On September 19, the New York Design Center (NYDC) will present the fifth annual "What's New, What's Next," a showcase of new ideas, design, materials and products to the design community and consumers. From 2:00 – 9:00 p.m., guests may participate in interactive programs, designer conversations, panels, presentations, and book signings—all featuring the industry's top editors and manufacturers celebrating what's "new" and "next" in design.
Below is the schedule of timed presentations:
2:00 p.m. Grange Furniture, Suite 201
Companies pay thousands, maybe millions of dollars annually for color research and forecasting. Four leaders of the design world including Newell Turner, editor in chief of House Beautiful; Stephen Elrod, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils executive vice president and creative director; Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore creative director; and Judi Roaman, contributing editor for House Beautiful, will share the which and the why of colors they're obsessed with today.
2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Suite 100
Support the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and preview mood boards for Project Design, created by participating designers Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Tony Barrata and more. Learn about this innovative project and how you can be part of this historic show house.
3:00 p.m. HBF/HBF Textiles, Suite 1501
Hear from a design expert from The Wall Street Journal and participate in dialogue with industry leaders on what's "New, Next and Noteworthy." Enjoy light refreshments and sweet treats while perusing HBF's latest collections including the award-winning Asa Lounge Series.
3:15 p.m. Lexington Home Brands, Suite 212
Meet author Carey Maloney, his partner, architect Hermes Mallea of M(Group). Maloney will be signing STUFF, The M(Group) Guide to Collecting, Decorating with, Learning about, Wonderful and Unusual Things.
3:30 p.m. Hickory Chair – Pearson Suite, 102
Join Traditional Home’s editor in chief Ann Maine for an intimate chat with designer Alexa Hampton at the Hickory Chair – Pearson showroom. Hampton will also be discussing the inspiration behind (and providing a sneak peek of) her new book, Decorating in Detail.
3:45 p.m. Kravet, Suite 401
Head to the Kravet showroom for a special presentation and meet and greet with Sarah Richardson, popular Canadian designer, producer and star of HGTV's Sarah's House and Sarah 101. Richardson will be on hand to discuss her career in design and her latest project, a beautiful collection of fabrics in her signature palette for Kravet.
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Pennoyer Newman, Suite 416
NYC&G and Pennoyer Newman will be hosting a book signing with Mario Nievera of Nievera Williams Design. Nievera—one of the top landscape architectural firms in the country—will be signing his new book Forever Green at Pennoyer Newman's showroom.
4:15 – 6:15 p.m. Modern Living Supplies, Suite 408
Modern Living Supplies will present a discussion of mid-20th-century inspired designs and their place in the modern 21st century interior, amidst their collection of benchmade custom furniture. Guests will be encouraged to engage in an informal conversation with designer Jon Call. As part of the next wave of interior design, he is uniquely qualified to highlight the successful trend of mixing the mid-century aesthetic of the Modern Living Supplies line with the future of American interiors.
4:30 p.m. Profiles, Suite 1211
Architectural Digest decorative arts and antiques editor Mitchell Owens introduces AD100 interior designer Victoria Hagan, who will preview new designs for her celebrated furniture collection and discuss some of her favorite projects, including the Milwaukee lakefront penthouse featured in the magazine's October issue.
4:45 p.m. Christopher Guy, Suite 1601
Join Christopher Guy Harrison, CEO and Founder of Christopher Guy, as he hosts editor Amy Preiser, elledecor.com, for a look at how interior designers can make the web their most creative tool, and a discussion on how to turn inspiration and ideas into reality.
Stephanie Odegard Collection, Suite 1209
Join HC&G, Stephanie Odegard and world-renowned designer Vicente Wolf for a lively discussion on "Travels To India." Wolf will speak about his experiences in India, including design inspirations, product development and how not to simply follow trends. A curated collection of Wolf's own photography of India will be displayed in the Stephanie Odegard Collection, along with images of product designs that were inspired by these images.
5:00 p.m. Atelier, Suite 202
New York Spaces' editor in chief Jason Kontos will discuss the diverse ideas and images that represent global design today. Atelier's collections are a wonderful example of beautiful and striking international high design.
5:15 p.m. Cliff Young, LTD, Suite 505
Cliff Young Ltd. is calling architects and designers to share their wisdom and experience with design students and starting professionals through their Tribute Mentorship Program, dedicated to Cliff Young and their 45th Anniversary. Join NYSID, ASID and Cliff Young Ltd. to support the upcoming design generation and build real industry experience and visibility, through round tables, exhibits, design competitions, internships and individual mentorship.
John Richard, Suite 603
Join Susanna Salk for a conversation with three design tastemakers: author, stylist and decorator Sara Ruffin Costello; Jane Scott Hodges, founder of couture fine linen company Leontine Linens; and author and Hearst executive Debra Shriver. Costello and Hodges are New Orleans-based and Shriver, a 'self-professed New-New', divides her time between New York and New Orleans. All three guests will share their particular perspectives on New Orleans and the influence the city has had on style and design.
5:30 p.m. The Bright Group, Suite 902
Join Luxe Interiors + Design's VP, editor in chief, Pamela Jaccarino, as she explores what defines artisan-quality for high-end interior spaces in a discussion with designers Amy Lau, Robert Passal, Mia Gargiulo and Ahmet Cinar of Cinar Fine Rugs and Jonathan Browning of Jonathan Browning Studio. Learn how these designers apply their commitment to fine interiors and integrate quality and craftsmanship into their design processes.
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. CÔTÉ France, Suite 1201
Internationally-acclaimed interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield will preview his upcoming book, Artistic License, featuring extraordinary art collections in residences he has recently designed across the United States. In addition to an insider's sneak peek into the homes themselves, Bradfield will discuss how brilliantly chosen art transforms the mood and ambiance of luxury spaces all over the world.
5:45 – 7:45 p.m. Henredon, Suite 616
Celerie Kemble will be in the Henredon showroom for a casual meeting/Q&A to talk about the new collection she designed in collaboration with Henredon and Maitland-Smith. Kemble, her inspiration, and the process that brought forth the stunning designs.
6:00 p.m. Century Furniture, Suite 200
Michael Boodro, editor in chief of ELLE décor, will host a panel discussion: "Putting Personality Into a Room" with Mario Buatta, Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams. Book signing to follow.
6:15 p.m. Ted Boerner, Suite 515
Take a whirlwind journey through two decades as Ted Boerner and Frank Pontes share memories and milestones of bringing original designs to the market.
6:15 – 8:15 p.m. Niermann Weeks, Suite 905
Niermann Weeks has just announced a design collaboration with Amanda Nisbet for a collection that is a fresh, energetic approach to both modern and fun elegance. Stop by the Niermann Weeks showroom to meet Nisbet and hear about her design inspirations.
6:30 p.m. Raul Carrasco, Suite 1502
Join Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design, and featured designers from the upcoming September New York issue as they open their homes for Open House New York Weekend. Get the inside scoop firsthand as the designers discuss the making of their personal sanctuaries along with the challenges and rewards of designing in the big city.
6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210
Wendy Goodman, design editor of New York Magazine, and Dennis Miller of Dennis Miller Associates have invited some of the industry's most innovative furniture designers into the showroom to present objects from their daily life that inspire their cutting-edge designs. Visual, nostalgic, or personal: nothing is off limits. Join Jiun Ho, Wendell Castle, Matthew Fairbank, Kevin Kolanowski for the discussion.
7:00 p.m. Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite 300
7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Julian Chichester/Mr. Brown, Suite 604
Join Jennifer Flanders, one of the designers featured on HGTV's new show, Real Designing Women, as she discusses why developing a personal brand is essential for success, what personal branding is and how to apply it to your design business.
Desiron, Suite 702
Join executive editor of Lonny Magazine, Irene Edwards, and Frank Carfaro of DESIRON for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres tasting inspired by each of Lonny's five favorite pieces from the DESIRON fall 2013 collection. Visit the DESIRON showroom to mix and mingle with the Lonny editorial team and celebrate what's new in American-made design.
7:30 p.m. Phillips Collection, Suite 601
Join Domaine Home's editorial director Mat Sanders in a fun and dynamic discussion about the eclectic components that make up design as we know it today. Based on the website's trend reporting series, the event theme “This is Happening” wrangles the expert eyes and voices of our industry's most beloved tastemakers: Sara Ruffin Costello, Nick Olsen, Heather Clawson and Phillips Collection's Mark Phillips.
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. McGuire, Suite 101
"DESIGN drinkup: Coast to Coast" is a dynamic gathering of creative tastemakers from across the United States led by McGuire collaborator and fashion designer Erica Tanov. Featuring live art creation, bicoastal cocktails and unexpected surprises, DESIGN drinkup will bring together the new Who to talk about What's Next–from coast to coast.
A series of meet and greets will take place throughout the day. Stop by and say hello to Mark Moussa, CEO of Arteriors in Suite 608; designer Stanley Jay Freidman in Suite 910; Josh Jarboe, national sales director for Global Views in Suite 613; and Thom Filicia in his all-new showroom Sedgwick & Brattle in Suite 815.
Dering Hall will present the "What's New, What's Next" Digital Lounge throughout the day where attendees may stop by to use computer terminals or wifi.