Koi in a Hurry
“We’ve called it ‘flowery light-y wall tiles’,” says Adam Bottomley, one half (with Kirsten Jones) of the London design firm Koi. You can’t blame the duo for not yet naming their new cladding—they only designed and fabricated it three days before the start of ICFF. “We’re always coming up with new things to make the booth exciting,” Bottomley explains. The tiles are made of molded ABS with flower-shaped cutouts, which are then placed into a raised position. The lifted petals and sepals reveal that the plastic is backed with colored acrylic gels. The designers say the product is inspired by the colors and shapes of Japanese animé, as well as vine-covered countryside walls.