05. 21. 2008
A few picks from this year's ICFF
I only had time to do a quick breeze through this year's ICFF, and many of the children's products exhibited were previously written about here before, but there were a few new things I wanted to highlight. Spot On Square has had an amazing first year of business and they were newcomers to ICFF. We were one of the first to write about their wonderful Hiya collection and they've introduced a conversion kit for their crib - a panel with an opening that slides in that extends the life of the crib. Also new is the rocker and chair, shown above. With its cheerfully bright orange exterior, the chair shares the same clean lines as the rest of the collection and has thoughtful details such as the pocket in the back for books and an extra wide seat for sharing with a friend or sibling.
These amusing lights called Milk Gone Bad is a collaboration between Anatomic Factory and Bomboland. Crafted like milk cartons, the lights turned off is a clean white slate, but once turned on, the cartons light up with imaginary illustrations of mold (yes, mold, but cute illustrations of mold). I didn't really get the mold reference till I started reading more about them, but just saw them as colorful illustrations - would make a cute light for a kid's room.
Next is this new bassinet from CasaKids, a new addition to the Ola collection. Like many modern children's designs, the bassinet, which is arguably the most short-lived and disposable piece of furniture in the nursery, converts to another functional piece -this time, a desk when the bassinet is turned upside down, which is an idea I haven't seen before.
And lastly, new collections from Nurseryworks and DucDuc, usually reliable go-to brands for modern children's design, had me scratching my head at their respective booths. No images here, (I think I was too surprised to take pictures) but we'll be covering them, I'm sure, when they become available to the public later in the year.