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August 2016

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AUGUST 2016 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 43 "The 2016 edition of ICFF NYC exceeded all of our expectations," said Kevin O'Keefe, ICFF show director. "Attendance increased by 6 percent to over 35,000 industry trade professionals, and the feedback on the quality of buyer and specifier meetings has been extremely positive. The expanded fair, with its new features and larger scale, were a hit with attendees, as were the Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards at MoMA, which we know will return bigger and better in 2017." RECORD ATTENDANCE, NEW EXHIBITORS AND LARGER EXHIBITION FOOTPRINT For 28 years, ICFF NYC has delivered "What's Best and What's Next" in global design. This year, more than 35,000 industry professionals explored 165,000 feet of exhibition space, making this year's show the largest overall. Attendees and exhibitors alike were impressed with the impact of the event: "This is the second year for Anglepoise at ICFF NYC and the North American debut for our new Giant collection and what a fantastic response we've received from an audience primed to expect only the best," said Simon Terry, innovation & brand director for Anglepoise. "Without a doubt we'll be back in 2017." The expanded second floor, featured several important pavilions including: Ho.MI New York Lifestyles, Luxe Interiors + Design, Emerging Designers, ICFF Schools and The Milk Stand curated by Design Milk. In its second year at the event, the Luxe Interiors + Design pavilion featured an additional 10,000 net sq. feet of a curated mix of transitional and classic contemporary design brands from around the world. "The Fair's second level was a resounding success," said Rose Mello, Christopher Guy showroom manager. The Milk Stand by Design Milk showcased a variety of emerging artists and designers from across the U.S, while Ho.MI, the preeminent Italian Lifestyles Fair, returned with an enlarged Ho.MI New York Lifestyles pavilion. Covering 12,000 net sq. feet, the pavilion presented a wide range of lighting, wall coverings, carpets, flooring, kitchen and bath and accessories from more than 50 Italian brands. R E C O R D A T T E N D A N C E , E X H I B I T I O N S P A C E , A N D E X H I B I T O R S S E T T H E T O N E F O R N Y C x D E S I G N W E E K NYC 2016 CORNERSTONE OF NYCxDESIGN —LARGEST EDITION—

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