House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson quizzes the LA designer Mark D Sikes on his foray into furniture with Henredon, his brand-new Rizzoli book Beautiful, and how social media helped make him one of Hollywood's most buzzed about designers.
Aspire Magazine’s Steven Mandel moderates a panel of design stars Alan Tanksley, Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku about the use of Lucite in Furniture Design; how Lucite has changed its image over the years and the potential future it has in the design industry.
A Conversation with Alexa Hampton and Mario Buatta
Kindel Furniture invites you to enjoy an evening of cocktails & conversation with Tori Mellott, Senior Design and Market Editor of Traditional Home and Design Superstars, Alexa Hampton and Mario Buatta. Alexa and Mario will delight guests with stories and insights from their careers -- and share how they use custom design to create their most memorable and enduring interiors for clients to love over the lifetime of their homes.
Join Kravet and The Hearst Design Group for a discussion celebrating British Style and Design with famed designer and face of eponymous international luxury brand Allegra Hicks with Karen Marx, the Executive Director of Home Furnishings and Special Projects for Hearst Design Group. Together, they will examine Hicks’ work and style that has always been rooted in eclecticism, combining the old with the new, high-end with treasured flea-market finds, and a look at the latest trends capturing design icon’s eye.
Join us at the BRADLEY showroom as rising textile design stars discuss tips and strategies to successfully build your brand and grow your business by developing consistent and creative messaging, engaging clients and consumers through social media and digital platforms, understanding and harnessing the power of public relations and much more. The conversation will be moderated by author of Million Dollar Decorating and podcast host, James Swan with panelists: Brett Beldock, founder of Brett Design; Susan Jamieson, founder of Bridget Beari Design; Kate Miller founder of elworthy studio; and Tamara Stephenson and Susan Young, founders of Root Cellar Designs.
Join Kips Bay Show House designers, Phillip Mitchell, Elizabeth Pyne of McMillen Inc., Matthew Quinn, and Philip Thomas as they converse about the successes and challenges that come with working on the most prestigious show house in the country. This esteemed panel will be moderated by Steven Stolman. A book signing by selected panelists and PROFILES product designers to follow presentation.
OBSESSIONS: Design to Live with the Things You Love
Beauty is everywhere, but the art of marrying your passions with visionary design is a skill few have mastered. From collections of cherished stilettos to inherited heirlooms and art, designers Daun Curry and Ryan Korban, along with Elle Decor Design Editor at Large Mieke Ten Have, give us the inside scoop on how to transform the things we love most into curated collections that celebrate our own unique points of view.
Join Mae Holler, Häfele America Co. Product Manager and storage wizard for tips and trends for organizing cabinetry in the kitchen, bath and wardrobe using the newest accessories and features from Hafele and Wood-Mode. recognized industry expert with 18 years of experience, Mae travels extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe to share knowledge and stay ahead of current trends.
What makes the past relevant for today? Designer Thomas O’Brien and Veranda Editor in Chief Clinton Smith will discuss how time and tradition influence today’s fast-paced design—from fashion to home furnishings. From his extensive lighting and fabric lines to his groundbreaking furniture collection with Century, O’Brien has long referenced the classics, but made them modern for today. In this engaging conversation, they’ll explore why "What’s old is definitely new again.”
Axel Huynh participates in a presentation and discussion of his path from art director to furniture designer and creator for Henryot & Cie, France. He’ll share how he finds inspiration and ingenuity through travel and observation of new cultures’ vibrancy and textures.
Leftbank Art invites you to a cocktail party event to meet our celebrity designers Barclay Butera, Kelli Ellis and Bobby Berk. Each will convey their design influences from world travel and diverse careers, and how that transcends to great style and beautiful spaces.
Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, as she takes us on an international journey to discover the inspirations, influences and insights that will define and determine lighting design for the coming seasons.
New York Spaces’ Publisher Lisa Ben-Isvy, Editorial Director Jason Kontos, and Executive Managing Editor Deborah Martin share their combined knowledge from working at the top home and luxury magazines in the country, in a panel discussion for decorators and advertisers about the secret to getting your products and designs selected for publication. Held at the Atelier showroom, Ben-Isvy will also share the unique kinds of client partnerships that are being developed in today’s marketplace and how they net multi-platform attention.
Kelly Kiefer, a sculptor, will be introducing her new line of sculptures, furniture and lighting. The sculpture in the photo, "Patientia", was painstakingly made using the lost wax method and will be offered in both cast bronze and cast stainless steel, each with mirror polish outside and custom patina inside. Kelly will be discussing her methodology and new works.
Artful Living: Passionate Pursuit or Investment – or Both?
Designers Jamie Drake, Elizabeth Fiore, Roger Thomas and Editor-in-Chief of Galerie Magazine, Suzanne Slesin discuss living with art and making decisions to acquire artwork based on love for a pieceor artist vs. collecting as an investment. The panel will look at the motivations for acquiring a work of art and therisks and rewards of buying based on emotion or for financial gain.
Today, mastery of the digital space is an essential component in the professional interior designer’s toolbox. Join Julian Chichester and Mr Brown London in welcoming Adam Japko to show us how. Adam will share tips on website development, and attracting Google’s attention with ever-improving search results. See how today’s top and up-and-coming designers are leveraging social media as a natural part of their workflow. Find out how to attract the attention of both print and digital editors. Elizabeth Ralls, Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle, and Lynda Simonton, Director of Digital Content for New England Home will join Adam to offer more expert advice.
While viewing the latest product launches from the 17 showrooms on the 4th floor we invite you to experience the Brooklyn based jazz band, the David Ashkenazy Trio who will perform their smoky classic jazz grooves accompanied by the bitter sweet delights of Cynar and Blood Orange Bellinis! In support of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, four bottles of collectible wine (valued at $225 each) that have been thoughtfully selected by the head sommelier Mark Smith from the Standard Hotel will be raffled for $5 each. Each wine will include its own custom designed carrier made of fabric from world renowned designers such as Gio Ponti and Allegra Hicks.
Four bi-coastal superstar designers, Thom Filicia, Jay Jeffers, Amy Lau and Jeffrey Alan Marks will participate in a panel discussion illustrating their approach to design on the east coast vs west coast. Each designer will demonstrate their projects in a multi-media presentation. Marianne Howatson, CEO & Publication Director of C&G Media Group, which publishes luxury design publications on both coasts will moderate the panel.
The Ahs and Ohs of Design for Modern Living: Balancing What’s Classic with a Sense of Adventure
Join Stacey Bewkes, creator of the luxury lifestyle blog “Quintessence”, and Windsor Smith, Los Angeles based designer and author of Homefront: Design for Modern Living (Rizzoli, 2015) as they discuss how beautiful rooms can also be engaging ones, striking a unique balance between the familiar and the unexpected, the cozy and the courageous, the traditional and the travel worthy in one cohesive space. Arteriors invites guests to join Windsor and Stacey for cocktails following to celebrate the new Windsor Smith for Arteriors collection, featuring a versatile mix of artisanal lighting, furniture and décor.
Join Gail Garlick of Good Design in welcoming Fede Grampa of Tre80, daughter of Luigi Grampa, who was a principal maker of Artist Designed fabrics in mid-century Italy. Grampa has exclusive rights to Gio Ponti fabrics from the Ponti Archive and will discuss these Ponti Fabrics throughout the day. Gail Garlick will be available to discuss Italian mid-century design.
Come and meet Jan Barboglio whose home collection of forged and handcrafted material combine iron, stone, glass, cement and leather. From her humble beginnings in Mexico, Jan’s home products can be found through the United States.
From Hospitality to Home: Great Ideas and Grand Gestures
Join ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief Michael Boodro, along with Alexandra Champalimaud, Adam Tihany, and Russell Groves – three designers renowned for the restaurants and hotels they have designed around the world. Hear first-hand how they adapt the drama, luxury, and comfort of their commercial work to domestic spaces, and the lessons they’ve learned in creating exciting yet livable rooms.
Join GRANGE Furniture and Magnifissance Magazine for a panel discussion on luxury handcrafted furniture and décor - exploring how craftsmanship based on French cultural heritage is about more than just good quality products, but is part of a complete lifestyle. A moderator from Magnifissance will lead French-born American décorateur-ensemblier, Guillaume Gentet, two-time Kips Bay Show House designer, Garrow Kedigian, owner of Juniper Books, Thatcher Wine, and sculptural illustrator, Nina Helms in a lively conversation.
Join Interior Crafts for the book signing of The Four Elements of Design written by design icon Vicente Wolf. Vicente who believes that the classical elements –earth, water, air and fire—form the basic building blocks of great interior design, and the result is an inspirational guide to designing unforgettable spaces based on the four natural elements.
Join Nicole Gary, CEO of The Nicole Gary Team, one of Keller Williams most successful brokers for a discussion on the value that renovation adds to real estate and how much to spend on a renovation. Gary will share the keys to success within your own home answering questions like “should you renovate a kitchen just for you, the way you always imagined it, or should you renovate with resale in mind?”
Epiphany Vanderhaeghen, CEO of renowned fashion house Kaat Tilley in Belgium will launch her newest lingerie collection, “Nefertari,” named after the powerful Queen of Egypt. Let us tempt your voyeuristic side, with a theatrical performance of “A Woman in Her Boudoir” (featuring furniture from Apropos).
New York has always been an epicenter for groundbreaking, trendsetting design, with an aesthetic unlike any other city. Join two of Manhattan’s leading ladies, New York Magazine’s Design Editor Wendy Goodman and kate spade new york’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Deborah Lloyd for New York-inspired sips and snacks to celebrate the high-style city’s iconic and innovative design.
Join Niermann Weeks for a panel discussion moderated by Marisa Marcantonio and featuring designers Lee Cavanaugh of Cullman & Kravis, Nick Olsen, Harry Heissmann, Tilton Fenwick and Young Huh. The panelists will discuss their experience designing and creating bespoke furniture and lighting for their interiors projects and the process of working with the Niermann Weeks team in creating five custom pieces showcasing Niermann Weeks’ vast capabilities.
The “Girls” – A portrayal of social negativity through art
Artist Kelly Cyd Schnabel shares her journey that led her into the art world today. Inspired by the challenge of instilling her two teenaged daughters with a strong sense of self-worth, confidence and independence, Kelly starting painting and has not been able to stop. Faced with constant social media negativity infecting nearly every aspect of teenaged life, and frustrated by the inability of school administrators to recognize or cope with “social combat” among teens, Kelly began messaging through her paintings. The works primarily feature female faces, with haunting eyes, surrounded by short mantras of self-confidence, strength, resiliency, or vulnerability. Each piece tells a story to be felt by the observer. Kelly’s presentation will be followed by a musical performance by her daughter, Nina, whose original songs focus on similar themes of self-empowerment and overcoming adversity.
Join James Aguiar, National Fashion Director of Modern Luxury, in conversation with Reem Acra, noted fashion designer, Kara Mann, Baker collaborator and interior designer, and Glenn Gissler, President-elect of ASID NY Metro Chapter, as they discuss how fashion influences interior design and personal style. The conversation on the convergence of fashion and design will be followed by cocktails and canapés.
Stop in FAIR for a thoughtful conversation on food, design and the art of entertaining. Amanda Sims from Food52 along with cookbook author Julia Turshen, furniture maker Asher Isearlow and Kingston Wine Co.'s Michael Drapkin discuss the beauty of all things handmade and how they relate to one another. Whether it's a local wine, a delicious dinner, or the table it's served on, items made by hand often have more meaning and bring an added layer of soul and conversation to the dinner table.
Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Amy Astley invites you for cocktails and canapés with designer Thomas O’Brien to celebrate the opening of the Aero Studios 200 Lex showroom and to introduce his new barware collection from Reed & Barton.
Crosby Street Studios, the trusted New York-based resource for custom luxurious carpets, presents the TTL (Through the Lens) collection by SPAN Architecture, one of the design world’s most intriguing multidisciplinary firms. The rugs of the TTL collection are crafted of Luxe Nylon, a recently developed fiber intended to replicate the reactive and reflective qualities of natural silk, as well as its size, shape, and tactile appeal. With eight decidedly abstract designs available in a highly specific range of subdued but unexpected colorations, the TTL collection makes a definite statement about a philosophy of pattern, color, and comfort under foot.
An open conversation with designer Ann Gish and Hearst Design Group Editorial Director Newell Turner - Memory, emotion and our senses are the ingredients of one's signature style. Newell and Ann share their personal stories and examples that demonstrate thistheory. The evening will include a preview of the new bedroom collection by Ann Gish for Global Views.
Join Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design and Jiun Ho to toast the Grand Opening of Jiun Ho at Dennis Miller NY with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:15pm. Immediately following, celebrate the Cambria, Luxe Interiors + Design and Jiun Ho Inc. launch of the 2016 Design Innovation Object. Carl D’Aquino & Francine Monaco, Benjamin Cruz, Lisa Kanning, Bennett Leifer, and Jiun Ho have been challenged to create an innovative object using Cambria. Two of the Objects will be auctioned that evening benefiting The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The remaining three Objects will travel across North America with Cambria.
LUXE IN BLOOM: The Craft of Artful Floral Arrangements
In celebration of Luxe Interiors and Design's LUXURY REPORT issue, Editor-in-Chief Pamela Jaccarino will join renowned floral artist, Olivier Giugni of L’Olivier Floral Atelier, for a discussion and hands-on workshop on creating floral arrangements that make a luxurious statement.
The Creative Muse – Great Interior Design from Coast to Coast
Join Traditional Home Senior Design + Markets Tori Mellott at Theodore Alexander for a spirited panel discussion featuring Michael Berman, Mary Douglas Drysdale, and Shay Geyer. They’ll explore how to create great design infused with inspiration from one’s natural surroundings, local culture, and regional heritage.
A frank and focused exchange with Robin Baron and Corey Damen Jenkins on the industry we love, treated with nuance style by two of the most engaging and successful interior designers in the country. Be transported into the world of luxury design as only these experts could. Robin and Corey will lead you through advantages of discovering who you are, what you do well, and how to capitalize on your strength by telling your story.
Join Jessica Phillips Penn as she leads an intriguing discussion in technology on design with industry leaders from the design and fashion communities: Patti Carpenter, Principal of Carpenter + Company/Trendscope and Global Trend Ambassador; Marc Blackwell, President of Marc Blackwell New York, This Life!; Tyler Wisler, Owner of Tyler Wisler Home & HGTV Personality; Nicholas Calder and Melanie Calder Russo, father-daughter duo of Calder Design Group; Andrea Sinkin, Trend forecaster of Fashion Snoops. Come be a part of the conversation!
Interior Design Editor in Chief Cindy Allen along with Will Meyer and Gray Davis, are pleased to host a discussion and book signing in celebration of the launch of Meyer Davis’ new book, Made to Measure. Mingle, drink and pick up a signed copy of Made to Measure, which explores how Meyer Davis has redefined Modern Luxury.
Kitchen Design and Kitchen Designers -- A Discussion
Join 200 Lex’s Kitchen Design showroom owners; Robert Bakes, Dave Burcher, Alexi Knight and Joy Young as they discuss the benefits and challenges of kitchen design and custom cabinetry installation. Interior Designer Robert Passal will moderate these veteran experts providing professional insight into the process of designing custom kitchens, the future of kitchen design, what sets a custom kitchen apart and upcoming trend in finishes, materials and colors.
A great debate offers insight, intrigue and a difference of opinion. Join domino Editor in Chief Jessica Romm and design duo’s Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz of Marks & Frantz, Lee Melahn and Rick Shaver of Pleasant Living, and Lindsay Weiss and Noah Turkus of Weiss Turkus for a lively debate focusing on each pairs differences in the design process. Learn how ultimately, it is these differences that result in great design.
Come celebrate the introduction of our new hand-printed fabric collection with designer Reagan Hayes. Music? Yes. Food and drinks? Yes. Fabrics? Naturally. One of those photo booths that make everybody look amazing? YES! #reaganhayesfabric #printsprinceprints
McGuire Furniture and Hearst Design Group Editorial Director Newell Turner invite you to Discover the Joy of Artful Design with a unique floral pop-up by the renowned floral designer Emily Thompson. Featured in the pilot issue of Metropolitan Home, Thompson’s lush designs meld organic elements with classical style. A range of her elegant arrangements—inspired by the beauty of fall and set amidst dynamic new designs from Barbara Barry, Laura Kirar and Bill Sofield—will be for sale on site.
Dering Hall and Odegard Carpets celebrate 200 Lex's 90th Anniversary with a special Wired and Inspired Virtual Showhouse: Design Through the Decades and a lively discussion about the historic cultural moments that inspired the designers' spaces. Designers include Sasha Bikoff of Sasha Bikoff Interior Design, Claire Ratliff and Sarah DePalo of Cullman and Kravis, Brooke Gomez of Gomez Associates, Jeanette Hubley-Lasher of Hubley Design Interiors, Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalobos of Villalobos Desio and Jenny Wolf of Jenny Wolf Interiors.
Tackling the Trend - Living Large in Tiny Homes and Micro-Apartments
Daniel Steps, Design Research and Product Development Director for transFORM, previews the future of smart living in small urban spaces. Learn abouthow new advanced hardware and materials are creating exciting designs that maximizespace and function in compact apartments.
Sara Bengur and Tucker Robbins join for a conversation and presentation of the vision of the future of design, a colorful global home, wrapped by nature in a sacred space.
Meet & Greet
From 2:00 – 9:00pm drop into the showrooms to mingle with these special guests, designers, tastemakers, and more.
Inside the World of WSJ.
1stdibs at 200 Lex and The Wall Street Journal, 10th Floor
Launched in 2008, WSJ. has established itself as a leading lifestyle magazine with in-depth coverage of fashion, design, architecture, food and travel. Its world-renowned photographers blend an artistic sensibility with the probing eye of a journalist. WSJ. regularly showcases stunning interiors from around the globe, as shown here in captivating photographs by Magnus Marding, Matthieu Salvaing, Stephen Kent Johnson and Simon Watson, while the magazine's robust coverage of the art world can be seen in an arresting portfolio by Adrian Gaut of individual artists taken in celebration of the opening of The Broad Museum in Los Angeles.
Tailored Wood Flooring
Archetypal Imagery, Suite 419
Please join Avedis Duvenjian, C.E.O. and Co-founder of Archetypal, for the launch of the Archetypal Imagery showroom. View the versatile product offerings in the form of wood flooring and tailored plank wood flooring, repurposed into tables, butcher blocks, wall panels and many more. Archetypal creates statement pieces with reclaimed intricate end grain mosaics and super wide, super long plank wood floors. The tailored wood flooring: luxurious and infinite versatility- your imagination is our passion.
Meet Product Designer Aviva Stanoff
Currey & Company, Suite 804
Designer Aviva Stanoff will be in the Currey & Co showroom from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Stanoff is known for her collections of award-winning textiles that celebrate nature with a modern, glamorous twist. That same spirit is infused into her debut lighting and furniture collection, creating pieces that are as whimsical as they are elegant and built with the impeccable quality and craftsmanship for which Currey & Company is known.
Born to Arouse and Celebrate a Desire for Beauty in our Everyday Lives
Cliff Young. Ltd., Suite 505
Meet artist and designer Ippolita Rostagno, Founder and Creative Director of Ippolita Jewelry and Artemest. Rostagno presents a collection of wonderful furnishings, handmade by exceptional Italian artisans. Learn how the Ippolita and the Artemest team have traveled throughout Italy finding craftsmen and artisans, giving them an international voice, while helping the entire world experience ancient traditions reinvented today with passion, genius and flair.
Elephants and Donkeys Run Amok in ducduc!
ducduc llc, Suite 715
Election’s aren’t only for the grown-ups… Come on down to the polls at ducduc to vote for your favorite! With new candidates in the race including GLIDERS and a private label design with SISSY + MARLEY, this promises to be among the tightest elections in history (we’re just hoping it doesn’t come down to Florida). Cast your ballot by posting your preferred piece via Instagram with the hashtag #DucVote2016. As always - cocktails will be served and a full candy bar will be set for the taking!
Bringing High-Style to Kitchen Design
Korts & Knight, Suite 716
Korts & Knight, Kitchens by Alexandra Knight has developed a new cabinetry collection. From traditional to contemporary, this collection provides ultimate design freedom--while accommodating a multitude of budgets. Alexandra Knight will be on hand, ready to help transform your home into something spectacular. Korts & Knight’s“Post European Kitchens” bring high-style and high-fashion to their kitchen designs and to the world of kitchen design.
Bringing High-Style to Kitchen Design
Korts & Knight, Suite 716
Mulholland Studios presents a vision of the future in the design world. Do you have a hard time picturing what your renovated space will look like? Step right into the room with Virtual Reality headsets. Federico Remiti,CEO of Mulholland Studio has taken CAD renderings of a kitchen designed by Korts & Knight, Kitchens by Alexandra Knight, and developed a 3D version of it that you can test drive and walk through. Come in and experience this cutting edge, innovative technology and be a part of an Alexandra Knight design.
Paintings by Brady Legler
Lobel Modern, Suite 915
Stop by to meet Brady Legler, a gifted contemporary painter, jewelry designer and rug designer.Legler's work with color balance and texture is superb and constantly evolving. Legler will be introducing new paintings and discussing his process and color concepts.
New Rugs, Leather, and Furniture … it’s gonna be HUGE.
The New Traditionalists, Suite 701
With the 2016 Presidential Election in full swing, The New Traditionalists has decided to bring the candidates to you! The evening will be spiked with patriotic cocktails, live debates throughout the day, special appearances by your favorite (or least favorite) politicians, and what will probably end up being a rigged vote for your favorite new piece of furniture! Whether you’re the type to build a wall or host your own private email server, join us to launch our new rug, leather, and furniture collections at what promises to be the political rally of the year. #TNTElection2016
Zoya B. Collection – Made in America!
Rooms by Zoya B, Suite 433
Join Zoya Bograd for tea and macaroons as she discusses her new modern creations in Children’s Furniture. View the cribs that grow with your children, transforming into full size beds along with changing stations that turn into dressers for lifetime enjoyment. “Quality has always been my 1st priority” says Zoya B. Stop by the showroom to learn about her custom options and eco-friendly products.
Inspired by You
SA Baxter Architectural Hardware, Suite 1205
What’s new? Join SA Baxter as they unveil their newest collection of hardware, the Undulate Suite, beneath the glow of their new line of Ceiling Light Fixtures. What's next? How will you meet the increasingly demanding needs of today’s tech savvy clients? Advancements in technology are changing the way hardware and lighting are being specified by the trade. Meet SA Baxter’s Colin Gentle Head of Product Design, and learn how to differentiate your projects through customization of hardware and lighting. SA Baxter offers a program that allows architects and designers to create their own hardware to provide a unique signatureto each project. Inspired by your ideas, sketches, or models, SA Baxter is uniquely equipped to bring your design vision to life at their Hudson Valley foundry. Learn more about the custom process and how it can enhance your next project.
Thom for President: Campaigning & Cocktails with our next Designer-In-Chief
Sedgwick & Brattle by Thom Filicia, Suite 815
Thom Filicia is bringing his vision and pure determination to succeed to the Presidency. He has set his sights on becoming America’s first Designer-in-Chief – where he will give the Oval Office a design edge. Visit Sedgwick & Brattle to view the newest collection that will help Thom carry out his promise to “Make America Beautiful Again” one house at a time! At 6:00pm, join the campaign and meet the candidate—Thom will be on hand to answer questions prove that every American deserves to live in style.
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