Wondering what's new in the world of design? Next week you'll have the opportunity to see for yourself at 200 Lexington in NYC. The New York Design Center opens its doors to celebrate what's new and what we can expect to see on the horizon when it comes to ideas, design, materials, and products. What's New What's Next is "the" event to attend for those with an eye for design who hope to see what the future holds.
From my perspective, the adage "everything old is new again" couldn't be more true. I'm seeing clients of all ages and walks of life turn to classical forms and traditional ideas - but all with a distinctly modern edge. We're not talking oversized roll-arm sofas. It's more about tailored silhouettes and neoclassical details. Items that are handcrafted and domestically made and designed with quality and longevity in mind.
Gold is continuing to be ever-present in our homes and our lives. Ebanista seals the deal with their 22k gold sunburst mirror. It is every bit as glorious as it sounds. Until recently, canopies were thought of as beds for little princesses in training. Celerie Kemble convinces us we all deserve the royal treatment thanks to her recent introductions for Henredon. And John-Richard serves up his signature glamour with unabashedly in-your-face gorgeousness in his Rio cabinet. Yowza!
An banquette given unexpectedly generous width and armless styling possesses modern usefulness. Swedish armchairs take on an entirely new vibe when all carving is eliminated and the silhouette is reduced to its essence. And what of a classical tuxedo sofa? Jan Showers serves hers up with boxed pillows and bench seating to keep it sleek and modern. Upcylcing existing pieces? A set of bossy brassy legs from Bjork Studio will do you proud. And for me, it's the return of the writing desk. Sherrill Canet offers us geometric goodness with her eye-catching version.
Shown above: 22k sunburst mirror from Ebanista | Jan Showers tuxedo sofa | Hedda Adirons from Arteriors | John-Richard antiqued mirror cabinet | Celerie Kemble for Henredon canopy | Curved settee with tufted seat | Sherrill Canet fretwork desk | Swedish chair | Bjork Studio brass leg | Armless Louis XVI banquette
So, why should you attend WNWN? Rubbing elbows with the likes of Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Thom Filicia, Jennifer Flanders, Victoria Hagan, Amy Lau, Amanda Nisbet, Robert Passal, Sara Ruffin Costello, Bunny Williams, and Vicente Wolf will be a nice plus. As will sipping champs with editors from all the top shelter publications. This event is always a success and this year will be no exception. The events is held on September 19th from 2-9 at 200 Lexington in New York. RSVP here.