Come and Knock at Our Door! IDSANYC, IDEA and Objeto Brasil to Host Events at ICFF, New York Design Week

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Twelve designers from Sausalito, Calif., to Brooklyn, N.Y., will represent the Industrial Designers Society of America and display their designs for furniture, tablescapes, wallpaper and accessories in an over 72-foot booth. In addition, IDSANYC will partner with IDEO and Objeto Brasil Association on events during New York Design Week.

The Industrial Designers Society of America’s New York City Chapter (IDSANYC) and IDSA’s Furniture Section will exhibit for the sixth year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Twelve designers from Sausalito, Calif. to Brooklyn, N.Y. will represent IDSA and display their designs for furniture, tablescapes, wallpaper and accessories in an over 72-foot booth. In addition, IDSANYC will partner with IDEO and Objeto Brasil Association on events during New York Design Week.

“We see our participation at ICFF and contributing to New York Design Week as an opportunity for IDSA, the New York City Chapter of IDSA and IDSA’s Furniture Section to connect with the New York design scene and the global design and business community,” said New York Chapter Chair Stephan Clambaneva. “This is our sixth year exhibiting at this event, and it provides a unique platform for our members for worldwide exposure and showcases IDSA’s leadership role in the industrial design profession and beyond.”

Joint IDSA/IDEO Event – "A Sense of New York": May 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
IDEO New York (28 Mercer St.)

This private event will explore how to make the intangible tangible. Using the five senses and iconic locations around New York City as inspiration, participants will take a specific sense of New York and make it tangible. Participants will receive an inspiration kit prior to the event to help them capture their sense. At the event, they can work individually or in small groups, using a set of provided materials, to turn their sense into physical form. At the end of the evening, models will be shared and then packaged up and sent away to get ready for ICFF weekend, where higher-fidelity versions will be exhibited physically and virtually.

Fresh From Brasil: May 13 to May 16
Wanted Design in La. Venue, West Chelsea, 28th St. & 11th Ave.

Objeto Brasil Association with the support of Apex-Brasil will showcase the best of Brazilian design during the New York Design Week with an initiative called “Fresh from Brasil.” Some of the companies Objeto Brasil will feature include the design studios Greco Design, FF Design Studio and Quadrante Design; the architecture office Alexandre Chaguri Architecture, the technology company ONEON, the jewelry designer Duda Rimes Design and Fiat Automóveis.

IDSA’s New York City Chapter and IDSA’s Furniture Section: May 14 – May 16
Jacob Javits Center at Booth 801
Saturday, May 14 – Monday, May 16
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Trade and General Public
Tuesday, May 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

List of IDSA Exhibitors:

  •     Appalachian State University Industrial Design: Boone, N.C.
  •     Brooke M Davis Design: Austin, Texas        
  •     FAKTURA: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  •     Fuller Design Associates: Indianapolis, Ind.
  •     Heidi Newell: Sausalito, Calif.
  •     Kimberly Lewis Home: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  •     Maass Design: Boone, N.C.
  •     Malagana Design: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  •     Miron Lior: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  •     Sarabi Studio: Austin, Texas
  •     Studioefra LLC: Austin, Texas
  •     Tolleson + Saul Design: Charlotte, N.C.

For photos and information about the exhibitors, visit

About IDSA
Founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. IDSA produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award (IDEA®) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 27 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit

Started in 1965, the New York City Chapter (IDSANYC) is a flagship chapter of IDSA.

About Objeto Brasil
Founded in 1996, Objeto Brasil Association is a nonprofit organization directed at the promotion of Brazilian design in Brazil and overseas. It has featured Brazilian design in exhibitions, articulated agreements with national and international educational institutions, promoted training for designers and students and produced publications on Brazilian design, among other initiatives. Together with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), it currently organizes the IDEA/Brasil Award. An award endorsement by the Industrial Designer Society of America (IDSA) that has been promoting for over 30 years the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA®), of the largest and most prestigious design competitions in the United States.

About IDEO
IDEO is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.

About the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
For four days, more than 24,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors and developers will pack 145,000 net square feet (13,500 net square meters) of the Javits Center. On Tuesday, May 17, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public as well. More than 500 exhibitors from all over the world will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This gathering of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world's finest, most innovative and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.

Media Contact:
Roxann Henze, Communications Manager
Industrial Designers Society of America
703.707.6000, ext. 102; roxannh(at)idsa(dot)org

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