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ICFF 2012

Egg Collective

July 3rd, 2012 Posted In:
Design
Exhibitions and Events

The Egg Collective, made up of the Brooklyn trio Crystal Ellis, Stephanie Beamer, and Hillary Petrie, won New Designers of the Year at ICFF this spring. With designs that pays homage to vintage glamor while staying decidedly contemporary, the Egg Collective’s pieces don’t shy away from a strong point of view.

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Kaikado Japanese tea caddies are made from copper, tin, brass and silver. A beautifully simple design that is made to grow more beautiful over time with years of use. The handmade tea caddies have a life long interaction with human hands that creates a beautiful patina as a reaction to the oils of the skin.

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The Corliss Chair, a new ICFF introduction by Providence, Rhode Island-based Studio Dunn, cleverly integrates traditional American hardwood construction in its maple seat with a graceful, comfort driven, and handcrafted aluminum backing.

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One of my favorite booths at ICFF this year was Volk Furniture. The Brooklyn-based company is dedicated to the design and fabrication of handcrafted, traditionally joined and finished wood furniture.The gorgeous, almost glowing wood is enhanced by thoughtful details like antique organ stops as drawer pulls, vintage typewriter keys as accents, and inlaid brass following the grain of the wood. Owner and designer Brian Volk Zimmerman’s eye for detail results in lining all his drawers with shirting fabric, and upholstering his wood frame chair in a Harris Tweed that is so nice, it should never have ended up so close to butts.

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