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Join the New York Design Center to celebrate What's New and What's Next in ideas, design, materials, and products!
Below is the schedule of timed presentations for "What's New, What's Next", featuring exciting editor-driven panel discussions, engaging designer presentations and book signings.
Newell Turner - House Beautiful Editor in Chief
Stephen Elrod - Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils Executive Vice President and Creative Director
Ellen O'Neill - Benjamin Moore Creative Director
Judi Roaman - House Beautiful Contributing Editor and The Accessorator Editor
Companies pay thousands, maybe millions of dollars annually for color research and forecasting. Four leaders of the design world will share the which and the why of colors they're obsessed with today. These twelve colors are and will be influencing the creative pro-cess and decorating choices of consumers across the country.
Support The Ronald McDonald House and preview mood boards for Project Design, created by participating designers, including, Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Tony Barrata and more. Learn about this innovative project and how you can be part of this historic show house. Project Design is an innovative new show house concept, opening this fall that will transform the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and remain installed for use by families staying in the house while their children receive lifesaving care.
Celebrate What's New, What's Next 2013 with The Wall Street Journal. Hear from a design expert and participate in dialogue with industry leaders on what's "New, Next and Noteworthy." Enjoy light refreshments and sweet treats while perusing HBF's latest collections including the award-winning Asa Lounge Series.
Explore the beautiful Lexington Home Brands showroom and meet author Carey Maloney, his partner, architect Hermes Mallea, and their firm, M(Group). Maloney will be signing STUFF, The M(Group) Guide to Collecting, Decorating with, Learning about, Wonderful and Unusual Things. STUFF invites the reader inside the diverse homes of impassioned collectors, detailing the wide variety of art and objects that go into the creation of M(Group)'s complex and beautifully orchestrated interiors. Delve deep into an array of 40 esoteric and varied topics—from anatomical models to Australian aboriginal art, pre-Columbian pottery to Coromandel screens, and taxidermy to Tiffany lamps—all accompanied by personal anecdotes as witty and insightful as the homes M(Group) designs.
An Intimate Conversation with Alexa Hampton
Please join Traditional Home editor in chief Ann Maine for an intimate chat with renowned designer Alexa Hampton at the Hickory Chair – Pearson showroom. Alexa Hampton will also be discussing the inspiration behind—and providing a sneak peek of—her new book, Decorating in Detail.
Sarah Richardson for Kravet
Join us in the Kravet showroom for a special presentation and meet and greet with Sarah Richardson, popular Canadian designer, producer and star of HGTV's Sarah's House and Sarah 101. Richardson will be on hand to discuss her career in design and her latest project, a beautiful collection of fabrics in her signature palette for Kravet.
NYC&G and Pennoyer Newman will be hosting a book signing with Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams Design. Nievera—one of the top landscape architectural firms in the country—will be signing his new book Forever Green at Pennoyer Newman's showroom. The book features over 250 stunning photographs by Michael Stavaridis of Mario Nievera's diverse garden designs and landscapes. NYC&G delivers the finest regional luxury design editorial to residents of one of America's most affluent communities. This award-winning publication informs and inspires readers with beautifully photographed features on architecture, interior and landscape design, plus insider views of real estate, entertaining and art.
Modern Living Supplies will present a discussion of mid-20th-century inspired designs and their place in the modern 21st century interior, amidst their collection of benchmade custom furniture. Guests will be encouraged to engage in an informal conversation with Jon Call, rising design talent, founder and principal of Mr Call Designs. Call's boutique residential design firm located in Manhattan specializes in well-curated, luxurious, and tailored American design. As part of the next wave of interior design, he is uniquely qualified to highlight the successful trend of mixing the mid-century aesthetic of the Modern Living Supplies line with the future of American interiors.
Architectural Digest decorative arts and antiques editor Mitchell Owens introduces AD100 interior designer Victoria Hagan, who will preview new designs for her celebrated furniture collection and discuss some of her favorite projects, including the stunning Milwaukee lakefront penthouse featured in the magazine's October issue.
Please join Christopher Guy Harrison, CEO and Founder of Christopher Guy, as he hosts Amy Preiser, elledecor.com Editor, for a look at how interior designers can make the web their most creative tool, and a discussion on how to turn inspiration and ideas into reality.
Join HC&G, Stephanie Odegard and world-renowned designer Vicente Wolf for a lively discussion on "Travels To India." Wolf will speak about his experiences in India, including design inspirations, product development and how not to simply follow trends. A curated collection of Wolf's own photography of India will be displayed in the Stephanie Odegard Collection, along with images of product designs that were inspired by these images. Both Odegard and Wolf are HC&G Innovator Award recipients, 2012 and 2013, respectively.
International Design in New York
New York Spaces' Editor in Chief Jason Kontos will discuss the diverse ideas and images that represent global design today. Atelier's collections are a wonderful example of beautiful and striking international high design.
Cliff Young Ltd. is calling architects and designers to share their wisdom and experience with design students and starting professionals through their Tribute Mentorship Program, dedicated to Cliff Young and their 45th Anniversary. Join NYSID, ASID and Cliff Young Ltd. to support the upcoming design generation and build real industry experience and visibility, through round tables, exhibits, design competitions, internships and individual mentorship. Explore the NYSID student exhibit, and sign up to participate in Cliff Young's mentorship program.
In the Spirit of New Orleans: Southern Influences on Style and Design
Please join Susanna Salk for a conversation with three major design tastemakers; author, stylist and decorator Sara Ruffin Costello; Jane Scott Hodges, founder of couture fine linen company Leontine Linens and author and Hearst executive Debra Shriver. Costello and Hodges are New Orleans based and Shriver, a 'self-professed New-New', divides her time between New York and New Orleans. All three guests will share their particular perspectives on New Orleans and the influence the city has had on style and design.
John- Richard invites you to come and enjoy this lively panel discussion while sampling a special New Orleans cocktail and traditional 'Crescent City' canapés. A book signing will follow with Debra Shriver, Stealing Magnolias and In the Spirit of New Orleans and Susanna Salk, CZ Guest: American Style Icon.
The Intersection of Quality and Craftsmanship
Join Luxe Interiors + Design's VP Editor in Chief, Pamela Jaccarino, as she explores what defines artisan-quality for high-end interior spaces in a discussion with designers Amy Lau, Robert Passal, Mia Gargiulo and Ahmet Cinar of Cinar Fine Rugs and Jonathan Browning of Jonathan Browning Studio. Learn how these designers apply their commitment to fine interiors and integrate quality and craftsmanship into their design processes.
Artistic License: A Tribute to Geoffrey Bradfield
Internationally-acclaimed interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield will preview his upcoming book, Artistic License, featuring extraordinary art collections in residences he has recently designed across the United States. In addition to an insider's sneak peek into the homes themselves, Bradfield will discuss how brilliantly chosen art transforms the mood and ambiance of luxury spaces all over the world.
Celerie Kemble, noted interior designer and author, collaborated with Henredon and Maitland-Smith to create collections that are absolute show-stoppers. The elegant and thoroughly fresh designs are modern, yet firmly rooted in tradition. Kemble will be in the Henredon showroom for a casual meeting/Q&A to talk about the collections, her inspiration, and the process that brought forth these stunning designs.
Putting Personality Into A Room
Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR hosts a panel discussion, "Putting Personality Into a Room," with Mario Buatta, Brian McCarthy, and Bunny Williams. Book signing to follow.
Twenty Years in Twenty Minutes
1993-2013 seems like a long time, yet Ted Boerner furniture is just getting started. Take a whirlwind journey through two decades as Ted Boerner and Frank Pontes share memories and milestones of bringing original designs to the market. Champagne will be poured following the presentation. Here's to the next twenty!
Amanda Nisbet Designs for Niermann Weeks
Niermann Weeks is thrilled to announce new design collaboration with Amanda Nisbet of Amanda Nisbet Design. Nisbet has been a longtime fan of Niermann Weeks, and has included their products in many of her interiors since she first started her business. With Nisbet's ideas and the company's expansive range of beautiful finishes, the resulting collection will be a fresh, energetic approach to both modern and fun elegance. Stop by the Niermann Weeks showroom to meet Nisbet and hear about her design inspirations.
Interior Design Magazine Presents a Preview of Interior Design's Designers' Open House @OHNY
Join Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design and featured designers from the upcoming September New York issue‚Äîas they open their homes for Open House New York Weekend. Get the inside scoop firsthand as the designers discuss the making of their personal sanctuaries along with the challenges and rewards of designing in the big city. All this while celebrating the opening of Raul Carrasco's new New York showroom.
Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine, and Dennis Miller of Dennis Miller Associates have invited some of the industry's most innovative furniture designers into the showroom to present objects from their daily life that inspire their cutting-edge designs. Visual, nostalgic, or personal: nothing is off limits. Join Dennis Miller Associates' designers Jiun Ho, Wendell Castle, Matthew Fairbank, Kevin Kolanowski and others as we unearth the rarely-seen elements that inform brilliant design.
Baker Celebrates VERANDA's New Editor in Chief, Clinton Smith and Sofield's New Look
Please join Baker as they celebrate VERANDA's new Editor in Chief, Clinton Smith. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while experiencing the showroom space newly styled by renowned designer Bill Sofield.
Strategies for Building & Growing a Personal Brand
Jennifer Flanders established her high-end design firm in 2002 and has become among the most respected interior designers in New York City. She is currently one of the designers featured on HGTV's new show, Real Designing Women. Join Flanders as she discusses why developing a personal brand is essential for success, what personal branding is and how to apply it to your design business. Follow Flanders as she details a behind-the-scenes look at the reality of reality TV and how her own branding strategies led from building and growing a successful design practice to becoming a television personality. From tips on getting published to effective ways to communicate using social media, her entertaining and informative presentation is sure to inspire!
Lonny's Fall Favorites: 5 DESIRON Pieces That Inspire
Join Executive Editor of Lonny Magazine, Irene Edwards and Frank Carfaro of DESIRON for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres tasting inspired by each of Lonny's five favorite pieces from the DESIRON Fall 2013 Collection. Visit the DESIRON showroom to mix and mingle with the Lonny editorial team and celebrate what's new in American-made design.
THIS IS HAPPENING
Join Domaine Home's editorial director Mat Sanders in a fun and dynamic discussion about the eclectic components that make up design as we know it today. Based on the website's trend reporting series by the same name, This is Happening wrangles the expert eyes and voices of our industry's most beloved tastemakers: Sara Ruffin Costello, Nick Olsen, Heather Clawson, and Phillips Collection's Mark Phillips.
McGuire Presents DESIGN drinkup: Coast to Coast
Armed with a new look for 2013, McGuire is thrilled to host "DESIGN drinkup: Coast to Coast," a dynamic gathering of creative tastemakers from across the United States led by McGuire collaborator and fashion designer Erica Tanov. Featuring live art creation, bicoastal cocktails and unexpected surprises, DESIGN drinkup will bring together the new Who to talk about What's Next–from coast to coast.
Join Mark Moussa, Arteriors CEO and Founder for a day-long celebration of the company's 25th anniversary culminating with a champagne toast at 6:00pm. Be the first to see the premiere showing of Arteriors' fireplace accessories which include andirons, screens and tools, then view Moussa's favorite 25 products from their over 1200 stocked items.
Brueton's designer Stanley Jay Friedman will be available to discuss furniture design and review new designs for the Brueton line. See new introductions featuring the Patrick Swivel Chair.
Global Views National Sales Director, Josh Jarboe will be in the showroom throughout the entire event and will be introducing the new and exciting items. Delicious food and fantastic drinks will be served.
Join Thom Filicia and the entire TFI team for a Champagne Toast and open house at the new showroom, Sedgwick & Brattle, from 5-7pm.
Joy Young will talk throughout the evening about the elements that create the look and feel associated with a European Contemporary Kitchen. The presentation will focus on proportions, materials, and the spatial concepts that drive the aesthetic of a European Kitchen. Storage options that are the hallmark of a well-planned European kitchen will be shown in a video and compared and contrasted with the typical storage approach in American kitchens. Methods and techniques for softening the cold sterile look that is often associated with European kitchens will be discussed. Also view the new display kitchen at Townhouse Kitchens.
Tour the new showroom with transFORM Senior Design Manager, Rozalia Kiss, and transFORM Co-Founders Andreas Messis and Stuart Reisch. Allow the transFORM designers walk you through the truly custom design process that considers your refined tastes and caters to your personalized requirements.
Woodwrights Wide Plank Flooring's Keith Kraus will be on hand to answer questions on natural oil finishes, what goes into a custom-engineered floor, and the latest trends that are here to stay. Get a unique look inside the Woodwrights shop on Long Island, where every floor is crafted board by board.
Tucker Robbins draws connections between traditional craft and contemporary design, offering high-end ready-made pieces in precious materials, customizable made-to-order lines, contemporary art, and unique artifacts. Each Tucker Robbins piece has a story of how the artisans from traditional cultures not only influence and revitalize the living crafts, but also foster greater cultural interaction and understanding. This sits at the heart of what Robbins hopes to achieve through design.
Hickory Chair introduces The Lafayette Display Cabinet featuring beautiful hand painted decoration over your choice of many stain and painted finishes in the Alternative and Premium categories. Select from any of the Hickory Chair striping colors found in the Design Resource section and they will make it custom to order.
Pearson introduces the Bunching Table. The unique table features one of the biggest runaway trends seen last season: black and white stripes. The Bunching Table is veneered with black agate stone and white waxstone, creating a depth and visual texture that painted stripes would not have. This is a great chair side table, or perfect to bunch and create patterns when used as a cocktail table.
Blooming with thoughtful details, the Petal Lounge Chair pushes rattan design to its limits. From its petal-like shape with the dramatic sweep of the arm, high back and comfortable pitch to the intricate plaid design on the back, the Petal Lounge Chair is a model of handcrafted details.
Atelier's Bacio Sofa is made for people who enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. Its extra-deep seat provides you a cozy feeling of security, while the elegant frame surrounds the soft upholstery. Inspired by the lightness of outdoor furniture, the Bacio brings a breath of fresh air into any living space.
Please join Century Furniture and Bunny Williams for the debut of their newest outdoor collection, Bunny Williams Outdoor for Century. Bunny has created a collection that reflects her timeless style and flare for outdoor living.
Join GRANGE for a dazzling open house celebrating their best-selling accent pieces handcrafted in France and now reimagined in seven brilliant new hues. Sip French 75s and nibble on bacon and gruy√®re croque monsieurs prepared with panache on our in-house AGA Total Control Range Cooker, now available through GRANGE. Vote for your favorite accent piece and enter to win a t√™te de cuv√©e (top of the line) champagne from Tarlant, macarons from Ladur√©e Paris or a spa treatment from the Plaza's Caudalie.
Reflecting today's casual approach to luxury living, the penthouse look of Tower Place from Lexington offers clean architectural lines and dramatic silhouettes for a refined take on contemporary style. Crafted from elegant Cathedral Walnut veneers, designs in the collection feature the soft luster of the rich Arlington finish, with custom hardware and metal accents finished in brushed rose gold.
Baker Knapp & Tubbs is introducing new flawless fabric designs from Bill Sofield. Uniquely chic and effortlessly glamorous, the expanded collection of fabrics creates dimension, interest and extraordinary appeal.
With its modernist shapes, the Mino Collection designed by Ayala Serfaty with Benad Dar is the perfect complement to Aqua's silk lighting collections. Mino adds streamlined geometric shapes to the atelier's range of floor lamps. The pieces may be viewed as light screens, room dividers or headboards and the custom capabilities are endless.
Stop by Calger Lighting to view the Trumpet Sconce. With vibrant shades of ruby, gold, amethyst, blue, and wine in a unique, fluted shape, the sconce offers pops of colorful light to any room.
The Homo Sapiens Etched Bronze Coffee Table designed by Nick Davis makes a statement in any room of the home. The underside of the polished bronze surface has been etched away to reveal three skulls with wonderful details and dynamism. Stop by DESIGNLUSH to view this unique piece along with other show stopping products.
Flourishes, Inc. introduces Studio Capetown fabric collection by Maxwell Fabrics. The fabric offers a rustic, tribal look, uniquely mixing a small-scale geometric design on cozy chenille with a natural matte linen ground. Maxwell Fabrics produces thousands of modern-classic fabrics accessible and affordable for upholstery, drapery and bedding. The fabrics can be used in residential and commercial design projects. With three collections launches per year, designers will find the perfect fabric.
Good Design is a twentieth century modern gallery specializing in vintage architect designers and documented furniture, lighting and accessories. Owner, Gail Garlick will be available to speak on the founding of Fontana Arte, it's illustrious design directors, and their continuing legacy through today. The gallery offers many one-of-a-kind pieces, including a rare pair of matched mirrors by Fontana Arte, Italy ca. 1960.
Kravet is proud to announce the launch of a new collection of fabrics from Sarah Richardson. Kravet has worked with Richardson to create a collection of fabrics that builds on her signature style with a series of complementary palettes allowing home enthusiasts to layer, experiment and create their own vision of comfortable elegance.
Modern Living Supplies presents the new home of Originals in Suite 408, showcasing the considerable collection of custom designed, mid-century inspired furniture and lighting. The extensive "Benchmade in NYC" line features a variety of case goods, tables and lamps, with a focus on well-tailored comfortable chairs. Two highlights include the M101 Slipper Chair and the L102 Lounge Chair.
Pennoyer Newman, creators of distinctive Garden Pots cast from Estate Originals creates lightweight planters that include the casting of beautiful stone troughs, granite posts, lead cisterns and more. Each year, Pennoyer Newman continues to expand its offering of distinctive garden containers. This year's emphasis is on casting naturalistic forms, striking a wonderful balance between nature and design. See this newly expanded offering for the What's New, What's Next event.
Restoration Timber highlights their newest line by Stikwood. If you love the rustic look of a wood wall, American made, then Stikwood peel and stick decor is for you! The panels are real wood and allow you to install one as easily as you'd apply a sticker. With options including ash, bamboo, oak and reclaimed wine barrels, this peel and stick real wood decor is extremely easy to use and transforms a room in minutes. Stikwood is designed to be a cost effective way to dramatically improve your space.
Bring some luster into your home with Sanford Hall's new "bamboo silk" area rugs with a large assortment of patterns and textures. These beautiful rugs will add style to any home.
Taking the sterile and cold out of the contemporary European kitchen design; Townhouse Kitchens reinvents the American contemporary kitchen, by using classic European design proportions, and open space planning, combined with beautiful natural hardwoods, and veined travertine walls.
Weinberg Modern Gallery showcases important, unusual, and interesting examples of modernist design, craftsmanship, and art in categories such as furniture, lighting, ceramics, product design, and textiles. Larry Weinberg has built a reputation as one of the top 20th century gallerists. In addition to offering a range of well-curated and researched examples of vintage design and art, Larry uses his showroom as a base for his writing projects, which have included a blog for Interior Design Magazine, and articles about various design topics for several magazines.
Join Cliff Young to celebrate the 45th Anniversary Collection, honoring the founder and the company's 45 year journey in design. See how Cliff Young's style has evolved, with a more airy and fluid sensibility than ever, and became a top-trend contemporary collection with an industrial edge and an organic feel, as always completely customizable and available with green options.
Daydream from the Bedroom Collection is a fully upholstered bed available in first grade leather, nubuck leather, lizard printed leather, velvet or suede fabric. Its chrome stainless steel feet will greet you along with the night tables in Makassar ebony veneer in satin finish with chrome stainless steel details, two full extension drawers with a bottom in velvet fabric.
Visit Kindel to see a preview of the new Robert AM Stern Collection designed by the internationally renowned design and architectural firm from New York. The collection is meticulously executed by the craftsmen and women of Kindel Furniture.
Metropolitan Lighting is excited to introduce a series of square, oval and rectangular pendants available in various rich finishes and mounting styles. The collection will be featured in the showroom illustrating configurations and finishes as well as options for customization.
Palecek continues their natural handcrafted product introductions with the use of natural materials and color. Enhancing the product line by translating natural materials, Palecek transforms petrified wood, woven sea grass and split rattan into unique and beautifully crafted occasional tables.
Highlighting the Petrified Wood Tiered Table which features a legally harvested petrified wood slab top and wrought iron pinnacle shaped base in a pewter finish, every piece will vary in size, shape and color, making each a one of a kind. Palecek can show you how!
Inspired by a tangle of branches merged with clear geometric forms, the Thicket Coffee Table is part of the collection Ted imagines will lend a quiet yet dynamic presence to the home or public space.
The Trident Table is a new table design demonstrating the wood, metalworking, and finishing capabilities of Tucker Robbins' skilled artisans. It is hand worked locally in Long Island City. The jointed oak with a coursed finish is soundly mounted to this energized yet elegant base of welded steel.
Arteriors is introducing their first collection of fireplace accessories which includes fireplace screens, andirons and tools. The Hedda Andiron speaks to the pleasing nature of artistic symmetry with a tribal feel. The laser cut andirons are constructed of steel and finished in antique brass.
Although the new Klismos 3-Drawer Chest is inspired by the Regency period, it is designed for the 21st century home. Made of American walnut, custom designed star back-plate pulls accentuate the three ivory lacquered drawers. The chest is accented by the new Regal Mirror, made of American walnut with ivory lacquer and antiqued gold accents, as well as the new ceramic Maze Jar in cobalt and antique gold. The rich blue jar and stately mirror placed atop this elegant chest create a luxurious look that is fresh and new. Stop by the showroom to view these pieces and many more!
Inspired by the garden-like ironwork of French designers Gilbert Poillerat & Jean Royere, the Ferrus Upholstered bed's natural iron is bent around brass balls to create a light, airy, and dramatic frame for a sweeping scalloped upholstered headboard offset by linear testers. Both solid and ethereal at the same time, the bed incorporates natural elements of lotus-like flower finials cast in brass
In Southern Style, every entryway, foyer, and nook is layered to perfection with storied furniture. As they say, never interrupt a good story for the truth. Enter the Rio Two Door Cabinet with a luxe black glass top made more glamorous by doors and a steel base frame finished in old gold. The doors have a central, decorative carved spiral twist feature applied over foxed mirror panes. At John-Richard, you tell the story, we provide the details.
Take a tour through the Julian Chichester showroom and view the new Odette Chest, sitting alongside the Odette Cabinet. The chest features the same updated 1950‚Ä≤s sleek styling with a faux shagreen cabinet and either faux shagreen or aged Brass drawer fronts, velvet drawer lining and aged brass, mid-century inspired handles.
Tiles is a collection of hand tufted rugs in pure wool designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The inspiration comes – just as the name implies – from the different shapes and dimensions of ceramic tiles. Combined in a perfectly balanced pattern, elegantly framed by a thin outer line, Tiles really is Scandinavian simplicity at its best – a discreet yet sophisticated rug that will add subtle elegance to any setting. The collection has been designed as a system where three different patterns and five colors can be freely combined in any size.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Karim's diversity affords him the ability to cross-pollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, and aesthetics from one typology to the next, crossing boundaries and broadening consumer horizons.
The Orrefors by Karim collection brings out that sense of artistic expression we all have hidden away inside. Totem is a modular take on lighting that reflects a fun approach to decorating. Start with a Serenity votive; add a piece of Balance, Tranquility or Harmony to create your own personal totem.
Phillips Collection is thrilled to announce that they have opened a gorgeous showroom at the New York Design Center, showcasing brand new collections as well as their iconic bestsellers. From the Glitz Stools which combine exotic teak wood with cracked resin, to the Lava Stone tables with hand-cut stainless steel tops. Phillips Collection will also feature the Origins Collections of one-of-a-kind root consoles, cocktail and end tables, as well as stunning live edge dining tables. The showroom will be run by Jessica Phillips Penn, stop by and say hello!
Apropos, a fourth generation showroom has been catering to the design industry for over twenty five years. Apropos prides themselves on the ability to customize furniture therefore executing the client's vision to perfection. To continue their dedication, Lee Industries now customizes their full upholstery line, one at a time, with pride and quality made right here in the U.S.A. Whether it be by the inch, a higher back, a "T" seat or even a drawing on a cocktail napkin, if you wish to have it made they execute it using only the best ingredients to ensure proper manufacturing the first time.
Visit Couture Showrooms to view the Kagan Barrel Chair. First designed in 1947, the Barrel Chair catapulted Vladimir Kagan into design stardom. Today, his inspiring creations are on the cutting edge of the 21st century. Kagan designs are spearheading style for hotels, furniture, textiles and home furnishings all over the world.
DESIRON by Frank Carfaro is a highly celebrated luxury furniture design company with a focus on bench-made, fully customizable home furnishings, now in its 15th year of business. The cutting edge furniture design concentrates on a contemporary, clean aesthetic with strict attention to detail. The Lexington Pouf is a perfect example of this, featuring a handcrafted American black walnut base, topped with buttery soft hand-tufted pull up leather upholstery, finished by delicate brass detailing, creating a classic but contemporary aesthetic.
Alexi Knight will be discussing trends in the kitchen and how trends compare on the east coast versus the west coast. She will also discuss the "Post European Kitchen" movement occurring in the high-style and high-fashion world of kitchens.
Milano Smart Living is proud to present its new collection of ceiling beds and minimalistic designed recliners. The company will also proudly boast its new slate wall collection with an integrated fireplace from Presotto Italia along with their high end quality line of Italian space saving furniture. One of the unique new introductions, the "Metropolis," offers innovative design transforming living rooms into bedrooms with its effortless swing motion. Thanks to its dual functionality, it turns from a beautiful bookcase to a luxurious bed in just seconds without needing to remove any items. The "Metropolis" is available in endless glossy and matte lacquers as well as classic wood finishes. With the options of an LCD mount for flat screen televisions and flap doors for extra storage, the "Metropolis" works in any space in your home.
Discover transFORM's luxurious new 4,000 square foot showroom showcasing New York's largest selection of custom storage solutions. The showroom displays over 20 fully stylized vignettes built to accommodate city living including walk-in and reach-in closets, dressing rooms, home offices, wall beds, libraries, wall units, pantries and media centers as well as sliding doors.
Engineered Rift and Quartered White Oak is a sturdy, classic American hardwood for those who appreciate the beauty of smooth, straight running grain. The quarter sawing process creates an almost seamless, incredibly smooth appearance, with the grain running parallel to the edges of the board. The inherent density of this wood makes it an ideal choice for wide plank flooring. The subtle coloring allows for a wide range of finishing options and an all-natural white Scandinavian oil finish.
Classic Elegance –Introduction and Exhibition of recent acquisition of 18th, 19th and 20th century authentic antique rugs and carpets. With 35 years of experience, Jerry Livian will provide professional advice on antique rugs, their function in your home and their ever-lasting value.
M. Topalian, Inc. will feature the latest acquisitions of antique decorative rugs and carpets from various weaving centers around the world. Of particular interest is a large Turkish Oushak carpet with muted colors as well as two Persian Heriz carpets with unusual overall patterns. Specialists will be on hand to discuss any upcoming needs regarding antique rugs and carpets.
Rogaska Crystal, the premier crystal manufacturer with a 365 year history of glass making introduces electrical lighting. The Waterfall Collection makes a United States debut at the Richard Cohen Showroom at the New York Design Center. The Waterfall Collection is an LED fixture and an exclusive design that features a silk laminated shade with a cascading waterfall of polished crystal rocks on a series of polished metal braided cables. Custom sizes are available.
Sedgwick & Brattle will be a one-stop-shopping showroom that features products from the Thom Filicia Home Collection, a curated collection of products from various vendors around the country, as well as one-of-a-kind vintage and antique pieces. For more information on the opening and products provided at Sedgwick & Brattle, please visit www.sedgwickandbrattle.com.
Join Wood & Hogan to see their newest offering to the design trade, The Minton-Spidell collection. The wonderful seating, as well as interesting case good pieces are now on display in Wood & Hogan. Over 60 pieces of furniture and lighting have been brought in for you to experience in Minton-Spidell's large selection of both wood and painted finishes. Designers love working with the line because of the flexibility with finishes which allows most pieces to fit any d√©cor!
The new "Gesine" Lounge series features a graceful curve and elegant presence, available in a variety of lengths and depths, for that just right solution. Designed by Douglas Levine for Bright.
Brueton introduces the Patrick Swivel Bar Stool designed by the prestigious Architectural Firm Bentel & Bentel. Originally designed for a hotel project requiring over 200 stools, the Patrick is now part of the Brueton line. Manufactured in environmental friendly stainless steel, it is available with a polished or satin finish, bar or counter height and with or without a swivel.
Frazier is known for pieces that express personality, individuality, beauty and great craft. Offering furniture, lighting and objects built to exacting standards, Frazier bypasses trends and fads in favor of timeless pieces. The Coquille End Table is a classic parsons style end table with crackled eggshell lacquer. The table is available as drink table, a console table and can be customized.
Interior Crafts is pleased to introduce their 547103 Sofa. This plush filled sofa assures luxury and comfort. The crisp band of oak on the arms adds a nice architectural edge to the sofa. The piece is finished off in a new warm taupe colored stain called "Chinchilla". Interior Crafts will also be debuting their entire upholstery collection – along with an onyx lighting collections.
Lampworks' Image Pendants are perfect for a crisp controlled design. Five graceful designs of branches and trees are carved into each which creates juxtaposition with their geometric shape. The Image Pendants can be lined up along a wall or window, or above a bar or counter. Although they look great in large groups, place one above each booth of a restaurant for a crisp point of light. Submit a custom design to be carved on your unique pendant.
Louis J. Solomon introduces a new "Design-Your-Own Sofa Sectional" program with multiple customization options. For over 75 years, Louis J. Solomon has been an important source of traditional, fine antique reproductions to the trade, specializing in 18th and 19th century French and English furniture. The sectionals utilize traditional upholstery methods which include hand-tied coil springs, quality materials, and meticulous attention to detail.
The Damon Lantern from Niermann Weeks combines wood and metal into one sleek new light fixture. Inspired by modernist design, the dome holds four lights which cast dramatic shadows. The Damon Lantern is finished in Damon gold leaf on the metal portion, with the wooden section in French walnut
Renaissance Carpet & Tapestries showcases a hand-knotted Tibetan rug made of soy silk and wool. With a high-low construction, the textured rug can be custom colored and made in any size. Carpets produced by Renaissance can be found in the finest homes, palaces, museums & chateaus from Washington D.C. to Riyadh. Designer Philippe Hecquet's extraordinary talent for the refined elegance and delicate style of the "age of allurement" places their rugs at the forefront of international home furnishing trends.
Visit 1stdibs at NYDC located on the 10th floor of The New York Design Center, featuring over 60 galleries of fine antiques and 20th century vintage design from 1stdibs dealers around the globe. Travel the floor to view amazing new pieces brought in by each dealer specifically for What's New, What's Next. Large orange tags identify these extraordinary pieces; don't miss the chance to view these pieces first! While on the 10th floor, view "I'll Be Your Mirror," a photo exhibition featuring works by Andy Warhol and His Inner Circle.
SMART is defined by innovation and the desire to improve the way the world works and learns. Creating the world's first interactive whiteboard in 1991, SMART has significantly evolved with SMART products used in more than 175 countries. Constantly progressing, SMART now introduces the only interactive projector in the world that combines dual-touch with a choice of collaborative software. The projector is specifically designed to enable rich, engaging, collaborative experiences in enterprises or education. Join us to learn how SMART, world leader in collaborative technologies combines usability, technology and design to provide innovative solutions to the unique challenges faced today.
Take a closer look at Versteel, not only because of the new product introductions that will be on display in the showroom but also because of the innovative design, high quality standards, product choice and environmentally conscious products proudly manufactured in the USA.
Featuring vibrant colors inspired by the automotive industry, the Formula One bureau, designed by Olivier Garcia, is painted in the same layered lacquer as the vehicles of top racing teams: red and yellow for Ferrari, blue for Renault, green for Jaguar and metallic gray for Mercedes.
Harris Rubin draws from antiques, European Modernism and Japanese minimalism to create timeless handmade furnishings. Based on the artwork of Gustav Klimt, the Klimt server is as much sculpture as it is furniture.
PROFILES introduces the Bugeye Bauble pendant light by Kenneth Nilson. Molten glass joins red hot steel, iron and brass in a flash of light. Born of hand blown glass globs and nifty metallic hardware in Brooklyn, this marvelous pedant glows with engineering perfection. Visit the PROFILES showroom to view this pendant with additional new products.
Join SA Baxter for the launch of the Metropolitan Hardware Collection. A bold new take on timeless Art Deco themes, this door hardware and cabinet trim collection speak to the heyday of New York City's cosmopolitan design era.
Charlotte Batik Denim Wool Rug from the new Batik Collection is a hand-woven rug inspired by Batik textiles. No stranger to bringing beautiful, handcrafted designs from around the world back to her stateside showrooms, Stephanie Odegard has assembled a collection of flat woven rugs from regions as varied as China and Kurdistan. Their rugs introduce handcrafted items to new markets thereby sustaining not only the time-honored methods of the craft itself, but the artisans and their way of life as well.
Saya is one of five patterns in The Shibori Collection, available in broadloom and carpet tile. The overall aesthetic of The Shibori Collection reflects the understated sophistication of the design complexity found in the traditional Japanese dye method for which the collection is named. This ancient technique causes pattern and color to appear and disappear.
Sophisticated subtle curves give fluid motion to this modern series of lounge chairs and occasional series. Inspired by the "S" curve found in the natural posture of the human body, the collection was created to provide maximum comfort and performance in an efficient compact package. Light in weight and scale, Asa's design language supports flexibility in the work space.
Wood-Mode's latest door styles in rough sawn European oak are one of many new product introductions. Join In House Kitchen Bath Home for an ongoing discussion of the latest contemporary designs incorporating cross cut European oak in six distinct finishes.
Visit the recently expanded Raul Carrasco showroom! For more than 15 years, Raul Carrasco has been successfully adorning many of the finest homes and businesses with his distinct mix of contemporary yet warm and timeless furnishings. With a flair for the international, his featured pieces come from around the world, including Africa, Europe and Asia. The pieces in the showroom represent his relentless devotion to the highest quality materials and to always exceeding his customers' expectations. Please drop by and see the latest furniture, accessories, art and lighting.
Christopher Guy, creator of the world's most fabulous lifestyles, invites you to celebrate the grand opening of its new 20,000 square foot flagship showroom in the iconic and historic New York Design Center. The showroom, located on the penthouse floor, showcases Christopher Guy's latest collections in an exquisite environment that includes three unique New York suites, each portraying CG's trademark contemporary mood with classic values. Among these is the expanded Mademoiselle Collection.
The new showroom is also home to the ultra-modern Christopher Guy Design Lab which allows designers to use advanced software and touch screen displays to apply fabric and finishes to their desired furnishing pieces. The Design Lab provides myriad options and allows designers to create entire projects within one working environment. As Christopher Guy Harrison himself said, "‚Ä¶It's simply fabulous and an honor to be able to add the CG initials to NY with the launch of CGNY, a perfect combination in a perfect design building."
Saladino Furniture introduces the Lugano line. This line complements the two recent additions, the Venetian and Dimante lines, to their growing fabric collection in collaboration with Savel Fabrics. Saladino will also have on view several new casegoods and upholstered pieces including the Pediment Mirror and S.R. Sofa Bed.
The New York Design Center is located at 200 Lexington Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets.New York Design Center
The New York Design Center's Access to Design™ program offers exclusive services to consumers, providing access to the design process, while honoring the trade.
This comprehensive resource serves as a concierge for navigating the NYDC's 500,000 square feet of showrooms, and provides consumers with information and insight into the design process. Through Access to Design™, trade-only tools are made available, and consumers are able to hire a designer for any interior design project‚Äîregardless of size.
Visit the Access to Design™ office on the 4th floor (Suite 424) to learn more about this program. For more information, call 212.679.9500x19 or email email@example.com
Dering Hall is happy to present the "What's New, What's Next" Digital Lounge. Stop by to catch up on email, join in the tweeting fun or just surf the web on computer terminals set up for your use. Begin your WNWN visit by using Dering Hall to map out your trip inside the NYDC by exploring products and NYDC showrooms live on the site. Bloggers and journalists are encouraged to use the Lounge to interview designers, file stories or produce a streaming video clip.