- New York
- Amber C. Snider
- Home & Design Editor
The AD Design Show is one of New York City’s premiere design events, featuring over 400 brands inside the spacious Piers 92 and 94. Perhaps the largest part of the show is the “Refresh” section, which includes some of the world’s top appliances, and will leave you with serious kitchen envy. Ever see a handle-less oven or a knob-free kitchen? Yeah, we haven’t either – until now.
With two cafés and two lounges on-site, visitors can get some much-needed reprieve after soaking in all the design action—it’s a pretty large space, and yes, the lounges do have fully-stocked bars. Throughout the weekend, design specialists and professionals will hold seminars in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio, starting with David Rockwell and Sandra de Ovando’s “Telling Stories With Design” on Friday, and ending with a panel of key master tastemakers discussing a new design movement called the “New Material Style.”
Saturday is sure to be the icing on the cake for the weekend, with speaking appearances by Tim Gunn of “Project Runway,” celebrity designer Ken Fulk, and the Chief Floral Designer for the White House, Laura Dowling. This year’s keynote will be a conversation with Architectural Digest‘s Amy Astley and designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
If you want to bring home a few items from the show, be sure to check out The Shops, which offer home décor gifts, tabletop accessories, and luxury personal items. Retailers include Big Picture Farm, Norquay Co., Ovando, Owen & Fred, and more.