"4 DAYS. 400 BRANDS. COUNTLESS WAYS TO CELEBRATE DESIGN."
The Architectural Digest Design Show is NYC’s “essential showcase for luxury design” and was held at Piers 92 & 94 on Manhattan’s west side last week from March 17 to 20. Now in its 15th year, it is an annual event on the city’s design calendar that I really look forward to. It is a unique opportunity for the world’s leading brands to come together with today’s top talent in a carefully curated presentation of design showcases, seminars, culinary demonstrations, and guest appearances.
It's a great time to connect with industry colleagues who all attend to see the latest product lines and to search for that special local indie resource that may just answer that specific client's needs. In addition, it's also the annual DIFFA charity tabletop event. So many of our colleagues generously donate their time and talent to this special cause. It's great to see the quality level of our industry on display for such a wonderful charity.
This year’s show certainly lived up to expectation – the array of product on display was truly tantalizing! I was especially impressed by the Hubbarton Forge display at booth #323. Their new product is inspiring and such a fresh departure of my memories of a more traditional style. I was also thrilled to see the booth of friend, and talented artist, Paul Thomas and his collaboration with Charles Pavarini, entitled "The Marriage of Art and Design." His work is breathtaking! I was a little disappointed to discover that Jenn-Air chose not to display any black stainless steel product at the show – I’d been waiting to see this work in person.
For the first time, the Interior Design Society New York chapter co-hosted an after-hours cocktail party with two of our national sponsors: Naula and The Shade Store on the Thursday. It was a great way to cap off our day of shopping, meeting and greeting with a toast to the arrival of spring and the design season. Thanks to everyone that came out – it was such a treat to see so many familiar faces – ‘till next year!