Multi-day and Ongoing Events

Your ultimate ICFF 2011 events calendar and party guide.

Jugaad Urbanism
Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Pl.
(212) 683-0023
An exhibition looking at how everyday solutions in several Indian cities are being translated into inventive strategies by architects, urban planners, and governmental and nongovernmental entitites.

ExpoTENtial’s “Par Corps” Lab

536 LaGuardia Pl.
(212) 683-0023
An exhibition that looks at how to build activity, well-being, and social interaction into the fabric
of the urban environment.

Parsons Festival

25 E. 13th St.
Exhibitions, installations, screenings, and events at Parsons The New School for Design.

Lucite’s 75th Anniversary
Material Connexion

60 Madison Ave., 2nd fl.
(212) 842-2050
Exhibition of products celebrating Lucite through the years, plus the winning prototypes from the Carry Me! handbag design competition.

Living Arrangements

126A Front St., Brooklyn
(718) 222-1054
An exhibition of work inspired by the experience of everyday life.

Destination: Istanbul Collection
MoMA Design Stores

11 W. 53rd St., (212) 708-9400
81 Spring St., (646) 613-1367
More than 100 lifestyle products from emerging Istanbul designers.


5–9 p.m.
15 Union Square W.
(917) 297-5929
RSVP: [email protected]
The Going DUTCH foundation presents an exhibition of Dutch design, art, and architecture, including the world premier of a new chair by Moooi and architectural maquettes by Gilian Schrofer. Presented in the penthouse of the former Tiffany building. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Model Citizens NYC 2011
Chelsea Art Museum

556 W. 22nd St.
(917) 848-1903
Free shuttle from Javits Center May 14–15, 2:30–6:30 p.m.
Third annual exhibition of work from more than 60 domestic and international designers, as well as a retail shop.

Noho Design District Shows
American Design Building

45 Great Jones St.
(347) 731-6499
Top New York City designers such as Bec Brittain, Alissia Melka-Teichroew, and Roman & Williams craft objects from materials produced by New Jersey-based industrial parts supplier McMaster-Carr. Curated by Sight Unseen.

Lindsey Adelman and Paul Loebach
New work from two of New York’s brightest designers.

Noho Next 2011
Nine up-and-coming designers, selected by Sight Unseen.

Sight Unseen Pop-Up Shop
One-of-a-kind products and objects from Study O Portable, Renata Abbade, and more.

Uhuru Presents: War Craft
The latest furniture collection from Brooklyn-based studio Uhuru. The pieces are made from reclaimed wood sourced from a decommissioned U.S. battleship.

Rafael de Cárdenas

Johnson Trading Gallery
490 Greenwich St.
(212) 925-1110
The first collection of furniture by architect/designer Rafael de Cárdenas, inspired by Bruce Goff and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Rich Brilliant Willing
at Partners & Spade

40 Great Jones St.
(646) 861.2827
Saturdays and Sundays only
New work from the cutting-edge design studio.

10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Royal Botania Outdoor Lounge

At 14th St. and Ninth Ave.
(212) 812-9852
Kick back among garden furniture by the Belgian manufacturer, with an installation by architect Francis D’Haene of d’apostrophe design, and a new table and chairs from the D-Lux collection.

Wanted Design

La.Venue, 608 W. 28th St.
[email protected]
A showcase for designers, manufacturers, curators, and collaborations.

5/13 – 5/16
Omer Arbel & Bocci: 19 + 28

Vancouver-based designer Omer Arbel and contemporary manufacturer BOCCI present Series 19, a collection of sand-cast brass vessels, and Series 28, blown glass pendant lights, installed in an entirely unexpected location: inside the Downtown Auto Center, a functioning body shop.
Downtown Auto Center: 348 Bowery
(212) 777-4848 and

3–6 p.m.
Black River Fever
Harry Allen Design

207 Ave. A
(212) 529-7239 x101
Work by Harry Allen and Brunno Jahara for Brazilian manufac-turers Vialight and NDT Brazil.

Brokenoff Brokenoff
Gallery R’Pure

3 E. 19th St., (646)572-3869
Work by nine celebrated New York-based designers, inspired by the life and work of Tobias Wong.

Color Research by Oskar Peet

57 Great Jones St.
(347) 731-6499
3-D objects from Dutch-Canadian designer Oskar Peet.

Foscarini Pop-Up Showroom

17 Greene St.
In operation only during ICFF.

Furniture, Detail, & Space: Parsons + Metropolis @ ICFF

ICFF Booth 1448
Stop by to see the booth that Parsons students created in a rigorous studio with celebrated designer David Stark, in response to a challenge from Metropolis to rethink installations and temporary spaces.

Karim Rashid: 20+11
Chelsea Modern

447 W. 18th St., gallery duplex 2
(212) 929-8657
Karim Rashid presents 20 works as yet unseen seen in America.

Material Connexion

10 a.m.–5 p.m.
60 Madison Ave., 2nd fl.
(212) 842-2050
Special weekend hours for ICFF.

New Finnish Design Scenarios:
A Story about what Happened in the Future

72 Gansevoort St.
Exhibition about the designers, manufacturers, and products shaping modern Finnish design. Curated by Sari Antton.

SUITE New York’s International Design Exhibition

419 Park Ave. S., 17th fl.
[email protected]
New products from an international roster of vendors, including Arper, Carl Hansen, DePadova, and Woodnotes.


The Future Perfect
55 Great Jones St.
(212) 473-2500
New work from Lindsey Adelman and Jason Miller, Matthew Hilton and Leif.designpark, Matt Gagnon, Lara Knutson, Mark Moskowitz, Richard Saja, Lee Kirkbride, Gareth Neal, Donna Wilson, and Terence Woodgate.

VOOS at WantedDesign

La.Venue, 608 W. 28th St.
(718) 218-8666
Twelve designers from Brooklyn-based VOOS exhibit their work.

VOOS Lights Up Sportmax

450 W. Broadway
(212) 674-1817
New lighting concepts and locally made fixtures by more than 20 young designers from the Brooklyn-based VOOS.

Waiting for You:
A Collaboration Between Poltrona Frau and Parsons The New School for Design

145 Wooster St.
(212) 777-7592
Work by Parsons product-design students, in collaboration with the Poltrona Frau Group North America and under the direction of noted designer Andrea Ruggiero, responding to the challenge to create furniture and environment concepts that improve the experience of waiting.

2–4 p.m.
Design Workshops: Designers Meet Craftsmen

La.Venue, 608 W. 28th St.
[email protected]
Craftsmen working with metal, wood, engraving, and gilding collaborate with designers to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

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