The semi-annual Decoration and Design Building Fall Market is fast approaching and while the line-up is still in formation, Editor at Large got a sampling of what designers can expect in the way of presentations, parties and product introductions.
Transcending Boundaries is the theme of this year's market, which features four high-powered keynote programs. On Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m., Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Margaret Russell will present the opening keynote address followed by a panel discussion with editors of Traditional Home at 3:30 p.m.
On Thursday, October 13, GILT Home Editorial Director Tom Delavan and VP Shane Reilly will moderate a panel of designers, followed by a presentation by Interiors Editor in Chief Michael Wollaeger at 3:30 p.m.
For the first time, the DDB will create a Bloggers Lounge, co-sponsored by Go Design Go and Editor at Large, which will offer food, wifi and respite for 15 design and lifestyle bloggers who have been invited to cover the keynote presentations and dozens of showroom events taking place throughout the two days.
Participating bloggers include Jason Nixon & John Loecke of Demystifying Design, Patrick J. Hamilton of Apartment Therapy, Liz Arnold of Homebodies, Julieta Alvarez of Design Intake, Jennifer Boles of The Peak of Chic, Susan Serra of The Kitchen Designer, Elise Marshall Jones & Mae Hacking of Here in this House, Carmen Christensen of Time2Design, and Crystal Gentilello of Rue Magazine.
Fall market parties will be in full swing with the annual Stars of Design Dinner on Thursday, October 12, and a Grand Opening Party celebrating the newly expanded Donghia showroom on Wednesday, October 13.
Stay tuned for more details!