ICFF partnered with Rodolfo Agrella of RADS Group to create a cafe on the fair floor at ICFF 2023, held each May during New York Design Week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Envisioned as a place for attendees to meet and network, the design team partnered with Caesarstone to anchor the space, where the brand showcased their latest collection of porcelain countertops. “Caesarstone is known for its innovative and sustainable surfaces, making the new collection a fitting addition to the event,” they share of the partnership.
Find out more about why Caesarstone was selected for the Café and see what other brands joined them to create the space at ICFF 2023 in our story below.
Caesarstone is one of the world’s leading brands of countertops and surfaces, a reputation they have been building since their founding in 1987 as a pioneer of the natural quartz surfaces market. Known for their innovative and sustainable surfaces, the hand-crafted countertops they create are designed to stand the test of time.
“Caesarstone has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in our industry,” the brand explains, “Whether it’s developing new technologies and production processes that allow us to create breakthrough designs, or working with the world’s leading designers to generate new concepts, we have a passion for innovation that is unmatched in our field. We have created different textures, different finishes and radical new designs.”
Among the latest of those innovations is the new Porcelain collection, an extremely hard surface resistant to scratches, pressure, and rupture, that can stand up to even the most demanding high-volume use.
“Caesarstone Porcelain marks a leap in technology, functionality, and design by introducing innovative properties that deliver a high degree of durability, strength, and style,” they share of the collection. Durable and low-maintenance, the surface is non-porous, withstands direct contact with high temperatures, and is resistant to UV exposure, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. For more information on the line and to see all the colors it is available in head to Caesarstone’s website.
UK lighting brand Tala brought their new collection, Loop, to the space, showcasing the pendant and table lamps from the series.
Commonly referred to as Hellerware, the Max collection of dinnerware was originally designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Alan Heller sought to revive the discontinued line in the 1960’s, bringing the lightweight, colorful pieces back to life under the Heller brand.
Designed to be stacked in a tall, straight column to maximize storage space, each of the colorful pieces fits securely into the next thanks to the inclusion of a small lip on the bottom. This lip also lifts the piece off the tabletop, giving it the appearance of hovering.
Fyrn combines the classic principles of woodworking with modern build techniques to create pieces that define what they call ‘The New Shape of Craft’–elegant, resilient pieces that can fit quietly into any space. Offering a solid, comfortable place to sit, their handcrafted stools were a complement to the natural feel Caesarstone’s counters created in the cafe.
Turf’s Plaid ceiling scape is a criss crossing sound container suspended over the Café, providing style and sound absorption to warm the atmosphere of the space.
Ressource is a French manufacturer of paints and wallpapers. Joining ICFF to exhibit their collection, the brand also offered interactive painting demonstrations during the fair along with setting the scene for the cafe with vivid red walls.
Mohawk flooring offered fairgoers a spot of relief from a long day on their feet, laying the groundwork for the Café with a bold red carpet.
ICFF extends its gratitude to its partners for their support at ICFF 2023 and looks forward to another great year of design, discovery, and connection. Save the Date for the next edition coming May 19-21, 2024.