• Reopening of The Met’s British Galleries
    415 5th Avenue Between 37th and, E 38th St, New York, NY 10016

Echoing The Met’s 150th-anniversary year, the 10 galleries will finally open the 2nd of March after a two-years renovation of roughly $22 million.
The space has been re-designed by Roman & William, the AD100 design firm led by the duo Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer. The couple is behind such projects as La Mercerie, or le Coucou among others. The galleries are obviously still devoted to British sculpture, design, and decorative arts between 1500 and 1900 but with a fresh new narrative on the period, focusing on daring entrepreneurial spirit and complex history exploring the trade between artists, manufacturers, and retailers that shaped British design over the years.

The collection will include new acquisitions, particularly works from the 19th century that were purchased with this project in mind.

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State bed from Hampton Court Castle, ca. 1698 Courtesy of the Met
  • Mario Buatta: Under the Influence Colefax & Fowler, The English Country House and American Interior Design
    March 9, 2020
    170 East 70th Street – New York -10021

Come to learn the influence of John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster’s creation of the English Country House style on the extremely popular interiors of Mario Buatta. The panel will include Roger Jones, Director of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler; Emily Evans Eerdmans, Design Historian; Marian McEvoy, Editor of and Contributor to Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and French Vogue; and Angus Wilkie, Author and Antiques Dealer

Mario Buatta contributed a lot to the English Country House Style and became famous for his “old-fashioned” interiors, impregnated with a strong love for history, and more particularly of the early 19th century. His rooms are colorful, full of flowers or chinoiseries, very eye-catching in opposition to the common whitness of so many homes.

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  • Architectural Digest Show – March 19-22, 2020
    PIER 94 – 55th Street at 12th Avenue – New York City 10019

The 19th annual Design Show will take place at Pier 94 during 4 days and will gather more than 400 brands  and approximately 40,000 design aficionados, professionals or simple enthusiasts in search for products, resources and possibilities. 

The AD Show will propose design seminars, culinary demonstrations, and special appearances as well as thousands of products from furniture, accessories or lighting among others to shop. 

Come take a look at the modern pieces of Malcom Maljer, the Baltimore-based designer, or Zal Divecha’s paper artworks or Simon John’s sculptural furniture and grab the wonderful spirit of creativity that infuses this place.

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  • DIFFA by DesignMarch 26-March 28
    415 5th Avenue Between 37th and, E 38th St, New York, NY 10016

DIFFA stands for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and aim at supporting fight against HIV/AIDS. DIFFA annual fundraiser DINING BY DESIGN will be replaced this year by a 3 days of interactive experiences, workshops, a cash-and-carry boutique as well as some panel discussions. Proceeds from DIFFA by Design will support DIFFA’s fight against HIV/AIDS.

DIFFA BY DESIGN will invite local and international architects, designers, manufacturers, retailers, and other creatives to transform raw spaces into an immersive exhibit.

Tickets are also available for the DBD Gala Chef’s Tasting Menu, held on Thursday, March 28 which will gather renowned designers, architects, and innovators

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  • Small Cool Experience – Industry City, home to the Brooklyn Design District – New York City
    Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, April 510 a.m. – 6 p.m.Sessions at 10 a.m.,12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

Apartment Therapy, the famous lifestyle and interior design media is organizing their first shoppable live event: The Small/Cool Experience that is supposed to launch their Small/Cool annual contest.20 designers will create 20 spaces, among them Emily Henderson, Nate Berkus or Mikel Welch. The public will have the chance to buy every item from brands as West Elm, Chasing Paper, MakeSpace etc.Apartment Therapy will donate the majority of the leftovers items to a nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity New York City.   

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  • Eileen Gray: Spotlight on Eileen Gray’s Materials, A Gallery Tour Series, Architecture – April 15, 2020
    Bard Graduate Center Gallery – 18 West 86th Street – Manhattan, NY 10024

This tour lead by Caroline Constant, honorary member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland will review Eileen Gray’s Architecture at The Bard Graduate School exhibition, running February 29–July 12. 

Gray was one of the few women professionally involved in design and architecture prior to World War II. She’s considered a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture, in the same manner as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe or Marcel Breuer. 

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Eileen Gray circa 1910
Glass Salon designed by Paul Ruaud with furniture by Eileen Gray