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,, 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

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