Scott Sanders With Steven Stolman And Candice Bergen

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.

• 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.

For more information on DDB Fall Market 2019, please visit HERE.


No matter your position, political view, opinions, or status, on thing is undeniable and our universal truth: the future is what we make it. From where we source product to how we allocate our "free time" or charitable donations, these choices will define our industry's narrative as we approach the 2020s. With so many opportunities to give back, pay it forward or get involved, DDB is proud to introduce our new initiative Be The Change to bring these resources to the forefront in a comprehensive listing. Social responsibility is at the center of public consciousness and our collective charge to conquer. Find your passion, be it cancer research, gun violence, HIV/AIDS awareness, women’s rights, refugee support, LGBTQ rights, celebrating cultural diversity, sustainability, landmark preservation, animal rights, ethical sourcing, and more to take action HERE today!

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.

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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.

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