Have a drink in style during NYCxDESIGN at one of these three amazing rooftop bars in Manhattan (and one overlooking JFK airport’s most iconic terminal)—all of which feature cool ambience and great views.
ICFF is North America’s platform for global design. Over 900 exhibitors from across the globe showcase what’s best and what’s next for luxury interior design to more than 38,000 design industry attendees each year in New York.
ICFF offers an unparalleled opportunity to view innovative design trends from across the globe and experience interactive, educational programming led by the industry’s leading designers and icons. Architects, interior designers, visual merchandisers, and developers visit ICFF each year for inspiration and concepts to apply in their next design project.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ICFF
- ICFF Talks
Positioned on the show floor, ICFF Talks features design visionaries and leaders who share insight and knowledge as it relates to the interior design world
- ICFF Studio
In its 14th year, ICFF and Bernhardt Design bring the next crop of emerging designers to the forefront through the juried ICFF Studio competition
- NYCxDESIGN Awards & Party
Presented by Interior Design Magazine and ICFF, the NYCxDESIGN Awards & Party is a highlight of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe
ASID AT ICFF
ASID is thrilled to showcase the impact of design at ICFF, engage with visitors, and explore the beautiful, impactful, and sometimes surprising ways that design impacts lives. We’ll also provide timely and relevant education sessions each day.
Sunday, May 19
12 – 1 p.m. Aging in Place in an Urban Environment: New Design Solutions
How do we design housing to accommodate multiple generations with different needs, incorporating cutting-edge solutions for flexibility and accessibility? Learn how multi-family and community housing in urban environments is evolving to reflect new family structures and an aging population. You’ll come away with practical ideas to help you create flexible living spaces to fit and adapt to the current trends of universal and accessible design.
Monday, May 20
12 – 1 p.m. Creating Purpose-Driven Spaces: What Does it Look Like to Leverage Design for Good?
Speaker: Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C
Human emotion is uniquely tied to human behavior. An individual’s emotional connection to a space, environment, or culture can provide a strong sense of belonging. This is valuable for developing engagement within spaces we design. As designers, we have the ability to impact behaviors through our design decisions. We must be mindful of this power as we seek a deeper meaning, experience, or contribution to society with our work. It’s important to continuously understand our audience and build spaces that represent a greater purpose and relationship to the activities that happen within, inspiring users and reaching their hearts and minds. In today’s world, everything is so highly competitive and constantly evolving that when designers create purpose-driven spaces, they develop a level of captivation and engagement with the environment which sets them apart.
Tuesday, May 21
12 – 1 p.m. Business Skills for Creatives: What You Need to Know About Contracts and Fees
Speaker: Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID
The contract between you and your client is a legal document, and plays a critical role in setting the tone and establishing yourself as a professional. Every contract includes a section on Designer Compensation, and we’ll show you how to effectively present your fee structure to reflect the true value of your design services, giving you guidelines and tips so that you can maximize profits. Gain insight and strategies to help you establish the right price point for your creative skills, services, and design vision – ensuring business profitability and success.
THE ASID DESIGN IMPACT AWARDS
The ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards recognize innovative products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent. Winning products will be featured by exhibitors at ICFF.
Mohawk Group recently unveiled their brand-new showroom in NYC. Located in a former textile factory in historic Chelsea, the 13,000-square-foot space was designed by Gensler and incorporates LEED and WELL Building Standard qualifications, fully expressing Mohawk’s company ethos: Believe in better.
“Coming from our manufacturing and textile background, this building really spoke to us,” explains Jackie Dettmar, VP of commercial design and product development. “It feels like this is home. It’s part of our history and part of Mohawk.”
Flooded with natural light, the showroom embraces an open plan with inviting work and meeting spaces, versatile product displays, a working sample library, a materials education lab, and an open area for events and training. Herbs and other flora sit in simple planters along the window, exemplifying the company’s commitment to biophilia and healthy design.
Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen took a tour of the space on Facebook. “It seems to me that these days projects have to be functional, beautiful, technical, sustainable, and now with WELL, good for the people working there,” she said. “When I’m walking through this space, I feel really good.”
Experience the full tour below:
Air-purifying technology is a major component of a new high-rise at 570 Broome in New York’s SoHo, which claims to clear pollution as effectively as 500 trees
A new 25-story luxury condo in SoHo would make a mark on the neighborhood in any case, but the high-rise development at 570 Broome is also in the newsfor its promise of a positive impact on the environment. That’s thanks to Pureti, a water-based spray-on solution applied to the building’s exterior. Pureti says its product’s photocatalytic process (meaning how it reacts to light) rids the air of harmful pollutants—and does so at an equivalent rate of planting 500 trees in the same location.
Every detail of the new Shrub Oak International School near NYC—from windows to wall colors—was crafted with autistic students top of mind.
Leading architects—Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, Foster + Partners—are shunning steel and glass and bringing new meaning to the term “concrete jungle”.
Hundreds of designers descended upon Kohler Co., which closed out NYCxDesign with the unveiling of its inaugural Kohler Experience Center on May 23. Such luminary guests as Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and Hall of Fame members Carl D’Aquino and Vicente Wolf joined Kohler president and CEO David Kohler to toast the new retail concept. The 10,000-square-foot space, located in the heart of Manhattan on West 22nd Street, welcomed a packed house of industry leaders for a night of product-testing, dancing, and all-around design fun.