by Lynn Byrne
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is a must do event for anyone in the NYC area interested in home design. It opens Thursday to the trade and Friday through Sunday to the general public, 11:00-7:00. Held at Pier 94 in Manhattan, tickets are $30 online, or $35 at the door.
Over 500 premium brands in the areas of home furnishings, accessories, art & antiques, kitchen & bath products, flooring, fabric, lighting, and outdoor products are featured. Items range from a $200 throw pillow to a $200,000 custom kitchen. There also are seminars with design experts, culinary demonstrations by notable chefs, book signings, special events. and more. Check out their website for the schedule and list of exhibitors.
I was given a preview of some of the cool vendors that will be at this year’s show. The pictures are on the small side for Decor Arts Now, but I think they will give you an idea of why attending the show is essential. If I am excused from jury duty hell (please do a little dance for that ), I will bring you more complete coverage, with full size photos.
In the meantime, how about that first image? It is a chandelier by Darren Wallace that contains live fish! Imagine that in your beach house!
It is not easy to find long lasting outdoor furniture suitable for a contemporary setting. These pieces for Zachary A. Designs fit the bill. They look and last like concrete but at a fraction of the weight.
I will make a beeline to Tucker Robbin’s booth. His furniture has a modern, yet rustic elegance. I met Tucker a few years’ back on a pilgrimage to the George Nakashima studio, where Tucker divulged that Nakashima is an idol and has had a strong influence on his work.
Stay tuned for more coverage!
Images courtesy of the Architectural Digest Show.