Showing posts with label TASTEMAKERS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TASTEMAKERS. Show all posts

Saturday, November 04, 2017

DECORATION & DESIGN BUILDING HOST'S TASTEMAKERS

Martha Stewart



Amanda Lindroth With Alexandra Angle, Bennett Leifer And Sophie Donelson




New York’s Decoration & Design Building hosted the design industry’s leading tastemakers and influencers during their two-day Fall Market this month. The wealth of knowledge and panelist expertise inspired audiences. The event’s Keynote speakers covered pertinent topics centered around the theme “The Power of Storytelling,” sharing the ways in which they harness the power of their unique tales to evolve their craft and infuse richly layered romanticism into their projects.

Brian Sawyer With Amy Astley And Monique Gibson


Charlie Giannetti
The two-day market kicked off its Keynote events with AD Editor in Chief Amy Astley moderating a tell-all conversation between designers-to-the-stars Brian Sawyer of Sawyer|Berson and Monique Gibson in “Telling Tales,” held in the Cowtan & Tout showroom. The day’s second Keynote, “The Power of Experience: Enhancing the Five Senses in Design” moderated by DEPARTURES Home + Design Editor Dan Rubinstein, hosted Martha Stewart and designers Shawn Henderson and Stephen Sills in a discussion regarding the ways in which they leverage the senses to create the ultimate design. The event reached full capacity of guests, who stood among the stunning chandeliers and light fixtures of the Baccarat showroom. The day’s final Keynote, “Wright for Our Time,” moderated by Metropolis Senior Editor Samuel Medina and held in the sleek and modern Vondom showroom, featured a conversation surrounding the ways in which the spirit of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright lives on in design, sustainability and culture. The panelists included Jennifer Gray, co-curator of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at the MoMA and Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.


Charles S. Cohen With Amy Astley, Brian Sawyer And Monique Gibson





Day two began in the new Kravet showroom, where ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief Whitney Robinson was joined by legendary designer Bunny Williams with Brian Sawyer and Guy Regal, a dealer and advisor of decorative and fine art, who discussed the ways in which designers act as conductors of an orchestra. This designer’s orchestra consists of architects, landscape designers, art consultants and antiques experts that compose stunning spaces. In the day’s second Keynote, “Interior Dialogues: Rooms That Speak Volumes” held in the STARK showroom, Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, and designers Amanda Lindroth, Alexandra Angleand Bennett Leifer spoke about creating rooms with compelling narratives, and shared a sneak peek into Sophie Donelson’s brand new book, Style Secrets. VERANDA Editor in Chief Clinton Smith was joined by Steve, Brooke and Charlie Giannetti in the newly re branded Style Library showroom for “360-degree Design,” the last Keynote of the market, in which the quartet discussed Brooke’s popular blog Velvet & Linen and the evolution of the Giannetti brand. Guests enjoyed cocktails and viewed new collections from brands such as Harlequin and Anthology following the conversation.


Samuel Medina With Jennifer Gray And Stuart Graff





Keynote participants included: Amy Astley, Monique Gibson, Brian Sawyer, Martha Stewart, Shawn Henderson, Dan Rubinstein, Stephen Sills, Samuel Medina, Jennifer Gray, Stuart Graff, Whitney Robinson, Bunny Williams, Guy Regal, Sophie Donelson, Bennett Leifer, Amanda Lindroth, Alexandra Angle, Clinton Smith and Steve, Brooke and Charlie Giannetti.





In addition to the Keynote events, the market’s multiple in-showroom programs welcomed participants to view collections, share in the excitement of future ventures and get inspired. Wednesday’s programs included “First You Dream,” during which interior designer Victoria Hagan discussed the creation of her newly released book Dream Spaces in the Holland & Sherry showroom. Standing-room-only audiences got an education fit for the digital age at Domino magazine’s “Storytelling Through Instagram” with Real Houses of Instagram creator, Kate Rumson, Bright Bazaar’s Will Taylor and Beacon Hill’s Alexis Audette at the Robert Allen showroom. In “Exploring the Story: Designing Meaningful Spaces” Maya Romanoff CEO Joyce Romanoff and designers Amy Lau and Marshall Watson discussed the creation of emotionally resonant spaces for living, working and playing. The panel, held in the Ferrell Mittman showroom, was moderated by Business of Home Executive Editor Katy Olson. Wednesday evening concluded with cocktail parties hosted in the Lladr√≥, Gloster and √Člitis showrooms as well as a prestigious book signing by the iconic Vogue Editor Hamish Bowles, held at Schumacher.