Every Fall there is a major debut of new products, trends and brand marketing that takes place at the Decoration & Design Building in New York City. It is a two-day event focused on new merchandise, philosophies, and directions.
As I visited the showrooms this week I found a prevailing situation (though not a new one) that featured many collaborative endeavors involving artists and designers from other design disciplines. The results are primarily targeted to textiles and rugs.
If you live in or were visiting New York City during Mayor Bloomberg’s first NYC Design Week last week you were likely barraged with visual stimulus in much the same way I was. I saw new collections at countless showrooms and furnishing galleries, I attended the D&D Building‘s Spring Market event (a freshman effort deftly organized by the building’s new Director of Marketing Kate Jerde) and spent an afternoon at the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair. And while I am always interested in the product, I like to comb through the philosophy of the weeks offerings to get a pulse on the business of the design industry.
I’ve made three observations I’d like to share.
I’ve been invited to join the group of bloggers who’ll be covering the events at this years Fall Market at New York’s D&D building. The link above has the entire list of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and showroom events, so you can plan your attendance schedule. If you’re not in NYC, I’ll be doing my best to report back here on the blog. It’s my plan to set up an outpost in the building on Wednesday and Thursday October 10th-11th.
If you’re planning on attending any of the events, please leave a comment below and I’ll make my best effort to connect. If you’re not able to attend., please review the itinerary – and if there’s something of particular interest you’d like me to attend, let me know. This is your opportunity to let me help you get involved.
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