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NYDC announces programming for 'What’s New, What’s Next'
Aug 22, 2011

With 55 participating showrooms, the New York Design Center's annual market event "What's New, What's Next?" taking place September 20 features hundreds of new product introductions, informative lectures and book signings with some of the industry's top names in celebration of its 85th anniversary.
As designers and editors tour the showrooms, they will asked to help identify the trends that are “new” and “next” in design, and share what is inspiring you. Either chat with an onsite video camera located in the Access to Design office, or post photos to Facebook and Twitter or direct email accesstodesign@nydc.com to announce your favorite features from the day. Your comments will be incorporated into the Editor at Large video of “What’s New, What’s Next @ 200 Lex” and will be included in posts on the new NYDC.com and Editoratlarge.com.
The schedule of events is as follows:
3:00pm Benjamin Moore, Suite 714: Color, Color, Color! It’s the one topic we can never get enough of. Join House Beautiful’s Editor-in-Chief Newell Turner in the Benjamin Moore showroom to find out why.
3:15pm 1stdibs@NYDC, 10th Floor: Join the Museum of the City of New York curators Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design, and Phyllis Magidson, curator of costume and textiles, for a discussion of “Cecil Beaton and the 1930s: A Preview,” an exclusive sneak peek of the highly anticipated exhibition opening at the MCNY on October 25. The pop-up exhibition features photography, vintage fashions, textiles and furniture of the 1930s, which was captured by Cecil Beaton in his iconic photographs. A highlight of this presentation is furniture from 1stdibs@NYDC.
3:15 - 5:15pm Kasthall, Suite 611: House, Home, Heart: Artistry and Craftsmanship in the Architecture of Shope Reno Wharton by Bernard Wharton; Foreward by Paul Goldberger Book Signing Innovative, memorable, and timeless structures are what the architecture firm Shope Reno Wharton does best. They look at their projects from an artistic point of view and believe that houses should be aesthetic, contextual, as well as functional. House, Home, Heart is a fascinating view into the world of Shope Reno Wharton and the genius behind their architecture that allows beautiful homes to be experienced in the way that they were built to be.
3:30pm Profiles, Suite 1211: On Display: The Secret to Artful Rooms. Mitchell Owens, Special Projects Editor of Architectural Digest, identifies today's top trends in art—and how they are inspiring designers and architects to create striking spaces that blend drama and comfort. Introduction by Margaret Russell, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest.
3:45 – 5:45pm Tucker Robbins, Suite 504: The New Bespoke by Frank Roop Book Signing. Couture inspirations combined with vintage finds and custom furniture makes every space created by interior designer Frank Roop just as unique as the pieces that fill them. Visit the Tucker Robbins Showroom and meet the internationally acclaimed designer and author to learn about his new book The New Bespoke, and join him for a conversation about his theories on color, texture and shape which help him to design flawless interior spaces.
4:00pm Kravet, Suite 401: Inside the Designer's Studio: Up Close and Personal with Windsor Smith. Join Pamela Jaccarino, Editor-in-Chief of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine as she explores the inspiration that fuels famed West Coast designer Windsor Smith. This exclusive interview with Windsor will offer guests special insight into her career, her life and personal style. This event will also celebrate the unveiling of the vibrant WINDSOR SMITH II collection by Kravet.
4:15pm Arteriors, Suite 510:  Please join Arteriors Home owner Mark Moussa and designer Laura Kirar for an exclusive preview of her new lighting introductions to the acclaimed Caviar Collection for Arteriors Home®. Kirar is the director of TruDesign, based in New York and Miami. Her products and interior design work have been celebrated in residential and commercial projects throughout the world. She is a designer with an artist’s soul, gracing each project with a reverence for materials, craftsmanship and, above all, attention to detail. It is a unique sense of luxury and an authentic, timeless style that defines the Laura Kirar signature.
4:30pm Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210: The Evolving Market: New Demands/New Solutions. Wendy Goodman, Design Editor of New York Magazine, will moderate a panel on the rapid changes taking place in the furniture and furnishings market and how designers and manufacturers are finding new and creative ways to respond. Panelists will include Jeff Behnke/Altura Furniture, Kevin Kolanowski/ Fuse Lighting, Michael McEwen/McEwen Lighting, Patrick McDarrah/emma gardner design, and furniture designer Rick Rubin/Harris Rubin.
4:45 - 9:00pm In House Kitchen Bath Home, Suite 100: Traditional Home, Sub-Zero and Wolf invite you to dine on delicious food prepared by Chef Coleman Teitelbaum and participate in cooking demonstrations throughout the day at In House Kitchen Bath Home. Cooking demonstrations taking place every hour.
4:45 - 5:15pm Ted Boerner, Suite 515: Lesley Anton: From Inspiration to Reality. Los Angeles based ceramic artist Lesley Anton cites how inspirations ranging from the rocks of Joshua Tree, Death Valley sand dunes, her grandmother’s milk-glass hobnail bottles, and a simple trip to the Korean grocery store has helped her develop her organic modern lighting collection, represented at Ted Boerner at the NYDC.
5:00pm Atelier, Suite 202: Precision: Making Choices for Your Style in Your Space: NEW YORK SPACES Editor-in-Chief Jason Kontos has continuously captured the innovative designs of the Metro area’s most influential designers in the pages of each issue. Join Kontos and NEW YORK SPACES for an insider’s look into what’s next in confident and trend-setting design.
5:15pm Profiles, Suite 1211: Re What’s Under Your Shade? A lighthearted look “under the hood” with artisanal lighting designer Marian Jamieson. The best-made lamp has recognizable attributes that determine quality. What should you look for Jamieson is known for her meticulous craftsmanship, attention to detail, and finishing. She’ll discuss what’s visible and what you’ll never see (but should ask about!) Using her newest table and floor lamps as examples. What’s the difference between a good shade and a dud? What does UL really mean and how does it affect aesthetics? What you should know about assembly, why a quality finish is worth the big bucks, and the merits of “locally made.”
5:15pm Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512: Studio Bel Vetro (Studio of Beautiful Glass). Paulo Delima and Lisa Spinella will talk about the mission and aesthetics of Studio Bel Vetro, and their custom glass lighting fixtures. They will be presenting images of the work and the process of making some of their signature pieces from concept to completion. They will discuss the broad range of customization possibilities, and how this benefits designers who are looking for the perfect design solutions for their clients.
5:15 - 7:15pm Vladimir Kagan Couture, Suite 715: Eleanor Lambert: Still Here by John A. Tiffany Book Signing. Eleanor Lambert: Still Here is a detailed look into the life and achievements of a woman who put American fashion on the map and changed fashion history as we know it. Written through the eyes of John A. Tiffany, who was mentored by the extraordinary Eleanor Lambert, he allows readers to view exceptional fashion photography along with their never before published original press releases written by Eleanor Lambert herself. This book provides the fashion obsessed with a behind the scenes look at the life of a legendary power player who worked wonders for the fashion and Public Relations industries.
5:30pm Baker Knapp and Tubbs, Suite 300: High tea with WSJ. Magazine at the Baker Knapp & Tubbs showroom. See items selected by Design + Decorating contributing Editors and hear a conversation among industry leaders hosted by Off Duty Editor, Ruth Altchek covering what The Wall Street Journal considers to be "new, next and noteworthy."
5:45 - 7:45pm Hickory Chair Pearson, Suite 102: Join the editors of Lonny as they receive a sneak peek of the brand-new Hickory Chair-Pearson Interior Design Showroom in its new location on the first floor. Editor-in-Chief Michelle Adams will join Pearson’s Vice President of Design, Jennifer McConnell, and designers Suysel dePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster from Tilton Fenwick to tour the new space and discuss the latest trends from the two companies.
5:45 - 6:45pm Odegard, Suite 1206: New Rug and Mirror Collections at Odegard. Designer Stephanie Odegard previews her dazzling new collection of decorative framed mirrors from India, her colorful striped Pangden rugs from Tibet and her newest ethereal flat weaves from Iran. Meet rug designer and architect, Ahmad Sadar-Afkhami, as he introduces the Micrographia Collection of hand chain stitched rugs from Kashmir, a collection inspired by cell formations of plant stems and roots.
6:00 - 8:00pm Aqua Creations, Suite 427: How to Make the Web Your Most Creative Tool. Join elledecor.com editors Allison Mezzafonte and Amy Preiser for a discussion with two web-savvy designers on how to make the Internet your most creative tool. Guests will gain insight on leveraging the Web more effectively, including how to:
• Streamline client communication and gain a better understanding of what clients are looking for
• Find inspiration, conduct research, and source products online
• Grow your client database by publicizing your work and marketing your services online
6:15pm The Bright Group, Suite 902: The Evolving World of Internet & Showroom Shopping. Join the members of the Designers Collaborative for a discussion that reflects the advantages of online and showroom shopping and how these tools can work for your business. The Designers Collaborative is a group of seasoned interior designers and architects who meet regularly to discuss ideas, news and trends.
6:15 - 8:15pm Wood & Hogan, Suite 812: Classic forms as a springboard to What’s Next. Tradition continues to be the muse for “what’s next”. Erudite scholarship confirms that good design stems from basic principles defined by Vitruvius in his text on architecture. Join award winning architect Peter Pennoyer as he discusses examples from his book Peter Pennoyer Architects as well as the collaborative effort between Pennoyer and the Museum of the City of New York in the current exhibit, “Colonial Revival in the Modern Metropolis”. Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design for MCNY and independent curator and architectural historian, Thomas Mellins join us in discussion of the design decisions necessary to create the context for the exhibit and accompanying book American Style, co-authored by Albrecht and Mellins. Also, view the unique craftsmanship carried in the Wood & Hogan showroom live. Artisans will be demonstrating and discussing materials used to create the products, including Gold Leaf, casein painting, antiqued mirror, metal stamping.
6:30pm Century, Suite 616: VERANDA Presents Century Icons. Century Furniture and VERANDA Editor-in-Chief Dara Caponigro for a celebration of icons in design. View a showcase of designer vignettes featuring the work of past Century iconic designers – Oscar de la Renta, Richard Frinier and Juan Montoya – and toast Century’s new partnership with Charlotte Moss for a Spring 2012 collection. The showcase will be accompanied by an intimate conversation with the designers, revisiting their Century collections and the personal icons that inspire them.
6:45pm Henredeon Interior Showroom, Suite 616: 2Michaels, 3 Bedrooms and a Family of 4: An Access to Desig Match Made in Heaven. Join The Home Observer’s Editor-in-chief Rebecca Morse for a discussion with designers Jayne and Joan Michaels of 2Michaels Design, participants in the NYDC’s Access to Design program. Preview the 2Michaels’ newest project featured in the upcoming issue of The Home Observer. Discussion topics will include: the client-designer relationship, finding the right fit with a designer and the joys and challenges of creating a new look for a family home in a short period of time. This inside look at the design process highlights the informative approach Access to Design takes on the design industry.
6:45 - 7:45pm Ted Boerner, Suite 515: Join Ann Maine, Editor-in-Chief of Traditional Home, in celebrating famed interior designer Matthew Patrick Smythe and his new book, Living Traditions.
6:45 - 7:15pm Odegard, Suite 1216: Tracy Kendall: Give the Interiors an Identity. Tracy Kendall, a London based wallpaper designer, whose unique and innovative wall coverings have a strong sense of British inventiveness and eccentricity speaks about her inspirations and design integrity. View the imagery and textured wallpapers at the Ted Boerner Showroom and learn how Tracy creates another dimension to the walls. “Give the interiors an identity”.
7:00pm Niermann Weeks, Suite 905: Hariri & Hariri Architecture Book Signing. Gisue Hariri of the New York firm, Hariri & Hariri - Architecture, the dynamic team of Iranian-born New York based sisters, will be signing copies of their recent monograph: Hariri & Hariri – Buildings & Projects and will share her experiences designing the many high-profile international and visionary achievements in the areas of urban, residential, commercial, cultural, hospitality and product design as well as art objects.
7:15pm Cliff Young Ltd., Suite 505: Designing Furniture: A Discussion about the Complex Process behind the Glamorous Art of Furniture Design. Join Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID, Principal of Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC; Rose Ott, Principal Designer and Owner of Rose Ott Interior Design Corporation; Joey Horton, President of Joey Horton Interiors; Leslie Young, President of Cliff Young Ltd. and David Polhemus, Custom Design Project Manager of Cliff Young Ltd., for a discussion about the beauty and challenges of creating new designs. The panel, moderated by Connie Lee, will discuss inspiration, approach, challenges; the alchemy of transforming a color rendering into a piece of furniture responding to your standards of aesthetics, functionality, and the client’s vision. Mixing materials in custom furniture design – creating pieces that are both sleek and fun, balancing scale and the golden ratio in design; the element of “New”.
7:15 - 9:00pm Apropos, Suite 710: Bomboozled: How the U.S. Government Misled Itself and Its People into Believing They Could Survive a Nuclear Attack by Susan Roy Book Signing. Bomboozled is a sharply written book that delves into America’s family fallout shelter fascination and obsession stemming from Governmental propaganda in a post- Cold War era. Families were led to believe that building expensive fallout shelters would protect them in the case of a nuclear attack and Susan Roy has uncovered the absurdity of this notion. Archival photography and nuclear-era memorabilia reveal a misled culture that knew nothing better than to believe its own government.
7:30pm SA Baxter Architectural Hardware, Suite 716: The Hottest Ticket in Town. Join Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design and special guests to celebrate the opening of SA Baxter's dramatic new showroom and to preview new product introductions. Be a part of the night's discussion on the effects of the designed environment on the senses. We'll turn the spotlight on Sleep No More, one of this season’s biggest theatrical spectacles to explore interactive and experiential design. Visit SA Baxter with Interior Design for the hottest ticket in town.
7:45pm Roubini, Suite 706: Deconstructing Poltrona Frau. Poltrona Frau Italian Furniture Manufacturer, since 1912, is making its debut at Roubini Inc. “Deconstructing Poltrona Frau” the ingenuity and craftsmanship that goes into every detail of manufacturing uphostered furniture is revealed. View an installation that will feature the raw materials of a chair, jute, straps, wood, metal and of course, the exclusive Pelle Frau leather. In addition, the New York designer Andy Goldsborough will be on hand to share his experiences with Poltrona Frau and his expertise in designing a room to “live” in.

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