Top Floor is taking its award-winning designs to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF May 14th – 17th 2011) North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. For the four-day duration of the Fair, 145,000 net square feet (13,500 net square meters) of the Javits Center will be abuzz with more than 24,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, and developers from around the globe.
The ‘Ottomania’ Collection and a selection of designs including ‘Emmenthal’, ‘Enmeshed’ and ‘Envelope’ all created by Esti Barnes will be presented at the fair. The extraordinarily rich culture of the Ottoman Empire is the inspiration behind ‘Ottomania’ – a collection of six new designs. The inventive pairing of super soft materials including silks, wools and bamboo with a variety of specialist weave techniques give the collection an almost 3-dimensional quality, which is reminiscent of the hand-made embroideries of the Ottoman period. The collection can be created in any colourway and size.
Esti explains that her choice of materials is inspired by the luxurious textiles of the Sultans, many of which are still available to view today in the Topkapi Palace and Sadberk Hanim museums in Istanbul.
‘Emmenthal’ which recently won the Interior Design Magazine’s, Best of Year award in NY will also feature at the fair. Découpage and graduating tone are both distinctive themes in Esti’s portfolio and in this award-winning design they are combined to result in an interesting and ‘edgy’ 100% wool design! Hand-tufted in fine quality wool and silk, ‘Enmeshed’ is a luxuriously textured design from Top Floor
. This creation is an intriguing exploration of the interaction between texture, colour and contour. The eye is instantly drawn to an impression of curls of ribbon in the centre of the rug with an interesting three dimensional effect. Created by a complex system of colour shading and surface sculpting, this sense of depth represents Esti’s fascination with dimension and the play of light. ‘Envelope’ is a superbly luxurious rug, created in 100% silk with a subtle border that graduates in shade, from deep charcoals and greys fading to a stony ivory in the centre. All of these clever and inspiring rug designs can be seen at Top Floor
’s ICFF stand, details below.