Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I had the pleasure of attending a fairly new trade show on the scene, the Boutique Design New York (BDNY). Now in its fourth year, BDNY is combined with the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS) making it America's largest trade fair and forum focused on the hospitality industry. 

This trade show presents over 325 exhibitors of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, and bath and spa materials. BDNY attracts 5,000+ designers, architects, purchasing executives and developers in addition to hotel owners and operations who also attend IHMRS. This year's BDNY leveraged its growth spurt with two floors of products as well as 10 panel discussions and interactive workshops including the signature Owners' Grill Session. 

This has become one of my favorite trade shows because it features both experiential and practical aspects of hospitality design with some of the most innovative products available. The resources I glean from this show provides unique products and ideas to present to my clients for residential design as well.

Here are some of my notable favorite finds:
Art on Metal by Angela Cameron Fine Art 
Swivel Chair (spins 360 degrees) by Astoria Compass
Astoria Compass
Blue Coast Furniture
Bodie Swivel Chair by Grand Rapids Chair Company
Seating (4 chairs make a circular banquette) by Charter Furniture
Custom Resin Vanity by Neo Metro
Mandy Li Furniture
Custom Wall Installation by Lusive Designs
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Dresser by Koket
Faucets by Vola for Hastings Tile & Bath
Real Cork Upholstery by Wolf Gordon 
Astoria Compass
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Until the next BDNY, happy trend spotting...

Peace and Blessings,


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