Monday, May 20, 2013

Fairs | New York, ICFF

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

New York City, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

A yearly gathering of some of the world's best furniture makers - large and small - from austere to overtly decorative. Here are a few scenes from the last four days.

Screens of cut-out material using CAD/CAM process (computer aided design / computer aided manufacturing)

Among all the examples of new technology, there was also this African man methodically weaving fabric into wonderful tapestries and carpets.

An example of his work.

Just ten meters from the African weaver was this CAD/CAM machine, carving out sculptures of wood from a computer design.

A table base produced by the CAD/CAM machine.

And lights were everywhere - often made of folded origami-type forms.