The New York City chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of American (IDSA.NYC) is organizing its third annual exhibit of industrial design work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 17-20, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. IDSA will be represented by approximately 15 designers from San Francisco, Atlanta and New York who will display their innovative furniture, lighting and accessory designs.
"As with last year, we continue to see this as an opportunity for IDSA members, especially emerging designers," said Meredith Goodwin Bajaj, president of IDSA.NYC. "It is a really talented group of designers and IDSA is glad to be putting their work in the global spotlight here at ICFF. Exhibiting at the ICFF connects you with the New York design scene more than any other event. We can't wait until May-we're so proud to create this opportunity for our membership!"
IDSA's member-exhibitors are excited about the opportunity, as well. Akemi Tanaka, a third-year exhibitor at the Javits proceedings, remarked "I am thrilled that IDSA is enabling so many up-and-coming, contemporary furniture designers to exhibit their work at ICFF. It is such a wonderful opportunity for members of the industrial design community!"
Each spring, the Javits Center in New York hosts the world's premier furniture and home design event, featuring the work of 500 exhibitors-large corporations, mid-size and small design firms, entrepreneurs, and design students-representing the home design state-of-the-art. Phil Robinson, senior vice president of GLM and ICFF group show manager, expressed his enthusiasm for hosting IDSA at such a preeminent venue. "We are delighted to welcome the Industrial Designers Society of America once again as an exhibitor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair," he said. "IDSA, which will be showing as a group, has played a critical leadership role in the development of the profession of industrial design over the last several decades. We, like the rest of the design industry, have long admired not only its contribution to the marketplace but also its commitment to serve its members."
The Fair will be open for three days, May 17-19, to the trade and press only. The Fair is open to the general public for six hours on Tuesday May 20. IDSA will be located in BOOTH 831 on the following dates and times:
Saturday, May 17-Monday, May 19
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.