Several high-profile companies including AERIN, Dune, E.J. Victor, KI | Pallas Textiles, LEPERE, Potterton Books and Studio A have joined the more than 100 showrooms spread across 16 floors of the New York Design Center this season. With the sixth edition of “What’s New, What’s Next” underway this Thursday, September 18, attendees will get a sneak peek. Read on for a closer look at what each new showroom has to offer.
AERIN, Suite 816—The AERIN collection from Aerin Lauder will open its first retail presence in New York, which will be set up as a home where clients can view AERIN Furniture developed with EJ Victor in natural living environments with upholstery fabrics from AERIN for Lee Jofa throughout the space, while a separate lighting gallery will showcase AERIN Lighting from Visual Comfort and Co. Decorative accessories including vases, picture frames, bar accessories, games and decorative objects will also be available for order and updated seasonally. The 2,000-square-foot space is adjacent to the new E.J. Victor showroom and will have dedicated representatives to navigate visitors through the floor models and ordering options on the full collection.
“Since introducing the AERIN home brands in April 2013, we’ve continued to expand the collections organically by growing from room to room each season and this showroom unites that vision,” said Lauder. “It’s very exciting for me to see how well all the AERIN home categories work together, even though we have different partners for each, the lifestyle comes through in this new space.”
Dune, Suite 100—Dune, an American contemporary design company focused on crafting innovative interior products, has relocated from SoHo to the ground-floor space of the New York Design Center.
“An emphasis on the progression of design with core functionality, high quality and low volume production has been central to the spirit of Dune and our furniture,” said Richard Shemtov, Dune founder and CEO. “We have introduced a new level of daring and sensible luxury to contemporary design by embracing changes in technology and culture.”
Dune furniture and custom commissions are frequently chosen for residential, institutional, retail, hospitality and corporate interiors. Some projects include MOMA, The New School, Lincoln Center, Bloomberg LP, Google, Nike, and clients such as Madonna, Rachel Weisz, Matt Damon, and several Ian Schrager Hotels.
EJ Victor, Suite 814—The new E.J. Victor showroom will feature furniture for the bedroom, dining room, home office, and living room as well as accessories by AERIN and Ralph Lauren. Pieces by designers Allison Paladino, Jack Fhillips, Randall Tysinger, Cecilia Berber-Thayer and Sarah Kammlah will also be represented.
KI | Pallas Textiles, Suite 1313—KI | Pallas Textiles will take occupancy of Suite 1313 by the end of the year, and the company plans to have a grand opening celebration in early 2015. KI manufactures furniture and movable wall system solutions. for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. Pallas Textiles takes its knowledge of the ancient art of textiles manufacturing and fuses it with modern techniques and fibers, creating upholsteries, panel fabrics and cubicles.
LEPERE, Suite 714—Now in its eighth year of business, LEPERE has recently relocated to the New York Design Center, and showcases a contemporary collection of innovative designs from Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain. The new showroom will display furniture, outdoor furniture, carpets and lighting.
Potterton Books, Suite 425—Potterton Books will offer new and rare titles on interior design, architecture, gardens, antiques and the decorative arts.
Studio A, Suite 614—Studio A (part of the Global Views brand) has opened its first New York showroom in the New York Design Center. With more than 4,000 square feet of space neighboring Global Views on the sixth floor, Studio A brings handcrafted design items including furniture and accessories.