It’s show time at the Decoration and Design Building (DDB) Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2, for this year’s “Live from New York” Fall Market, which investigates and celebrates the world of design in and around New York.
The two-day event will be chock full of showroom programs, panel discussions, book signings, open houses, four educational keynotes, and some of today’s most notable New York television personalities, editors, entrepreneurs, set decorators and interior designers including Aerin Lauder, David Rockwell, Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake, and Lara Spencer.
Here’s a closer look at each of the keynote presentations:
Design update: How one television personality navigates the world of interiors—Tuesday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. Astra Café, 14th floor
Spencer and Bayou
Author and designer Bradley Bayou will moderate a conversation with television host, producer, author and Design on a Dime co-chair Lara Spencer about her passion for interiors, flea marketing, hunting for treasures, and what she’s learned working alongside world-renown appraisers at the Antiques Roadshow. Spencer is known from her role as co-anchor on Good Morning America, and is also the creator and executive producer of HGTV's Flea Market Flip, and a New York Times best-selling author. This intimate discussion will also provide insight into Spencer’s creative process and what has influenced her aesthetic over the years. A reception will follow at Andrew Martin, Suite 532.
How Set decorators design on set and in home—Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. Astra Café, 14th floor
Sabino and Rockwell
Gotham Magazine editor in chief Catherine Sabino will host an entertaining discussion about how the work of today’s most notable and creative designers for the stage bridge the worlds of architecture, interiors, and Broadway with journalist and NY1 “On Stage” correspondent Patrick Pacheco and celebrated architect and set designer David Rockwell. Learn the approaches these creatives take when fashioning experiential and theatrical environments and how they apply their talents to everyday settings. A reception will follow at Clarence House, Suite 205.
Elegance and modernism: Drawing on the past to design the present—Wednesday, October 2 at 9:30 a.m. Astra Café, 14th floor
Lauder and Scheerer
Sara Ruffin Costello, contributing editor for T Magazine, will lead a panel discussion with three top design talents, each of whom possesses a novel approach to expressing and interpreting the idea of elegance. Aerin Lauder, creator of AERIN, references lessons learned from her grandmother Estée Lauder and mid-century European design in her line of lifestyle products. Tom Scheerer, a master of relaxed elegance, works with modernist classics for a fresh, clean, and contemporary style. And interior designer Howard Slatkin employs a richly complex and layered uptown aesthetic with the rigor of a classicist. A reception will follow at Holly Hunt, Suite 605.
For the good of design: Superstars of design donate their talents and products to a wonderful cause—Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. Astra Café, 14th floor
Williams and Drake
LX.TV’s Sara Gore will be joined by designers Anthony Baratta, Bunny Williams, and Jamie Drake, three of the 26 Superstars of Design who worked on the redecoration of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, to celebrate Project Design 2013. In a panel moderated by Cottages & Gardens's Marianne Howatson, the designers will take you behind the scenes to discuss their inspiration, design concepts, and process in creating a safe and fantasy-filled environment for the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. A reception hosted by Cary Kravet will follow in the Lee Jofa showroom, Suite 234.
Packed between each of these keynote presentations are a plethora of showroom events and open houses. A break down of the two-day schedule follows.
Tuesday, October 1
Join Crans Baldwin, CEO and president of Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman (Suite 903), for his CEU accredited lecture on practical business ideas for designers.
Celebrate Robert Allen’s (Suite 301) past, present, and future at its 75th anniversary party. Tour the designer retrospective, snap a photo in the 75th anniversary photo booth, and have your fortune read by an on-site fortune teller.
Join Tania Vartan in the brand-new Savel Inc. showroom (Suite 1819) as she introduces “From Malachite to Marble,” the third addition to her hand-printed linen collection. The designs are evocative of the trompe l'oeil techniques she employed and taught while living in France and Italy for over a decade.
Stop by Schumacher (Suite 832) for a conversation with internationally renowned interior designer Alessandra Branca and ELLE DECOR editor in chief Michael Boodro as they discuss Branca’s collection and her creative vision behind the Hearst Designer Visions Show House. (RSVP to Bret Van Tiem at 212-415-3956 or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 24)
The industry certainly knows that Jamie Drake has no qualms with color, but how does he feel about wallcovering? Join Joyce Romanoff, president of Maya Romanoff (Suite 922), as she delves into a conversation with the celebrated designer about his tips and techniques for boldly yet seamlessly utilizing a wide variety of wallcoverings.
Editor of the blog Dec-a-Porter, Jennifer Mehditash will lead a discussion about the crossover between designing fashion for the body and fashion for the home in the POLLACK showroom (Suite 1722). The panel of accomplished creators will include renowned jewelry designer Klaus Bürgel, fashion designer and knitter extraordinaire Liz Collins, and leading textile designer and POLLACK Design Director Rachel Doriss.
Interior designer Felicia Zwebner will discuss the art of staging—which is best described as the act of preparing a private residence for sale in a real estate marketplace in an effort to maximize its value—in the Romo showroom (Suite 1703). Zwebner will elaborate on how to best assess where staging might be most effective, what markets to target, the protocol of dealing with real estate agents, the process involved in staging, and how to adhere to a budget.
Join Architectural Digest editor in chief Margaret Russell and the team from A. Rudin (Suite 1201) to celebrate the launch of Glamorous Retreats, the latest book by interior designer Jan Showers. (RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, September 30)
Head to the Christopher Peacock showroom at the Fifth Floor Annex for a hands-on kitchen design workshop. Christopher Peacock himself will present some of the stunning work he has completed across the globe.
ARTE redefines wallcoverings with glamorous designs, daring textures, and sophisticated style. Stop by the Studio K New York (formerly Koroseal) showroom (Suite 842) and view the latest collections from ARTE.
Head to Brunschwig & Fils (Suite 1202) for a book signing of Mario Buatta’s new book, Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration. The decorating legend’s eagerly anticipated first monograph celebrates his tremendous career in the design industry and closely follows his journey, from his start in the 1950s to some of his most recent projects.
Holly Hunt (Suite 503) is thrilled to announce the opening of its premier Phillip Jeffries showroom. Travel to distant lands as Phillip Jeffries’ president Philip Bershad shares inspiration and creative insights behind the company’s wallcoverings.
Join Rose Tarlow Melrose House (Suite 1616) for a discussion with industry expert and executive coach Jody Seivert to evaluate how designers can maximize profitability on each of their projects. Seivert will share insight on topics such as hourly rates, markups/markdowns, gross profit and gross profit margins.
Warp & Weft’s (Suite 1203) creative director Michael Mandapati will host a discussion on the current trends in traditional rug design.
Join Ann and David Sutherland (Suite 813) and House Beautiful’s Kate Kelly Smith for a panel discussion, moderated by Stylebeat’s Marisa Marcantonio, and featuring homebuilder John Finton; architect and designer Phillip James Dodd; and landscape design powerhouse Doyle Herman Design Associates, on the important elements of building the perfect team.
Premium cruise line Oceania Cruises has partnered with Kravet (Suite 324) to develop an exclusive collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics. Currently on display in the Kravet showroom, this collection represents the timeless luxury of international travel.
Join Donghia (Suite 700) for a discussion moderated by Susanna Salk and featuring book packager Jill Cohen and interior designers Ellie Cullman, Thom Filicia, Gary McBournie, and David Scott, on everything a designer needs to know about creating a design legacy and telling their story through a published monograph.
Niedermaier (Suite 417) has invited a group of talented craftsmen to discuss their hands-on, tool-grinding, glass-blowing, wood-carving, metal-polishing, paint-finishing techniques of turning art into custom cherished heirlooms. Logan Fenton, John Eric Byers, Denis Collura and Travis James will offer insights into the creation, methodology, and implementation of their furnishings, sculpture, and lighting. (RSVP to RSVPMenAtWork@gmail.com)
Stark (Suite 1102) invites guests to join famed designer Howard Slatkin for cocktails to celebrate the launch of his eponymous new collection of rugs for Stark. Slatkin will also sign copies of his new monograph, Fifth Avenue Style.
Selected by a distinguished panel of creative icons, the DDB’s Stars of Design awards recognizes top creative minds who are highly regarded for their achievements and who have significantly contributed to the advancement of each of their respective fields. The Stars of Design and Stars of Design winners will be awarded on Tuesday night at a private, invite-only black-tie gala.
Wednesday, October 2
Get an advance look at Benjamin Moore’s (Suite 1803) 2014 Color of the Year from creative director Ellen O’Neil as she discusses product trends with top designers and influencers that inspire and fuel the imagination.
Gracie (Suite 1411) artist Yen Ming Tsai will teach the technique of hand painting 18th-century style Chinese flowers and birds.
Noted architect Alexander Gorlin has a new release entitled Kabbalah in Art and Architecture. The book uncovers the latent connections between ancient Jewish mysticism and design through the 21st century. Join Lorin Marsh (Suite 720) and the author as he discusses these connections and their influence on the modern world.
Known for her unparalleled sense of practicality, her bold use of color, and yet her understated elegance, designer Stephanie Stokes has a new release, Elegant Rooms that Work: Fantasy and Function in Interior Design. Jorge Arango, the book’s author, and Stokes will discuss how to turn a client’s fantasies into functional rooms, with an emphasis on storage solutions in the Vaughan showroom (Suite 1511).
Join Baccarat (Suite 1005) as Tony Ingrao of INGRAO and Kemper Hyers of Starwood Capital Group come together to discuss how Baccarat's unique position at the intersection of tradition and innovation can be incorporated into designs of any aesthetic.
Experts Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems explore Swedish design elements in their new book, Reflections on Swedish Interiors. Join them for a book signing and panel discussion, moderated by Keith Granet and featuring acclaimed designers Brad Ford, Jayne and Joan Michaels, and Barbara Paca of Preservation Green in the Doris Leslie Blau showroom (Suite 625).
Join INTERIORS’ editorial director Michael Wollaeger, J. Robert Scott (Suite 220) founder Sally Sirkin Lewis, designer Laura Kirar, and David Adler—who is a partner at Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler and specializes in intellectual property—for a presentation on what goes into creating original designs, how these differ from copycats and how to protect orginial work.
Armani/Casa (Suite 1424) product designer Marco Balestra will present highlights from the 2013 collection and give attendees a behind-the-curtain look at the design philosophy and lifestyle of the Armani brand. (RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of Knoll Luxe (Suite 1702) and KnollTextiles, will present the latest upholstery, drapery, and wallcovering designs— including a collection by graphic and book designer Irma Boom.
Join Peggy Platner at Pierre Frey (Suite 1611) as she introduces her Peggy Platner Collection by Gaetano and for a lunch to celebrate the launch.
Luxury brand Baroncelli (Suite 1507) will host a discussion on the new edition of Great Houses of Florida, written by Miami-based architecture critic Beth Dunlop and Joanna Lombard. Dunlop will lead the talk, guiding guests through some of the finest and most captivating houses in Florida.
Join Gillian Rose, founder of Color Our World, for a color journey in the Classic Rug Collection showroom (Suite 1805). Rose seeks to create balance and harmony by understanding the impact color has on our emotions.
Jerry Pair (Suite 502) invites guests to come and celebrate the extraordinary with ironies, as they share their admiration for rare materials like shagreen, parchment, pieced bone, remnant bone, and shell.
Visit the Lutron showroom (Suite 138) for a Lutron Coulisse Collection event, sponsored by Automated Shading and featuring guest speaker Eric Cohler. View Lutron’s extensive offering of high-fashion fabrics and materials for automated window treatments, including roller shades, pleated shades, and Venetian blinds.
Join Barbara Viteri, founder of Viteri Style Management LLC, as she questions top designers Corey Damen Jenkins, Jennifer Flanders and Tamara Magel, all of whom continually find creative ways of bringing success to their companies in the fast-paced world of design. The talk will be followed by a cocktail hour toasting Robert Allen’s 75th anniversary (Suite 301).
Celebrate style counsel Steven Stolman’s book, Scalamandré: Haute Décor, with cocktails and a book signing at Stark (Suite 1002). Chronicling America’s most extraordinary properties from the White House and the Metropolitan Opera House to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Scalamandré: Haute Décor traces Scalamandré’s illustrious 84 years and pays homage to those tastemakers, individuals, places, and events that contributed to the legendary textile house.
Celebrate the grand finale of Fall Market at the brand-new Garrett Leather showroom (Suite 1107). Garrett Leather is celebrating its flagship location and first Fall Market with a catered cocktail reception.