NEW YORK'S DECORATION & DESIGN BUILDING FETE
New York’s Decoration & Design Building’s hosted NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom in conversation with Sotheby’s Master Paintings Senior Vice President, Christopher Apostle and celebrated designer Victoria Hagan as they discussed how to procure and seamlessly incorporate centuries old works of art into modern interiors, the designer's signature aesthetic, with insight from her perspective. The event opened at the D&D Building’s Upper Story Café, followed by a multi-showroom reception hosted by Armani/Casa, Chesneys and Holland & Sherry each offering a unique honey-whiskey based cocktail by Catskill Provisions.
Over 200 Trade professionals were all ears during the expert panel discussion and enjoyed an up close and personal look at four original master paintings; Fede Galizia’s pair of a still life bowl and basket of fruit, Jan Brueghel The Elder a wooded landscape and Bartholomaus Zeitblom double portrait of an engaged couple. Notable attendees included designers Garrow Kedigian and Lisa Frantz, and Editor Michael Boodro of Dering Hall.
The event was the Decoration & Design Building’s first installment of their exclusive Designer Forum Series. Throughout the year, the DDB will be teaming up with leading experts of design and luxury to elevate the design conversation and provide added value to the interior design community. Upcoming events include “European Treasures, Discovered; Source Like The Experts” with The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines and well-traveled designers Garrow Kedigian and Robert Passal as they share their secrets to touring and shopping the European antique markets with their clients. For a full calendar of events, visit ddbuilding.com/events.
About the Decoration & Design Building
The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. 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 is owned and operated by Charles S. Cohen.
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 200 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.
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