ICFF is North America’s platform for global design. Over 900 exhibitors from across the globe showcase what’s best and what’s next for luxury interior design to more than 38,000 design industry attendees each year in New York.
ICFF offers an unparalleled opportunity to view innovative design trends from across the globe and experience interactive, educational programming led by the industry's leading designers and icons. Architects, interior designers, visual merchandisers, and developers visit ICFF each year for inspiration and concepts to apply in their next design project.
ASID members receive free entry to ICFF. Register using the button below.
ASID is thrilled to showcase the impact of design at ICFF, engage with visitors, and explore the beautiful, impactful, and sometimes surprising ways that design impacts lives. We’ll also provide timely and relevant education sessions each day.
12 – 1 p.m. Aging in Place in an Urban Environment: New Design Solutions
Speakers: Leanne Rigosu, Richard Rosen, AIA, LEED AP, Lisa Blecker, Jennifer Quail
How do we design housing to accommodate multiple generations with different needs, incorporating cutting-edge solutions for flexibility and accessibility? Learn how multi-family and community housing in urban environments is evolving to reflect new family structures and an aging population. You’ll come away with practical ideas to help you create flexible living spaces to fit and adapt to the current trends of universal and accessible design.
Leanne Rigosu is a Certified Interior Designer (CID) in New York State and a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). Leanne focuses her talents on creating innovative and functional interior solutions for multi-family and senior housing; both in the affordable and market rate sectors.
Leanne specializes in independent and assisted senior living and has an extensive understanding of the various handicap accessible codes. Her keen eye for detail helps her successfully create designs that meet these stringent code restrictions but seamlessly works them in to meet the client’s needs.
After establishing her career in the interior design industry, Leanne and her husband Dominic, founded RIDA Architecture, PLLC in 2011. She currently holds the board position of past president for the New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Richard Rosen, AIA, LEED AP
A principal at Perkins Eastman who specializes in the design of senior living environments, Richard has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of institutional building types including courthouses, hospitals, laboratory buildings, and multi-family housing.
Richard is the current co-chair of the NYAIA Design for Aging Committee, a member of the National AIA Design for Aging Advisory Group, and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and previously served as chair for the National Association of Home Builders Best of Senior Housing Awards, 2005-06. His work has frequently appeared in Healthcare Review, and his portfolio has been recognized by numerous awards including the NAHB Best of Senior Housing Platinum Award, Tamarisk Assisted Living, and a 2004 AIA Senior Housing award.
With more than two decades of design and marketing experience, Lisa Blecker leads the marketing team at Resource Furniture, North America’s largest retailer of transforming and space-saving furniture. Embracing a decidedly non-traditional marketing approach, Resource Furniture is dedicated to educating the public on the benefits of flexible, efficient living, while providing funding and/or support to an increasing number of non-profit and academic initiatives that promote sustainable living and intelligent design.
As a major in-kind sponsor of the 2013 exhibition "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" at the Museum of the City of New York, and the 2018 exhibition “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America” at the National Building Museum, Resource Furniture and Clei, s.r.l. designed and built two hyper-functional, transforming homes that served as the centerpieces of each exhibition. Lisa speaks regularly about challenging the traditional floor plan, and the increasing desirability and demand for flexible, smaller-footprint living across all market and demographic segments.
Jennifer Quail joined ASID in January 2017 as editor-in-chief of the Society’s award-winning magazine, i+D. She has spent more than 15 years covering interior design, furnishings and more for magazines in New York and Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Luxe Interiors + Design, FORM, ASPIRE Design & Home, and on About.com, where she served as Home Furnishings Expert. While new to ASID headquarters, Jennifer has a history with the Society, having served on the board of the New York Metro chapter and as editor of both the New York Metro and New Jersey chapter magazines.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has been continually struck by the endless ways design effects our daily lives and experiences and is excited to bring her passion for the subject to the pages of i+D.
12 – 1 p.m. Creating Purpose-Driven Spaces: What Does it Look Like to Leverage Design for Good?
Speaker: Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C
Human emotion is uniquely tied to human behavior. An individual’s emotional connection to a space, environment, or culture can provide a strong sense of belonging. This is valuable for developing engagement within spaces we design. As designers, we have the ability to impact behaviors through our design decisions. We must be mindful of this power as we seek a deeper meaning, experience, or contribution to society with our work. It’s important to continuously understand our audience and build spaces that represent a greater purpose and relationship to the activities that happen within, inspiring users and reaching their hearts and minds. In today’s world, everything is so highly competitive and constantly evolving that when designers create purpose-driven spaces, they develop a level of captivation and engagement with the environment which sets them apart.
Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C
Meena Krenek is an award-winning design director who has transformed her clients’ companies by strengthening their corporate cultures through experiential design. Meena focuses on creating environments that are inspiring and unique to the needs of the business of each client. She is focused on integrating architecture and interior design to create solutions that encourage emotional connections with space.
Meena considers space and form at many scales while understanding the importance of the human experience through design. Her strength is design that tells a story and encourages the end user to embark on a unique brand journey every day. Her design leadership at Gensler fosters innovative thinking for experiential design and brings a unique and thoughtful thoroughness and unforgettable, dynamic energy to all of her projects.
12 – 1 p.m. Business Skills for Creatives: What You Need to Know About Contracts and Fees
Speaker: Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID
The contract between you and your client is a legal document, and plays a critical role in setting the tone and establishing yourself as a professional. Every contract includes a section on Designer Compensation, and we’ll show you how to effectively present your fee structure to reflect the true value of your design services, giving you guidelines and tips so that you can maximize profits. Gain insight and strategies to help you establish the right price point for your creative skills, services, and design vision - ensuring business profitability and success.
Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID
Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID, is a professional interior designer, author, speaker and educator. She has successfully run her award-winning firm, Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC, which services both commercial and residential clients worldwide, since 1993.
She is NCIDQ certified, NYS certified and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, serving as president of the ASID NY Metro Chapter in 2014-15 and in leadership roles on the national level as the chair of the ASID Chapter Support Team from 2016-17 and two task force committees since 2018. She is a mentor and a tenured adjunct assistant professor of Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), her Alma Mater, where she has been teaching Design Studio and Professional Practice for the past twenty years.
The ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards recognize innovative products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent. Winning products will be featured by exhibitors at ICFF.