Inaugurated in 2016, Collective Concept began as a capsule presentation within Collective Design fair where contemporary designers working in lighting, furnishings, ceramics or textiles are encouraged to reveal new thinking or the ideas behind their successful and well-known designs. It has seen tremendous success and has gained a reputation as a launching pad for new work, new ideas and ambitious installations. With the fair’s move to March in 2018, we have partnered with our longtime friends and colleagues at ICFF, to provide a platform for independent designers during NYCxDesign from May 20-23, thus the launch of Collective Concept @ ICFF. Inspired by the process-based explorations that have become a key part of our programming, we invite a handful of established product designers to share what they consider “inspirational” or “alternative” thinking with our audience, revealing a newly conceived product, a revolutionary technology, an unusual pairing of design talents or a unique material used in a thought-provoking way. We will select a curated group of designers to present in a dedicated section within the fair.