ICFF is North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.
This post will spotlight the schools and students participating in this year’s fair. The Kean University students were charged to use design that could possible solve a “real” world problem.
More than 750 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof. Here is another interview with Anthony Madonia from Kean University in NJ.
The Michael Graves College at Kean University carries the name and endorsement of a man who was one of the world’s premiere architects—Michael Graves. Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. Mr. Graves, one of the most celebrated architects of our time guided the fundamental principles of this important endeavor. We are proud to carry on his great legacy. Studio projects, building technology examples, and analysis of the regions’ developments in terms of ecology, sociology, and history as well as built form are beneficial at multiple levels due to their accessibility. It grounds the program with local constituents, provides engagement with real-world contexts for making architecture, and elevates the public identity of the program.