Brazil Stands Out in NY with Design + Industry Exhibition: Partnership between by Kamy and Sergio Matos Wins ‘Best in Show’ at ICFF with Tapestry Celebrating the Connection between Ancestrality and Modernity

Connected through the Design + Industry program, the partnership between the brand and the designer culminated in the ‘Tambaki’ rug collection, which won the ‘Flooring’ category at the ICFF Awards. Read more about the award and check out the Brazilian Furniture activities at the fair

Following Brazil’s tradition of achievements and recognition at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), by Kamy and Sergio Matos kicked off another edition of the event in grand style, winning the “Best in ICFF Show” award in the “Flooring” category. The ICFF Awards celebrate the best new releases in 12 categories among nearly 450 exhibitors, including the carpet and flooring segment.

Part of New York Design Week, ICFF is a global showcase celebrating the best in contemporary design. The event attracts an international audience eager for design and original, innovative, and sustainable solutions—characteristics that define the work of by Kamy and the entire Brazilian furniture industry. The brand, which participates in ICFF through the Brazilian Furniture Project, an initiative of ABIMÓVEL (Brazilian Furniture Manufacturers Association) in partnership with ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), is one of the most well-regarded tapestry brands in Brazil.

At ICFF, by Kamy caught the jury’s attention, composed of specialized design editors, with creations that challenge the predictable, bringing new techniques, materials, and textures with each collection. Always focusing on sustainability, social responsibility, and ‘affective design’, the brand blends nostalgia and contemporaneity, reflecting a philosophy that values Brazilian creativity and craftsmanship.

The company is one of the 28 national brands participating in the ICFF 2024 Trade Mission, engaging in targeted business rounds with international buyers organized by the Brazilian Furniture Project and supported by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York. The brand also exhibits its products at the fair as part of the “Design + Industry” exhibition. Curated by Liana Tessler with scenography by Estojo, the show reflects how collaboration between designers and manufacturers can elevate quality, sustainability, and general standards in the furniture industry.

Held at booth 511, the “Design + Industry” exhibition features nine Brazilian brands presenting 18 new pieces developed in collaboration with 11 national designers through the program, which is part of the Brazilian Furniture’s competitiveness enhancement actions. In addition to the Tambaki collection by Sergio Matos (in three colors), by Kamy is also showcasing two other products developed in partnership with designer André Marcolino.

Matos emphasizes that “more than functionality, design has the power to embrace history, memory, and emotional bonds,” reinforcing that this perception, infused with Brazilian essence, is the foundation for developing furniture and decor products. In this spirit, the shapes, colors, weaves, and textures intricately reveal the sophisticated design that welcomes and stimulates the senses in the pieces developed in collaboration with by Kamy for Design + Industry.

“Beneath your feet, they embody the essence of a tactile caress. To the eyes, the calculated geometry expressed in the optical effect of textile patterns showcases the delicately crafted creation. The overlapping layers of oval pieces give body to the Tambaki rug line,” awarded at ICFF. The name refers to a common fish species in the Amazon River, combining ancestral techniques and modernity through the use of nautical rope (polypropylene).

Brazilian design is indeed celebrated for its ability to combine tradition and innovation with material and aesthetic quality, a factor that stands out at ICFF, with the Brazilian Furniture companies shining at the ICFF Awards year after year.

In addition to the “Design + Industry” exhibition, 13 other companies participating in the ICFF Trade Mission also showcase at exclusive booths at the fair. Check out the participating companies:

Exhibitors and Trade Mission Participants: Bella’Arte, CGS Móveis, Doimo Brasil, Folio + Domum Interiores, Florense, Feeling, House Garden, Modalle, Ornare, Sier, SOLLOS, jaderalmeida, Tidelli, and Uultis.

Trade Mission Only Participants: Artesano, Barreto, Brazil Contemporâneo, Bortolini, by Kamy, Cabanna, Carraro, Decibal, Decoralle, Móveis Lopas, Multimóveis, Perfini, Robel Móveis, St. James, and Valdemóveis.

Design + Industry Companies: by Kamy, Delinear, House Garden, J. Marcon, Multimóveis, Ornare, Perfini, Sollos, and Uultis.

Design + Industry Designers: André Marcolino, Sergio Matos, Ibanez Razzera, Studio Alfaia, Rafael Oliva, Dimitri Lociks, Vivian Coser, João Demele, Jader Almeida, and Pedro Mendes.

In the exhibition space, visitors can also experience the Floresta Tropical hammock, provided by Akra Collection, adding comfort and a touch of Brazilian culture to ICFF 2024. The piece illustrates the use of traditional techniques and natural materials typical of Brazil in contemporary furniture design.

ICFF remains open until 5 PM on Tuesday, May 21st, at the iconic Javits Center in New York. There’s still time to check it out!

Brazilian Furniture Project

The Brazilian Furniture Project is an initiative led by ABIMÓVEL (Brazilian Furniture Manufacturers Association) and ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), aimed at increasing the Brazilian furniture industry’s participation in the international market through a set of strategic actions based on the pillars of sustainability, competitiveness, and design integrated into the industry. 

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ABIMÓVEL (Brazilian Furniture Manufacturers Association) has been working for over three decades to strengthen the national industry and furniture sector. With a purposeful agenda and in partnership with the public and private sectors, the entity works to boost production and improve the business environment in Brazil. Thus, creating opportunities and opening new markets for companies throughout the wood and furniture chain by implementing various initiatives focused on promoting competitiveness and innovation. These include export programs, sustainability, integrated industry design, factory adaptation, enhancement of micro and small businesses, and commercial intelligence, among others. 

About ApexBrasil

ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. In order to achieve its goals, ApexBrasil carries out several trade promotion initiatives aimed at promoting Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and trade missions, business rounds, support to the participation of  Brazilian companies in major international fairs, visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms that also aim at strengthening the Brazil brand.   



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