The Top 10 Things To See And Do At ICFF Opening May 16

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In less than four weeks the global Design show ICFF will debut its 27th edition in New York City. The show hosts more than 32,000 design professionals from around the world and we want visitors to be fully equipped with the know-how of what to experience and expect at ICFF this year.

From May 16 to May 19, 2015 two levels of the Jacob Javitz Center will feature nearly 700 brands; doubling the shows size from previous years. Nearly 247,000 square feet of exhibition space will be occupied, with almost 300 first-time exhibitors presenting.

The ICFF kick-off party will take place on Saturday, May 16 at the Museum of Modern Art. The Opening Night reception will be presented by ICFF & Luxe Interiors + Design at MoMA, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and Design, and Architecture Galleries.

Attendees of ICFF are able to purchase admission tickets during the portion of their registration for the show. If you do not have tickets and wish to attend the Opening Night, please contact

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is expected to return this year, offering an expanded educational program for industry professionals and a new student day program. The educational series will be positioned on the show floor in hopes to bring together leaders in the industry to present insight throughout ICFF.

Educational sessions and presentations will target several areas of the design market. Covered topics will include business practices, design's impact on human health and wellness, housing trends and material usage. For more information on attending the seminars, visit to register.

HO.MI — the superior Italian Lifestyles Fair that is held bi-annually at the Milan Fairgrounds is coming to ICFF this year! This collection of Italian design will give attendees the opportunity to learn and experience the beauty, style and elegance coming from Italy that will be presented by leading and emerging talent of Milan. Furniture, lighting, wall coverings, carpets, flooring, kitchen & bath and accessories of Italian style will be exhibited from nearly 100 brands.

Luxe Interiors + Design is a new exhibition is dedicated to the high-end contemporary and classic interior design market of architects, interior designers, decorators and developers. Quality brands will feature some of the events best furniture, lighting, accessories, art objects, materials, flooring and other design elements.


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ICFF Talks will be offered this year, bringing together innovators and leading designers from around the globe to share their insight. Topics include innovative materials, the rise of connectivity in design, the latest design approaches in color and style for residential, hospitality, contract and luxury retail environments. A complete schedule of Talks is available for viewing at

ICFF Studio, involving ICFF and Bernhardt Design's 10 year partnership will introduce eleven talented, emerging designers at the 27th annual ICFF. Over the past decade, the Studio offers an educational studio program for the best of American and global designers each year.


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Each year, the ICFF convenes with the industry's most prominent editors, inviting them to scout for the "best of the best" of the year's design offerings. Design winners span across 16 categories and it is always an exciting element to learn of the industry's favorites, recognized as ICFF Editors' Awards.

Each year several of the country's top design schools showcase their best student design work, which offers an unparalleled platform for exposure for future designers. This year's participating schools include; New York School of Interior Design, University of Cincinnati, Rhode Island School of Design, School of Design - Syracuse University, University of Iowa, Virgina Tech - School of Architecture + Design CAUS, San Diego State University, Florida State University and University of Oregon. One school will be presented with an ICFF Editors' Award for "Best Design School."

On Tuesday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ICFF will open its doors to the public. For the curious individuals that are looking to elevate their living space and who are on the hunt for new design inspiration tickets can be purchased for $60 at the door!


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