designboom mart new york 2014: call for participation
designboom mart new york 2014: call for participation designboom mart new york 2014: call for participation
mar 04, 2014

designboom mart new york 2014: call for participation




bring a design souvenir back from new york!
we are happy to announce that once again designboom is bringing its international market of fresh talents to new york’s ICFF – international contemporary furniture fair, presenting the work of creative professionals – emerging and established designers – introducing their new products to the new york design scene, from may 17-20th, 2014!





the ICFF new york designboom mart celebrates its 10th edition!
last year designboom reached a milestone, coming full circle to host the 30th edition of our designboom mart at the ICFF – international contemporary furniture fair new york, the same venue where the mart concept debuted in 2005! this year we celebrate the 10th edition of the ICFF designboom mart new york! after tokyo, sydney, seoul, melbourne, stockholm, saint-etienne, valencia, copenhagen, … this unique formula now sees its 34th edition.






on this special anniversary edition, we have chosen to do a theme related designboom mart: HOME AND TRAVEL – the international design items on show tell a story about traveling and collecting. this year the ICFF designboom mart offers treasures from 30 designers of almost as many countries.








designboom is doing trade show scene right.
design fairs are a fantastic occasion to reach and mingle like-minded people (curators, press, general public) and industry professionals. they all have a passion for design and want to know the stories behind the ‘products’; they like to shop and the designboom mart is the place to do it. the designboom mart is widely recognized as the ORIGINAL, first ever design bazaar. in early 2005 designboom created a completely new exhibition formula, and since then we have organized 30 international marts worldwide that combine high-profile design with a popular street market setting, making up the cultural program of several international trade fairs. many talents were discovered in our previous designboom mart editions who have gone on to become celebrities in the industry. one of them is renowned oki sato / nendo who participated in designboom’s inaugural mart at new york’s ICFF in 2005, and he shares his experience on how philippe starck bought one of his first products! listen to his experience and testimony below:






would you like to join us?
designboom is currently selecting designers for our 2014 new york edition. if you are interested in participating at this mart, please email us now!








how to participate

please email us a few images of your objects that you would like to bring.


you should keep in mind that the mart is a sales exhibition, therefore you are invited to sell a small amount of (self) produced items – small furniture and lighting objects, priced from: 10 USD – 100 USD. objects should be lightweight and easy to carry.


send us your work
please send your submissions to: [email protected]
subject line: ‘designboom mart new york 2014‘.
emails should not exceed 3 MB



compilation of past mart exhibitions





what are designboom marts?

designboom marts are an unprecedented opportunity to meet the young designers and become familiar with their work. the group exhibitions see international design professionals personally presenting their wares. (prototypes and/or limited edition pieces) along with, various-samples. the designers have the opportunity to meet and discuss with customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials. mart visitors can purchase intelligent, useful and quirky items for a symbolic price, anywhere between 10-100 USD (or the equivalent in the currency of where the mart is held, YEN, EUROs etc.). the designboom marts are truly international – designers come from over 30 countries, and partially cover the travel costs through the sales that they make. over the intense days of exhibiting and socializing, designers have the chance to discuss their work with other professionals from different cultural backgrounds.







visit the homepage of new york’s exciting ICFF – the international contemporary furniture fair!

  • I am very interested in participating in designboom mart, I’m from Tijuana Mexico and my work is sold mostly in the area of ​​San Diego California, I am an engineer in electronics and my work is mostly made ​​of recycled materials

    Armando Angulo Barceló says:
  • Hi, I was a visitor of your exhibit and I REALLY ENJOYED all the products from the participants. Especially this ceramic cat-face ring that really grabbed my attention. Unfortunately I did not take the company name down, and I am currently hunting down this ring I saw during this years ICFF (2014). Does anyone know any information about this item? It will greatly appreciated!!

    Tony Han says:

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