Show Business: 8 Reasons to Love The Architectural Digest Design Show

Last Thursday, the Design NJ team spent the day at the 2019 Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City. Design NJ is a proud media sponsor of this show, and we’re always thrilled to see the latest and greatest products on display and the energy and enthusiasm of attendees. This year was no different. Here are a few things that caught our attention.

1. Interesting Alliances:

Exciting new partnerships have brought about outstanding new products for the home.

This carpet, with its swoon-worthy swerves, is the result of a collaboration between Warp & Weft and Workshop/APD.

This is Julia Semikina of Warp & Weft relaxing at the booth.

Benjamin Moore teamed up with nonprofit The Alpha Workshops to create a hand-painted wallpaper collection.

Capsule Collection

2. International Appeal:

Global interaction brings about extraordinary innovation.

Fisher & Paykel , a New Zealand-based company, exhibited a virtually invisible dishwasher.

The integrated dish drawer dishwasher disappears into the cabinetry.

Arther, which is headquartered in Mexico, uses age-old craftsmanship techniques and modern materials to create unique pieces.

Ignacio Hernandez of Arther, whose father started the company, shows off a hand-carved console.

3. Local Treasures:

Garden State entrepreneurs were well represented at the show.

Tempaper, purveyor of removable wallpaper, is headquartered in Brick.

Julia Au and Jennifer Matthews from Tempaper

JM Lifestyles, inventor of WoodForm® Concrete is based in Randolph.

It looks like wood, but it’s not.

4. Appliances worthy of James Bond:

This Jennair refrigerator features a lustrous obsidian interior.

Sleek, sexy, sophisticated – adjectives not often associated with a refrigerator.

5. Pleasingly Presented Plants:

Opiary offers “living sculptures.”

Plus a goldfish!

6. Design Straight From Mother Nature:

NEA Studio’s Algae Lamps can be used singly as a pendant or grouped together to form a chandelier.

You guys, it’s seaweed!

7. Items with an Ethereal Aura:

The folks at Facture Studio produce contemporary pieces with a distinctive look.

Molded resin creates a silky, smooth finish.

8. Art for Both Indoors and Out:

David Harber’s Mantle sculpture works as both a light feature and a water feature.

Gilding on the interior makes this a true golden globe.

Look for our AD Show product roundup in the August/September issue of Design NJ!