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Architectural Digest Show 2017 | © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez
Architectural Digest Show 2017 | © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez
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Here's What Not to Miss at the 2018 AD Design Show

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 1 March 2018
For only four days in March, some of the world’s most influential brands and thought leaders converge in New York City to discuss all things design. Culture Trip brings you highlights on the immersive design talks and what to expect for this year’s show.
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Architectural Digest Show 2017 | © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

The Architectural Digest Design Show has been a New York staple for nearly 17 years, bringing together people from all over the world to showcase trends, ideas, and design movements that impact the future of the industry. Held at Piers 92 & 94, this year’s AD Design Show will feature more than 400 luxury brands, ranging from furniture, wall coverings, art, lighting, design services, and more.

This year’s new talk series includes an impressive line-up of seminars and discussions throughout the weekend, with topics ranging from fashion’s impact on interior design to trending color palettes and legacy design families. More than 30 design visionaries will take the spotlight for the talks over the course of the weekend on the main stage of the show floor.

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Architectural Digest Show 2017 | © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

On Saturday, March 24, Aerin Lauder (founder of the global luxury lifestyle brand, Aerin and granddaughter of legendary Estée Lauder), Alexa Hampton (interior designer and daughter of Mark Hampton), and India Hicks (design entrepreneur and daughter of the famed interior decorator David Hicks) come together to discuss heritage, history, and legacy. Later on the same day, event planner and designer David Monn discusses his artistic creations at the White House and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala. And on Sunday, New York Magazine‘s Wendy Goodman moderates an intimate discussion with interior designer Victoria Hagan, covering Hagan’s storied career and the philosophies behind her classic, intelligent creations.

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Here’s are a few other highlights for each day:

Friday, March 23, 1:30-2:30 pm: “Daring Design Details: Bold Colors, Patterns, and Finishes: Join interior designers Joe Nahem, Jason Oliver Nixon, and John Loecke for an exchange of expert intelligence and professional guidance about creating your own personal style. Moderated by Fern Mallis, Founder & President of Fern Mallis LLC.”

Saturday, March 24, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 pm: “Through the Lens of Fashion, Travel, and Design: Join Jeffrey Bilhuber and Douglas Friedman in a riveting discussion about the world of fashion, the world at large, and how it influences global design. Moderated by Tom Delavan, Design Editor of The New York Times T Magazine.”

Sunday, March 25, 1:30-2:30 pm: “The Remodel: Designing for the Modern Entertainer: Hear from illustrious designers and entertainers, including John McIlwee and designer Ray Booth on how recent innovations are transforming the way we entertain in our homes.”

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Architectural Digest Show 2017 | © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

For such a jam-packed event weekend, it’s good to plan ahead. You can view the full programming here and purchase tickets ahead of time ($30 online) here.