International Contemporary Furniture Fair Gets NRG

Haute Green might be where the super duper eco stuff is at (sneak peeks here). But there is still some greenery in attendance at the 19th International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Over the fours days of 19-22 May 2007 New York’s Javits Convention Center some 23,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, and developers will jostle elbows in the aisles, and gush about the state of design. We also trust that a large chunk of them will devote some time to the day long Metropolis Conference on the Monday 21st when the topic is - Design Entrepeneurs: Rethinking Energy. The line up of presenters is impressive and includes discussion on selecting energy conscious materials as well as buying locally sourced materials, repurposing buildings and still getting LEED silver ratings and how to convince clients to go green. This is a trade event, but the on the last day of the show the public can attend with a percentage (?) their entry fee going to a program of The Partnership for the Homeless, known as Furnish a Future. ::International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

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