Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 Sneak Peek
If last year’s Architectural Digest Design Show (AD Design Show) is any indication of this year’s, than designers are in for a real treat. The 15th annual show, which takes place at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City, is organized by Architectural Digest magazine and occurs March 17-20, 2016 (open to the general public March 18-20, 2016 and Press, Design Trade, and VIP Ticket Holders on the 17th). The show is packed with daily events presented by Architectural Digest and curated by the New York Times and presents over 400 brands. In the adjacent pier is the Dining by Design vignettes created by well known designers with proceeds benefiting the HIV/AIDS organization DIFFA. The two shows are always a bright spot in New York’s design calendar and DLN was given a special sneak peek at a few of the companies showing this year.
With over 70 new vendors exhibiting at the AD SHOW, here is a sneak peek of just some of the buzz worthy ones.
Brooklyn-based design studio, Casa Kids Collection is launching a new line of space-saving lofts for adults. The units are much more than just beds, comprising loads of storage and cabinetry space, as well as desks and daybeds in order to address the needs now inherent in modern urban living.
This collection of king and queen size loft beds is an excellent alternative to the Murphy bed, as it utilizes the space below, dramatically adding to the functionality of a small living area. All models are customizable, allowing the user to choose the configuration below the bed that best suits his or her needs.
Ronbow debuts its Signature Series which bringing together some of the world most innovative artists. The line consists of 11 collections designed by nine top European designers including: Danelon Meroni (UK), Ramon Esteve (Spain), Ora Ito (France), Kurz Kurz Design (Germany), Joan Lao (Spain), Phoenix Design (Germany), Pininfarina (Italy), Matteo Thun (Italy) and Alexander Zhukovsky (Russia).
Kimberly Markel will be releasing the Glow collection, a line of furniture hand crafted from recycled plastics. The line will include chairs, side tables, mirror, vanity set, and vessels. The collection aims to elevate recycled plastics into a material that is organic, translucent and effervescent.
IN THE THICK OF IT
Start planning your programs to attend from these New York Times curated talks:
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
[OPEN TO DESIGN TRADE, PRESS & VIP TICKET HOLDERS – PRESENTED BY ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST ]
12:00 PM − 1:00 PM | KEYNOTE: RENOVATING WITH STYLE
Join Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Margaret Russell as she speaks with Reed and Delphine Krakoff about their uniquely artful home renovations. Resuscitating older houses has become a way of life for this design≠ focused couple. The lively discussion will cover how they make a space feel true to its design origins, reflective of their contemporary, art-driven tastes, and suitable for their young family. Theyí ll also focus on the research and dedication that goes into their meticulous process, especially their extensive work on Lasata, the childhood summer retreat of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, featured in the April issue of Architectural Digest. Speakers will include Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest, and Delphine and Reed Krakoff.
2:00 PM − 3:00 PM | THE ART OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
Designers reveal how they maintain good relationships with their client’s from start to finish. Featuring some of the biggest names in the industry, the discussion will cover how to approach the client interview process, interpret a client’s wants and needs, decide when it’s appropriate to send an associate to a meeting, and the best way to present your final design vision. Once the job is complete, there are still factors to consider, such as how to handle the big reveal and what home/maintenance services should be offered. Moderator Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor, Architectural Digest,and panelists Rafael de C· rdenas, Founder, Architecture at Large; Suzanne Kasler, Principal, Suzanne Kasler Interiors; and Vicente Wolf, Founder, Vicente Wolf Associates.
4:00 PM − 5:00 PM | HOW TO REBOOT YOUR HOME SPONSORED BY PIRCH
Want to wow your clients with a few fixes that can make their home a more organized and, ultimately, more relaxing environment? Join moderator Vanessa Deleon, interior designer and TV personality, as she leads a panel of experts who will discuss how to do just tható from upgrading the kitchen with revolutionary new appliances that contribute to a healthier, more convenient lifestyle to simple design tips you can use to make sure their space feels current and fresh to trends in home renovation that speak to a new way of looking at form versus function. Moderator Vanessa Deleon, interior designer and TV personality, and panelists Leura Fine, Founder, Laurel & Wolf; Eugenio Minvielle, Founder, Innit; and Jeffrey Sears, CEO, Pirch.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
[OPEN TO PUBLIC – PRESENTED BY ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST]
12:00 PM −1:00 PM | THE NEW HOME TECHNOLOGY: CUTTING-EDGE WAYS TO TRANSFORM HOW YOU LIVE
Interior designer and home technology expert Campion Platt moderates a panel of highly knowledgeable professionals whose expertise is bringing exciting changes to the way we live at home. Panelists: Greg Hu of Nest; Wayne Turett of the Turett Collaborative; Steve Brown of Jenn Air; Ed Gilmore of Gilmore s Sound Advice; and Ken Takeuchi of Sony.
1:30 PM − 2:30 PM | ARCHITECTURE TODAY: EMERGING STARS OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Moderator Alexander Gorlin, the acclaimed AD100 architect, leads a fascinating discussion with his hand selected panel of today’s best new residential design talent. Panelists: Elizabeth Whittaker of Merge Architects; Greg Dufner of Dufner Heighes; and Dan Brunn of Dan Brunn Architecture.
3:00 PM − 4:00 PM | CLASSIC STYLE TODAY
Classic design is alive and well but with decidedly contemporary interpretations. Architect Phillip James Dodd, author of An Ideal Collaboration, moderates a panel of three master talents whose work exemplifies the modern face of classic style. Panelists: Architects Allan Greenberg, Joel Barkley of Ike Kligerman Barkley, and John B. Murray the work of all three frequently appears in the pages of Architectural Digest.
4:30 PM − 5:30 PM | THE PERFECT RUG: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SELECT THE RUG OF YOUR DREAMS
The right rug can make a room. Expert rug consultant Alix Perrachon, author of The Decorative Carpet, leads a panel of professionals offering sound advice on how to choose the right rug for every room in your home. Panelists: Interior designers Robert Passal, Raji Radhakrishnan, and Carol Flanagan.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
[OPEN TO PUBLIC – CURATED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES]
12:00 PM − 1:00 PM | KITCHEN RENOVATION 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A panel of kitchen design/build professionals joins moderator George Oliphant of NBC TV’s George to the Rescue and Open House NYC to provide insights into the process of transforming your ho hum kitchen into a space with optimum style and function. Panelists: Paula McDonald of Paula McDonald Design & Build Interiors; Mike Daddio of Design Development NYC; and Ellen Cheever of Ellen Cheever and Associates.
1:30 PM − 2:30 PM | TOP TEN: CELEBRATED DESIGNERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE NEW FURNISHINGS
What do top design talents consider the best of the best among the furnishings now available on the market? New York Times reporter Steven Kurutz gets the scoop from four designers who have selected their favorites. Panelists: Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem Design; HGTV star Genevieve Gorder; and Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company.
3:00 PM −4:00 PM | SWEET DESIGN: THE CREATIVE MINDS OF TOP PASTRY CHEFS
The International Culinary Center (ICC), NYC’s premier cooking school, celebrates the intersection of pastry and design. Panelists: Master pastry chef Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolate; Michelle Doll Olson, owner of Michelle Doll Cakes and chef instructor at ICC; and Susanna Yoon, chef owner of Stick With Me. Moderator: Food columnist Charlotte Druckman.
4:30 PM − 5:30 PM | HOTEL/HOME: THE NEW DESIGN CONNECTION
As hotel design throughout the world becomes more sophisticated, homeowners are looking to incorporate many of those style elements into their personal spaces. At the same time, hotel designers are being asked to create rooms that reflect idealized homelike environments. A discussion moderated by design expert Ilene Shaw explores how the two sensibilities are merging. Panelists: Jacqueline McGee of CBT; Stephen Brockman of Stonehill & Taylor.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
[OPEN TO PUBLIC – CURATED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES]
12:00 PM − 1:00 PM | WINDOWS & WALLS TODAY
There is no easier or more cost effective way to give a room renewed zip and style than by adding new window and wall treatments. A panel of experts in the field, moderated by noted consultant Alana Frumkes, shares insider tips on achieving transformative effects in these two key areas of home design. Panelists: Christine Haney of Farrow & Ball; Zach Gibbs of The Shade Store; and interior designer William McIntosh.
1:30 PM − 2:30 PM | THE NEW BATHROOM STYLE: BEAUTY AND TECHNOLOGY IN HARMONY
Every bath, regardless of size, should be a luxurious refuge, surrounding us with soothing colors and textures, stunningly designed fixtures, and an array of up-to-the-minute gadgetry and products. Leading bath/design pros offer their own professional and highly personal insights. Panelists: Interior and product designer Laura Kirar; and interior designers James Rixner and Benjamin Noriega Ortiz. Moderator: Design writer Linda O’Keeffe.
3:00 PM − 4:00 PM OUTDOOR LIVING: GREAT SPACES FOR RELAXING AND ENTERTAINING
When we think of summertime luxury, we often think of long, relaxing afternoons by a pool, on a terrace, or in a garden. DIY network star James Cameron leads a lively discussion of what makes a truly sublime outdoor space for one person to enjoy or for many. Panelists: Kathryn Herman of Doyle Herman Design Associates; Andrea Cacciari of Florim; Siamak Hakakian of ddc; and garden designer Jon Carloftis.