More than 7,000 interior designers and trade professionals flocked to the New York Design Center for its annual What’s New, What’s Next, which serves as the benchmark for introducing new products and celebrating the best in design. The daylong event featured over 95 participating showrooms, thousands of product introductions, 50 compelling programs and panels, and 16 meet-and-greets, as well as open houses with top editors, designers and manufacturers. The design community and consumers were invited to participate in this unprecedented event highlighting what’s “new” and “next” in design.
More than 170 top-of-their-game designers and industry pros lent their expertise and insights to panel discussions and presentations around the building, including Aerin Lauder, Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, Giulia Costantini, Wendy Goodman, Jay Jeffers, Thom Filicia, Celerie Kemble, Whitney Robinson, Suzanne Kasler, Benjamin Reynaert, Ryan Korban, Laura Kirar, Steele Marcoux, Sabine Rothman, Phillip Thomas, Philip Gorrivan, Robert Stilin, Helen Allen, Ray Booth, Jackie Terrebonne, Colin King, Brittany Ambridge, Mieke ten Have, Danielle Colding, Katilin Petersen, Annie Block, Mara Miller, Jesse Carrier, Melissa Feldman, Keia McSwain, Madeline Stuart, Ingrid Abramovitch, Lucy Bamman, Caleb Anderson, Alex Redgrave, Neal Beckstedt, David Kaihoi, Pamela Jaccarino, Josh Greene, Helene Oberman, Shawn Henderson, Drew McGukin, Katy Olson, Brittany McIntyre and Kati Curtis.
“This year’s What’s New, What’s Next was a landmark event for the New York Design Center,” said Alix Lerman, director of marketing and communications at the NYDC. “The creativity, passion and hard work from all participants and talent involved was palpable throughout the day and truly inspired all those in attendance. 200 Lex is proud to host what has become a signature event that celebrates the very best in design and brings together our rich design community.”
Images by Kevin Lau, Matthew Carasella and BFA