The New York Design Center (NYDC) at 200 Lexington in NYC opened up its 16 floors of Trade Only Showrooms for a not to be missed event. #WNWN What’s New What’s Next had a full day’s schedule of timed presentations featuring stimulating editor-driven panel discussions, engaging designer presentations, and more. The New York Design Center celebrated What’s New and What’s Next in ideas, design, materials and products. Did you see our Instagram LIVE and realtime hashtag photos during the event?
Some of the highlights included a discussion on the topic “Building your Brand” moderated by the former editor of Architectural Digest Margaret Russell. Respected celebrity designers on the panel included Suzanne Kasler, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Kim Scodro and Hutton Wilkinson who shared their personal success stories.
The topic “Intersection of Craft and Design” was discussed at the beautiful Profiles showroom. Deborah Needleman moderated the discussion about the work of the panel of artisans and their place in the world of Interior Design. The panel included the talented Billy Cotton, Marian McEvoy, Hiroko Takeda.
A fascinating conversation about “The Influences of Fashion in Interior Design” was presented by moderator Analisse Taft with input from the distinguished panel of designers that included Peter Som, Emily Summers and Christine Gachot. Did you know that Peter Som has dressed famous people that include Michelle Obama, and has a new fashion collection at Anthropologie?
Sasha Bikoff, a talented Designer with an amazing eye for pattern and color was the featured speaker on the topic “One of a Kind”. Her Design for the stairway at the Kips Bay Showhouse this summer was so stunning that it ‘blew up the internet’!
Leftbank Art showroom hosted the very relevant topic “The Art of working with clients in choosing Art.” Each of the panelists, which included moderator Glenn Gissler, nationally recognized Denise McGaha, Susan Jamieson, Kim Radovich, and Young Huh offered their personal experiences with resourcing and placing ART in their clients’ home.
Luxe Magazine hosted an interesting information exchange “Art, Design, Love and Auction” at the Julian Chichester/Mr. Brown Showroom where the use of utilizing Antiques in Interior Design was discussed. The distinguished panel included Luxe Magazine editor Pamela Jaccarino, Philip Mitchel, Ashley Whittaker, and Amy Berry.
Lastly, we caught a lively interview with Thom Filicia & Carson Kressley talking about their new show on Bravo called “Get a Room with Carson and Thom.”
Check out some of the photo highlights of the event below! And next time follow us LIVE on our Instagram profile so you can be there with us!