Trends | Delightful Design | July 2014

It was business as usual at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair--the usual being that products were anything but. Innovative materials, playful products and eye-catching style were on tap at the show, targeting everything in the home from floor to ceiling, wall to wall. It's time for some bold living.


  • Umbra
    Umbra debuted its new design-oriented brand, Umbra Shift, at the show, which included a round bottle opener.
  • fermob
    Designed by Sakura Adachi, the Osmose is what France-based Fermob calls a bed, a sunlounger and a hammock all in one. Made for the outdoors and available in three colors.
  • Pablo Designs
    The Lana lighting line from Pablo has a magnetic felt shade that can attach to any metal surface, allowing it to be positioned in any direction. It uses an LED light source.
  • Mineheart
    From Mineheart, the Cushiona Obscura decorative pillow collection is a playful twist on classic images. Made in England from 100 percent cotton satin.
  • Adrien Segal
    Showing in the Furniture Society’s booth, designer Adrien Segal’s Trends in Water Use table is a data-based structure that uses both 50 years of U.S. water usage statistics and the Colorado River for its shape.
  • Artek
    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Karuselli lounge chair is being relaunched by Artek. Originally designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro, it is based on the shape of the human body.
  • Seletti
    Seletti gets animalistic with its Sending Animals furniture collection. Shapes include the Goose, Pig and Cow pieces.