The 9th Annual Masquerade Ball

On October 30th, 2014, The New York Design Center sponsored the 9th Annual Masquerade Ball benefiting The Alpha Workshops Studio School. The design industry channeled their inner Heroes & Villains in the Prince George Ballroom to support this worthy cause.

Now in its 9th year, The Masquerade Ball, often touted as the most fun event on the design community calendar, drew 400+ interior designers, architects, manufacturers, members of the shelter press and others who dressed in creative costumes and danced the night away.

All proceeds from the ball benefit The Alpha Workshops Studio School, the only school in the nation that trains people living with HIV/AIDS as decorative artists. Students learn marketable techniques (faux finishes, wall treatments, casting, gilding) and work readiness skills in a program licensed by the New York State Department of Education. Alpha’s own design studio provides employment for many graduates where they create hand-painted wallpapers, hand-cast lighting, site specific art installations, Venetian plasters and furniture.

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Sponsored By

New York Design Center

Stephen Symonds

Drake Design Associates

Koroseal Interior Products

Studio K New York

Nancy Boszhardt

Marks & Tavano Workroom

Jonathan Raiola

Matthew Patrick Smyth


Media Sponsors

Architectural Digest

ARRAY Magazine

Hearst Design Group; Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda

Interior Design

luxe. interiors + design

New York Spaces

Traditional Home


Beverage Sponsor