AD Design Show Highlights MADE Exhibitors

The 18th Architectural Digest Design Show is slated to kick off on March 21st for a 4-day run at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City. In a celebration of residential and hospitality design, the AD Design Show brings 400 of the most popular brands together in a fun environment geared toward industry professionals and everyday consumers.

The upcoming event is poised to be the biggest yet and is expected to draw in nearly 40,000 attendees. Virtually every design category is represented at the AD Design Show, from home appliances and children’s furniture to outdoor furnishings and prefab homes. Each brand falls under one of four categories: Furnish, Refresh, Made, and Shops.  

What can you expect to experience at the AD Design Show? Attendees can walk through intricate vignettes designed by the industry’s top names, attend informational seminars, and see special appearances.

For 2019, the MADE category is taking center stage. “From emerging artists to international studios, attendees will be able to peruse handcrafted, limited-edition, and one-of-a-kind furnishings, textiles, decorative pieces, and accessories from over 170 artists and designers who are making waves in their respective fields.”

Event organizers are excited to highlight 50 women-owned businesses under the MADE umbrella, including Bari Ziperstein of BZippy & Co, ceramist Lydia Johnson, and Rachel Robinson of durodeco. “As designers, ceramists, architects, designers, metal workers, artists, and more, these industry leaders are pushing boundaries and furthering their craft through creative exploration,” notes a representative from Architectural Digest.

MADE will also celebrate innovative, on-trend brands from across the country in states like Pennsylvania (Wren & Cooper and Ovuud) and California (Siemon & Salazar, Krane Home, Kudd:krig HOME).

The trends showcased in MADE forecast what’s to come in the coming season. For 2019, expect to see an increase in minimalism-inspired looks, ash and other lighter woods, and more glass than in years past. Be on the lookout for works from the event’s most exciting vendors such as Anony, Fernweh Woodworking, Tracey Glover Studio, Elizabeth Lyons Glass, and Stickbulb.

Tickets to the AD Design Show are $32 online and $45 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $95. Design professionals receive free admission with valid proof of credentials.  Proceeds from each ticket purchase will benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids.

Images courtesy of Novità Communications

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