NEW YORK—Rugs featuring Queen Elizabeth and Japanese Washi paper room dividers are featured at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Yesterday was the first day the event was open to the general public and there is plenty to see. The latest in kitchen and bath design, furniture manufacturing and textiles is showcased alongside rows of artisans—several from Brooklyn—who make everything from handcrafted wood case goods to concrete yard ornaments that look like walnuts and cherries. Industrial chic is everywhere, and fabulous contemporary lighting and creative uses of reclaimed wood abound. The annual DIFFA Dining by Design showcase featuring fabulous dining room installations is an added bonus.
The show runs from March 22 to March 25 at Pier 94.
All photos by Arts Observer
Above, More than 400 brands are participating in the interior design show. Top of page, Furnishings by BDDW.
Royal Mail stamp rugs featuring the Queen of England.
Clocks by Brooklyn woodworker Palo Samko.
Outdoor cast stone ornaments by C.A. Johnson, designed for various uses including flanking door entries, as finials on staircases and adorning pools area. From left, quince, walnut and cherry.
Work by Spanish artist Fuente Fuentes at the Envie booth.
Porcelain vases by Justin Tielhet.
Food-safe platters by Brent Comber who used downed tree to created objects. Each platter has a handwritten story on the back describing the source of the wood. The platters are presented on a painted birch branch display made specifically for the show that took Comber six days to complete.
Case goods furniture by Bart Niswonger.
Brooklyn furniture and design studio Analog Modern.
Hand-woven blankets and pillows created with handmade textiles from D. Bryant Archie Textiles.
“Wharton High Desk” made of walnut. Library-style desk made in the midwest with the “bare hands” of Geoffrey Keating.