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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the premier U.S. luxury design fair, is set to run from March 19–22, 2015, at New York City’s Piers 92 & 94, 55th Street and Twelfth Avenue. The show is produced by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI), a division of Vornado, in partnership with Architectural Digest and co-sponsored by The New York Times.
The show explores the world of design through inspiring installations, high-caliber programming, exciting special events, and more, (featuring more than 400 premium brands and covers a range of categories including: furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, flooring, rugs, carpets, electronics, ceramics, stone + tile, wall covering, lighting, outdoor products, building products and more). The show, open to both the design trade and consumers, has expanded this year, taking over adjacent spaces Pier 92 and Pier 94, together with DIFFA’s (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) showstopping DINING BY DESIGN. Popular areas such as Furniture & Furnishings, MADE, the SHOPS, and reFRESH will each feature a notably larger roster of new talent in addition to returning exhibitors like Scavolini, Ligne Roset + LV Wood, Orley Shabahang, PELLE, Asher Israelow, and Calico Wallpaper.
Show highlights include:
• Exhibitions by a diverse range of 400+ brands in the luxury home market— from Fortune 500 companies to artisanal studios.
• More than a dozen new complimentary panels and talks by leading talents in 21st-century design, including a keynote presentation by Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Margaret Russell and the celebrated New York Times Design Series.
• New international exhibitors from the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, and France.
• MADE—a juried show-within-a-show featuring artists and designers with limited-edition, custom, and one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings— welcomes 69 new exhibitors. It will be a showcase of talent from around the country (Austin, Brooklyn, Detroit, Nashville, Providence, Seattle, and more) and around the world. An expanded Los Angeles contingent at MADE will include Eric Trine, Parachute Home, Wolfum, 100xbtr, Brendan Ravenhill, Ria Leigh, Elyse Graham, BROOK&LYN, Mimi Jung, and Lewis Mauk. Additionally, more than 30 businesses exhibiting are women-owned or -run.
• Furniture & Furnishings is expanding its coverage of contemporary and classic furniture, rugs, lighting, textiles, smart electronics, art, and more. New and returning exhibitors include The Future Perfect, Dorya USA, Sonance,Martha Sturdy, Hubbardton Forge, Townsend Design, Valitalia, Marc Phillips Rugs, and more.
• reFRESH features the largest collection of luxury kitchen, bath, and building products in North America. The section comprises more than 130 brands with products that include state-of-the-art kitchen appliances; cabinetry; hard surfaces; wall coverings; lighting; sink, shower, and tub fittings; windows and doors; and more. Among the new exhibitors are Bauformat, Rohl, andBauformat, Rohl,, to name a few.
• A range of new show amenities, including two show lounges, new gourmet food purveyors in special areas on the show floor, and the SHOPS retail section, which offers products available for immediate purchase.
• DIFFA‘s celebrated DINING BY DESIGN exhibit is expanding and relocating to Pier 92. A portion of the proceeds from all Architectural Digest Home Design Show ticket sales will benefit DIFFA.
Thursday, March 19, 11 A.M.–7 P.M., Open to Design Trade and VIP Consumer Ticket Holders Admission is complimentary for design-trade members who register online (requires two forms of professional credentials) and includes a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest. On-site design-trade tickets are $40. VIP Consumer tickets ($95) include exclusive access to Design Trade Day, a gift bag, a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest, and admission to a cocktail reception from 5–7 P.M.
All tickets include free admission to DIFFA‘s DINING BY DESIGN table viewing at Pier 92. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit DIFFA. Please note, DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN will close at 3PM on Thursday. Tickets are good for re-entry throughout the duration of the show.
Friday and Saturday, March 20–21, 11 A.M.–7 P.M., Open to the Public
Sunday, March 22, 10 A.M.–6 P.M., Open to the Public Online tickets are $30 tickets and include a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest. On-site tickets are $40. All tickets include free admission to DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN at Pier 92. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit DIFFA. Tickets are good for re-entry throughout the duration of the show.
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at rick of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide