the pacific northwest takes on icff this month
May 17, 2017
Featuring more than 700 companies exhibiting their newest products, ICFF (May 21–24) is the anchor expo during NYCxDesign. This year, GRAY is a show media partner and sponsor of a bevy of PNW-centric booths, including Portland Design (Revolution Design House, Jefdesigns Studio, and Fix Studio); B.C. Wood and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry; and Seattle Design Section (Graypants, Urbancase, Urban Hardwoods, LightArt, and LUMA Design Workshop).
On May 23, GRAY senior editor Rachel Gallaher will moderate “You Are Here: Regional Design on the Map,” a panel discussion presented on the ICFF main stage with Global Affairs Canada. How does the place you’re from influence the design you create? Gallaher will explore the topic with Vancouver artist-designer Brent Comber; Peter Coolican of Toronto’s Coolican and Company; Darin Montgomery of Seattle’s Urbancase and Standard Socket; and Joe Gibson of Portland’s Revolution Design House.
Let's jump in to some of the PNW designers who will be there...
From 1:30-2:30pm on May 23, GRAY's Senior Editor Rachel Gallaher will be at the Portland Design booth. Come say hi, and meet the designers!
JOIN Design presents: Make Use
in partnership with Rejuvenation
Make Use is a collection of objects for the home from 14 West Coast-based studios that celebrate the marriage of materiality and process, craft and purpose, form and function. Booth #233 (Images: Charlie Schuck)
Participating Studios: Alice Tacheny, BACD, Cotton & Flax, Fin, Fireroad, Fleet Objects, Folk, fruitsuper, Materials & Process, Melanie Abrantes, Pigeon Toe, Rejuvenation Design Team, Silvia Song, Tretiak Work
Seattle design section
And don't miss the other PNW-based design companies that will be exhibiting!
the 2017 gray awards video!
Videography by Sound Originals