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Designers’ guide to What’s New, What’s Next
Sep 10, 2018
Melissa Studach

This year marks one decade of What’s New, What’s Next, New York Design Center’s annual market and celebration of the design community. Come Thursday, the NYDC will welcome hundreds of interior designers and trade professionals to experience a full day of panels, meet-and-greets and cocktail hours. Read on for a list of events not to miss.

Showroom Debuts
Break up a jam-packed presentation schedule with visits to NYDC’s new showrooms and galleries. Dallas-based lighting and furniture brand Arteriors (Suite 202) and gallery Art Addiction (Suite 1315) will be debuting sparkling new showrooms at market. Philippines manufacturer Kenneth Cobonpue (Suite 411) will also be showing off the brand’s grand renovation, the KC Concept Gallery.

Now Presenting
From great leaders come great lessons. But being a cognizant mentor isn’t always easy in an office structured around tight deadlines and lots of moving parts. In this lesson on leadership, designer Charlotte Moss invites past assistants Max Sinsteden and Lynde Easterlin, and designer Dan Mazzarini to share the developmental moments that shaped their design paths (and eventual businesses), in “Charlotte Moss: Mentorship Matters.”

Arteriors’ all-star designer roster will be in attendance at “Arteriors Celebrates Collaboration: 7 Voices in Design Share Their Insights.” Barry Dixon, Celerie Kemble, Ray Booth, Jay Jeffers, Frank Ponterio, Windsor Smith and Laura Kirar will talk design inspiration in a discussion led by New York magazine’s Wendy Goodman in the new-to-NYDC Arteriors showroom.

Designers Suzanne Kasler, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Kim Scodro and Hutton Wilkinson will sit down with industry veteran Margaret Russell to share the lessons they’ve learned while shaping their own firms in “Building Your Brand.” The discussion will counsel on multiple areas of brand development, from marketing to product licensing.

On Display
What do The Duchess of Windsor, Cecil Beaton and Tony Duquette have in common? Their interiors served as sources in artist Jeremiah Goodman’s work, which is chronicled in the new tome Jeremiah: Inspired Interiors, edited by Dean Rhys Morgan. In honor of the release, designer Alex Papachristidis and author Emily Eerdmans will join the Rhys Morgan and Architectural Digest’s Mitchell Owens at the Gallery at 200 Lex to discuss the historical significance of interior portraiture.

Registration for What’s New, What’s Next is now open.

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