Join Heritage Home Group for a lively panel discussion moderated by Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy with the talented Mariette Himes Gomez, Suzanne Kasler, and Celerie Kemble. Enjoy learning about these three distinctive perspectives from designers who champion diverse design aesthetics.
Join Mid-Century designer and owner of CF Modern, Irwin Feld and Cathy Whitlock, journalist and author of Designs on Film for an in-depth presentation on the influence of modern design and interiors in the movies.
Join the 4th floor and Lonny Magazine’sIrene Edwards for an afternoon of treats and delight inspired by our very own city—New York. Lonny’s editors have hand selected their most adored product in each showroom that reflects the Big Apple’s design aesthetic. Travel the showrooms rediscovering how NYC is design’s most inspiring city.
VERANDA Editor in Chief Clinton Smith and Interior Designer Charlotte Moss chat about the influence of flowers and gardens on interiors by some of the world’s leading tastemakers. Go inside the worlds of Nancy Lancaster, Colefax & Fowler, Bunny Mellon, Edith Wharton and Thomas Jefferson—and others—and learn how their marriage of indoors and out continues to inspire new generations in exciting and surprising ways. Not only were they groundbreakers of their time, but their work and influence is equally, if not more, important to us now.
The discussion will be accompanied by stunning visuals from Charlotte’s latest book, Charlotte Moss: Garden Inspirations (now in its third printing) and will feature an exclusive preview of VERANDA’s new book, The Romance of Flowers, debuting October 6.
Share your favorite moments from "The House in Bloom" on instagram using #VERANDAxCENTURY for the chance to win a signed copy of each book.
1stdibs Gallery Presents: The Introspective Lounge
1stdibs® at the New York Design Center®, 10th floor
Join Anthony Barzilay Freund, editor in chief of 1stdibs' Introspective magazine, for libations at the 1stdibs gallery on the 10th floor. His editorial and design teams have styled a lounge furnished with "the Most Beautiful Things On Earth" from over 40 dealers on the showroom floor, where visitors will be served cocktails and canapés.
Meet Martyn Lawrence Bullard as he presents his new collection for Haviland, the renowned luxury porcelain atelier, and his crystal creations for Daum, French creator of art, glass and decorative objects. Martyn Lawrence Bullard will also be featuring his International Celebrity Interiors as seen on his Bravo TV series "Million Dollar Decorators".
Join NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom and Christopher Guy in the Penthouse on 16 to meet special guest Betty Halbreich of Bergdorf Goodman. Pick up a signed copy of Betty's book, I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style with a Twist .
Bright, Bold, and Tailored Design with Tobi Fairley
Renowned interior designer, Tobi Fairley, will participate in a lively, informal conversation about interior design. Ms. Fairley’s signature look is fresh and simple, combining colorful, large-scale prints with classic furniture styles for a beautiful and functional result. Since establishing her design firm more than 15 years ago, Tobi’s award-winning projects have spanned the nation, with designs that have been featured on television, in major shelter publications and online.
New York Spaces magazine Editor-in-Chief, Jason Kontos will lead a lively discussion on the lasting style of progressive design citing specific examples of sophisticated design choices and solutions from architecture, interiors and master planning. Kontos will be joined by Stacy Garcia, an established leader in the world of design and a chair-holder of the Color Marketing Group; Kimberly Lewis, a home & lifestyle décor designer in Brooklyn; and Steve McKenzie, designer and namesake behind McKenzie Design LLC and Steve Mckenzie’s, a home décor business, located in the heart of Atlanta’s Westside design district.
Join Dakota Jackson to celebrate the introduction of his newest furniture collection, Cosmopolitan by Dakota Jackson. Quintessentially New York Cosmopolitans, accompanied by a delicious selection of hors d'oeuvres, will be served.
Design Fluency and the Future with Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
What do all design visionaries and celebrated rule-breakers have in common? They share a keen understanding of the profession’s traditions and conventions. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Next Wave designers Catherine Olasky, Max Sinsteden, and Elizabeth Pyne, along with CeCe Barfield Thompson, of Bunny Williams Inc., join HOUSE BEAUTIFUL's Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson to discuss how the work of design “greats” – and the rules and rigors of classic decorating – impact today’s most memorable work. Join us for a lightning-round of Decorating Trivia followed by a peek at the influences that inspire their latest projects.
As Luxe Interiors + Design celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary, Editor-in-Chief Pamela Jaccarino will join designer Marshall Watson for an enlightening conversation about the inspirations and influences that shape design across the country.
Broaden Your Brand: Tactics to Market and Build Your Design Business
Designer, author and makeover television personality, Libby Langdon shares proven tactics to define, distinguish and successfully market your design brand and tap into new client bases. Pulling from personal experience in launching her interior design business, writing and marketing a book, getting started in makeover TV, and designing multiple licensed home furnishings collections, Libby shares techniques that move her business forward in this informative and fast-paced presentation.
Architectural Digest invites you for Pillow Talk and cocktails with designer Thom Filicia, who will introduce his new bedding collection for Eastern Accents, with AD Decorative Arts & Antiques Editor Mitchell Owens. The two will spark a lively conversation about the state of decorating today, from the best sources of inspiration to the latest trends.
State of the Art Kitchens with 200 Lex Design Specialists
Join four experienced kitchen and bath designers from 200 Lex for an informative question and answer forum. The designers will provide you with professional insight into the process of designing a custom kitchen, the future of kitchen design, what sets a custom kitchen apart from other cabinetry projects, and upcoming trends in finishes, materials and colors. They’ll discuss why kitchen designers are an essential aid to architects and interior designers and how best to create a state of the art kitchen for any style home.
Kitchen Design Specialists:
Alexandra Knight - Korts & Knight, Kitchens by Alexandra Knight
Dave Burcher - In House Kitchen Bath Home
Robert Bakes - Bakes & Kropp
Joy Young - Townhouse Kitchens, Inc.
I HEART LA: The Los Angeles Design Movement and its impact on New York
New York has long been seen as the center of the cultural world, but Los Angeles is hot on its trail as an incubator of talent in the realms of Architecture, Design and Fine Art. In recent years, international communities are looking west to seek out inspiration and source talent, and LA is receiving its due as a leader in the emerging Design-Art hybrid movement. New York Magazine’sWendy Goodman joins interior decorators Oliver M. Furth, Kristen McGinnis, and Robert Stilin in a conversation exploring the perfect storm that catapulted Los Angeles onto the international stage, delineating the meaning of art as design (and vice versa), and taking an educated peek into the future to see what’s to come and how New York and LA are intertwined in today's design world.
Join moderator Jason Phillips as he leads an intriguing discussion of upcoming trends with industry leaders from the design and fashion communities: Carlton Varney, President of Dorothy Draper Designs; Anthony Baratta,Traditional Home Top 20 Design Icon; Young Huh,Vogue Young Designer to Watch; Michael Fischer, Creative Director of Fashion Snoops; Ashlina Kaposta, “The Decorista” blogger. Come be a part of the conversation!
Melanie Courbet, renowned curator of artisan work and founder/owner of Atelier Courbet, will draw on her extensive experience working with some of the finest artisans and designers in the world to talk about how and why to use artisan furniture and accessories in your next project. The beauty of artisan pieces can be found in the marks and variations left by the maker, in its elegant imperfections. Each unique furniture or accessory adds an unmatched sophistication to any space. Melanie Courbet will be available before and after the presentation to discuss her work with artisans.
Join Julia Buckingham, President, Buckingham Interiors + Design and Robert Leleux, Editorial Director, domino magazine to celebrate the launch of her new collection for Global Views with a game of "Designer Truth or Dare." Everything you've always wanted to know about decorating but were afraid to ask!
LEPERE along with Rizzoli and Hardie Grant Books is pleased to host a cocktail party and book signing for Greg Natale in celebration of the US release of The Tailored Interior. Natale, who is Australia's top interior designer, has received international acclaim for his stunning bespoke interiors. We invite you to purchase your own copy of this cohesive guide to capturing the freshness, balance and comfort that define an extraordinary home.
Noted interior designer Robert Passal will lead a lively panel discussion about exciting new directions of tabletop design with two of the tabletop industry’s leading designers: Britten Leigh Wolfe of Britten Couture Home and Katy Briscoe of Katy Briscoe Home.
Deborah Martin, winner of the 2014 & 2015 Houzz Award for customer satisfaction, shares her approach to incorporating lighting into inspiring design. Her signature style is understated elegance, creating sophisticated and welcoming surroundings. Deborah will discuss her formula for selecting the ideal illumination to transform a room.
Lighting Designer Alecia Wesner, President of Kovacs-Wesner Design Group, will exhibit influences in modern style and design, nature and her own jewelry line which resulted in her creations for the George Kovacs Lighting line.
Join Jamie Drake, Robin Baron, Alan Tanksley, and Corey Damen Jenkins in a forum moderated by Traditional Home's Senior Design + Markets Editor Tori Mellott as they discuss how consumers’ greater access to information and product has changed the purchasing equation. How can designers stay relevant in an ever-changing market?
An Epic Auction of the Most Sought After Objects by LUNA
Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, Interior Design and Michael Vanderbyl of Vanderbyl Design host an auction of 18-years of LUNA custom, limited-edition objects to benefit DIFFA. Come meet Cindy and Michael, mingle, and place a bid to make a DIFFArence.
Join The Bright Group and Interiors Magazine for a panel discussion on Modern Art in Design. The panel will be moderated by Interiors Magazine Executive Editor Erika Heet and headlined by noted photographer and artist, Charles Kay Jr. who is also the Art Director for Interiors. Panelists include Shaune Arpe from the Gagosian Gallery, and Darius Himes from Christie’s. Together the panel will discuss how designers can source and incorporate modern art into their work for clients.
Stephanie Odegard invites you to join Susan S. Szenasy, longtime editor-in-chief and publisher of Metropolis Magazine as she leads Kashish Das Shrestha, sustainable development policy advisor, Nina Smith, executive director of GoodWeave and special guests in a compelling discussion on relief for Nepal through sustainable design.
Please join Editorial Director of MyDomaineMat Sanders, Arteriors Founder and Creative Director Mark Moussa, and San Francisco-based Interior Designer Jay Jeffers – devoted in-home entertainers – as they share their best-kept secrets on how to elevate your home entertaining style game.
Whether it’s an intimate backyard family gathering or a festive holiday cocktail party, the perfect mix of versatile pieces can be both livable in everyday settings and transitional for when you’re looking to up the collected-cool aesthetic when it’s party time.
Following the Q&A session, guests are invited to join Mat, Mark, and Jay for celebratory cocktails in honor of the Jay Jeffers Collection debut, featuring an eclectic mix of entertaining accessories including diminutive drinks tables, cocktail shakers, ice buckets, serving trays and more.
Los Angeles based interiors and furniture designer, Reagan Hayes will join renowned artist, Bradley Theodore in a conversation on their mutual love for art and design, moderated by Sarah Medford, Contributing Design editor, WSJ Magazine.
The new showroom will feature an exhibition of paintings by Bradley Theodore, Peter Walker, Kimberly Brooks and Heather Day.
Cocktails and food will be served in true LA style!
Small Spaces in the Big City - Innovations in Space-saving Design (at 6:45pm)
Daniel Steps, Design Research and Product Development Director for transFORM, previews the future of smart living in small urban spaces. Learn about how new advanced hardware and materials are creating exciting designs that maximize space and function in compact apartments.
While in transFORM, view the art exhibition for the Autumn season, a retrospective of Alexander Rutsch's work. Rutsch's early years were spent in France where he collaborated with his contemporaries, Picasso and Dali. His work is held in the collections of Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Walter Cronkite, Salvador Dali, Sammy Davis Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Paris' Musée d'Art Moderne, and New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Stellene Volandes,Town & Country’s Executive Director of Style, will explore entertaining at home through the influence of style icons and great hosts from Brooke Astor and Dorothy Draper to Jackie Kennedy and Aerin Lauder. Joined by Eric Cohler, who recently redesigned the Kindel showroom, this duo will discuss bespoke design and living in style, and illustrate the myriad of ways to entertain with unforgettable flair.
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens’ Editorial Director, DJ Carey, will lead a lively discussion with two acclaimed design teams, Ray Booth of McAlpine Booth and Ferrier Interiors and Greg Tankersley of McAlpine, Tankersley Architecture along with Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company, on creating stunning interiors through collaboration. DJ Carey will be introduced by noted design book consultant Jill Cohen. Both design teams will be signing copies of their respective books: The Home Within Us and Positively Chic Interiors.
Atelier, together with Wallpaper* Magazine, hosts the debut collection of Casa International, a new brand inspired by the Mediterranean vision of comfort and luxury. A careful fusion and materials from the region, the line carries the contemporary spirit of Italian design and quality craftsmanship of Turkish artisans. Stop by and meet Casa International Creative Director Mauro Lipparini and Wallpaper* New York Editor, Pei-Ru Keh . They will join in a discussion about the evolving vision for living well.
Celebrate and discover the world of CuratedKravet.com at the premiere Kravet Lounge on the 9th floor. Mix and mingle with CuratedKravet.com’s tastemakers: Michael Berman, Thom Filicia, Patricia Healing and Daniel Barsanti of Healing Barsanti, Young Huh and Nick Olsen who have designed exclusive and shoppable room settings on the site, while learning all about this innovative to-the-trade resource.
Runway to Living Room: A Conversation on the Fashion and Home Connection
Join Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR and Mieke ten Have, Design Editor at Large of ELLE DECOR in conversation with Amy Fine Collins, renowned author, art historian, and special correspondent for Vanity Fair. The conversation will focus on the confluence of fashion and home design.
Join Frank Carfaro, President and Creative Director of Desiron, as he hosts rising stars, Jon Call, Blair Harris and Bennett Leifer, who were challenged to use Desiron's custom capabilities to add their personal design touch to the Driscoll Bar Cart.
McGuire Furniture with Dering Hall Celebrates The Art of Natural Luxury
McGuire Furniture with Dering Hall celebrates The Art of Natural Luxury with an extraordinary designer showcase featuring four renowned interior designers including Christopher Coleman, Neal Beckstedt, Kathryn Scott, and Kati Curtis, each presenting their own interpretations of Natural Luxury.
Meet & Greet
From 2:00 – 9:00pm drop into the showrooms to mingle with these special guests, designers, tastemakers, and more.
CORN DOGS. POPCORN. COTTON CANDY…the ducduc Carnival is in town!
ducduc, Suite 715
Knock down a pyramid, toss a ring, flip a duck - test your skills and win huge, fluffy prizes. Not into games? Get lured into Lady Mysteria’s fortune telling tabernacle. This Midway is set amongst ducduc’s latest collection of upholstered beds. You’re welcome to wander through the showroom cocktail in-hand and gawk at the clean, plush designs that would make a bearded lady blush.
Meet the Makers!
FAIR, Suite 601
New York Design Center’s newest showroom, FAIR celebrates expert craftsmanship with local makers whose work is not only well made, but thoughtfully and artfully executed. Curated by designer Brad Ford, this new space features various product lines that collectively have a similar tone and quality level and can be used in a number of high-end design contexts. Handcrafted pieces carry with them the stories of the people who made them—a history of that craftsperson's skill, a record of his or her effort, and an expression of their creativity. Stop by FAIR and meet some of the hand-picked makers to be included in this groundbreaking new showroom and welcome FAIR to 200 Lex.
Create Something New
Kindel, Suite 806
The Kindel Furniture Company presents "Create Something New," a custom program that allows designers to create furniture from their own sketches and drawings. With over a century of American craftsmanship, Kindel is made to order 100% in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and possesses the unique capability to build furniture from raw lumber to bench assembly and hand finishing. Join Amy Beechler Wolbert, Senior Vice President, Kindel Marketing and Gretchen Rogier Keith, Vice President and General Manager of Karges Brand to learn more about the "Create Something New" process and how Kindel engineers and artisans can create your design.
Design your own…
Louis J Solomon, Suite 911
Join Steve Weisbrot as he discusses the new and improved design your own dining table and bed programs. See why they have the best programs in the industry and let Steve show you how they are useful to your business.
Viva Las Vegas! …and great design
The New Traditionalists, Suite 701
The New Traditionalists invite you to step under the neon lights, toss back signature cocktails, hit the roulette wheel with Lady Luck by your side, and ultimately CELEBRATE the launch of ELLIEHOME, a luxury home furnishings brand from Ellie Cullman and her Cullman & Kravis colleagues. ELLIEHOME is hand made by The New Traditionalists in Connecticut with their signature hardwood manufacturing and hand rubbed finishes. What bigger way to celebrate uninhibited, glamorous design and American craftsmanship than with the endless, buzzing energy of Vegas, baby! “All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel. Viva Las Vegas!” -Elvis Presley
Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture Book Signing
Potterton Books, Suite 431
Rooted contributing designers: Robert Brou, Craig Johnson, Sarah Marriage, Charles Radtke, Mark Whitley and Moyu Zhang will be available to discuss their work and contribution to the book. Rooted covers the movement to buy locally, examines the materials, inspiration and even the artists interaction with customers, and how the role of place in the creative process is so instrumental. Purchase a copy and see the beautiful furniture and accessories that springs from the roots of these designers’ works.
PROFILES Represents the East to the West
PROFILES, Suite 1211
PROFILES is proud to announce the introduction of nearly one hundred new pieces! Stop by to view "what's new" and meet the talented designers behind the products. Guests include: Hélène Aumont, Brett Beldock, Michael Berman, Emmanuel Delalain, Patrick Dragonette, James Duncan, Gary Gibson, Scott Himmel, Gary Hutton, Marian Jamieson, Christopher Kennedy, Brooke Magni, Robert Marinelli, Eduardo Martinez, Kenneth Nilson, Stéphane & Frouwkje Pagani, Katie Razavi, Barry Remley, and Robert Willson. Don't miss this perfect opportunity to find out what inspires and guides their talents and learn from their expertise in materials and workmanship.
We encourage you to visit each showroom to join in their open house and to view the new product introductions.
Join us at the New York Design Center
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Recharge with The Wall Street Journal during What’s New, What’s Next. Explore WSJ’s breadth of Design & Decorating coverage, delve into WSJ.com and the newly launched "What's News" app, enjoy copies of the newspaper and WSJ. Magazine, and receive a complimentary digital subscription.
Located in the 200 Lex Café on the ground floor.
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The New York Design Center has cultivated strong relationships and supports numerous partners dedicated to the industry. As you tour the building during WNWN, please meet representatives at these pop-up locations to learn how you can support these organizations.