ICFF Announces 2024 Programming and Features

Published: April 13, 2024

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premier contemporary design fair announces thought-provoking programming, new features, and exciting experiences across the show floor. The fair is being held May 19-21, 2024, at the Javits Center, during the citywide design festival NYCxDESIGN.

The 2024 edition returns with more spaces to explore, lounge, network, and converse. New this year:

  • Bespoke: The Art of Making, presented with AD PRO, celebrates the skill and expertise of high-end artisans.
  • The Library, in partnership with global book publisher Phaidon, will host activations for the new release Designed for Life: The World’s Best Product Designers and a curated library.
  • OFS x ROOM will launch a podcast with the leading voices in global design discussing the ideas reshaping how we live and work. Guests include: Giulio Cappellini, Luca Nichetto, and Lee Broom among others.
  • Dedicated areas for complementary products such as Materials and Kitchen & Bath, featuring The Water Studio x Grohe Lounge with talks from NKBA and Designhounds.
  • Design Schools Workshop, presented with Honda Design: This collaborative, 4-day course features a selection of 35-40 international design students working together on a creative solution to a brief. This year, the theme is “The Desired Future of the Next Generation.”


2024 Highlights

The Crossroads: At the heart of the fair, the newest iteration of The Crossroads exhibition will focus on sustainability. In a collaboration between ICFF, David Rockwell, Rockwell Group, and co-curator and editor Pei-Ru Keh, this edition will spotlight the way designers seek to preserve long-honored craft traditions, together with how they push the boundaries of circularity to consciously re-think the legitimacy of material use.

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WANTED: Formerly WantedDesign Manhattan, WANTED has quickly become the destination for discovering new talent around the world and the place to engage with a diverse professional network and initiate new collaborations. This year, WANTED continues to support the next generation of design professionals through:

  • Look Book, with 64 total participants and special activations in the Look Book Lounge x Canoa
  • Launch Pad, with 69 total participants, including the two Best of Launch Pad winners from 2023
  • Schools Showcase featuring 20 international schools and students
  • Design Schools Workshop, presented with Honda Design and in partnership with Pratt Institute
  • WANTED Lounge x Lumens, a central meeting area during the fair

ICFF Talks: The Talks will be held on The Main Stage and The Oasis and will feature notable speakers such as: Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri, Luca Nichetto, Daniel Germani, Lindsey Adelman, Giulio Cappellini, David Trubridge, Lee Broom, among many others. Other focused conversations will take place throughout the show floor in new dedicated spaces such as the Bespoke Salon, The Crossroads, the Look Book Lounge x Canoa, and The Water Studio x Grohe Lounge.

ICFF Night Out x Interni will take place on Friday, May 17 5:00-9:00pm in various design showrooms in the NoMad area to celebrate New York’s international community of design brands.

ICFF Editors Awards will announce the winners of the awards on Sunday, May 19 at 5:30pm on The Main Stage.

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