Good Green Design at ICFF

Green design at ICFF
Green design at ICFF

We missed Milan this year (the city and the annual design world jamboree that convenes there) so as compensation we stopped by the more accessible Javits center in New York for the other big event of the year: the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), a kind of Milan after-party with bad food and a less-fashionably-dressed clientele.

Still, we got a good sense of where design is going -- which is nowhere, as far as we can tell. Perhaps it's the lingering recession and hunkered down pennypinching mood of consumers, but there wasn't much risky business to be seen in the 500-plus booths we surveyed.