ICFF is probably the ultimate destination if you’re into the high-end and contemporary sides of interior design. On the other hand, New York is a city bursting with culture, art and a cosmopolitan lifestyle that will surely inspire you in countless ways. We put together all the little pieces that make NYC such a fascinating place and this luxury guide looks forward into improving your experience while you’re attending ICFF. You can find us at the Javits Center from the 19th to the 22nd of May – hopefully, we will see you there!
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The Lladró showroom in New York is empowered by unique, one of a kind, fine art pieces. There, you will be able to have a look at the most iconic handcrafted porcelain sculptures, lighting, home accessories and jewelry. From Spain to NYC it’s just a small step!
Droog is a conceptual design company that focuses on matters that affect society and its people. Major collaborations include the New Original project, the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Sex in New York and the CACAU Cultural Centre in São Tomé. By the way, Droog has the most inventive, colorful and whimsical furniture collections ever!
DDC Minotti is the leading source of contemporary furniture design. They can offer an exceptional variety of home and contract furniture, lighting and accessories, ranging in style from classic modern to the most cutting-edge designs in their showrooms – the most notorious ever. Don’t’ miss this one!
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Also known as The Mansion in 172 Madison Avenue, Covet NYC is known as the most coveted address for design lovers and professionals in the Big Apple. Fully decorated with a curated selection of furniture, lighting, upholstery and accessories from the best European luxury brands, Covet NYC is definitely a place to visit if you’re into good surprises!
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Celebrating 40 years of existence, the New Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA – a seven-story, eight-level structure. Inside, you will find the most inspiring forms of contemporary art through exhibitions, performances, installations and publications.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City is continuously expanding its collection of Impressionist, Post-impressionist and contemporary art, featuring special exhibitions throughout the year. If you’re an art-driven person, this is the perfect place for you to discover unique pieces and remarkable artists. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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With over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art lives in three iconic sites in New York City – the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters. Founded in 1870, it reveals both new ideas and unexpected connections through several exhibitions and events.
MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, is like a temple for diverse cultural, artistic, social and political perspectives. Celebrating creativity and openness, MoMA is visited by millions of people due to its provoking and contemporary art, which makes it an obligatory stop if you’re around. Inspiration is everywhere!
Fine dining has a whole new meaning here. Jean-Georges opened in 1997 to critical acclaim, founded by the mythical Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The dishes served are a blend of French, American and Asian. With 2 Michelin stars, this restaurant is a mandatory stop if you’re attending ICFF.
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Per Se is Thomas Keller’s magnum opus. Featuring an intimate environment with spectacular views from Central Park, Per Se has 3 Michelin stars and it keeps on making people across the world falling in love with it. You can expect the finest quality ingredients and a wonderful service – it’s like you’re at home but slightly better.
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Open since 1986, Le Bernardin is one of the finest examples of French cuisine in New York. The restaurant took a redesign in 2011 and, since then, it took off to a whole new level of sophistication. It holds several records in the city and some say that eating there is an experience you’ll never forget.
Eleven Madison Park
Eleven Madison Park is located right in the heart of the city center. It sits at the base of a historic Art Deco building, offering an eight to ten-course menu. The food is delicious, the wine list is impressive and the environment itself will make you want to come back over and over again.
The Mandarin Oriental offers the ultimate in service, comfort and style – and that’s probably all you need. Enjoy the glittering Manhattan skyline, a sensory experience at the Asiate with its modern American cuisine or the impeccably designed rooms that offer an unbeatable blend of luxury and refinement. Truly stunning.
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A few steps from Central Park and Madison Avenue, the Four Seasons New York is a hymn to luxury and that means breathtaking city views, a fine dining restaurant and a sensational modern-deco atmosphere. Designed by I. M. Pei, the Four Seasons New York is described as one of the best hotels in the world.
Embodying the true spirit of New York’s lifestyle, the Ritz-Carlton in Central Park offers the charm of a sophisticated private home in the heart of the city. With marvelous rooms and suites, 5-star amenities, a La Prairie Spa, Club Lounge and four dining options, enliven the senses with a personalized hotel experience like you’ve never imagined before.
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Located in Midtown across from Carnegie Hall and a block from Central Park, Park Hyatt opened in 2014 and has been a hospitality landmark through the years. Its gorgeous rooms were designed by Yabu Pushelberg and its distinctive ribbon facade architecture was envisioned by Christian doe Portzamparc. Do you need more reasons?
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Koket means daring design aesthetics, high impact events, lavish presentations, notoriously risqué ad campaigns and inspiring editorial. Koket also represents the feminine side of design with magical mineral medleys, lux metallics, vibrant jewel tones and exotic peacock feathers. In one word, we describe Koket as “seductive”.
Christian Woo Furniture
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Christian Woo is a modern furniture design and woodworking studio based in Vancouver, Canada. As an elite brand, Christian Woo caters to the global commercial and residential market, offering a distinct collection of adaptable and timeless pieces. Built from the highest-grade, hand-sourced materials with precision-cut craftsmanship, their pieces embrace a clean-lined, bold aesthetic.
A leading design company, founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli and now run by Claudio Luti, Kartell is one of the symbols of Italian design around the world. A success story told through an incredible series of products – furniture, furnishings, lighting, home accessories – that have become part of the domestic landscape, not to mention actual contemporary design icons.
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Covet House is the ultimate tradeshow experience. Aiming to bring back the tradition of sitting face to face with partners and friends, this is where desires and lasting relationships are established – this is a place for design celebration worldwide. Covet House is all of this and so much more!
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