The New York School of Interior Design’s (NYSID) fall line-up of public programs, exhibitions and lectures promises a full season of design inspiration—from a lecture on designing for the 21st-century family to a look into the art of holiday window displays.
The highlight of the season will be an exhibition showcasing the historic textiles of Boris Kroll, who was best known for combining advanced weaving technology with a bold color sensibility. His trademark jacquard-woven geometric introduced intense hues ranging from brilliant crimsons to deep blues and greens.
Notable speakers and presenters will include design entrepreneur Murray Moss; leading architects Hugh Hardy and Calvin Tsao; famed interior designer Mario Buatta, and even restaurateur Tony May, who will be joined by chefs and designers to discuss restaurant interiors.
Here’s a look at the full schedule:
Stephanie Stokes—Elegant Rooms that Work: Fantasy and Function in Interior Design Lecture and Book Signing—Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
Stokes is a renowned designer with a unique style that has earned her recognition in leading publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and many others. Her work focuses on capturing elegance in a functional way—a premise that led to the publication of her new book, Elegant Rooms that Work – Fantasy & Function in Interior Design. Stokes will discuss her book and sign copies.
Murray Moss: A Conversation on New Directions in Design and Design/Art—Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m.
Moss, founder of the internationally renowned design store and design consultancy, Moss Bureau, will speak with NYSID faculty member and historian Judith Gura about his views on today’s innovations in design and what he thinks the future has in store.
Day of Design @ Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory—Friday, October 11, 10am – 3:00 p.m.
Show and Tell—A series of presentations from five New York leading designers who will share their stories from their celebrated design careers; favorite projects, trademark styles, and foolproof techniques for creating beautiful interiors.
10:00 a.m. Vicente Wolf: Tips for the Well-Traveled Room
11:00 a.m. Mario Buatta: 50 years of American Decoration
12:00 p.m. Sandra Nunnerley: Inspiration and Vision
2:00 p.m. Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz: Life as Performance: Interiors that Set the Stage
3:00 p.m. Geoffrey Bradfield: Artistic License: The Significance of Art in the Home
Designing for the 21st Century Family: From Modern Communes to Senior Living Centers—Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
This discussion will explore how residential planning is adapting to the needs of a changing population: seniors, singles, multigenerational groups, single communes, etc. Panelists include Randy Correll, Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Naomi Neville, architect and author; Richard Rosen, Perkins Eastman; and Caroline Vary, Jonathan Rose Companies.
Industrial Revival: The Brooklyn Navy Yard—Thursday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard, long the embodiment of industrial decline in New York City, has become a symbol of the city's manufacturing revival. Matthew Berman, workshop/apd; Elizabeth Leber, Beyer Blinder Belle; and Daniella Romano, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp, will discuss the adaptive reuse and renovation of BLDG 92, the new exhibition and visitors’ center at the Yard, and the role the Navy Yards will play for sustainable industrial growth, the future of designers, and the surrounding community.
Return of the Classics: Timeless Midcentury Design—Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Why is 20th-century design still so appealing? Experts revisit the best designs of several decades past, some that never left and others just now being revived. Panelists include Susan Lyons, president, DesignTex; Steven Stolman, president of Scalamandré Inc.; and Larry Weinberg, 20th-century design historian and dealer. Moderated by Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design, Museum of the City of New York.
Inside to Outside: Privacy and Public Space in the Sustainable City—Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Leading architects Hugh Hardy and Calvin Tsao discuss the links between public and private, interior and exterior, and how creative planning in today’s cities can enhance human interaction and sustainable design. Moderated by John Czarnecki, editor in chief, Contract magazine.
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
A discussion about just how much the design of restaurant interiors contributes to the enjoyment of the food served. Michael Anthony, chef, Gramercy Tavern; Adam Farnerie, Hospitality designer and co-founder at AvroKO; Brian Guze, regional design director, Starbucks; and May, celebrated restaurateur and owner of SD26 will bring their own perspectives. Moderated by Ariane Batterberry, publisher, Food Arts magazine.
Fantasy in Design: Retail Display and Holiday Windows—Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Dressing up retail displays is nothing like furnishing a home. Harry Cunningham, SVP, visual merchandising at Saks Fifth Avenue and Paul Olszewski, visual director, windows and interior flagship marketing at Macy’s, talk about a fascinating category of show-and-sell, telling the stories behind some of their inspirations for traffic-stopping store windows and displays. Moderated by Eric Feigenbaum, contributing editor, Visual Merchandising & Store Design.
For additional information and to pre-register for any of these events, click here or call (212) 472-1500 x405.