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Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez
Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Sneak Peek Inside AD Design Show 2017

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Amber C. Snider
Home & Design Editor
Updated: 16 March 2017
Culture Trip gives you a sneak peek of what’s in store at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City, which is officially open to all ticket holders starting tomorrow, March 17, 2017.
Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

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.

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

“The Shops” at Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

The second largest section is “Furnish,” which features luxury indoor and outdoor products. Get your fill of trending interior design with sustainable tables made from refurbished cars roofs (yes, really), the best in tabletop and wall lighting fixtures, conveyor belt-like closets, and more. The show also includes a juried gallery of 150 artists and designers in a section called “Made,” which includes sculptures, textiles, lighting displays, and wallpaper.

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

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.”

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

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. 

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

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.

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Flavor Paper booth Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Flavor Paper booth Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez

Architectural Digest Show 2017 © Culture Trip/Amanda Suarez