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Rustic and recycled meet colorful and practical with the new BUNT storage system from Austria's Lichterloh Kunsthandel ($144 to $190 per piece from lichterloh.com). Each item in the cheerful line (BUNT is German for "colorful") is made from old wood, mainly spruce, salvaged from Viennese lofts. Each crate is customizable by color and size using the company's online planning tool.(Credit: Handout)

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International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2013 highlights

As the premiere modern design showcase in North America, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair attracts more than 500 exhibitors from around the world, each one vying for a place in the spotlight. Trends that emerge from the show -- in very high priced, high-end items -- will eventually show up on the shelves of retailers near home at a much more affordable prices. Here are some of this year's standouts at the show, which opens to the public Tuesday at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Convention Center (800-272-7469, icff.com), from a bathtub that keeps water warmer longer to a lightbulb that promises to last for more than three decades. --LARA EWEN, Special to Newsday