Every year about this time the International Contemporary Furniture Fair ends and a bunch of trendy people have satisfied their desire for new designs and ideas about contemporary furniture. The rest of us admire it through the websites able to cover the event and hope there will be something interesting that comes of the whole affair.

This year was impressive and out of all the designs I’ve seen I come away inspired about some aspects of design I had not considered. Here are some of the Best in Show and designs that bring a lil’ bit o’ fun to functional design. These are from both established and new designers. What do you think? Could you create something like this in SolidWorks?

For some more coverage, check out Core77’s NY DesignWeek.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.