ICFF announces 2024 programming and features

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) has announced new programming and features that attendees can expect at this year's edition of the event.

 

Photo: ICFF

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), located in New York City, has announced new features and programming to expect this year.

The fair is being held from May 19 to 21, 2024, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, during the citywide design festival NYCxDESIGN.

“Our main focus for ICFF and beyond is to foster stronger connections and commerce within the global design community,” said ICFF brand directors Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat. “We are presenting content that is evenly split between U.S. and international exhibitors and providing a fresh and innovative perspective that appeals to a younger audience. Through curated spaces for exploration and networking, the 35th edition promises to be a must-attend event.”

Throughout the course of the three-day event, designers, architects, interior designers, curators, buyers, and developers will have the opportunity to gather and explore the latest products from over 450 exhibitors, representing 35 countries worldwide.

Over 75 designers, makers and emerging talents will take centre stage as they participate in the ICFF Talks on the Main Stage and the Oasis with a lineup of panel sessions, keynote presentations, and intimate talks that will explore the future of residential and commercial design.

The 2024 edition will return with more spaces to explore and network in. New this year is Bespoke: The Art of Making, Design Schools Workshop, presented with Honda Design, OFS x ROOM, The Library, in partnership with Phaidon and the Water Studio x Grohe Lounge.

Here are a few highlights of this year’s edition of the fair.


At the Crossroads of American Design: Sustainability in Practice and Spirit

The Crossroads will be a collaboration between the ICFF brand directors; creative director David Rockwell, founder of Rockwell Group; and co-curator and editor Pei-Ru Keh. Sustainability will serve as the focal point of The Crossroads’ second iteration. The team has created a colourful and immersive environment that aims to be “an ode to the fantasy and dreams of American design” and a hands-on approach to sustainability practices. The Crossroads will present daily programming curated by Tiffany Jow, editor-in-chief of the design journal Untapped.

Credit: Rockwell Group, The Crossroads

WANTED

Formerly known as WantedDesign Manhattan, WANTED has become the destination for discovering new talent around the world as well as the place to engage with a professional network and begin  new collaborations. This year, WANTED continues to support the next generation of design professionals through Look Book, with 64 total participants and special activations in the Look Book Lounge x Canoa, Launch Pad, with 69 total participants, including the two Best of Launch Pad winners from 2023, Schools Showcase featuring 20 international schools and students, Design Schools Workshop, presented with Honda Design and in partnership with Pratt Institute and WANTED Lounge x Lumens, a central meeting area during the fair.

ICFF Talks

The Talks will be held on The Main Stage and The Oasis and will feature notable speakers including Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri, Luca Nichetto, Daniel Germani, Lindsey Adelman, Giulio Cappellini, David Trubridge, Lee Broom, and more. Other focused conversations will take place throughout the show floor in new dedicated spaces.

ICFF Night Out x Interni 

This will take place on Friday, May 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in various design showrooms in the NoMad area to celebrate New York’s international community of design brands.

ICFF Editors Awards

The winners of the awards will be announced on Sunday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. on The Main Stage.

For more information and to view the full schedule, click here.