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Top Ten: Seen at NYIGF

New York International Gift Fair wraps tomorrow, and while it is known as the US market’s go-to for accessories and gift items, the furniture and lighting on show this season was worthy of note. Here are some of our favorite items from the show.

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1. Chele Table
MANUFACTURER: Atipico
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

This italian brand has beautiful furniture and accessories for the home that are at once rustic and polished. The Chele table’s angular, wire-frame legs that add a light line to the side table.

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2. Stool 60 Anniversary Edition
DESIGNER: Mike Meiré and Alvar Aalto
MANUFACTURER: Artek
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
38” x 44”

The colors of the Stool 60 Anniversary Edition are taken directly from Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium for tuberculosis (1928–1933): the yellow of the floors, the green of the walls, the turquoise of the handrails and walls, and the orange, white and black of the furniture. The Paimio Sanatorium, located in Paimio, Finland, is considered Aalto’s most important functionalist building and still stands today as part of the Turku University Hospital. The stool comes flat packed for retail.

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3. Float Lamps
DESIGNER: Fleet Objects
PRICE: $650

These lamps are cast in porcelain from fishing floats and when ganged together, the pendants have a multi-colored maritime feel.

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4. Cielo
DESIGNER: Pablo Studio
MANUFACTURER: Pablo Studio
PRICE: $235
9” x 6.1”

Cielo is a LED suspension light that provides balanced and warm illumination in multiple color-ways and can be used singularly or as a group.

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5. Mitre Stool
DESIGNER: Souda
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
16.5” H x 15.5”L x 12.5” W

The Mitre Stool is a visually light stool that is composed of four separate planes, with a resulting shape that is as comfortable as it is striking.

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6. Urbio
MANUFACTURER: Urbio
PRICE: $175

Urbio is a clever answer to indoor gardening and organization. The magnetic pods attach to a series of wall-mounted plates, making for the ultimate in modularity.

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7. Natural Housewares
DESIGNER: Nicole Porter
PRICE: $45

The New York City designer has a knack for color and proportion, hand painting each wood plate and bowl with non-toxic paints with zero VOCs and protected by a food safe film.

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8. ZŌN Personal Air Purifier
MANUFACTURER: Humanscale
PRICE: $299
13” W x 9” D x 14” H

A 3rings favorite, Humanscale’s personal air purifier provide three times the cleaning efficiency of Energy Star air purifiers in an eye catching design.

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9. Brush Dots
MANUFACTURER: Chilewich
PRICE: $16.50
14” x 19”

This colorful addition to surfaces brand Chilewich is just one example of the much-loved company’s dominance over its category in both residential and commercial markets.

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10. Glass Pendants
DESIGNER: Siemon & Salazar
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

These hand blown pendants are an example of why Siemon & Salazar have become well known for their luxurious and unique designs.

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Posted January 29th, 2013 by Jean Lin


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