Birds are supertrendy right now… and at ICFF, they were everywhere!
Let’s start with my favorite piece of the whole show, Tweet. Designed by a recent graduate, Jiin Kim these clever outdoor stools come in a variety of colors. Even comes with a nice metaphor: Kim explained that when the sun creates a shadow, it depicts a bird sitting in her cage… then when someone sits down, the bird is then freed. Perfect for any small outdoor space or even indoors as a cute side table. Place a sconce above to create the shadow all day long.
If a diagram of an actual bird seems too literal, check out Seugull, a collection of LED light fixtures by QisDESIGN. This thin base on a slight angle to reflect a bird taking off or in mid-flight. I love the sleek lines, and the wings actually move to any angle you like. It comes as a floor, table or suspended lamp.
Cuckoo clocks have been around for hundreds of years, but most traditional designs will not fit with today’s interiors. Italian company Diamantini & Domeniconi brings the cuckoo clock to the 21st century with fun and modern colors and patterns.
British company Surface View was showing gigantic wall murals, including this one of a flamingo. Could be a unique background for a more formal dining space.
Surface View was also showing this Yellow Bird sketch.
A black and white graphic pillow makes a great pop in a contemporary room or nursery. The pillow below is from Charlene Mullen for De La Espada.
There you have it! Look forward to seeing more creative aviary-inspired designs.