November 4, 2019 user

DDB Fall Market 2019: DESIGN 2020

Scott Sanders, Candice Bergen, Steven Stolman, Liz Nightingale • Adam Rolston, Norma Kamali ©Kitty Dadi

Scott Sanders, Candice Bergen, Steven Stolman, Liz Nightingale • Adam Rolston, Norma Kamali ©Kitty Dadi

Keynotes by Avenue, Luxe Interiors + Design, House & Garden, and Interiors magazines,Speakers Included Candice Bergen and Norma Kamali

The Decoration & Design Building (DDB) hosted its Fall Market, DESIGN 2020, at the iconic headquarters of all things design in New York. The two-day market blended a retrospective glance at design by the decades and an examination of how the 2010s completely changed our industry, with a peek forward at what to expect in the next decade of design. Owner, Charles S. Cohen opened the two-day trade-only event with his perspective of the future of design resulting from the design headquarters’ carefully curated programming and discussion. The Fall Market included six star-studded Keynotes and one Special Program, 20 In-Showroom Programs, four Cocktail Receptions, 11 Experiential Events, and over 100 Open Houses. Teasing out the pillar principles that will continue to define the design conversation – technology, sustainability, social responsibility, innovation, and collaboration among them – the all-access two-day event provided captivating insight, practical intelligence, and actionable advice as we collectively braced for the profound impact these topics created in the years to come.

Events of special note:

Keynote:  IF WALLS COULD TALK:  Historic House, Modern Family Restoring Landmark Properties at Stark, Suite 1102. Celebrated actor, author and activist Candice Bergen, recipient of this year’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society and two-time Kips Bay Decorator Show House designer Scott Sanders held a lively conversation moderated by designer and author Steven Stolman.  Topics covered were:  Ms.  Bergen’s several landmarked homes, her passion for preservation (and more!) and a sneak peek at a spectacular landmarked Palm Beach estate that Mr. Sanders has just restored and enlivened for a young family. Following the presentation, there was a prosecco reception, and a Candice Bergen book signing.

Special Program:  Sustainability and Wellness are the Future of Design, at Gloster, Suite 1601. Interiors magazine Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet held an enlightening discussion on the rise of sustainability and wellness and their influences on the design industry.  They looked beyond yoga rooms and green furnishings to the true core of sustainable building and design, with experts who are taking a fresh perspective on integrating wellness into their design repertoire and process. Guests discovered why these holistic tenets are integral to design’s future with panelists: Adam Rolston, Creative Director of INC Studio, the firm behind the luxe, eco-friendly 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge; emerging design talent Laurence Carr and iconic fashion designer, disruptor and wellness advocate, Norma Kamali.

Other  industry  leading  participants   included:  Adam   Rolston,   Alex   Papachristidis,   Ali  Grosslight,   Amy Figueroa,  Andrew  Cotgrov,  Arianne  Biton,  Ashley  Darryl,  Austin  Handler,  Beth  Diana  Smith,  Brittany  Chevalier  McIntyre, Caleb  Anderson,  Candice  Bergen,  Carl  Dellatore,  Celeste  Alexander,  Chad  Stark,  Charlotte  Richmond,  Dani  Arps,  Dara Caponigro,  David  Bright,  David  Harber,  David  Kleinberg,  Dennis  Sarlo, DJ Carey,  Edward  Farrel,  Elaine  Santos,  Elizabeth Swartz, Emma Redmayne, Eric Cohler, Eric Chang, Erika Heet, Erinn Valencich, Garrow Kedigian, Hatta Byng, Iris Dankner, Jacqueline  Terrebonne,  Jake  Baer,  Jared  Miller,  Jarret  Yoshida,  Jeffrey  Bilhuber,  Jessica  Geller,  Jessica  Schuster,  JoAnn Arcenal, John Eason, Johnson Hartig, Joy Moyler, Joyce Romanoff, Julie Marraud des Grottes, Kaitlin Petersen, Katharine Earnhardt,  Kathryn  Given, Kati Curtis, Keia McSwain,  Kendall  Wilkinson,  Klaus Baer, Krissa Rossbund,  Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, Laura Bohn, Laurence  Carr, Lindsey  Shook,  Lonni Paul, Lori Weitzner,  Lucinda  Loya, Madeline  Stuart,  Maggie  Keats, Mark Epstein,  Michael  Cox,  Michael  Dawkins,  Michael  Diaz-Griffith,   Michael  Mitchell,  Nicole  Gibbons,  Norma  Kamali,  Patti Carpenter, Raffaele Fabrizio, Randy Fiser, Rayman Boozer, Renee Ogaki, Robert Couturier, Robin Baron, Rush Jenkins, Sabine  Rothman,  Sandra  Funk,  Scott  Sanders,  Sergio  Dall’Olio,  Sheila  Bridges,  Stacey  Bewkes,  Stephen  Elrod, Steven Fanuka, Steven Stolman,  Tamara Rosenthal,  Taylor Spellman,  Tina Ramchandani,  Tyler Hamilton  Larmee, Tyler Hill, Vern  Yip,  Vicente   Wolf,  Virginia   Toledo,   Virginia   Tupker,   Wendy   Goodman,   Wesley   Moon,  and  William   Norwich;  in conversation  with  Aspire  Design  and  Home,  Avenue,  Business  of  Home,  C&G  Media  Group,  California  Home  &  Design, Curated  Quarters,  Dering  Hall, Galerie,  House  & Garden,  Interiors,  Luxe Interiors  + Design,  The Magazine  ANTIQUES,  New York Magazine, and Traditional Home.

KEYNOTES

Punctuating the information-rich schedule of programming were the six star-studded Keynotes and one unprecedented Special Program. Each examined topics that will shape our industry as we move into the next decade of design. From technology’s effect on the human experience to inspiring social change and celebrating history while embracing the future, all influencing how we live today, at home, at work, and at play.

October 16

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1Tech Talks at Upper Story, presented by Pollack | Weitzner. Avenue magazine Design Contributor Sabine Rothman delved into the technology wave and how the design industry is adapting with innovator, author and award- winning product designer Lori Weitzner, the CEO of “human refueling” tech-based service Tune.Studio Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, and designer Arianne Biton from M Moser the firm behind the design of Google’s New York Headquarters.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2Home Away From Home, at Fabricut, Suite 915. Brittany Chevalier   McIntyre, Executive Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design, and influential designers Kendall Wilkinson, Tina Ramchandani, Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer held an engaging conversation on designing breathtaking vacation homes, followed by a book signing.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3The Global Future of Design, at Lee Jofa, Suite 234. The distinct characteristics that define design styles from around the world are no longer exclusively available to travelers. Now everyone on the planet can access inspiration and products from the furthest reaches of the map with a single click. House & Garden Editor in Chief Hatta Byng and well-traveled designer and citizen of the World Robert Couturier with Stephen Elrod, the Creative Director for Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils explored these previously uncharted territories and unprecedented accessibility.

October 17

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1Clients Aren’t the Only Needy Ones — Giving Back in Interior Design, at KnollStudio with Knoll Luxe, Suite 1523. Beyond the showhouse circuit, charities of all kinds are constantly seeking interior design and architecture related skills and expertise. Knoll’s Senior Vice President of Communications David Bright, designer John Eason, Alpha Workshops Executive Director Edward Farrell, and Spread PR Principle Tyler Hamilton Larmee discussed professional engagement in charity work, with interior designer and philanthropist Jarret Yoshida moderating. Senior marketing manager for DDB Alyssa Abrams opened the presentation.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2 – IF WALLS COULD TALK:  Historic House, Modern Family Restoring Landmark Properties at Stark, Suite 1102. Celebrated actor, author and activist Candice Bergen, recipient of this year’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society and two-time Kips Bay Decorator Show House designer Scott Sanders held a lively conversation moderated by designer and author Steven Stolman.  On topic:  Ms.  Bergen’s several landmarked homes, her passion for preservation (and more!) and a sneak peek at a spectacular landmarked Palm Beach estate that Mr. Sanders has just restored and enlivened for a young family. Following the presentation, there was a prosecco reception, and a Candice Bergen book signing.

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Sustainability and Wellness are the Future of Design, at Gloster, Suite 1601. Interiors magazine Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet held an enlightening discussion on the rise of sustainability and wellness and their influences on the design industry.  They looked beyond yoga rooms and green furnishings to the true core of sustainable building and design, with experts who are taking a fresh perspective on integrating wellness into their design repertoire and process. Guests discovered why these holistic tenets are integral to design’s future with panelists: Adam Rolston, Creative Director of INC Studio, the firm behind the luxe, eco-friendly 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge; emerging design talent Laurence Carr and iconic fashion designer, disruptor and wellness advocate, Norma Kamali.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3 The Influencer Effect at Nella Vetrina, Suite 805. In the last decade, media as we once knew it has experienced an earth-shaking shift from glossy magazines and celebrity endorsements to social media and the rise of the influencer. The design industry is no exception, simultaneously skewing the public’s perception and shining the spotlight on the ever-evolving definition of “home”.  One way or another, be it designer, client, or design company…  we’re all feeling the influencer effect! HL Group’s Vice President of Digital, Renee Ogaki hosted a candid conversation with design blog pioneer Quintessence’s Stacey Bewkes, influencer turned Founder and CEO of Clare Paint, Nicole Gibbons, and design TV originator Vern Yip, followed by a book signing of Vern Yip’s Vacation at Home.

(Photo Credit: Kitty Dadi Photography)

About the Decoration & Design Building (DDB)

Located in midtown Manhattan’s Design District, the Decoration & Design Building (DDB) is an invaluable resource to industry professionals who seek to design and decorate luxurious residential and commercial installations. The DDB is open exclusively to the Trade and welcomes design industry professionals from around the world, who can find inspiration in anything from the bespoke furnishings, ornamental wallcoverings and luxurious fabrics to unique decorative accessories and dramatic lighting, featuring styles ranging from the richly ornate to the sleek and modern. Celebrating 50+ years, the DDB is known nationally and internationally as the world’s most prestigious collection of over 130 showrooms, and represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, and resource information. The DDB is home to many global heritage brands rooted in a rich history from countries like France, Italy and the UK, to name a few.

For more information, visit www.ddbuilding.com.

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About Charles S. Cohen

Known for his skillful repositioning of commercial real estate, Charles S. Cohen (Cohen Design Centers, Cohen Brothers Realty) heads a multi-faceted real estate development company that owns and manages more than 12 million square feet of prime Manhattan, Los Angeles, Florida and Houston office and showroom space. Other design centers owned and operated by Mr. Cohen include the Pacific Design Center (PDC) in West Hollywood, the Decorative Center of Houston (DCH) and the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, FL. For more information on Mr. Cohen’s commercial real estate ventures visit www.cohenbrothersrealty.com.


Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, Lori Weitzner, Arianne Biton, Sabine Rothman ©Kitty Dadi


Charles S. Cohen Opening Remarks ©Kitty Dadi


Klaus Baer, Rush Jenkins, Tina Ramchandani, Kendall Wilkinson, Brittany Chevalier McIntyre ©Kitty Dadi


Atmosphere ©Kitty Dadi


Hatta Byng, Stephen Elrod, Robert Couturier ©Kitty Dadi


Hatta Byng, Liz Nightingale ©Kitty Dadi


Jarret Yoshida, Tyler Hamilton Larmee, John Eason, Edward Farrell, David Bright ©Kitty Dadi


Alyssa Abrams Opening Remarks ©Kitty Dadi


Scott Sanders, Candice Bergen, Steven Stolman ©Kitty Dadi


Atmosphere ©Kitty Dadi


Laurence Carr, Erika Heet, Norma Kamali, Adam Rolston ©Kitty Dadi


Atmosphere ©Kitty Dadi


Vern Yip, Stacey Bewkes, Nicole Gibbons, Renee Ogaki ©Kitty Dadi


Liz Nightingale Opening Remarks ©Kitty Dadi

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