A big thank you to all who came to Kindel for my chat at the with designers Sasha Bikoff, Phillip Thomas (at home in pajamas below in the new Tuxedo Park Poster Bed) and Senior VP of Marketing Amy Wolbert. We had such fun conversation about color, design and of course Dorothy Draper.
As always, it was a hopping afternoon/evening at the New York Design Center as the season kicked off in style. I did a quick cruise through the building to catch a bit of what’s new for you. Crosby Street Studios debuted Cullman & Kravis‘ new “Essence & Evolution” rug collection. With 20 hand-knotted designs, from traditional to contemporary, there is something for everyone. The Ellen I
The Amanda I
the Claire II
The Andrea II
and the Ellie II.
and Robert Wilson of Downtown, showed his statement-making Hudson Chandelier with seventeen hand blown glass globes.
More from the collection already hanging in the wings.
In his space at the NYDC, Guy Regal displays not only his carefully curated collection of antiques, but fine art. During What’s New What’s Next, he introduced the impressive work of husband and wife photography team Formento & Formento.
Lastly, I stopped by the new showroom of French outdoor furniture manufacturer, Fermob. You’ve seen their iconic bistro and park chairs in spaces around the world. Among the pieces were new chairs by Austrian designer Harald Guggenbichler, blending retro style with contemporary lines.
Congrats to Jim Druckman and his team at NYDC as well as all the showrooms, speakers and designers on a successful 2017 What’s New What Next. What I shared was just the tip of the iceberg – with over 80 participating showrooms, the ninth version of the annual event was a great way to kick off the fall season of design!