On September 13, New York Design Center presented the record-breaking 10th annual What’s New, What’s Next. The historic 16-floor design building filled with over 7,500 guests to attend what has become the design industry’s most anticipated event. This year’s market included over 85 participating showrooms, more than 53 designer conversations, presentations, and panels, and 34 meet-and-greets and open houses with some of the industry's top names, editors and manufacturers—all celebrating what's "new" and "next" in design.
Attendees gained insight into the industry’s latest trends while mingling with notable names including Sarah Bartholomew, Andrew Baseman, Amy Berry, Sasha Bikoff, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Barclay Butera, Paloma Contreras, Billy Cotton, Dekar Design, Thom Filicia, William T. Georgis, S. Russell Groves, Alexa Hampton, Jay Jeffers, Suzanne Kasler, Celerie Kemble, Ryan Korban, Carson Kressley, Libby Langdon, Marian McEvoy, Charlotte Moss, Greg Natale, Peter Pennoyer, Kim Radovich, Markham Roberts, Patrick Sutton, Hutton Wilkinson, Bunny Williams and Workshop APD. The stellar lineup had attendees continuously traveling throughout 200 Lex’s 16 floors.
The NYDC partnered with 18 media publications and editors from esteemed titles Architectural Digest, Aspire Design and Home, Array, Bravo, Business of Home, Dering Hall, Domino, Elle Decor, Galerie, Garden & Gun, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, New York Cottages & Gardens, New York, The Hollywood Reporter, Town & Country, Traditional Home and Veranda.
What’s New, What’s Next celebrates the design center’s continued commitment to the industry. Guests explored over 15 new and renovated showrooms opened this past year, further enhancing the building’s breadth of resources. Attendees had the opportunity to network with the best in design, learn about the latest trends, and view hundreds of new products all under one roof.
Images by Kevin Lau and Story & Gold for Business of Home.