ICFF 2008 First Highlights


I just got back home after having spent a 6 hours walking around ICFF. I have complete sensory overload and would love to just sit in a room with white walls and stare. But no, here’s s quick overview of my personal ICFF 2008 Highlights;


I nearly fainted and kissed the booth guy at Pablo upon seeing one of their latest lamps called LIM. Not on their site yet, not for sale yet, but oh boy do I want one. The images unfortunately don’t do it justice but just imagine that you can take off that long slim bar with the lights on it and reattach it via magnets any way you want to the base. Completely minimalistic modular lighting. Lim was definitely my personal lighting highlight of the show.

Inflate’s mobile/inflatable Office in a Bag concept made my heart jump. Mini conference room anyone?


One of Offi’s latest inventions is this collapsable table with chairs. Perfect for a small office or apartment. Fold down to a beautiful sculptural table and opens up into a workstation/dining table or whatever you need it to be. A versatile beauty! Yay for furniture that folds down! (it’s apparently not on their site yet)

UPDATE: Srdjan Simic, the designer of this wonderful piece emailed me with some more information: It’s called PAKET and will be available mid august through Offi’s large distributor chain in US, Europe and Japan. It will be available in white, dark grey and orange.

I just spent the past 20minutes searching for the flyer/business card that goes with these pictures. No luck. Can anyone fill me in what the name of this designer was? Her wallpaper had me gasp for air. How awesome/crazy is this? LOVE! What’s her name? How unbelievably fantastic and different is this wallpaper by Tracy Kendall? (Somebody please design a better site for Tracy)

A visit at the Ameico booth triggered a lovely short walk down memory lane: These Branex Design / Tam Tam Stools made me chuckle. We had one growing up, in bright orange, and I vividly remember playing with it, rolling around on it, putting stuff in it’s secret compartment. And sure enough, there were yumme chocolate covered raisins hidden in one of the ones in the booth. Apparently their design is celebrating its 40th anniversary. I definitely will have to get my hands on a few of these. Maybe for our new office, ladies? ;)


The Rodenhook Modular Shelving System gets my swissmiss thumbs up. While I am not crazy about those angled shelve modules, I could definitely see this system in use with only the ‘regular’ ones in someone’s ‘soon to be the moved into’ new office space. Ladies? The gentleman in the picture is Martin O’Flynn, the mastermind behind this beauty of a shelfing system.


One more highlight, before I have to run off and put on my ‘mommy hat’ for the night: I was so excited to meet the designers behind 25togo at the DesignBoom both. I bought myself one of the Photo Camera bags and am happy to report that the Leica D-Lux 3 fits in it perfectly. (I wasn’t able to find a pouch for it so far, they are always too small for the Leica lens and I was simply not willing to pay $80 for the custom photo bag). Couldn’t find the Photo Bag on the site, but there’s the very cool “My Document” Laptop Bag. It’s such a wonderful experience to buy directly from the designer.

More to come tomorrow. Little Ella Joy wants to play now…

9 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I love those Tam Tam stools – I have a collection and even scored a Spongebob stool at Target several years ago. I have the vintage green one at my desk at work and most recently got a silver one for my birthday. ;-R

  2. I’m still gasping over the wallpaper too.

  3. Not completely sure, but I think the amazing wallpaper might have been from Tracy Kendall.


  4. That Offi foldable table is *precisely* what I have been looking for for three years. I wonder if it will be available in the UK.

    As for that wallpaper, all I can think of is how you’d dust it. :/

  5. yes, it’s Tracy Kendall. booth 2407

  6. what a fun shelving unit…and the My Document laptop sleeve..genius! Cant wait for more of your trip

  7. Uhm.. those Ofi ideas seem a bit taken from Japanese designers Jun Tase and Naho Matsuno. Check Jun Tase’s site: http://www.juntase.com (his antigravitational chandelier is amazing, I have it in my site but you may want to check the pics in his site).

  8. I went to the show and loved it.

  9. The inflatable “office in a bag” would make a really nice addition to one’s home if you had a small children who did not play with sharp toys. It could be like a club-house cave of sorts for a small group of friends.