Eco-friendly trends highlight International Contemporary Furniture Fair

By Dakota Smith
July 2, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

Reclaimed wood was a design choice for many of the exhibitors this year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City May 19-21. The event hosted more than 400 exhibitors and 12,000 attendees from 88 countries, featuring curated collections tailored for residential, contract, and hospitality environments. Fallen Industry, a reclaimed wood design shop based in Brooklyn, exhibited at the show. Their specialty is live-edge tables, desks, and specific furniture pieces for clients. The use of traditional methods and eco-friendly practices make Fallen Industry a favorite among corporate offices like Netflix, Amazon, and Apple in New York. …Chair designer Jomo Tariku debuted fresh iterations of his classic chair designs and stools from the Fair showroom. Fabricated by Justin Nelson of Fernweh Woodworking, the hand-made designs are crafted from American walnut and ash… From LED lighting to kitchen tables, this year’s designers brought life into discarded wood, chose eco-friendly options, and above all, sustainability was key. 

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