New York Design Week is when inspired designers, gimlet-eyed buyers, and eccentric tastemakers gather to showcase, or shop, the decor world's latest obsessions. It's like Fashion Week for people who are really, really into furniture. The main event, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), takes place in the massive Jacob Javits Center and hosts over 600 exhibitors from around the world. But, this is New York — you know there's got to be a more exclusive version off in the periphery somewhere.
See our photos from the event ahead. But, be warned: After perusing the fresh crop of emerging designers and innovative goods, you might want to change careers so you, too, can spend your days crafting desirables. If you're tempted to change careers to that of a bank robber, so you can buy every piece in the joint, know that this route is not recommended.
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Net lamp and multicolor woven trays from Field Experiments, a development project that pairs designers with local craftspeople all over the world.
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Step-stairs bookcase and shaggy rug by Brooklyn-based industrial design studio, Moving Mountains.
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Chiaozza cofounders, Adam Frezza and Terry Chiao, sit amongst their playful sculptures.