Double conventions at the Javits Center

It’s back to writing for Creative Fluff and other non school-related design work.  Now that I have some free time, there are two design events opening at the Javits Center in New York City to mention, but the real question is: will you get in?

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Isao Takezawa


The first of which is the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, otherwise known as ICFF (http://www.icff.com/page/home.asp). Going from May 16, 2009 – May 19, 2009, the show will present a great number of wonderful designs from around the world. While, it does last 4 days, it is unfortunate that only one day is available to the general public, and that is Tuesday the 19th. Among the designers is a group of RISD students, with such beautifully unique pieces as featured in a recent Fast Company article (which you can find here).

Another exciting event is the National Stationery Show (http://www.nationalstationeryshow.com/), beginning the 17th, another trade show, but without an opening to the general public. But if you are able to register with the needed requirements, it is yet another show that I would recommend, just from my sheer obsession with stationery goods.

Those who don’t qualify for the trade shows, Tuesday’s furniture show for the general public may be the only opportunity to get into one of these events, but in any case it promises to be a great show (with a high likelihood of being extremely crowded).

[Image from http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/cliff-kuang/design-innovation/kids-are-alright-risd-exhibition-icff]

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Katherine

a senior at Parsons the New School for Design, majoring in graphic design and photography, with an interest in fashion, illustration, web design, film and animation. Portfolio: http://www.katherine.pixelcandy.net/portfolio/

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