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Greetings from Milan! This month is ramping up for one of the busiest times in the design calendar. Get your feet wet with these festive events.


Salone Internazionale del Mobile

No rest for the design weary at this year’s Salone in Milan—yet again. With 2400 exhibitors at the exhibition center in Rho alone, and dozens of exhibitions, events, and parties taking place around the city, it’s exhausting just thinking about it. From Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s glass panel furniture to Marc Newson’s eyeware collection, this year’s show is set to deliver delightful twists from established names, alongside the debut of exciting new talent. For those traipsing around town and wanting to know where to take short breathers, Design-Calendar has put together a (real) Milan insider’s list of the best places to stop in to relax and refuel—if only for a Salone second. Check it out!

When: Tuesday, April 8 to Sunday, April 13, 2014

Where: All over Milan




AIA NY Chapter Honors & Awards Luncheon

It’s that time of year when the AIA New York Chapter raises a collective glass to its handsome new crop of Honor recipients and Design Award winners. At this year’s luncheon, to be held in the soaring interiors of Cipriani Wall Street, Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi will receive the Medal of Honor, while Metropolis’ Susan Szenasy and architect David Burney will be recognized for their valuable contributions to the community. All 35 winning projects from the 2014 AIANY Design Awards will be displayed at the Center for Architecture from April 23 to June 17, 2014.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Reception: 11:30AM, Lunch: 12:30PM

Where: Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St, NYC




Design on a Dime

When: VIP Opening Night Preview: Thursday, April 24, 2014, VIP access at 5:30PM

Public Sale: Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St, NYC


We’re excited to attend Design on a Dime again, a hugely popular interior design event that is celebrating its 10th anniversary. All profits from the sale of donated product will go towards the Housing Works initiative “Get A Room,” a program that creates housing for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. This year’s event will benefit the Hull Street Residence project to provide comfortable housing for 30 individuals. George Oliphant, Bloomingdales, and Elle Décor are just a few of the big designers and brands participating. Come see the collection of dazzling design vignettes and enjoy 50-70% discounts on an array of interior products.




We’re also headed to Las Vegas for Coverings, the big annual ceramic tile and natural stone trade show featuring exhibitors from over 50 countries and a comprehensive conference program covering (no pun intended) a diverse range of industry topics. This year’s speakers include: Randy Fiser, EVP and CEO of ASID, who will deliver a kind of State of the Union of the design industry; Leatrice Eisenman from the Pantone Color Institute, whose visual presentation will demonstrate trends in color and styling; and Eric Astrachan from the Tile Council of North America, who, together with Luciano Galassini from Ceramics of Italy, will discuss current “hot issues” in tile standards and design, to name a few.

When: Tuesday, April 29 to Friday, May 2, 2014

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas




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