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May 19, 10:00 am - May 21, 5:00 pm

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is North America’s premier design fair. This year, the landmark show returns to the Javits Center in NYC May 19-21 with a more curated and interactive approach. To commemorate its 35th anniversary, the fair celebrates design with exciting new initiatives, thought-provoking programming, and spectacular spaces.

Known for its global exposure, networking opportunities, and access to the latest industry knowledge, ICFF connects design professionals, architects, interior designers, and design enthusiasts with 450+ global exhibitors of the best-in-class contemporary furniture, accessories, lighting, textiles, emerging design, and more.

The 2024 edition will include more spaces to explore, lounge, network, and converse. New this year includes Bespoke: The Art of Making, presented with AD PRO, a space that will celebrate the skill and expertise of high-end artisans; The Library in partnership with Phaidon which will host activations for the new release Designed for Life: The World’s Best Product Designers and a curated library; OFS x ROOM which will launch a podcast with the leading voices in global design discussing the ideas reshaping how we live and work recorded live from the show floor; and dedicated areas for complementary products such as Materials, Outdoor Living, and Kitchen & Bath, featuring The Water Studio x Grohe Lounge.

WANTED, formerly WantedDesign Manhattan, has quickly become the destination for discovering new talent around the world and the place to engage with a diverse professional network and initiate new collaborations. This year, WANTED will continue to support the next generation of design professionals through their continued programs: Look Book, Launch Pad, the Schools Showcase, the Design Schools Workshop, and the WANTED Lounge x Lumens.

At the heart of the fair, the newest iteration of The Crossroads exhibition will focus on sustainability. In a collaboration between ICFF, David Rockwell, Rockwell Group, and curator Pei-Ru Keh, this edition will spotlight the way designers seek to preserve long-honored craft traditions, together with how they push the boundaries of circularity to consciously re-think the legitimacy of material use. The Crossroads is sponsored by Lead Partners Designtex and Skram; Partner Loose Parts, and Supporting Partners Alexis & Ginger, Colony, Liora Manné, Office of Tangible Space, and Okaterra. There are also contributions from Elodie Blanchard, MushLume Lighting, Lichen, Like Minded Objects, Kamilla Csegzi, Madeline Isakson, and thehighkey.

Photo credit: bnf


May 19, 10:00 am
May 21, 5:00 pm
Event Category:




Manhattan - Hudson Yards / Javits Center
Business Name
Industrial and Product Design


Javits Center
429 11th Ave
New York City, NY 10001 United States