#CityModern Design Through the Decades @NYDC

By danielle

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HAPPY ARCHTOBER! We’re in for one heck of a month. First up City Modern! The much anticipated week-long design festival co-created by New York Magazine and Dwell editorial teams & presented by Audi kicked off October in style at the New York Design Center (NYDC). The opening night party had quite a guest list including Nate Berkus, Thom Filicia, Francis D’Haene and Ghislaine Vinas, each of whom created vignettes from the 1960s through today.

The four fabulous displays showcased design through the decades.

1960s by Ghislaine Vinas

1970s by Nate Berkus

Today by Thom Filicia

The 80s by Francis D Haene

Design-Calendar caught up with the humble, yet incredibly talented Francis D’Haene of D’Apostrophe Design to learn more about his 1980s inspired vignette. He and his team turned this decade of “‘greed is good’, ME! ME! ME!, Trump and ‘If you got it, flaunt it” into a rad installation! They drew their inspiration from Wall Street movies. For them, the 80s were all about exposed wealth and very ecclectic materials and colors. The pieces on display, many of which were sourced from the showrooms at the NYDC, were chosen for their volume, color palette and geometric shape.

City Modern will host an amazing array of events, from intimate talks with top architects to studio tours with Brooklyn’s hottest industrial designers, to modern home tours this weekend in Manhattan and Brooklyn curated by Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron and New York design editor Wendy Goodman.

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