I have always wanted to visit New York, so when the opportunity came up to attend this Furniture Fair, I jumped at it! Alongside the exhibitors, there were a series of design talks. I attended one on Curated Luxury, what luxury means to different people. Some of the ideas are not as you would expect and I will look at these in another blog.
The key objectives I had for attending ICFF was to look at the latest trends and ideas emerging from both the United States and Europe and to provide me with stimulation and inspiration for my design work. So along with the displays at the show and the design talks, I also visited the New York Design Centre, an 18 floor building fully occupied with interior design showrooms, a range of other design showrooms (including favourites such as Jonathan Adler, Holly Hunt and Christian Liaigre) and soaked up the beautiful architecture of both iconic New York buildings, as well as residential areas with stunning front doors and street appeal.
In this Blog, I am going to share with you the latest trends in furniture that I saw at ICFF and in the various design showrooms. There were some very clear themes coming through, some we have seen a taste of already and some new ones.
One of the biggest trends on display was pouffs of all shapes, sizes and detailing. A pouff is a soft, round or square seat with no back or sides, used for sitting on or resting you feet on. I tend to think of a pouff as being smaller and softer than an ottoman, with no legs. You can have a lot of fun adding colour, texture and functionality into your spaces by adding a pouff or two!