NEW YORK - The 18th annual Architectural Digest Design Show opened in New York City last month to more than 400 design brands, 170 artists and designers, and 40,000 design enthusiasts, homeowners, and professionals. Held in Manhattan's Piers 92 & 94, the four-day show featured the best in interior design, furnishings, handmade decor, appliances, and more.
Products from the world's leading design brands filled nearly 200,000 square feet of exhibit space - all coming together in a carefully curated presentation of design.
Once again particularly exciting was the show’s MADE section, which featured juried galleries of more than 170 artists and designers. From local artists to international studios, the section showcased original art, fine furniture, sculpture, textiles, and lighting – all available for purchase or special order. The show had more than 70 new makers participate in the section this year.
The Architectural Digest Design Show is one of the few industry tradeshows where the general public is free to roam the floor. To complement, a new concept was added: the "cash and carry market", which allowed hundreds of items to be sold on the spot.
“Consumers can seek inspiration for their design projects but also pick up something they fall in love with and take it home with them,” said Benjamin Reynaert, senior style and market editor for Architectural Digest.
“This is one of the only design trade shows in the world that welcomes consumers inside,” he said.
There was an array of exceptionally-crafted wooden furniture on display. Some of our favorites can be seen in the slideshow above.
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