Upper East Side, NYC

Showroom Programs

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11:10 AM to 12:00 PM

The Senses of Luxury

Christopher Peacock, Annex 5th Floor

Luxury was once defined by labels. Now it’s defined by living. The focus of luxury has shifted from glamorous acquisitions to intangibles that oftentimes aim for emotion and disregard status. Join Traditional Home Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund as she embarks on a thoughtful discussion of luxury and its applications to all the senses with design luminaries Penny Drue Baird and Robert Passal. They will discuss the expectations of luxury to embrace lifestyle from all angles, with design and aesthetic specifications offering more than arresting and fashionable spaces. Book signing to follow.

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Women in Business

Ochre, Suite 1109

Please join Mieke ten Have in conversation with OCHRE designers Solenne de la Fouchardiere, Joanna Bibby and Harriet Maxwell Macdonald as they lead a panel discussion on a retrospective of OCHRE. They will discuss women in business and highlight what has inspired them and how the times, design and OCHRE has evolved over the last 22 years. Today OCHRE is acclaimed internationally with showrooms in London and New York, and continues to grow organically whilst staying true to its considered design roots.

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How to Make Your Projects Standout with High-End Photography

Garrett Leather, Suite 1107

It is imperative to have photographs that convey what high-end, top-level design looks like to your informed clientele. Join Garrett Leather for a roundtable discussion with professional photographer Michael Mandolfo and studio producer Christina Mandolfo of Forest Productions & Photography, Inc. along with interior designer Marcia Tucker of Marcia Tucker Interiors. Learn how to enhance your business with luxurious photography, gain valuable insights from experienced interior design photographers, and discover how to successfully produce high-end photo shoots.

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The Joy Economy of The Punctilious Mr. P’s Place Card Company

COCO-MAT, Suite 417

Perpetuating joy is the new luxury and where better to start than the theater of one’s home. Rekindle the affair with your home and celebrate the “Goodness of Gathering.” COCO-MAT showroom will host refreshments and discussion with co-founders, Karen Suen-Cooper and Martin Cooper who have invented the illustrated place card, inspiring everyone to reclaim the ritual of the meal and spark some joy.

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12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

East Coast vs. West Coast Design

Scott Group Studio, Suite 411

Join California Home + Design Editorial Director Lindsey Shook as she hosts a spirited game of East vs. West where a panel of designers will dish on all today’s trends and styles and which are more east coast or west coast. They’ll explore the definition of luxury, discuss the demands of their clientele and deliberate on design similarities and differences happening both east and west. Representing the East: Alan Tanksley Interiors and Design and Bella Mancini Design. Representing the West: Jake Alexander of Alexander Design and Laura Muller of Four Point Design.

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The Role of Tradition in Luxury

M Alexander, Suite 813

A-List designers discuss the role of tradition in a luxury world. Discover how these traditionalists are infusing their projects with time-honored design to achieve a luxurious space fit for today’s clientele. Join M Alexander Managing Director, David Reitner in conversation with Caleb Anderson of Drake | Anderson, Sarah Ramsey of Cullman & Kravis, and Michael Simon of Michael Simon Interior Design Incorporated.

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Color Confidential

Farrow & Ball, Suite 1519

Join interior designer, celebrated colorist, and author Mark Epstein and Dennis Sarlo, Dering Hall Executive Editor for an intimate conversation about color, its secrets, and the richness, and character it brings to interiors. Encompassing science, nature, history, art and beauty, color is a great transformer and complex cultural construct that has redefined luxury. Hosted by Farrow & Ball, whose 132 ravishing colors and wallpapers have captivated designers and clients alike. Reception to follow with Mark’s book signing of Mark Epstein Designs.

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2:10 PM to 3:00 PM

Refined Luxury: Ritz without the Glitz

Schumacher, Suite 832

Please join Dara Caponigro, Creative Director of Schumacher, for a panel discussion with London-based designer, Veere Grenney and Manhattan-based Timothy Whealon to explore how they create unique and truly luxurious spaces for demanding clients (including themselves). From Veere Grenney’s own house in Tangier to Timothy Whealon’s projects in London and Monaco, discover how they continually set the bar. The panel discussion will be followed by a book signing in the Schumacher Showroom with Veere Grenney for his first-ever book A Point of View: On Decorating. This Fall, Timothy Whealon is also introducing a line of rugs with Schumacher’s sister company, Patterson Flynn Martin.

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Luxury in Today’s Casual World

Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Co., Suite 1405

Kicking off fall at Claremont, Traditional Home’s Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund joins celebrated designers Lili Hart of Liliane Hart Interiors and Elizabeth Swartz of Bunny Williams Interior Design for a lively discussion of how to incorporate luxury in today’s casual world. A visual presentation of interiors will help to define each designer’s point of view. Presenters will be open to questions immediately following the presentation.

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Luxury in Design

Fabricut, Suite 915

Editorial Director of C&G Media Group, DJ Carey will moderate a discussion and presentation on the relationship between luxury and design with the principals of Pulp Design Studios, Carolina Gentry and Beth Dotolo. The duo has established a unique viewpoint that combines luxury design and a flair for the unexpected. Their experience in both hospitality and retail design have helped unlock clients’ perception of luxury in their homes.

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3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Design: From Minimal Luxury to Gracious Opulence

Castel, Suite 715

Please join renowned designer, Richard Mishaan and Wall Street Journal Contributing Editor, Sarah Medford for a conversation about the evolution of luxury in home design, hosted in the new Castel showroom on the 7th floor. The two will explore the development of styles, influences, and attitudes about luxury and the world it has spawned, touching on the concepts of ‘Minimal Luxury’ versus ‘More Is More’ throughout their discussion.

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Not an Oxymoron: The Case for Sustainable Luxury

Gloster, Suite 1601

Regard for working with the environment, not against it, is on the rise. From the residential to the commercial sector, today’s luxury clients are taking an increasingly green approach to each new project. Join Interior Design’s Helene Oberman in discussion with BarlisWedlick’s Alan Barlis and Elaine Santos, Nancie Min, Design Director at Clodagh Design and Edwina von Gal, Landscape Designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project, each of whom are redefining the standard for sustainable luxury in the fields of interior, architectural, and landscape design.

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Cocktail Receptions | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Book Signing with Hunt Slonem: Gatekeeper: World of Folly

Lee Jofa, Suite 234

Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker well known for his exotic and eclectic works. The Colonel Louis Watres Armory, built in 1900 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is Slonem’s latest project that showcases the artist’s novel take on interior design—matching vibrant, multicolor interiors with a bricolage of historically potent and rare items found from around the world. Gatekeeper: World of Folly walks readers through this masterpiece room-by room, object by object, filling us with the sense of wonder for which the artist is so well-known. Visit the Lee Jofa showroom to meet Hunt Slonem and purchase copies of this special book.

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Inspired Interiors

JAB Anstoetz, Suite 102

Legendary room portraitist Jeremiah Goodman created an ethereal world of glamour when painting the rooms of the famous. Using the new book Jeremiah, Inspired Interiors and a curated selection of his works as the backdrop in the JAB Anstoetz showroom, our panel of design experts, Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York magazine, Robert Rufino, Interiors Editor, Elle Decor; James Aguiar, Fashion Director, Manhattan Magazine; Interior Designer Garrow Kedigian and Dean Rhys Morgan, Goodman’s curator and editor, will discuss what luxury means in today’s world of interior design and explore the concept of what is aspirational versus what is attainable.

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New Showroom Grand Opening

Lladró, Suite 1805

Join LLADRÓ to celebrate the grand opening of the new lighting and décor showroom, now located on the 18th floor. Featuring handcrafted porcelain lighting, décor, sculptures and accessories, the new space offers endless design inspiration for any interior. Showroom design by Lucinda Loya Interiors with furnishings provided by Covet House brands. Join them to view the newest collections and experience the unlimited potential of porcelain. Cocktails will be served.

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From Classic to Contemporary, an Evening with Ellie Cullman

Rose Tarlow Melrose House, Suite 1616

Rose Tarlow Melrose House welcomes the design community and Ellie Cullman of the esteemed, AD100 design firm Cullman & Kravis for a book signing to celebrate her new book, From Classic to Contemporary. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and canapés while exploring the latest collections of furniture and textiles in the showroom.

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11:10 AM to 12:00 PM

Your Best Light: Lighting and Beauty at Home and in the Retail Environment

Lutron, Suite 319

The very best designers of luxury spaces are masters in harnessing the power of light to reveal one’s beauty. Whether in the context of the home or the retail environment, the control of natural and artificial light and its interplay with design creates opportunities to enhance personal beauty and influence identity. Join Lutron in their new DDB showroom for an engaging presentation and discussion, led by Cecilia Ramos, Lutron’s Director of NY Specifications and Carlo Camillo, Global Director of Store Design and Visual Merchandising for Christian Louboutin Beauté, about the interdependence of light, luxury, and beauty. The experts will reveal their tips for creating the ultimate beauty enhancing environments.

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Sustainability Through Quality Design

Wired Custom Lighting, Suite 105

Join Wired Custom Lighting’s National Sales Director John Saint Denis in conversation with the Vice President of Brentano Fabrics, Paul Templeman-Holmes and celebrated environmental designers for an open forum discussion celebrating the synergy between sustainability and good design. With the growth of modernism in the 21st century, we no longer have to choose between the two, but rather find that one often supports the other. Creating and using products that are built to last a lifetime, domestically made from renewable resources, and include timeless design elements contribute to both the natural and visual built environments of a well-designed home.

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The Art of Luxury: A Panel with Adam Charlap Hyman and David Kaihoi

Patterson Flynn Martin, Suite 632

As fine artists as well as interior designers, both David Kaihoi and Adam Charlap Hyman are at the top of their game, taking a cerebral approach to their work and infusing it with a rare aesthetic heft and historic knowledge. In addition to building design portfolios brimming with A-list clients, they’ve both recently launched extraordinarily unique and artful (of course!) rug collections with Patterson Flynn Martin (PFM) that have received accolades from the media. Anthony Barzilay Freund, Editorial Director of Introspective, the 1stdibs magazine, gets their take on how thinking outside the box has become synonymous with true luxury.

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12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Interior Design for a Superyacht

Zimmer + Rohde, Suite 932

Join Karen Marx, Executive Director of Home Furnishings and Special Projects for the Hearst Design Group, and Enrico Bonetti and Dominic Kozerski of Bonetti/Kozerski, an internationally recognized architecture and design firm, for a discussion on the glamorous world of superyachts. They will discuss the similarities and differences between residential and yacht interior design, along with the design process, trends and unique challenges of yacht interiors. Actual models of Benetti Yachts Oasis 135 and Seasense 220 will be featured.

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Incorporating Fine Art into Luxury Design with Sotheby’s and Timothy Corrigan

THG-Paris, Suite 1206

Today’s bathrooms have transformed from utilitarian spaces into luxurious living areas, complete with salons and fine art installations. Join Sotheby’s and acclaimed interior designer, Timothy Corrigan as they share how to incorporate fine objects and art into the bathroom and other unexpected spaces. Timothy and Sotheby’s specialists Alexa Armstrong and Alessandra Merrill, will discuss important elements to consider when purchasing antiques and fine art for your home. Guests are invited to explore THG Paris’ showroom, which will be decorated by Timothy using select objects d’art, which will be available to purchase at Sotheby’s upcoming auctions.

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Young Luxe: Designing for Sophisticated Clients Who Don’t Want Birkin Bags

Nella Vetrina, Suite 805

As luxury continues to shift and evolve, a generation of young, affluent clients has changed the traditional ways designers work. Smart, independent, and literally plugged-in, this new class of homeowners and serial entrepreneurs have redefined the landscape—from how they think about luxury and their private spaces to what they expect of the design process and why the familiar approach doesn’t work on them. Join Robb Report Home & Design Editor Arianne Nardo for a conversation with Nicole Fuller, Sara Gilbane, Alyssa Kapito and Virginia Tupker about this influential group who are in pursuit of something different.

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2:10 PM to 3:00 PM

From Paris to You: A Visit to the Élitis Studio

Élitis, Suite 611

Join Élitis CEO Julie Marraud des Grottes and Hearst Design Group’s Executive Director Home Furnishings & Special Projects Karen Marx for an interactive guided tour of the company’s French design studio, specially recreated in the showroom. The Élitis design team travels the world for inspiration, artisan discovery, and most importantly new techniques and innovations not yet known to the industry. Back at the studio, they adapt these to create the truly unique Élitis textiles and wall coverings that continue to surprise and delight the design world. This intimate conversation brings to life the company’s design process and their luxe designs.

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Indulgence, Magnificence and Splendor

Rodolph, Suite 818

Cynthia Nugent, Director of Rodolph, invites you to experience two great style setters and their “pearls of wisdom”. With 21 Industry Awards, Charles Pavarini III is a true icon. PAVARINI DESIGN is a full-scale Architectural Interior Design firm capturing great comfort and extravagant living from old world estates to penthouse luxury. Evelyn Benatar, of NY INTERIOR DESIGN, celebrates a passion for true understated opulence. She has been featured in New York Spaces, The Wall Street Journal, and on HGTV’s hit show Selling New York.

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Maison & Objet, A Reportage

DzineNY, Suite 301/303

Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter on a journey through color, print, surface design and materials with a focus on the influential luxury interiors market as seen through her luxurious global lens at Maison & Objet. Carpenter distills the broad-based themes directing trends around the world and their impact on American markets, while offering a first look at the must-see product innovations and inspirations people will be talking about in the seasons ahead. Her insightful and carefully curated discussion is an indispensable resource for US designers looking to stay abreast of groundbreaking luxury trends on the global horizon.

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SPECIAL EVENT | 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Making it Special

Vaughan Designs, Suite 1511

With luxury goods and services available 24 hours day, literally at everyone’s fingertips, how do designers continue to craft distinctive, personal, and luxurious standout spaces? Dering Hall’s Chairman, Editorial and Strategic Initiatives, Michael Boodro is joined by top designers, Amy Lau, Glenn Gissler and Bennett Leifer – all of whom work in a variety of styles and idioms – to address the challenges and rewards of designing in an all-access era. The group will discuss how to navigate the digital influence on our industry where the elusively unusual and exclusively unseen are becoming ever more accessible, global goods are available around nearly every corner, and internet-savvy clients come to believe they know as much as their designers.

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Media Lounge | October 10 & 11, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Rest & Reconnect at The COCO-MAT Sleep on Nature Media Lounge

COCO-MAT, Suite 417

COCO-MAT Sleep On Nature will open its doors once again to host the DDB Fall Market 2018 Media Lounge, providing all the accouterments to regroup. Pick up the latest issues of the Industry’s top publications and charge your devices while enjoying a refreshing glass of Greek Mountain tea or even take a nap! Come lounge, relax, and reconnect.

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