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Color at IFCC in NYC


Color at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (IFCC) May 14-17 in NYC

Color borrowed from fashion color trends have really penetrated interiors, furniture and accessories for both residential and contract. This IFCC, the tradeshow held once a year in May at the Jacob Javits’ Center, is the best example of any trade exhibition in New York and verifies this statement.

It’s a Fun & Color-filled Lifestyle for 2011-12.

Frank Gehry’s “Ultracube” pieces for Heller are now hyper-colored and made out of rotation molded polymer for indoors and out. Just by changing to trendy colors in traditionally styled outdoor chairs, the French company Fermob has created a unique multiple color statement. Li-Rong Liao from Pratt Institute folded a cotton candy pink colored felted material into a glass topped table. Aimee Wilder, a New York graphic designer created a fun-filled colored collection of wallpapers in hues of red and pink. LZF a company owned by a designing married team from Spain were represented by Global Lighting that are stars of lighting that work in high contrast colors in natural materials. Their wooden designs look like cut and molded papers that are worthy of museum collections.

Barbara Arlen teaches SXC 100: Color Theory and Culture, SXC 110: Color Discovery Interactive Workshop, SXC 260:Color Painting Studio, and SXF 840: Career Opportunities for Working with Color.