The 2006 ICFF Editors Awards were recently presented to best-of-show products on exhibition during the 18th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, which ran from May 20 to 23, 2006. Winning designers and manufacturers-representing 16 categories-were announced at the ICFF Exhibitors Reception.
Winners were chosen by an awards committee of design journalists that included: Silvia Latis, joint editor, Abitare; Catherine Osborne, senior editor, Azure; Andrew Wagner, senior editor, Dwell; Melissa Feldman, senior editor, House & Garden; Julie Lasky, editor-in-chief, I.D.; Karen D. Singh, market editor, Interior Design; Gilda Bojardi, editor, Interni; Chantal Hamaide, editor-in-chief, Intramuros; Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief, Metropolis; and Arlene Hirst, deputy director of design and news, Metropolitan Home.
The award categories represented the fair's wide-ranging design focus, and in the lighting category, which showcased over 100 exhibitors, Barcelona-based Marset Illuminaci?n took home the award for its best-in-show lighting products (such as those shown left).
Other awards went to:
Body of Work
Molo, a Vancouver-based product design firm
New York-based wall-covering manufacturer Wolf-Gordon's Invitational Design Competition with the students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Toronto designer Patty Johnson's North South Project
Italian manufacturer Moroso Spa
Finnish manufacturer Artek ov ad
Carpet and Flooring
New York-based Odegard, producer of high-end handmade carpets
The Leaf chair, by Arper, an Italian manufacturer of high-quality seating and tables
Woodnotes Oy, a Finnish design company that creates its textile product line from spun paper yarn
Connecticut-based wall-covering manufacturer Erwin Hauer Studios
Los Angeles-based architectural studio and home accessories manufacturer Artecnica's Beads & Pieces by Hella Jongerius
Paris-based designer Sophie Mallebranche, ICFF Studio
Kitchen and Bath
Durat Tonester, Finnish manufacturer of kitchen and bath products constructed using a solid surface material of recycled plastic
Amat-3 Internacional, Spanish manufacturer of furniture for facilities and collective areas
Parsons School of Design, in collaboration with Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft, and Design and St. Etienne School of Art and Design, for the Little Houses on the Black River project
Danish Design Center's FLOWmarket