FAIR CHAIRS: With furniture launches, store parties and a four-day trade show that closed on Tuesday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Manhattan’s interest in designer chairs and tables went into overdrive this week at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Among the highlights, Fabien Baron, the creative director and founder of Baron & Baron, unveiled a collection of his own for Bernhardt Design featuring modular occasion tables and lounge chairs with accents of primary colors that, when assembled in certain ways, appear to be the furnishing equivalent of a Mondrian painting.

“I was interested in simple lines, basic structures and elegance,” Baron said. “Design is all tied up today in everything, more than ever. In the worlds of communication, architecture, fashion design and furniture, design is very much one thing. Everything is attached to image.”

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