The New York Design Center held its fourth annual "What's New, What's Next" event and we were thrilled to attend. Fifty-five showrooms participated in debuting new products, presenting discussion panels to examine topics affecting modern design, and showcasing the latest and greatest in design and home products. We were wowed with what we saw and heard about what's next for the home.
Century Furniture Showroom
Century Furniture featured a presentation from author, designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss, with Newell Turner, Editor in Chief of House Beautiful. They discussed modern collaging — exploring all current forms, from scrapbooking to the newest medium, Pinterest. We got a sneak peek at Century Furniture's newest piece, a state-of-the-art scrapbooking station, as well as Moss's 8th book, A Visual Life, due out October 9th.
Lexington Home Brands Showroom
Lexington Home Brands and Traditional Home magazine created an exciting panel on various topics concerning how to maintain modernity within traditional design. The panel was comprised of Tori Mellott, Senior Design Editor of Traditional Home, as well as three of the magazine's featured "New Trad" designers; Nina Feudenberger, Christina Murphy and Nick Olsen. Some of their discussion included how a design earns the title of "classic" by weathering trends and withstanding the test of time. They also examined how our modern lives have changed design and spaces due to our less formal, more communal lifestyles, and the best ways to bring new personality to a classic shape through subtle and refined details. The panel predicted that new looks in design will come from Asian influences and continued gravitation toward organic materials.
Architectural Digest presented a panel in the Hickory Chair - Pearson showroom, with designers exploring the latest innovations in product design, with a focus on what's new this season: mixing modern and classic, graphic design using shapes as a medium, bold colors, introducing new perspectives with new shapes, and using fresh, chic and sexy fabrics.
Get Back Inc.
Get Back Inc. was a gallery showcased in the 1stdibs showroom of the NYDC. Their newest featured design was the Dept. 87 Wall System, made of vintage, industrial American parts — a Get Back Inc. signature. This fully customizable system can be used in lofts, apartments, kitchens, closets and bedrooms. The unit can be made to fit around challenging features, such as radiators and pipes, and can be made in any configuration, with adjustable options and accessories like shelves, desks, drawers, clothing racks or a bar cabinet. All of this wrapped in a beautiful industrial package.
The brand new Arteriors showroom space was a wonderland of innovative lighting, accessories, furniture and decor. We got a preview of the newest fall designs. In the spotlight was the popular and newly expanded Mottega line, a trusted lighting resource for designers and retailers, known for its unique and dependable designs.
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(Images: Maggie Walsh)