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August 2016

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM AUGUST 2016 44 "ICFF is highly beneficial to our brand," says Anton Van Der Lande, agent for North America Artifort. "ICFF is a showroom for us—80 percent of our North American retail customers are developed here. As a long-standing exhibitor, this is my favorite fair. We can miss Salone del Mobile Milano or Copenhagen, but we will not miss ICFF NYC." DISCOVERING & AWARDING THE BEST IN EMERGING DESIGN The 11th edition of ICFF Studio, a collaboration between Bernhardt Design and ICFF NYC, celebrates original and uncommon products submitted by designers from around the world. Hundreds of aspiring and talented designers competed to be one of the 11 selected to participate in the 2016 ICFF Studio Class presented by Bernhardt Design. Additionally, ICFF and Interior Design Magazine collaborated to present the ICFF NYC Emerging Design Pavilions, featuring the work of up-and-coming global designers from France, Japan, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Austria, the Philippines and Spain as well as the New York Furniture Society. Two award programs celebrated the "best" design at the Fair and around NYC - the ICFF Editors' Awards and the Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards. Each year, ICFF has convened the industry's top editors, inviting them to select the best of the best. They awarded a total of 12 prizes – 11 for product design and one to the school demonstrating the best exhibition in the ICFF Schools pavilion. A complete list of 2016 ICFF Editors' Awards winners may be viewed at interior-design-magazine-and-icff-name-winners-of-the-inaugural- nycxdesign-awards/. Interior Design magazine and ICFF also presented the first annual Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards, rewarding excellence in design achievement from the over 500 events that comprise NYCxDESIGN Week. Submissions were open to all fairs, exhibitors and design firms, and the winners were announced just prior to the annual ICFF Opening Night Party at MoMA (the Modern Museum of Art) on Saturday, May 14. PROVIDING EDUCATION ON WHAT'S NEXT AND WHAT'S BEST In addition to exhibiting the best in emerging design, the second level of ICFF hosted on-the-floor ICFF Talks, designed to stimulate the creative conversation between designers, brands and industry leaders. A total of 12 insightful panel discussions and presentations made up the programming. ICFF education partner, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), offered CEU approved programs throughout the show, including panel discussions and education sessions geared towards design professionals. ICFF HEADS TO MIAMI The debut edition of ICFF Miami ® is slated for October 5 & 6, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Joining sister show ICFF NYC, ICFF Miami will present a full complement of leading brands addressing every facet of better interiors for residential, hospitality, commercial and high-end retail. Luxe Interiors + Design will join ICFF Miami with a major pavilion feature, showcasing the finest luxury brands offering classic contemporary styling. "The ICFF team has been working to bring ICFF to Miami Beach for over two years," said O'Keefe. "You can be very sure we will deliver a spectacular platform to our exhibitors and attendees in October. Expect a landmark event in the design industry." Over 700,000 qualified architects, designers, developers, and retail showrooms who attend ICFF NYC, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), GlobalShop, and the Hospitality Design Expo, as well as those who receive design:retail, Contract, Kitchen + Bath Business, and Hospitality Design magazines, have been invited to attend. Registration opened in June at For more information about ICFF NYC and ICFF Miami, contact Kristen Jenkins at or at 717.693.3442. For ICFF Miami marketing opportunities, please contact Heather Wood, ICFF Marketing Manager, at or at 770.291.5426. ICFF NYC ® AND ICFF MIAMI ® ICFF NYC ® is the premier North American global Design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, kitchen and bath and fabricators, attracting more than 710 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from around the world. The 29th annual ICFF is scheduled for May 21-24, 2017, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Please visit for more information. The first annual ICFF Miami ® will debut on October 5 & 6, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, presenting hundreds of leading brands and addressing every facet of better interiors for residential, hospitality, commercial and high end retail. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter at @ICFF and on Instagram at icff_nyc. RO NYC 2016

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