2011 started with a trip to the Javits Center for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). It was a quick run through but with more than 25,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers & manufacturers its product overload. The floor was full of contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. I snapped a few shots of my top three booths and am still going through all of the literature I picked up from the show.
Tracy Glover Studio: The glassblowing process has always fascinated me and I was instantly smitten with Tracy’s booth. Table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers and decorative accessories make this line one of my favorites by far! Images Via: Tracy Glover & Studio Ten 25
Tucker Robbins: I was instantly drawn to the colorful headdresses in the booth but once I began to take a better look at the details of each piece, this line became one of my favorites at the show. Each piece is handmade and the options of unique hardwoods are absolutely gorgeous. Images Via: Tucker Robbins & Studio Ten 25
Emerald Faerie: Wow…there really are no words. Fiona’s stunning line of unique lighting using steel, copper wire, brass chains and antique cutlery were displayed in front of a simple black background and glistened so beautifully. Images Via: Emerald Faerie & Studio Ten 25
After a quick trip through the ICFF, we headed off to meet Designer Barbara Barry for the introduction of her new line from Kravet called Indochine. She shared several personal snapshots from her trip to Asia and discussed how the small details inspired the Indochine line. She also introduced the addition of her Citrine blend tea! She was so gracious and took the time to meet everyone. When I made it to the front of the line, I gave her a sneak peek of one of my current projects using her fabric! I think she liked it because she gave me a high five! Images Via: Pretty Pink Tulips & Studio Ten 25
After meeting Barbara Barry everyone headed out to Long Island City where Traditional Home presented the Lee Jofa Heritage Collection at Mayo Studios. We were handed Inspired Styles, a fabulous book featuring the work and inspirations of designers who are collaborating with Kravet and Lee Jofa’s fabric lines. Six of the designers were on hand to sign the book and each of them had a full scale set designed using the fabrics!
Eric Cohler, Diamond Baratta, Suzanne Rheinstein, David Easton, Suzanne Kasler & Thomas O’Brien were all available to sign our books and chit chat about their upcoming launches. I was super excited to meet Thomas O’Brien, he even discussed the latest additions to his Target line that will launch soon!
Stay tuned, tomorrow I will cover the last day at Blogfest2011. Our visit to Kravet & Lee Jofa’s design studio and the New York Design Center were full of sneak peeks and our Sweet Endings Party with Thom Filicia!