Tomorrow's Furniture Today at the ICFF

This year's expo showed that Americans are getting back some of their innovation edge, while sidebar events showcased green design

A crystal-encrusted deck chair. A chair made of melted plastic bottles. A red felt field of flowers. These and other novel objects were on display in New York last weekend at the 19th International Contemporary Furniture Fair. The design juggernaut, produced by George Little Management in association with industry stalwarts such as the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Furnishings & Design Assn., purports to be North America's "singular showcase for contemporary design."

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