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The Decoration & Design Building
Fall Market “DESIGN 2020”
October 16-17, 2019

Opposite Photo:
Norma Kamali

Photos Courtesy of Lawlor Media: ©Kitty Dadi





Scott Sanders, Candice Bergen, Steven Stolman,
©Kitty Dadi

Keynotes by Avenue, Luxe Interiors + Design, House & Garden, and Interiors magazines - Speakers Included Candice Bergen and Norma Kamali

The Decoration & Design Building (DDB) hosted its Fall Market, DESIGN 2020, at the iconic headquarters of all things design in New York. The two-day market blended a retrospective glance at design by the decades and an examination of how the 2010s completely changed our industry, with a peek forward at what to expect in the next decade of design. Owner, Charles S. Cohen opened the two-day trade-only event with his perspective of the future of design resulting from the design headquarters’ carefully curated programming and discussion. The Fall Market included six star-studded Keynotes and one Special Program, 20 In-Showroom Programs, four Cocktail Receptions, 11 Experiential Events, and over 100 Open Houses. Teasing out the pillar principles that will continue to define the design conversation - technology, sustainability, social responsibility, innovation, and collaboration among them - the all-access two-day event provided captivating insight, practical intelligence, and actionable advice as we collectively braced for the profound impact these topics created in the years to come.

Events of special note:

• Keynote: IF WALLS COULD TALK: Historic House, Modern Family Restoring Landmark Properties at Stark, Suite 1102. Celebrated actor, author and activist Candice Bergen, recipient of this year’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society and two-time Kips Bay Decorator Show House designer Scott Sanders held a lively conversation moderated by designer and author Steven Stolman. Topics covered were: Ms. Bergen’s several landmarked homes, her passion for preservation (and more!) and a sneak peek at a spectacular landmarked Palm Beach estate that Mr. Sanders has just restored and enlivened for a young family. Following the presentation, there was a prosecco reception, and a Candice Bergen book signing.

• Special Program: Sustainability and Wellness are the Future of Design, at Gloster, Suite 1601. Interiors magazine Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet held an enlightening discussion on the rise of sustainability and wellness and their influences on the design industry. They looked beyond yoga rooms and green furnishings to the true core of sustainable building and design, with experts who are taking a fresh perspective on integrating wellness into their design repertoire and process. Guests discovered why these holistic tenets are integral to design’s future with panelists: Adam Rolston, Creative Director of INC Studio, the firm behind the luxe, eco-friendly 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge; emerging design talent Laurence Carr and iconic fashion designer, disruptor and wellness advocate, Norma Kamali.

Other industry leading participants included: Adam Rolston, Alex Papachristidis, Ali Grosslight, Amy Figueroa, Andrew Cotgrov, Arianne Biton, Ashley Darryl, Austin Handler, Beth Diana Smith, Brittany Chevalier McIntyre, Caleb Anderson, Candice Bergen, Carl Dellatore, Celeste Alexander, Chad Stark, Charlotte Richmond, Dani Arps, Dara Caponigro, David Bright, David Harber, David Kleinberg, Dennis Sarlo, DJ Carey, Edward Farrel, Elaine Santos, Elizabeth Swartz, Emma Redmayne, Eric Cohler, Eric Chang, Erika Heet, Erinn Valencich, Garrow Kedigian, Hatta Byng, Iris Dankner, Jacqueline Terrebonne, Jake Baer, Jared Miller, Jarret Yoshida, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Jessica Geller, Jessica Schuster, JoAnn Arcenal, John Eason, Johnson Hartig, Joy Moyler, Joyce Romanoff, Julie Marraud des Grottes, Kaitlin Petersen, Katharine Earnhardt, Kathryn Given, Kati Curtis, Keia McSwain, Kendall Wilkinson, Klaus Baer, Krissa Rossbund, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, Laura Bohn, Laurence Carr, Lindsey Shook, Lonni Paul, Lori Weitzner, Lucinda Loya, Madeline Stuart, Maggie Keats, Mark Epstein, Michael Cox, Michael Dawkins, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Michael Mitchell, Nicole Gibbons, Norma Kamali, Patti Carpenter, Raffaele Fabrizio, Randy Fiser, Rayman Boozer, Renee Ogaki, Robert Couturier, Robin Baron, Rush Jenkins, Sabine Rothman, Sandra Funk, Scott Sanders, Sergio Dall'Olio, Sheila Bridges, Stacey Bewkes, Stephen Elrod, Steven Fanuka, Steven Stolman, Tamara Rosenthal, Taylor Spellman, Tina Ramchandani, Tyler Hamilton Larmee, Tyler Hill, Vern Yip, Vicente Wolf, Virginia Toledo, Virginia Tupker, Wendy Goodman, Wesley Moon, and William Norwich; in conversation with Aspire Design and Home, Avenue, Business of Home, C&G Media Group, California Home & Design, Curated Quarters, Dering Hall, Galerie, House & Garden, Interiors, Luxe Interiors + Design, The Magazine ANTIQUES, New York Magazine, and Traditional Home.


Punctuating the information-rich schedule of programming were the six star-studded Keynotes and one unprecedented Special Program. Each examined topics that will shape our industry as we move into the next decade of design. From technology's effect on the human experience to inspiring social change and celebrating history while embracing the future, all influencing how we live today, at home, at work, and at play.

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