Top Ten: Seen at NYIGF

The New York International Gift Fair

opened this week in New York City and designers, buyers and press alike have been perusing the aisles in search of the best new item in the design, home and gift sectors. While furniture isn't the tradeshow's focus, NYIGF was full of inspirational lighting and decorative products that caught our eye.

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1. Alessi Lux
DESIGNER: Lumiere by Giovanni Anghini Alessi and Gabriele Chiave, Ricordo by Frederic Gooris and UFO by Frederic Gooris
MANUFACTURER: Alessi
PRICE: $150
8.3 cm x 15,7 cm

These dimming LED cuties are perfectly proportioned as a functional object for your desk top. If the futuristic form of the UFO is too avant guarde for your style, choose the Lumiere, the equally charming, traditionally shaped, inconspicuous mini lamp.

NYIGF, Artecnica, Lighting, Decorative

2. Kiss
DESIGNER: Stephen Johnson
MANUFACTURER: Artecnica
PRICE: Inquire for price
10" x 8"

This lamp is manufactured using an assortment of ancient glass-crafting techniques such as: pressed glass, blown glass and mirroring finishes. The shade produces both an upward and downward light distribution for a beautiful effect.

Top Ten: Seen at NYIGF

3. Metallic Lace
MANUFACTURER: Chilewich
PRICE: $30-$100

Both delicate and durable, this new offering from materials company Chilewich can be used for a variety of applications on the tabletop. At first glance Metallic Lace appears to be real metal, however upon closer inspection it is clearly a very intricate and refined textile.

Flos, Lamp, NYIGF

4. Lampadina
DESIGNER: Achille Castiglioni
MANUFACTURER: Flos
PRICE: $145
4.92" x 9.44"

This table lamp is not a new introduction for Flos, but is a highlight of their newly introduced 2012 Gift Collection. Comprised of twelve portable lighting options, the Gift Collection includes new designs such as the MiniKelvin by Antonio Citterio and the Piani designed by the Bouroullec Brothers, as well as mainstays in the Flos catalog such as the May Day by Konstantin Grcic and the Miss K and Miss K Soft designed by Philippe Starck, and Castiglioni's Lampadina.

Frederik Roije, bookshelf, guidelines

5. Guidelines
DESIGNER: Frederik Roije
PRICE: Inquire for price
73 x 6 x 52 (w x h x d) cm

An architecturally inspired magazine rack and bookshelf, by Dutch designer Frederik Roije, Guidelines is both simplistic and visually intriguing.

Top Ten: Seen at NYIGF

6. Cammeo
DESIGNER: Louise Campbell
MANUFACTURER: Kahler
PRICE: $44.95 - $54.95
3.3" x 5.9"

You can't visit NYIGF without at least a mention of the lovely ceramic design items. This piece is designed by Louise Campbell for Danish brand Kahler and touts a contrast, bright neon rubber band enclosure.

Top Ten: Seen at NYIGF

7. Felt Panels
DESIGNER: Norm
MANUFACTURER: Menu
PRICE: Inquire for price

Simple, grey felt squares can be used and utilized in a variety of ways while providing acoustical benefits. Designed by Danish architecture firm Norm, Menu has created a new graphic language from the simplistic ground up.

Top Ten: Seen at NYIGF

8. School Joke Chair
DESIGNER: Alessandro Zambelli
MANUFACTURER: Seletti
PRICE: Inquire for price

A reinterpretation of the school chair in a more current and sinuous shape and features self assembly without the need for tools. Available in white and gray color, with accessories with bright accents, it can be assembled to create minimal versions with contrasting and unexpected details.

Siemon and Salazat, Lighting, NYIGF, Pendant light

9. Thick Pendants
DESIGNER: Siemon & Salazar
PRICE: $1,000
9"T x 5"W

Designed by Caleb Siemon & Carmen Salazar, this series of handblow, lead free crystal revels in the material. THe thick pieces of crystal refract the light in unexpected ways and animate nearby surfaces.

Pantone, Bowls, Room Copenhagen, NYIGF

10. PANTONE Universe Bowl
MANUFACTURER: Room Copenhagen
PRICE: $69.99

The lovely finish of these bowls is what makes them special. A matte, whipped-cream-colored exterior and shiny bright interior give the bowls a porcelain-like feel.

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Posted August 21, 2012 by Jean Lin

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