The Architectural Digest Design Show (formerly known as the Architectural Digest Home Design Show) returns to New York City this year from March 17–20, 2016 at Pier 92 & 94 with a new name that embodies the comprehensive luxury design experience it provides. An authoritative platform for design across disciplines, the show is a source for discerning trade professionals and consumers seeking superior solutions for their homes, businesses, and commercial projects. Visitors can expect to find innovative design, including furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, carpet, stone and tile, lighting, and more, plus a rich seminar schedule with design luminaries. The 2016 exhibitor lineup features more than 400 brands and over 117 new exhibitors—69 of them in the show’s MADE section, which showcases top young design talents.
“It is important that our name reflects the breadth of categories and brands represented at the show, and our broad reach. We hear countless success stories from exhibitors who have had their products selected straight from our aisles for the most prestigious projects—from celebrity homes to the windows of luxury fashion flagships to interior design and architecture that graces the covers of magazines and retail catalogues,“ remarks Jeff Petersen, director of exhibitor sales.
Susan McCullough, senior vice president, Vornado/The Mart, adds, "More and more we are seeing residential design ideas and products being incorporated into high-end hospitality and retail projects, while residential design is being influenced by contract and hospitality trends. The AD Design Show is the place where this all comes together, offering luxury without limits.”
Thursday, March 17, Architectural Digest sets the stage with seminars geared specifically toward the trade. The noon keynote address features an incredibly talented design duo as Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Margaret Russell sits down with Delphine and Reed Krakoff, whose projects include the childhood summer retreat of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Session two covers the ever-important designer/client relationship and features some of the biggest names in the industry including Rafael de Cardenas, Founder, Architecture at Large; Suzanne Kasler, Principal, Suzanne Kasler Interiors; Vicente Wolf, Founder Vicente Wolf Associates; and Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor, Architectural Digest. The program concludes with designer tips and tricks led by 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–Sunday, March 20, The New York Times will offer consumers a window into the power of design, from the harmonious blend of technology and furnishings to the art of crafting the perfect pastry. With eleven carefully crafted topics, the panel discussions offer inspiration and insight from residential experts and hospitality leaders in their respective fields. The star studded cast of presenters includes interior designers Campion Platt; architects Allan Greenberg, Joel Barkley of Ike Kligerman Barkley, and John B. Murray; master pastry chef Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres; The New York Times reporter Steven Kurutz, HGTV star Genevieve Gorder, DIY Network Star James Cameron, as well as dynamic industry executives from exhibiting companies such as Farrow & Ball, The Shade Store and Sony Life Space UX.
In addition to the programming on the center stage, exhibitors across the show will feature a variety of in-booth events, including culinary demonstrations with chefs from around the world, book signings, product presentations, and more.