23rd Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 14-16, 10-5pm open to the trade and May 17, 10-4 opens to the general public. North America’s premier fair for cutting-edge contemporary design. http://www.icff.com
WANTED DESIGN NYC May 14-16, 2011 @ La Venue, Terminal Store, 11th Avenue & 28th Street The first edition of WantedDesign NYC for three days of viewings, happenings, workshops and conversations. To view the comprehensive calendar, visit wanteddesignnyc.com.
Conversation Series: May 14, 5:00–6:30 p.m. Synergies between Architecture and Furniture A conversation moderated by Laetitia Wolff (Futureflair) with Jacques Ferrier (Jacques Ferrier Architectures), Dominique Gonfard (Lerival), Matilda McQuaid (Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum), Dror Benshetrit (StudioDror), Winka Dubbeldam (Archi-tectonics NYC), Marc Thorpe (Third Eye Studios).
May 15, 5:00–6:30 p.m. The new generation of designers A conversation moderated by Dwell Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe with Rama Chorpash (Parsons School of Design), Antoine Roset (Ligne Roset USA), Francois Brument, Todd Bracher, Brad Ascalon, Philippe Nigro.
May 16, 5:00– 6:30 p.m. Cultural impact on design A conversation moderated by Allan Chochinov (Core77) with Jaime Odabachian, David Trubridge, Matali Crasset, Frederick McSwain, Giulio Cappellini (Cappellini), Joe Doucet (Joe Doucet Studio).