Emerging Design Professions Can Submit an Application Now Through January 15
(New York) – December 8, 2016 – ICFF®, North America’s largest and most prestigious series of design events for interiors in its 29th year, is now accepting submissions for the 12th annual ICFF Studio, a collaboration with Bernhardt Design that provides a platform for undiscovered design professionals to present new prototypes to the global design community. Studio designers participate in a juried design competition with selected winners receiving a coveted spot within the ICFF Studio pavilion at ICFF NYC 2017.
“ICFF Studio gives emerging design professionals a chance to showcase their undiscovered work to the global design community,” said Kevin O’Keefe, ICFF event director. “We’re especially proud of this program and our continued partnership with Bernhardt over the past 12 years.”
To be considered for ICFF Studio, a designer must have a working prototype that is not in commercial production. Entries are judged on design aesthetics, ability to be economically mass produced, marketability, and commercial viability. To submit an ICFF Studio application, visit: http://www.icff.com/show/icff-studio/.
The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.
“ICFF Studio continues to launch careers, helping the design world discover the next generation of design professionals,” said Jerry Helling, president, Bernhardt Design. “The incredible partnership between ICFF and Bernhard Design has continued to evolve into what is now a leading program for emerging designers globally.”
The 29th Annual ICFF returns to New York City May 21-24, 2017.
ICFF® is the premier North American global Design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, kitchen and bath and fabricators, attracting more than 700 exhibitors and 33,000 attendees from around the world. The 29th annual ICFF® in New York is scheduled for May 21-24, 2017 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The second annual ICFF® Miami is scheduled for October 3-4, 2017. Visit www.icff.com for more information on NYC and www.icffmiami.com for details on Miami.
ICFF is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).
About Bernhardt Design
Bernhardt Design was founded in 1980 by the 125-year-old Bernhardt Furniture Company and continues to be a leader and innovator in furniture design and production. For more than a decade, President Jerry Helling and his extraordinary creative team have positioned Bernhardt Design as one of the leading international design companies. Bernhardt Design created and sponsors an annual interdisciplinary course with the world renowned Art Center College of Design, challenging students to create world-class designs for mass production. Bernhardt Design also sponsors the ICFF Studio, a scholarship program which provides emerging design talent exposure to manufacturers, retailers and the media. Most recently, Bernhardt Design created Tools at Schools, a collaborative partnership with creative consultancy Aruliden and The School at Columbia University where the project introduced design into the school’s 8th-grade curriculum.