Playing up Southern California's indoor-outdoor lifestyle and the continued popularity of the salvage-chic urban loft look, Los Angeles home decor firms debuted new products at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Now in its 26th year, the trade show, which concludes May 20, hosted more than 40 designers and manufacturers from the L.A. area as part of the citywide NYCxDesign.
Sculptural solid-wood furniture by Stephen Kenn, faceted polished stainless-steel benches by Nolen Niu, rugs and even a ping-pong table embellished by contemporary artists struck a downtown modernist vibe. Vibrantly colored wire and sheet metal furniture offered flexibility and midcentury flair for interior and alfresco settings. And L.A.'s growing community of lighting manufacturers offered illuminating designs, including elegant industrial-inspired lighting by Atelier de Troupe and high-tech LED lamps by Koncept and NonDesigns.