FRESH Perspectives: ICFF 2017
The Pivot team traveled to ICFF NYC to discover new products and trends. We focused on boutique furniture designers and those who are at the forefront of new design trends. Take a peek into what’s fresh:
Dark & Dramatic Colors
As the trend shifts from the muted pastels of the last few years we see the emergence of darker moody colors. Deep shades of emerald, indigo, and brick red serve as a nice contrast with pinks and coppers. An increase in painted metal frames, both glossy and powder coated paired with neutral fabrics and leathers.
Scaled Down Patterns
Bold, geometric fabric patterns have been scaled down to more sophisticated textures. This trend is seen in suspension fabrics and low-profile upholstery. Our favorites were the new Muuto + Maharam collaborative and Kettal's outdoor furniture.
Velvets & Mohairs
Bringing a high end luxe feel to sofas and other soft seating, velvet was everywhere; especially in jewel tones. These velvets have a lived-in casual feel with visible hand imprints. If you like something a little cleaner but with that same gorgeous depth, Herman Miller is introducing a beautiful mohair on their classic Eames Lounge and Ottoman. The upright pile has a similar luxury feel, but doesn’t show imprints.
Iridescence - Zinc Chromate
Traditionally used before powder coating to prepare the surface, we’re seeing Zinc Chromate used as the final finish to give a slight iridescence.
The creation of terrazzo flooring dates back 10,000 years initially created as a low cost flooring material for outdoor patios. Originally consisting of scrap marble chips set in clay, today's terrazzo comes in many forms; stone, concrete, Corian and even wallpaper!
Our team at the show;
A&D Director, Caryn Fairlie
Design Manager, Rebekah Jacobi
Sr Graphic Design Team Lead & Design Enthusiast, Lisa Knowles
Check out our ICFF Presentation highlighting some of the best ICFF had to share with us this year.