ICFF 2016 Opening Night Events at MoMA Include First-Ever NYCxDESIGN Best of Awards


Followed by the infamous ICFF Opening Night Party – Featuring the Band “Rough”

Only one North American show can bring together an international array of leading design professionals in the heart of New York City: the 2016 ICFF® Opening Night events on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The evening kicks off at 6PM with the presentation of the inaugural Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards, followed by the “not-to-be-missed” party in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Both events require tickets, which may be purchased by registered attendees of ICFF at ICFF.com. A limited number of tickets are available for both events!

First Annual NYCxDESIGN Awards Event

Presented by Interior Design magazine and ICFF, the first annual global design competition celebrates outstanding achievement across major areas of design—from architecture to interiors, from products to collectibles, from craft to technology—from the over 500 events that comprise New York City’s showcase of global design. This annual celebration serves as the platform to highlight New York City’s diverse design community and its contributions to the fabric and economy of the five boroughs, together with examples of some of the latest in global design.

Opening Night Party at MoMA

The award ceremony is followed by the social event of the season: the ICFF Opening Night Party. Presented by ICFF and Luxe Interiors + DESIGN, and sponsored by IOA. The headliner for the event is the band Rough. Comprising award-winning designers and professional musicians: bassist Tom Dixon, singers Bradford Shellhammer, Billie Ray Martin and Steph Hannah, guitarists Del Marquis (formerly of the Scissor Sisters) and Eran Kendler and drummer Paul Pethick, Rough is a loose collective of musicians that riff and rotate around the coarse and rugged drum and bass duo of Dixon and Shellhammer.

“For 28 years, ICFF has celebrated the convergence of global Design,” said Kevin O’Keefe, ICFF Event Director. “The Opening Night events only further our commitment to connecting the New York with the global design community.”

Tickets for the Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards presentation and the opening night party must be purchased in advance, through the ICFF registration portal at ICFF.com. The cost for a ticket to the NYCxDESIGN Awards (only) is $80; a ticket to the Opening Party (only) is $95; and a combination ticket to both the Awards and Opening Party is $150. Tickets purchased to attend the NYCxDESIGN Awards also include wine pouring and transport from ICFF to MoMA.

About ICFF®

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 32,000 attendees from around the world. The 28th annual ICFF is scheduled for May 14-17, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit www.icff.com for more information.

The first annual ICFF Miami® will debut on October 5 & 6, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, presenting hundreds of leading brands and addressing every facet of better interiors for residential, hospitality, commercial and high end retail. Visit www.icffmiami.com for more information.

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NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official celebration of global design fashioned by some of the City’s most renowned names in the design world and beyond. A platform to showcase the tremendous artistry that can be found across the five boroughs, NYCxDESIGN highlights NYC’s cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by audiences around the world. Managed by NYC & Company and NYC Economic Development Corporation and informed by a Steering Committee composed of leaders from the design industries, schools and museums in the City, NYCxDESIGN features a calendar that includes exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios, spanning all disciplines of design. www.nycxdesign.com.

About Interior Design

Interior Design is the global, industry-leading design publication, website, and events company serving the interior design, architectural, and facility management audiences. For nearly 85 years, Interior Design magazine–published by SANDOW, a leader in multichannel brands that meet at the intersection of luxury and design–has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Interior Design Events connects the industry, promoting creative leadership, innovation, and collaboration across a wide range of practice areas and platforms. Interior Design’sdigital companion, interiordesign.net, is the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience. www.interiordesign.net.

About The Design Group™

The Design Group™, part of Emerald Expositions, is the media and event nexus for North America’s design industry. The Design Group comprises ICFF®, the Hospitality Design Expo®, GlobalShop® and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show®(KBIS), as well as major media platforms that include Hospitality Design, Contract, design:retail and K+BB.