| Mar 18, 2014 |
Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off this week
Boh staff
By Staff

The 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show has identified color, shape, technology and health/wellness as the top 2014 trends, which will be seen throughout the aisles of Pier 94 in New York City. The long weekend (March 20-23) will feature a robust events lineup and over 500 high-end home brands from around the world.

Designers are invited to a preview on opening day, Thursday, March 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. where they can view the show among other trade professionals. The show opens to the public on Friday, March 21.

Here’s a look at some highlights happening throughout the four-day show:

The reFRESH pavilion is a show-within-the-show of kitchen, bath and building products that includes new products from more than 100 premier brands, plus culinary demonstrations and tastings by top chefs.

A curated selection of limited edition, one-of-a-kind fine art, furnishings, photography and lighting from young design talents will be on display in the MADE section.

Bench on display in the MADE section

Foley&cox collection has designed the salon, a lounge space filled with a mix of antiques as well as the company’s brand-new collection of hand woven furniture, where show goers can relax and enjoy a bite.

The Jenn-Air Master Class Studio, the show’s theater, will feature exclusive programming including trade seminars organized by Architectural Digest, a keynote presentation by Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell, and a three-day New York Times Designer Seminar Series.

Panelists part of the New York Times Designer Seminar Series

Topics include “The Way Designers Live Today: Breaking the Rules,” with Linda O’Keefe, Glenn Gissler, Geoffrey Bradfield, Robert Passal and Kathryn Scott; “Learning From the Masters: Best-Kept Secrets,” with Jill Cohen, Laura Bohn, Ellie Cullman, Suzanne Kasler and Brian McCarthy; “A Talk with Mario Buatta,” moderated by Emily Eerdmans; “Design Dot Com: The Changing State of the Industry,” with Dustin O’Neal, Patrick Hamilton, Lindsey Coral Harper, Josh Liberson and Noa Santos; and “Show House Insights,” with Tony Manning, Ed Ku, Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz and Passal, among others.

On Friday evening, more than 45 over-the-top and inspiring table installations will take center stage at DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN NY. Show ticket prices include admission to the dinner, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Robert Stern for Kindel Furniture on display at the show

The ASID NY Metro’s Designer Walks will take guests through the show floor while teaching, sharing and providing design insights. Participating design tour guides include Arleen Angard, Robin Baron, Bruce Bierman, Bjorn Bjornsson, Laura Bohn, Charles Pavarini, James Rixner and Gail Shields-Miller. Complimentary tours depart Friday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Guests must pre-register online.

Throughout the week, the ASID New York Metro Chapter along with the A&D Building will host “Live from New York”—a four-day educational event offering up to five CEU credits to designers. The schedule includes a tour the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, a visit to the New York School of Interior Design, Alpha Workshops and the New York Design Center, all while enjoying exhibits, lunches, high teas and cocktail parties. Designers are encouraged to register online for all (or some) of the events.

Chairs representing the "color" trend to be seen across the show

The show is open to the public Friday and Saturday, March 21−22, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. General admission is $30 online or $40 at the door. Online advance purchase includes a one-year subscription to Architectural Digest.

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