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Getting Ready for the 15th Annual Architectural Digest Design Show

By emma

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2016 is an important year for the Architectural Digest Design Show, as it marks the 15th anniversary of this celebration of all things design. From March 17th to 20th, exhibitors (both big names and small), sponsors, media and the public and will head over to New York City’s Piers 92 and 94 to enjoy what is sure to be a memorable event. Here at Design-Calendar, we are very excited. Since there are still a few months until the show, we’ve been getting a taste of what’s to come by checking out some of the 2016 exhibitors on Pinterest and Instagram.

The Trends

There are definitely already some noticeable trends within this year’s exhibitors, especially those in the MADE section, which celebrates independent design. We are loving the trend of suspension lighting which will be featured by studios such as immerLit, a Massachusetts based studio that designs custom porcelain hanging lights. The translucent porcelain creates a warm indoor atmosphere. In the FURNISH section of the event keep your eyes peeled for Niche Modern, a New York company that specializes in crafting modern hand blown glass lighting and chandeliers.

Niche Modern

Niche Modern

This year’s show will also bring a lot of designs that feature the classic combo of good old black and white. Many designers use black and white along with a bright contrasting color. This can be seen in the work of New York City based children’ design company, Kinder Modern, in their innovative hexagonal rug below.

Kinder Modern

Kinder Modern

A to B Studio, who will be launching his first collection at the showalso made a unique black and white creation that features a pop of color with their nub side table. Both designs are minimal but bold because of their interesting use of color. Bernard Figueroa goes for more traditional black and white in many of his modern and elegant lamp designs where he blends different materials to create cohesive pieces that are one of a kind. These are just a few examples of the modern usages of a traditional color palette that will be on display at the show.

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A to B Studio

Dining by Design

Another aspect of the show to look out for is Dining by Designa charity event that brings together local and international designers to create dining installations to raise funds for DIFFA‘s work fighting HIV/AIDS.  These incredible installations make for a surreal dining experience for those who buy tickets to dine at the installations. Last year’s tables included everything from luxurious ceramics to decor made from recycled water bottles, displaying the variety of talents present at the show. Dining by Design brings together the design world for a common cause and is an essential aspect of the AD Design Show.

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Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest

DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN KICK-OFF PARTY: GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFA-RENCE

By alexandra

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By Shawn Hogan
The countdown to
DIFFA‘s exciting Dining By Design (DBD), March 17-21 at Pier 92, has officially begun, and we hear it’s shaping up to be another fabulous edition!

It’s one of our favorite events of the year, because we can enjoy incredible design, while supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS. Though DBD isn’t until March, you can get a dose of DIFFA magic this week at their kick off party, tomorrow, January 20th. It will be held 6-8pm at the Henredon showroom at the New York Design Center (1st floor).

Join DIFFA supporters, including designers and sponsors, for cocktails and discussion about how to get involved with Dining by Design. This is a fantastic moment to learn more about the great work that DIFFA does and how to get involved.

DIFFA is still seeking sponsors for Dining By Design! If you are interested or know of any potential sponsors or designers please help spread the word. For more information on sponsorship, click here. To RSVP to the DBD kick-off party, click here.

Stay tuned for more exciting Dining by Design news by following DIFFA on Facebook (@diffanational), Twitter (@diffanational), Pinterest (@diffa), and Instagram (@diffanational). The official Dining By Design hashtag is #DBD2016.

 

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Impermanence: Architectural League Prize 2016

By samantha

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Armed with a goal and a theme, the Architectural League of New York has announced the details of their annual competition. Seeking submissions from young architects and design visionaries, the League will recognize a project that encompasses this year’s theme—impermanence. The ideas of time, complexity, and variability should also be integrated into projects. Complete or incomplete projects are eligible for consideration by both the league’s hand-selected jury and the Young Architects & Designers Committee.

The winner will be announced in June 2016. A prize of $2,000 will be awarded, alongside the honor of presenting the project through a lecture, digital media presentation, and an exhibition.

To be considered, see more here.

 

Image courtesy of the Architectural League of New York.

Image courtesy of the Architectural League of New York.

On Our radar: A look into European design at the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce 12/10

By alexandra

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Tomorrow dotsandplanes, a dynamic firm that connects design professionals, brands and media through guided trips across continents, will present a visual lecture on European design inspiration and trends.  Hosted at the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, the presentation will be lead by co-founders An Michels and Joost Vanhecke.  An informal networking cocktail will follow.

The fun and informative event is presented in collaboration with Ernest, a collective of Belgian-European high quality architectural and design products. One senior interior designer, architect or specifier in attendance will win a spot on the European Inspiration Tour #03 to the UK, France and Belgium!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:00pm -9:00pm
Belgian – American Chamber of Commerce
Register here to attend!
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Kips Bay Holiday Live

By samantha

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An event 100 years in the making, the 2015 Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club will showcase the design industry’s best at Holiday Live. Hosted by the Hearst Design Group—Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Veranda, along with the New York Design Center, the evening will unite the talents of New York City’s most outstanding designers with an honorable cause.

The handiwork of designers will be featured through creatively designed holiday wreaths. Donning the room’s walls, the wreaths will invoke the holiday spirit, while also serving as the event’s key fundraising element – a silent auction will allow guests to bring home a carefully curated pieces.

Kips Bay education and after school programs will be the beneficiary of the auction, as well as the ticket sales from the event.

Sponsorship and ticket information is available here.

 

Image courtesy of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

Image courtesy of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

Date: Monday, December 7th, 2015

Location:

Christopher Guy Showroom

200 Lexington Avenue, New York Design Center

New York, NY 10016

Cultural Landscapes Explored at New Exhibit For A New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979

By samantha

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Illuminating and challenging all at once, the Grey Art Gallery’s newest exhibit explores a groundbreaking era in Japanese society: the 1970’s. A variety of mediums showcase the nation’s rapidly changing societal fabric, which include works by artists Ishuchi Miyako, Daido Moriyama, Jiro Takamatsu, and Shomei Tomatsu.

Momentous in its thematic discourse, as well as in presentation, the exhibit demonstrates the critical role visual language plays in portraying a society’s metamorphosis.

Image courtesy of the Japan Society.

Image courtesy of the Japan Society.

Date: October 9th-January 10th, 2016

Admission: General, $12; $10 Students & Seniors; Free for Japan Society members, children, & all Friday nights, 6-9PM.

Location:

333 East 47th Street

NY, NY 10017

Please visit the Japan Society website for more information.

Three-Dimensional Modernity: Picasso’s Sculptural Works on Display at MoMA

By samantha

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More than 100 of Picasso’s sculptural works are on display through February 7th at the MoMa. Although material and technique varies, each piece reflects the rule bending nature of Picasso’s artistic vision. Reinvention, freedom, and transformation serve as the collection’s thematic markers, while images of Picasso’s studio and artistic process provide context.

The first museum exhibition of Picasso’s works in nearly century, the exhibit can’t be missed.

Image courtesy of the MoMA.

Image courtesy of the MoMA.

Learn more here.

Date: Through February 7th, 2016

Location:

MoMa

11 West 53rd Street

NY, NY 10019

Shop for a Cause: DIFFA’s Pop Up Shop

By samantha

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Fanciful and fun, DIFFA’s Gift For Life Pop Up Shop will open its doors on December 2nd with an assortment of designer goodies perfect for anyone on your shopping list. The sales from the four-day long shop will benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and Gift For Life.

Organized by the Retail Design Institute’s New York Chapter, and designed by students from the Fashion Institute of Technology and LIM College, the boutique is more than just a place to shop—it’s a celebration of design’s larger role in giving back to the community. From top to bottom, the shop’s design is set to spread the mission of both Gift For Life and DIFFA, to combat HIV/AIDS, while also supporting its many service and prevention initiatives. Beautiful home décor and gift items have been generously donated by over thirty top designers, which include Robert Allen, Jonathan Adler, and Baccarat.

A private Opening Night Reception on World AIDS Day, December 1st, will take place from 6-9PM.

Image courtesy of DIFFA & Gift For Life.

Image courtesy of DIFFA & Gift For Life.

Find out more about how you can shop for a cause here.

Dates & Times:

December 2nd: 10AM-5PM

December 3rd: 10AM-7PM

December 4th: 10AM-5PM

December 5th: 11Am-4PM

Location:

Siegel-Stockman Showroom

126 West 25th Street (25th Street & The Avenue of the Americas)

NY, NY

Fab Holiday Pop In Shop

By samantha

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The city’s most poppin’ spot, the Lower East Side, will play host to Fab.com’s Holiday Pop-in Shop. From December 3rd-6th, the design-focused retailer can be found at 118 Orchard Street, greeting customers with drinks, treats, workshops, and over 150 hand picked gift options. You can choose from an array of events to get in the holiday spirit, which include a live installation by 3Doodler, a Friday happy hour with Brooklyn Brew shop, and a bracelet making class with jewelry designer Andrea Bocchio.

For a full listing of events, learn more here.

Image courtesy of Fab.com.

Image courtesy of Fab.com.

Dates: December 3rd-6th, 2015

Location:

118 Orchard Street

NY, NY 10002

Goop Mrkt: Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Columbus Circle

By samantha

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Consciously couple yourself with the holiday’s most talked about Pop-Up Shop: Goop Mrkt. Located at The Shops at Columbus Circle, this holiday treat has been curated to capture the essence of the holiday season. Renowned interior design firm Roman & Williams took the reigns on the design, offering the perfect setting to display an array of fantastic shoppable items. Gifts from Valentino x goop collection, vintage finds from Roman & Williams, as well as fashionable fittings from Carven and NLST all can be found at this holiday pop-up shop.

For a full list of offerings, see here.

Image courtesy of goop MRKT.

Image courtesy of goop MRKT.

Dates: November 23rd-December 24th, 2015

Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-7pm

 

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