Blogfest 2012 and Style Spotting at ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2012

I have just spent the past two days at Blogfest 2012 in New York City.  It is my second year attending the event, which is sponsored by Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils.  This year’s magazine sponsors are Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, and interiors.  It has been quite a line up.  Yesterday, I visited the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob Javit’s Center and we were sponsored at the event by WilsonArt .  Before I update you on Blogfest in upcoming posts, here are some of my favorite products spotted at ICFF:

Dupenny signature wallpaper, hand-printed in the UK.  Their pillows are fun, too!
Boeme had some nice panel designs and wallhangings. I loved the bright colors in this Spanish Garden wallhanging!
Folditure definitely had the most innovative product, in my opinion.  They make a fully functional chair that you can literally fold up and hang in the closet.  This is a huge space saving option for people living in apartments and cities.  What a fantastic idea!  It may be the most unique thing I have seen in years!  I am not typically attracted to highly contemporary or “function over form” but in this case, I give a thumbs up.  This is what the chairs look like in a room:
There were really cute and colorful things at Iglooplay:
I enjoyed these colorful and functional table lamps at Jielde:
This item – a mannequin lamp wearing a traditional Kuwaiti gown by Al Hamad – was unusual (a few people said creepy, but I thought it was very cool)!  The mannequin has a speaker in its stomach and emits music!  If you shake hands with the hands, the light turns on!  It’s perfect for a city lounge or nightspot!
I loved these bookcases and closets for kids from the Netherlands.  What fun! 
This bed was another favorite – talk about a space saver!  You push a button and it descends from the ceiling!  It’s such a great space-saving idea!  It was made by FLOW and features an innovative Trak-Kit system.
Rollout Custom Wallpaper Design and Manufacturing Company can make just about anything you want into custom wallpaper.  Pretty cool!
Autoban had some fun balloon chairs with a modern twist…
Jason Wu has a new licensed collection of sinks and mirrors for Brizo, I spotted super cool wall clocks at Diamantini & Domeniconi, D-Torso had a fabulous cardboard horse (wow!) and there were many other interesting new products to see!  Tracy Kendall wallpaper had some amazing wall installations and I loved the game tables at RS Barcelona.  These were just a few favorites!  Enjoy!
More on Blogfest 2012 in my next post!
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Melissa is the owner and founder of The Well Appointed House, a company that sells luxuries for the home, furniture, gifts, decorative accessories and is based in Greenwich, CT

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4 comments

  1. Splendid Sass

    Ok, I am seriously loving the bed! Don’t want to see the price, but this is a great idea and it looks pretty.
    I am swooning over the closets too! Perfect for a child.
    The red in the first image is just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing, Melissa, and Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  2. Splendid Sass

    Ok, I am seriously loving the bed! Don’t want to see the price, but this is a great idea and it looks pretty.
    I am swooning over the closets too! Perfect for a child.
    The red in the first image is just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing, Melissa, and Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  3. dmagazine.me

    Those Folditure chairs are amazing. I mean really AMAZING! How many times do we have to have extra seating for guests, but maybe we don’t have all that storage it would take for, say, 8 extra chairs.

    My jaw is officially dropped!

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