Last weekend Andrew and I attended (walked) a slew of tradeshows in NYC that included National Stationery Show (NSS) and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) that runs concurrently with Surtex -a show at which we used exhibit. We’ve been walking various shows now for about 8 years. Other shows might include Atlanta Giftware Show (Jan), the Int’l Gift Fair (Jan/Aug), Directions, and Accessories.
The ICFF, in our minds, is just way too cool. If you want inspiration on several levels, be prepared for a surreal onslaught of some of the most talented artisans in the world. This creative collective bunch are an awesome array of industrial designers creating functional casegoods called furniture. One might also see softgoods for the home and accents.