New York’s Decoration & Design Building hosted the design industry’s leading tastemakers and influencers during their two-day Fall Market on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20, 2016. The wealth of international influence and expertise inspired audiences. The event’s keynote speakers covered pertinent topics that offered design insight for this season and beyond. Attendees enjoyed new collection introductions, showroom presentations, book signings, open house events and receptions. CEO/Owner of the Cohen Design Centers, Charles S. Cohen delivered the opening remarks, setting the tone for industry-leading programming.
Keynote participants included: Sophie Donelson, Ashley Whittaker, Jeff Andrews, Spencer Rudin, Michael Boodro, Carl Dellatore, Clinton Smith, Keith Robinson, Tori Mellott, John Pomp, Gene Meyer, Babi Ahluwalia, Christopher Spitzmiller, Dakota Jackson, David Rockwell, Hugh Hardy, Suzanne Slesin, Mitchell Owens and Michelle Nussbaumer.
Showroom program participants included: Chris Barreto, Linherr Hollingsworth, Paula Bennett, Robert Kime, John Rosselli, Whitney Robinson, Wayne Koestenbaum, Liora Manné, Chad James Andrew Cogar, Elizabeth Ralls, Margaret Kirkland, Meg Braff, Jeffrey Bershad, Hutton Wilkinson, Peter Koepke, Alexis Audette, Joni Vanderslice, James Aman, Barbara Sallick, Inson Dubois, Annie Kelly, Tim Street-Porter, Kathryn Ireland, John Bermingham, Campion Platt, John J. Fryc, Matt Randall, Amy Lau, Clodagh, Jennifer Block, Kim Kuhteubl, Kendell Cronstrom, Marianne Howatson, David Walker, Gideon Mendelson, David Scott, William McIntosh, Linda O’Keefe.
Participants and attendees alike were enthralled with the variety of topics and invaluable information they enjoyed throughout the two-day event. From the Masters of Design to master artisans in today’s world and sensory design to decor that reflects individuality, there was truly something for everyone.
Photo Credit: Victor Hugo for Patrick McMullan / D&D Building Photographer (see individual images for credit)
About the Decoration & Design Building
The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, diagonally across from the flagship Bloomingdale’s department store. Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 130 showrooms, the DDB represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, educational opportunities, and resource information. The D&D Building is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world. The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building’s scenic events venue, conference center, and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer.
The DDB hosts two major Market events each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and industry trade organizations, examine all aspects of design and the decorative arts. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 150 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.
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