Right before rolling into summer, New York welcomes its annual design week which includes ICFF and a network of small to medium events across the city. While I never worked in the interior or furniture industry, it continues to fuse inspirations in terms of colors and materials! Here is a quick recap of what I saw at ICFF.

Sustainable Materials

Just a sustainability is trending in many industries, the use of sustainable materials also present as a future direction in building and interior space. Model No uses biodegradable and plant-based materials to 3D-print furniture. Cork, an eco-friendly materials that we are already familiar with, is becoming widely used in design furnitures. Furniture and building materials made with recycled plastics – plus modular design for additional circular intention. We are also seeing glass tiles that are beautifully made with electronic wastes.

Model No uses biodegradable and plant-based materials to 3D-print furniture.
Model No uses biodegradable and plant-based materials to 3D-print furniture (additive for 3D-printing).
Model No uses biodegradable and plant-based materials to 3D-print furniture.
Model No uses biodegradable and plant-based materials to 3D-print furniture (close-up view).
Cork is becoming widely used in design furnitures.
Cork is becoming widely used in design furnitures.
Furniture and building materials made with recycled plastics (by Terratico).
Furniture and building materials made with recycled plastics – plus modular design for additional circular intention (by Waste & Hope).
glass tiles that are beautifully made with electronic wastes.

Unconventional Expression of Materiality

Imagination never cease in the space of creativity. We continue to see materials presented in unexpected form and shape. Metal stools and interior pieces that “bloat”, and light-weighted stone-looking stools that can “fly”.

Metal stools and interior pieces that “bloat” (by Zieta).
Metal stools and interior pieces that “bloat” (by Zieta).
light-weighted stone-looking stools that can “fly” (by Zachary A. Studio).
light-weighted stone-looking stools that can “fly” (by Zachary A. Studio).
Problem-solving ??? ?????. Former head of CMF at Motorola. A New York-based and world-traveling Design Consultant with over 13 years of specialty in CMF Design. 高雄囡仔,前摩托羅拉CMF設計團隊負責人,目前定居於紐約並遊牧世界,任自由撰稿人兼CMF設計顧問,持續投入在CMF設計的科普推廣,並為WGSN及羅技等公司提供CMF專案支持或諮詢服務。

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