10 Danish Design Brands Hitting it Big at ICFF

At NYC’s ICFF 2017, Danish Design is Once Again Turning Heads

Denmark in New York
5 min readMay 23, 2017


1. Engelbrechts A/S (Booth 657)

Engelbrechts A/S is a furniture manufacturer which works in collaboration with designers and other specialists to develop modern and timeless furniture for the perceptive and quality-conscious user.
Behind the development of all Engelbrechts’ furniture is an experienced designer. They all work with the philosophy to create aesthetic, sculptural and functional furniture — where everything superfluous is cut away. Their goal is that users find daily joy in the thoughtful details that are found on nearly all Engelbrechts items. They have their first exhibition this year at ICFF in New York, so pay them a visit at their beautiful booth.

2. ferm LIVING (Booth 736)

A sincere passion for design, craftsmanship and aesthetics was the essential element in the foundation of ferm LIVING back in 2006.

ferm Living believes in always challenging themselves with collections ranging from furniture to lighting. They create contemporary designs with a touch of mid-century charm in line with the Scandinavian design heritage.
Be sure to pay them a visit on ICFF and check out their beautiful furniture selection.

3. Innovation Living Inc. (Booth 201)

Innovation Living™ is a Danish furniture company built on the proud Danish tradition of furniture design. According to Innovation Living, good aesthetic design must go hand-in-hand with great functionality and good comfort.
Therefore, Innovation’s team of designers, product developers and technical brains work together to integrate it all in every single product.
Innovation Living focuses on comfort and good quality, which is seen in their beautiful furniture. Stop by and see their newest collection on ICFF and feel the comfort yourself.

4. Vita Copenhagen (Booth 2877)

According to Vita Copenhagen, “big design comes in small boxes.” With that motto, the Copenhagen-based design firm takes the story of Scandinavian design further than ever before. They are able to combine aesthetics, simplicity and functionality, and infuse it with thoughtful craftsmanship and environmental care. The result is exquisite designs with a sustainable edge.

They are known for their beautiful and authentic lamps, which are inspired from the Nordic landscape. Their designs are deeply rooted in the diverse urban landscape and raw nature surrounding their home in the pulsating heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.

5. Republic of Fritz Hansen (Booth 733)

Republic of Fritz Hansen is an exclusive, international design brand whose timeless collection unites world-famous classic and contemporary furniture, lightning and accessories.

They have just launched a new accessory-line, which they are showing off at the ICFF. Be sure to stop buy their booth were they also are exhibiting the re-launch Oksen by Arne Jacobsen and their newest member to the family, the Lune modular sofa designed by Jaime Hayon.

6. Cane-line (Booth 571)

Cane-line’s outdoor collection is designed and manufactured with the purpose to have a comfortable outdoor living lifestyle. Their all-weather furniture offers maximum comfort and minimal maintenance.

Cane-line’s Elements collection is a vibrant and living collection of unique design elements based on functional, timeless and socially responsible principles. Inspiration has been life and nature around us and the aim is to make your life comfortable. Create your personal style with Elements fashioned in Scandinavian colours and innovative designs.

7. Menu (Booth 1941)

Menu’s philosophy is simple: they want to make the world better, less complicated, a little bit nicer to wake up to. Collaborating with super-talented designers, they make objects to be treasured — now and forever.

Menu works with some of the most exciting and driven creative individuals from the worlds of architecture and design to produce high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look. They are exhibiting this year at ICFF where they brought their newest furniture collection to their booth. Definitely worth a visit!

8. Mater (Booth 557)

Mater was established in 2006 in Denmark by Henrik Marstrand who had a vision to create iconic and beautiful design based on an ethical business strategy. Through collaborations with an external network of established and fresh talent, Mater combines high-end furniture and lighting, constructed with methods that support people, local craft traditions and the environment. Visit them at ICFF 2017 and take a look at their newest collection!

9. DESIGN LETTERS & Friends (Booth 336)

DESIGN LETTERS & Friends is a Danish design company founded by former copy writer and journalist Mette Thomsen. Mette has always been a great fan of words and writing and in 2009 she merged it with her passion for design by establishing DESIGN LETTERS. Today, DESIGN LETTERS & Friends carries a significant collection within Living, Stationery, Furniture and Kids designs — with and without letters. The brand is represented in more than 1000 design-led shops in 55 countries. This year DESIGN LETTERS are representing their design at ICFF — stop by their cute little booth and see the newest collection.

10. Georg Jensen, Inc. (Booth 1857)

With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from hollowware and watches to jewellery and home products. This year, Georg Jensen is among another Danish design brands, exhibiting on the ICFF in New York — stop by their booth and explore their newest collection.

Tina Pilgaard is the Deputy Head of Trade and Director of Design at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York.



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