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Posted on July 17th, 2015

Christopher Spitzmiller has won over the hearts of not only our instagram followers, but all of Third Avenue! Their new window display is a bright and fun spectacle for Designers as they stroll through our Third Avenue entrance.

Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc., Suite 1818

Instagram of the Week

Posted on July 10th, 2015

We LOVE that Knoll is celebrating a golden anniversary just like us! Their classic collection of Warren Platner furniture has gotten a gilded remodel for its 50th anniversary. You can see how The D&D Building is celebrating our 50th anniversary all year by tracking the hashtag #DDBis50.

Knoll, suite 1523

Instagram of the Week

Posted on June 26th, 2015

This week marked the beginning of Summer and our Instagram followers were clearly ready. A mood board featuring the Sonia’s Place Summer collection had everyone dreaming of beachy blues, fun florals, and nautical nights by the sea. Follow us to keep updated with more Summer designs from the D&D.

Sonia’s Place, suite 1001

Instagram of the Week

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Lighting takes our instagram followers by storm for the second week in a row! This time A. Rudin glammed up our posts with these handcrafted pendant lights from John Pomp Studios.

A. Rudin, suite 1201

Instagram of the Week

Posted on June 4th, 2015

Can’t say we’re surprised that our instagram followers went crazy for this snapshot from last night’s Pierre Frey book signing event at Bergdorf Goodman. Patrick Frey signed copies of Inspiring Interiors: A French Tradition of Luxury, while classic Pierre Frey patterns adorned the walls, furniture, and accessories on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman. Purchase your own copy of Inspiring Interiors at the Assouline bookstore in the D&D Lobby and see all our photos from the event on our instagram!

A pile of pillows by @lamaisonpierrefrey. #design #interiordesign #BergdorfGoodman #PierreFrey

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Pierre Frey, Suite 1611

Instagram of the Week

Posted on May 28th, 2015

Summer must be on the minds of our Instagram followers who are lusting after this bright Quadrille fabric! Beat the heat while browsing through all your favorite showrooms at the D&D!

Quadrille, Suite 1415

Student Advisory Board Launches at the DDB

Posted on May 1st, 2015

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The DDB recently launched a new initiative to make the design center even more student-friendly while encouraging learning and networking with showroom employees and New York designers.

The Student Advisory Board consists of eight students from FIT, NYSID and SVA. They will meet at the DDB twice a month with a showroom administrator and an interior designer who is familiar with the building to discuss their goals and objectives.

FIT student and DDB intern Alyson Kritz will serve as the advisory board’s head chairperson and Stephanie Kaslow, a freshman at NYSID, will be the vice-chairperson. DDB Design Professional Jason Lowe will advise the board.

“Design students are future designers and future clients—fostering those relationships early can only help to broaden the students’ educational experience,” said Jason. “Each advisor will bring something unique to the role; as the director of design services here, I hope to provide additional inroads to help students make those sometimes intimidating first connections with our showrooms.”

“As a design student who has visited the building on class field trips, for assignments, and for various projects, this board is very important to me,” said Alyson. “The impression given when students visit the D&D Building their first time is one of intimidation. The Board wants to encourage and support students as they explore and interact at the D&D so they will continue to explore and interact with it long after they graduate.”

The goals for the board includes making the building more accessible to students; teaching students how showrooms run, business and trade practices, and what is currently trending in the design world; helping students acquire material samples and informational materials; incorporating and encouraging students to attend building events; and helping students network with showrooms, designers and other design professionals.

During the first meeting, which was April 6, the students discussed their ideas with Lapicida Showroom Administrator Anna Serra, who is the board’s showroom advisor. They narrowed down their list to four key projects to focus on:

  1. Perfecting a list of student-friendly showrooms
  2. Creating a “media package” for students to better understand the building and its showrooms
  3. Perfecting a student email list to send out information about events, showroom product news, and general news about the building
  4. Brainstorming ideas for building events such as a sample swap and/or student kick-off event at the beginning of the fall semester

Go Design Go will provide quarterly check-ins on the Student Advisory Board and the progress of its initiatives.


Click on the image to read the full article with additional images on Go Design Go.

 

Instagram of the Week

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Our followers must be anxious for warmer weather to arrive because they went wild for this springy green, reversible, indoor/outdoor fabric from JAB Anstoetz. Throughout February we’ve continued our #DDBExteriors event by posting different outdoor products as a reminder that you need to order now if you want to install in time for the season.

JAB IG of the Week

JAB Anstoetz, suite 102