AVENUE Antiques & Art at the Armory Show and the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) will honor interior designer Mario Buatta through a series of benefit events and special editorial features.
An invitation-only preview and cocktail party will take place on March 9 at the Armory followed by a gala dinner at the Metropolitan Club chaired by Hilary Ross, Anne Eisenhower and Bunny Williams.
NYSID will recognize Mr. Buatta by renaming its materials library and primary student work space The Mario Buatta Atelier.
Designer Richard Mishaan leads a committee of 20 interior designers who will create innovative tablescapes inspired by Buatta’s iconic style.
The show will also host daily breakfast panel discussions and lectures including “The Influences of Mario Buatta” moderated by author and New York School of Interior Design professor Judith Gura on Thursday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets for the gala are $750.00 and include admission to the private preview.
The Show takes place at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th Street. runs from March 10th through March 13th and is open to the public. Admission is $20.
Over 50 dealers will exhibit high quality art and antiques including French, Italian, English and Swedish furniture from the 17th century through mid-century modern; fine silver; Russian antiquities and art; Asian textiles and art; vintage and fine jewelry. New dealers this season include Gavin Spanierman LTD, Newel, LLC, John Jaffa Antiques, ChinaSquare Gallery, Rumi Gallery, and Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art.
Avenue magazine will publish a special journal in its February 2011 issue recognizing Mr. Buatta.