Inspired at ICFF

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is always good for finding the unexpected and inspirational, and the most recent show did not disappoint. Designers and companies from all over the world descended on New York in May to debut their latest in contemporary home furnishings. Here are only a few of the fun and functional items HFN saw there. --Andrea Lillo

Biegert & FunkBiegert & Funk

Biegert & Funk expanded its QlockTwo line of clocks, which spell out the time in words, with the tabletop QlockTwo Touch. It's available in seven colors and 12 languages, and includes an alarm function.






A more "Flintstones-esque" version of Castiglioni's iconic floor lamp, the Castigliosaurus floor lamp is handmade in Mexico from handcast, handglazed ceramic vertebrae and handcarved volcanic rock. photo: David Franco/Trece







Ikea unveiled its fourth iteration of the Stockholm collection, which included the Stockholm glass cabinet.






New Colony  FurnitureNew Colony Furniture

Annie Evelyn, founder of Brooklyn-based New Colony Furniture, creates flexible, "upholstered" chairs using hard surfaces, such as wood and Swarovski crystals.





Grain Design Grain Design

Grain celebrated its fifth anniversary by expanding into furniture and lighting, including Dish, a group of tripod base coffee and side tables inspired by hand-carved African stools and pedestals.





Jimmie MartinJimmie Martin

London-based Jimmie Martin expands its quirky line with the Sausage Dog chair set, which can be customized. This dog is a recurring theme in the line, featured on pillows and dinner plates as well.





Warp & WeftWarp & Weft

Warp & Weft's Drift design in light blue was inspired by Gerhard Richter's abstract paintings. Its weave is around 200 knots per square inch and the pile is sheared very low for a sophisticated look.

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