Designhounds NYC Day 2: ICFF & Aire Ancient Spa with MrSteam

Designhounds NYC Day 2: ICFF & Aire Ancient Spa with MrSteam

ICFF 2024

Starting Day 2 off strong, the Designhounds headed straight to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) 2024 show. We were thrilled to partner with the show for the first time ever and experience the show through the lense of the Designhounds and partake in a session as part of ICFF Talks. Exhibitors from around the world showcased original and sustainable designs in lighting, furniture, kitchen and bath, wall coverings,textiles and more. ICFF prides itself in bringing together over 450 brands from 35 different countries creating a unique and versatile show experience for attendees in the commercial and residential environments. There was something for everyone.

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ICFF Talks Sessions

After Designhounds browsed the showfloor, the group reconvened at the Water Studio x Grohe booth for a discussion about “Design for the Senses” and human centric design with Designhounds Founder Veronika Miller. Veronika moderated the discussion with guest speakers Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, Leader of Global Luxury Design at Lixil Water Technology Americas the umbrella brand of Grohe and other industry leading brands, and global trends ambassador Patti Carpenter. Patti shared key insights on global design trends that inspire and inform design for the senses while Jean-Jacques layered in his thoughts on the importance of human centric design in home products moving forward. Thank you to ICFF, Grohe and Patti Carpenter for hosting and partaking in such an insightful, thought-provoking and forward thinking dicussion.

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From left to right: Veronika Miller, Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, and Patti Carpenter at “ICFF Talks”

Experience for the Senses with MrSteam

After the show, it was time for some well-earned R&R. Spa time! The Designhounds spent a memorable and sensory afternoon at Aire Ancient Baths in Tribeca. Surrounded by candlelight, designers could explore the wide variety of spa elements, lather up with dead-sea inspired salt scrubs, relax in heated, jet whirlpools, float in salt water pools, bravely take a cold plunge and of course experience the power of steam in their steam room.

Director of Marketing at MrSteam, William Kauker and VP and General Manager at MrSteam, Dawn DiGregorio welcomed the Designhounds to Aire Ancient Spa and took the floor to share the mission behind MrSteam, “The Feel Good Inc.” and the powerful benefits of steam. Learn more about the benefits of steam and MrSteam products here.

The end of the day called for a beautiful dinner and boy, did Artesano deliver. MrSteam closed a nearly perfect day at the Peruvian restaurant where the group experienced an incredible Chef’s tasting menu of Peruvian delacacies and wine to pair, a feast for the senses .The creative nature of each dish was a definite parallel to our #DaretoDesign and #DesignfortheSenses motto and theme.

At the end of the day, the Designhounds were feeling relaxed, inspired and full (in the best of ways) after an incredible day in experiencing the senses. Many thanks to our sponsors and partners ICFF and MrSteam for sharing in and creating a very memorable tour day for the Designhounds.

Be sure to check out our Instagram for all the beautiful coverage from our Designhounds and follow the hashtag #designhoundsnyc. Until next time…stay tuned for Day 3!

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