ICFF 2024

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) recently wrapped up its 35th edition, which took place from May 19 to 21, 2024, in New York.

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The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) concluded its 35th edition, and its first under brand directors Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat. The fair was held from May 19 to 21, 2024, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, during the citywide design festival NYCxDESIGN.

“With a full year as brand directors, we implemented key elements for a successful design fair, merging culture and commerce with a focus on design. This approach has been central to WantedDesign since its inception and is now applied to ICFF,” said ICFF brand directors Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat. “We remained creative in our efforts to build and re-establish this event at the forefront of the international scene. ICFF is more than just a place to source products; it has become a vibrant meeting point for industry leaders. The U.S. market is dynamic and offers significant growth opportunities. ICFF stands out as the premier fair and year-round organization dedicated to helping the industry thrive.”

The event hosted more than 450 design brands representing 35 countries worldwide. It featured furniture, materials and textiles, lighting, flooring and rugs, kitchen and bath, wallcoverings, and assorted objects for commercial, residential, and hospitality environments.

Over 100 designs and emerging talents participated in over 40 panel sessions, keynote presentations, and intimate talks across the Main Stage, the Oasis, the Bespoke Salon, the Water Studio x Grohe, and the Look Book Lounge.

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This year, the total number of attendees at ICFF topped 13,000, with qualified buyers coming in over 10,000; which was up eight per cent over the previous year.

“As a result of our team’s efforts over the past year, the show floor is better curated, featuring design brands that are contemporary and original, with a balanced mix between U.S. and international, emerging and well-known brands. The floorplan is well-designed, making it more digestible and easier to navigate, with multiple destinations to discover new products under one roof. The programming is rich, inviting the audience to engage in conversations on diverse topics and high-quality content with global impact. The overall show experience has improved, welcoming visitors with fresh, bold branding, better signage, color-coded features, and multiple designed areas for lounging, socializing, and networking. Additionally, the ICFF Editors Awards ceremony was more entertaining this year, thanks to our new master of ceremony, Dan Rosen,” said Hainaut and Pijoulat.

This year, ICFF hosted the ICFF Editors Awards, WANTED’s Best of Launch Pad Awards for furniture/home accessories and lighting, Best of Schools award, and Best of Students award. New this year, Launch Pad and WANTED Lounge sponsor Lumens hosted the first People’s Choice Award on the show floor and online.

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