Posted in Events, News on 27 February, 2017

The Architectural Digest Design Show (ADDS) has announced four days of programming curated for the design trade and the public, taking place March 16–19, 2017. Hosted in the newly located Jenn-Air Master Class Studio, the show’s two-part seminar program will feature talks with more than 40 top tastemakers. Architectural Digest hosts the first series of talks exclusively for members of the design trade on March 16, followed by three days of conversations for all show goers, covering everything from designer secrets and hands-on tips to inspirational projects and important trends.

Thursday, March 16 Trade Day Programming:

Noon–1 P.M.: Who’s Afraid of the Contemporary Art Market? With Architectural Digest West Coast Editor Mayer Rus moderating a conversation with architect William T. Georgis, art advisor Kim Heirston, and curator Yvonne Force Villareal on navigating the big bucks, labyrinthine world of contemporary art.

2–3 P.M.: What will the Market Bear? With Rus returning to the stage to talk with AD100 designer Anthony Ingrao and dealers Evan Snyderman and Suzanne Demisch about the current market for top-tier vintage and contemporary design.

4–5 P.M.: Keynote Presentation. Superstar Design: A Conversation with Amy Astley and Martyn Lawrence Bullard with Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Amy Astley sitting down with LA-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard for an intimate look at the dynamics of creating homes for some of the world’s most high-profile celebrities, including Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, Ellen Pompeo, and Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian.

Friday, March 17–Sunday, March 19 Programming:

The weekend will offer attendees a window into the world of design —from interiors and landscapes to theatre and fashion. With nine carefully crafted topics, the panel discussions will feature inspiration and insight from residential experts and hospitality leaders in their respective fields. The star-studded cast of presenters includes leading design principals David Rockwell, Matthew Berman, Mary McDonald, Michael Suomi, Vicente Wolf, Madeline Stuart, and Edmund Hollander; stylemakers Ken Fulk, Laura Dowling, and Lela Rose; tastemakers Tim Gunn and Genevieve Gorder; renovation gurus Stephen Fanuka, Jason Cameron, and Jean Brownhill; and master craftsmen Lora Appleton, Ara Levon Thorose, Kim Markel, and Cody Hoyt. Sessions will be moderated by lifestyle editors, authors, and design authorities.

In addition to the programming on the centre stage, exhibitors across the show will feature a variety of in-booth events, including culinary demonstrations with chefs from around the world, book signings, product presentations, and more.

The full schedule of topics and presenters will be available online Monday, February 27. Programs are included with the cost of admission, but seating is limited. Tickets to the show are available online at Design trade can register online for complimentary admission. The on-site ticket fee for trade is $40. General (consumer) admission is $30 online and $40 at the door. Ticket price includes full access to the exhibition hall, DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN table viewing (co-located at Pier 92), programs and panels in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio, and many more daily special events. Those purchasing tickets for the show at can opt in to be automatically entered for a chance to win a Jenn-Air® professional kitchen valued at $26,000. A portion of the proceeds of all ticket sales benefits DIFFA Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. For additional updates, visit or follow the Architectural Digest Design Show on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Media can visit the show’s online pressroom at to download press releases and announcements. The site features a comprehensive list of exhibitor profiles, complete with images and product details.

About the Architectural Digest Design Show

The 16th annual Architectural Digest Design Show, held from March 16–19 at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, showcases the best in the design and luxury market. The four-day fair features more than 400 premium brands and covers a range of categories, including: accessories, appliances, art, beds, building products, carpets & rugs, children’s furniture, closet systems, connected home, design services, electronics, fireplaces, flooring, furniture, hardware, lighting, metalwork & stairs, outdoor furnishings, paint, prefab homes, safes, spas, stone & tile, tabletop, wall coverings, windows & doors, and window treatments. From product launches to special events to panel discussions with top design leaders on a variety of topics, the show is a must-attend for the industry’s professionals and discerning consumers. The Architectural Digest Design Show is produced by The Mart, a Vornado Property and hosted by Architectural Digest.

About Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest (AD) is the international authority on design and architecture. AD provides exclusive access to the world’s most beautiful homes and the fascinating people who live in them, bringing its audience a wealth of information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products; its AD100 list of top architects and designers is one of the industry’s most relied-upon indexes of talent. Every day Architectural Digest inspires millions of affluent readers to redesign and refresh their lives through a multiplatform presence that includes print and digital editions, social media, signature events, and the brand’s website,


DIFFA Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organisations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct-care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at risk of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., mobilising the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organisation into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that working together provided more than $42 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organisations nationwide.

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