"This year's show was a stunning and remarkable mixture of art and design from the turn of the century to present time with highlights from ethnographic art and the antiquities,” said interior designer Amy Lau. “As a designer, I was truly inspired by the combination and interaction of these periods and the fascinating environment they created together.”
Amy Lau and Lisa Frazar
Architectural Digest editor-in-chief Margaret Russell and interior designer Jacques Grange kicked it off with an opening night preview event which drew notable attendees including Lee Mindel, Jim Drukman, Jill Bokor, Juan Montoya, Geoffrey Bradfield, Charles Pavarini III, Mercedes Desio, Alberto Villalobos, John Furgeson, Steven Gambrel, Mario Buatta and Julie Hillman.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefited the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.
Margaret Russell, Jill Bokor and Jim Druckman
Urban Karlsson and Juan Montoya
Joseph Merrill, Steven Gambrel and Scott Currie
Jean-David Botella booth
Vincent Dubourg's Commode Inner Vortex, flanked by Doors I and II; and David Wiseman mirror
Exhibitors agreed that this year's show was a great improvement from the first edition, which took place when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the tri-state area in October 2012. "We had more traffic in the first night than throughout last year’s entire show," said exhibitor Friedman Benda, who was hopeful for a successful second edition and grateful for the design talent which came out to view his work.
Photo Credit: Patrick McMullian