ICFF 2019: The NYCxDesign Awards and Party

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Smack in the middle of the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair – ICFF 2019 – the fourth annual NYCxDesign Awards recognized the best products and projects in North America.

ICFF 2019

Presented by the Interior Design Magazine and Cindy Allen who was the moderator at our last KOHLER Design Affair in 2018 in Kohler, Wisconsin, the honorees and the winners awaited impatiently for the final cast of the dice on May 20, 2019, at Pier 17, South Street Seaport in New York City.

ICFF 2019

While the whole city is celebrating contemporary and modern design with NYCxDesign, this recognition of outstanding talent in major areas of design is a special treat for brands, designers, architects, and enthusiasts.

ICFF 2019

The ICFF 2019 trade show from May 19-22, 2019, at the Javits Center in New York, draws from more than 30 years of experience and attracts almost 40,000 attendees. Displays of the best in architecture, interior design, and visual merchandising in the luxury retail space is a focal point even during the design festival that has taken over the city.

ICFF 2019

The latest trends in furniture, lighting, seating, outdoor furniture, art, kitchen and bath designs, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, fabrics, carpets, and flooring as well as materials and home technologies is shown, and competent industry experts share their insights at the booths.

ICFF 2019

In addition, the ICFF 2019 Talks brought together design visionaries from around the globe to share knowledge and insights in their field of expertise and on their take of the latest fads.

Everything paled, though, with the announcement of the winners of the NYCxDesign Awards that was THE celebration of design per se. Although triple honorees in the categories Tile + Stone, Bath Fixtures, and Kitchen, we left the trophies to friends and friendly competitors this year and concentrated on enjoying the after-party.

Project Winners:

 Category Project Name Firm Name
Architectural Installation/Pop-Up Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Ned Kahn and Focus Lighting
Exhibition/Installation The Senses: Design Beyond Vision Studio Joseph
Graphics + Branding American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog Gensler
Higher Education Alumni Auditorium and Schaefer Awards Gallery, Columbia University Irving Medical Center MdeAS Architects
Primary/Secondary Education Tate Library, Ethical Culture Fieldston School Architecture Research Office
Institutional The Shed Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
Greater Good The Children’s Library, Concourse House Michael K Chen Architecture
Urban Landscape/Outdoor Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park SWA/Balsley, Weiss/Manfredi, and Arup
Healthcare Chelsea District Health Center Stephen Yablon Architecture
Health + Wellness Clean Market Heitler Houstoun Architects
Bar/Lounge 18th Room West Chin Architects
Counter Service Dean & DeLuca Stage Buro Ole Scheeren
Sweet Treats Pâtisserie Fouet Suzumori Architecture
Restaurant Momofuku Noodle Bar, Columbus Circle INC Architecture & Design
Hotel Times Square Edition Yabu Pushelberg
Corporate Office (Corporate Office) Confidential Client Gensler
Corporate Office (Law Office) Boies Schiller Flexner Schiller Projects
Creative Office American Kennel Club Headquarters Gensler
Coworking Space Club 75 Convene
Firm’s Own Office INC Architecture & Design INC Architecture & Design
Commercial Lobby/Amenity 4 Times Square Studios Architecture
Residential Lobby/Amenity Eagle Lofts Slade Architecture
Multi-Unit Residential Building 91 Leonard Whitehall Interiors
Large Apartment Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Garden – 56 Leonard SheltonMindel
Small Apartment Greenwich Village Penthouse Messana O’Rorke
City House Fort Greene Townhouse TBD Architecture & Design Studio
Kitchen + Bath Tribeca Residence Reddymade
Sales Center/Model Apartment The XI Visionaries Gallery Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Showroom Fiandre GI Design Studio
Large Retail Glossier Flagship Gachot Studios
Small Retail Claus Porto Tacklebox Architecture
Building Exterior 10 Jay ODA New York
On The Boards 111 West 57th Street SHoP Architects
NYC’s Shining Moment Pier 35 SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Workshop

Product Winners:

Category Product/Collection Name Manufacturer Name
Accessories Mandala Paola Lenti thru DDC
Accessories: Mirrors Birdie MMUA
Architectural Products Panl Frasch
Bath Fittings Vettis™ Concrete Brizo Kitchen & Bath Company
Bath Fixtures Sonar Wave Bowl Double Laufen
Contract Flooring Diversity Bolon
Residential Flooring Nuances Gan
Hard Flooring Shades Piemme thru Stone Source
Contract Furniture Bob Job Blå Station thru Scandinavian Spaces
Residential Furniture Mae Radnor Made
Residential Dining Tables Cone II JANUS et Cie
Residential Occasional Tables Tidal John Pomp Studios
Children’s Furniture + Accessories Kiddo Baby Life Care Collection Deco China
Hardware CeraMax Rainbeaux Inox
Hardware: Designer Collaboration Looking Glass Collection by Workshop/APD SA Baxter
Health + Wellness Ecocapsule Ecocapsule
Kitchen Lazy Hamat
Kitchen Cabinetry Combine Boffi
Chandelier Haara Metsa Cameron Design House
Pendant Fixtures Pebble Series ANDlight
Sconce Della Buoyant NYC
Architectural Lighting Infinity Atelier Alain Ellouz
Outdoor Furniture Dee Ralph Pucci
Outdoor Collection Quadrado by Studio MK27 Minotti
Outdoor Seating Buit Gandiablasco
Contract Guest Seating On & On Emeco
Contract Sofa Ghisolfa IOC USA
Contract Bench + Stool Tape Moroso
Residential Seating Gibbous Jude Heslin Di Leo
Residential Lounge Seating Grasso BD Barcelona
Residential Sofa (Sofa) Eda-Mame B&B Italia
Residential Sofa (Modular Sofa) BFF Moooi
Residential Bench + Stool El Raval Man of Parts thru Avenue Road
Contract Fabric Veer Wolf-Gordon
Residential Fabric Sinfoniacoustic Création Baumann
Contract Wall Covering Re-Glazed Astek
Residential Wall Covering Flux Juju Papers
Tile + Stone Wallcovering Billie Ombre Artistic Tile
Tile + Stone Wallcovering: Designer Collaboration Stone Tatami by Piero Lissoni Salvatori
Artisanal Wallcovering Relic Calico Wallpaper
 Technology Loomia Electronic Layer Loomia
Made in the Boroughs Cascade Mobile Kin & Company
Emerging Product Designer Ikat Indo-
Best in Show Chime Stickbulb

Taking part in the ICFF 2019 trade show, the NYCxDesign, and experiencing the creative atmosphere in New York in May is almost like winning a prize.

Read more about what’s happening at NYCxDesign: WantedDesign.

Source: photos are courtesy of ICFF.

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