The Architectural Digest Design Show Will Unveil the Latest Home Fashions

As we spring into a new season, it’s time to think about refreshing our homes. Whether it’s a new vase or a complete redo, you can get plenty of ideas and inspiration at the 2019 Architectural Digest Design Show, scheduled for Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24, at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City.

The Architectural Digest Design Show is a favorite of the Design NJ staff. We’re looking forward to scouting out the latest trends in furniture, rugs, lighting, kitchen and bath appliances and more. We’ll be featuring them in upcoming print issues and blogs so stay tuned. Better yet, you can visit the show yourself! It’s open only to the design trade and VIP ticket holders on March 21 and then opens to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 22-23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24.

Here are just some of the introductions we’re looking forward to seeing up close.

1. Made of Steel

Stainless steel interiors and premium finishes make refrigerators in the Monolith line by Liebherr Appliances easy to clean, germ resistant and long lasting. The company has expands the line to include 36-inch refrigerators and freezers …

Steel interiors promote easy cleaning, germ resistance and durability in the Monolith line of refrigerators by Liebherr Appliances.

… You can also think about stainless steel in a more artistic sense, thanks to David Harber. The renowned British designer will introduce the Alveare Wall, his newest masterpiece. The eye-catching, kaleidoscopic panel of stainless-steel apertures was created using a process that took Haber years to perfect.

A closeup view of designer David Harber’s Alveare Wall sculpture.

2. Soft but Durable

The new Azulina Home collection of handwoven fabric will launch at the show. Shown is black and white “Salento.” Inspired by organic textures and the feel of loom-made textiles, company founder Melissa Moriarty works in partnership with artisan co-ops and family-run mills in Colombia to produce the soft-to-the-touch collection of fabrics, throws and pillows as well as baskets, rugs and mats …

Black and white striped “Salento” is from a new line of fabric by Azulina Home.

… Enjoy soft-as-a-sweater seating in the Purl settee and ottoman by duradeco. The cherry frames  hold cushions in two shades of gray-blue merino wool yarn. The sides are etched glass. Other wood selections and wool colors are available.

The settee and ottoman by duradeco feature cushions of merino wool yarn reminiscent of a knit sweater.

3. New Takes on Classic Shapes

The “Orbis” collection by Studio Endo calls to mind straight-line chandeliers. But this updated design was inspired by the orbital rings and hexagonal cloud pattern of Saturn, with lighting lining the wood frames …

The “Orbis” collection by Studio Endo features lighting that lines the wood frames.

… The “Solar Chandelier” by NEA Studio may have traditional lines, but its pedigree is contemporary and eco-friendly. The chandelier hangs from transparent wire and is made from photovoltaic modules that power LED bulbs to illuminate translucent materials of different kinds. The design incorporates environmental technology while providing ambient lighting and projecting interesting shadow patterns.

The “Solar Chandelier” by NEA Studio is eco-friendly while providing ambient lighting.

4. The Cyclist & the Ballerina

Personal passions can influence products designed for the home. The Harley Faucet Collection by Graff, for example, derives from the stylings of classic motorcycles, fusing an industrial aesthetic with detail work nostalgic of the all-American icons …

The iconic motorcycle brand inspired the Harley Faucet Collection by Graff. Perfect for bathrooms attached to man caves and she sheds of motorcycle enthusiasts.

… A product inspired by a perhaps more genteel passion, the Relevé Dining Table by Vonnegut Kraft was inspired by a ballet dancer’s pointed stance, sturdily posed and arched outward, like the legs of the white oak table.

A ballet dancer’s stance inspired the legs of the Relevé Dining Table by Vonnegut Kraft.

5. Emerald Dreams

A rich, verdant emerald shade is finding its way onto products for every room of the home. In the kitchen, for example, True Refrigeration introduces emerald, a color that promotes wellbeing, balance and harmony. The company says the color showcases its commitment to offering homeowners and designers unparalleled style and design flexibility along with exceptional performance …

Emerald promotes wellbeing, balance and harmony, a spokesman for True Refrigeration says.

… On the softer side of emerald, handmade pillows and throws by Laine + Alliage look right at home for spring and summer. The company says its design philosophy is to “allow for colors, textures and shapes to magically harmonize into beautiful pieces.”

Silk and linen fabrics in complementary shades comprise the Block collection by Laine + Alliage.

6. In the Pink

Not quite as prevalent as emerald but every bit as appealing, pink is also making inroads into home furnishings and accessories. As if to welcome spring, the Branching Magnolia Centerpiece by Elizabeth Lyons is solid forged bronze with hand-sculpted magnolia blossoms in different phases of blooming. 36 inches high and wide. Also available as a chandelier and in blue/violet …

Each design by Elizabeth Lyons is unique and customized for the space.

… Serve in style with the Waffle Slab Cocktail Tray by Talbot & Yoon. The resin tray in Brutalist style is cast in resin with solid brass handles.

The Waffle Slab Cocktail Tray can be used informally for breakfast in bed or at parties for family and friends.