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GLM, LLC, producer and manger of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), announced that the 22nd annual four-day contemporary design summit attracted 22,867 interior designers, architects, retailers, developers, facility managers, wholesalers, store design professionals, hotel and restaurant designers, manufacturers, students, and design-loving members of the general public scoured through an astonishing trove of design's practical invention displayed over 145,000 net square feet (13,500 net square meters) of exhibit space on the floor of New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

North America's contemporary design convocation fielded a total of 590 exhibitors (up 7% over last year) representing the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and purveyors of up-to-the-minute innovations in furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath products for residential, home/office, and contract interiors. Of those exhibitors, 254 (43%) were making their ICFF debut. Sharing the show floor almost equally were 313 (53%) exhibitors from across the U.S. and 277 (47%) exhibitors from other countries.

The 2010 ICFF welcomed emissaries from 40 countries, large and small, with distinctive indigenous design and manufacturing traditions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and U.S.

Also present at this year's design assembly were 14 contingents including: Argentina-Fundacion Exportar, Austrian Trade Commission, British European Design Group (BEDG), Czech Selection 2010 (Czech Republic), Furniture Association of Portugal, Furniture New York, The Furniture Society (U.S.), German Design Council, IDSA New York (Industrial Designers Society of America), Inside Norway, Interiors from Spain, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), and Thai Trade Center (Thailand).
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