NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICFF®, North America’s largest and most prestigious series of design events for interiors, has much to celebrate heading into its 29th year, including a record number of ICFF Studio submissions for ICFF NYC 2017. The annual collaboration with Bernhardt Design is a platform for undiscovered design professionals to engage with the global design community, showcase new prototypes, and in many cases kick-start design careers. Studio prototypes will be on display at ICFF NYC, taking place May 21-24, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
“As a young designer, ICFF Studio was a great experience. It gave us our first chance to meet the industry,” said Enrico Fratesi, architect and co-founder of GamFratesi Studio, and an ICFF Studio 2006 finalist. “We met people at our first ICFF that we are still connected with today. It was with a combination of opportunities to meet the right people, of which ICFF Studio was a central piece, that we started our studio and our careers.”
“We are honored to have such an incredible response to this year’s ICFF Studio call for submissions,” said Kevin O’Keefe, ICFF event director. “ICFF Studio has been a key feature of our show for 12 years, and each year I look forward to seeing what our young designers will showcase to the global design community.”
Registration for ICFF NYC 2017 is now open. Members of the design community can visit the ICFF registration page to register.
New for 2017, the ICFF Gallery will host a curated space of paintings, sculptures and distinctive art and collectibles on the show floor. ICFF Gallery exhibitors will present designs ideal for inclusion in luxury residential, boutique and hospitality environments.
ICFF is also proud to welcome over 800 exhibitors from around the globe to New York City this May. Exhibitors include residential design leaders making up 10 international contingents, including Interiors of Spain, Sindomoveis of Brazil, Luxe France, The Italian Trade Agency, Romania, Austria, Norway, GEM French Export Group, Design Philippines, and the British European Design Group.
This year, ICFF NYC will take place on one level of an expanded show floor. The show will once again connect members of the interior design trade to industry influencers, leading brands, top design focused media and emerging talent through a series of educational programs, including CEU accredited sessions, and the ICFF Talks program.
Members of the media can visit http://registration.experientevent.com/showicf171/?flowcode=media to register for a press badge.
ICFF NYC is once again the cornerstone event of NYCxDESIGN. Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education and entertainment with a full, varied program including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. NYCxDESIGN 2017 will take place May 3-24, 2017.
Interior Design and ICFF will co-present the annual NYCxDESIGN Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, May 20. The awards ceremony will once again be followed by the highly anticipated ICFF MoMA opening night reception.
ICFF® 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 800 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from around the world. The 29th annual ICFF® in New York is scheduled for May 21-24, 2017 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The second annual ICFF® Miami is scheduled for October 3-4, 2017. Visit www.icff.com for more information on ICFF NYC and www.icffmiami.com for details on ICFF Miami.
ICFF is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).