Saturday, May 25, 2013


ICFF and New York Design Week takes place every year in mid May and this year I had the pleasure of once again attending this inspiring and event filled week.

ICFF is the premier furniture and home decor show in North America where the latest from the world of design is presented. Of course it is always great to meet with our suppliers and have the opportunity to see first hand their latest offerings as well as discover new products to add to our edited mix.

At the show, Eskayel's (top photograph) booth was filled with beautiful textiles and designer Shannon Campanaro shared with me her thoughts and inspirations on their new "Lora" collection. We at Provide will be placing an order next week and look forward to receiving items from this unique collection soon.

Next I saw Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar, the glass artists and designers behind Siemon & Salazar (second photograph). This year they showcased stunning new lighting including pendants, table lights, a chandelier and a sophisticated brass fixture that features hand-crafted brass chain from which multiple glass pendants hang. In a word, amazing!

Teixidors (third photograph), whom we often get to see in Paris and Barcelona made the trip over to North America to display their luxurious pillows, throws and blankets made from 100% ecological merino wool, cashmere and linen. This collection has been a great success for us and we will be restocking our offering over the coming weeks.

During my stay in New York, I did my best to make a small dent in what else was going on around the city – some of the highlights were: Punk – Chaos to Couture, a fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum; the Jeff Koons show at the Gagosian gallery in Chelsea and the exhibit of Doug Johnston's (last photograph) coiled lighting sculptures at the Mondo Cane gallery in Tribeca. Doug Johnston is a Brooklyn based artist and designer that makes baskets and bags from cotton and nylon cord and creates handmade and "one-off" lighting that are truly works of art. Look for a selection of Doug's baskets and bags to arrive in June at Provide.

I'm back at Provide and am looking forward to a hot summer filled with cool design!

Posted by David.

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