A Preview of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show for 2012

A Preview of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show for 2012


Can anything prepare you for the kind of remarkable experience the annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will give you this March? Probably not.

This prestigious design show has established itself as one of the best in the nation. However, you might ask, “Do I have to be an architect to attend and enjoy this design show?”

Absolutely not.

Home designers, homeowners, trade professionals, retailers and anyone who is passionate about design will delight in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show for its enormous representation of design brands and custom-made, unique pieces that can’t be found elsewhere. Among other magnificent attractions, The New York Times sponsors a fascinating Designer Seminar Series that makes this design show unforgettable.

Exemplary Collection of Home Design Brands

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show four-day event features hundreds of manufacturers, galleries, designers and artists, and showcases services and products for the luxury design market. New and established brands show off their choicest work — from design styles to one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings. Don’t be surprised if you hear yourself saying, “I simply have to have that!


Already in its fourth year, the MADE section has quickly become a, if not the, highlight of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. MADE provides individual artists and designers of limited edition, exclusive, handcrafted, collectable objects and furnishings with an occasion to promote themselves at the design show. Instead of being lost among corporate production brands, MADE exhibitors show their phenomenal work with a voice entirely their own, making them impossible to miss.

New York Times Designer Seminar Series

If you can manage some time away from the unbelievable booths and galleries at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show you’d find The New York Times seminars more than worthwhile. Attend the “Future of the Home” seminar, which takes an in-depth look at the major trends the industry sees for homes in 2020; or learn about using colors to create personality, incorporating art skillfully, or how to manage small-space interiors effectively.

Whether you’re an architect, designer, retailer or homeowner looking for fresh inspiration or a unique centerpiece, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show will not only introduce you to the finest array of designs, items and furnishings, but will equip you with the best tricks, tips and trends to further your design aspirations.

But wait, there’s more…

We asked Troy Hanson of the AD Show what stands out from his perspective this year and this is what he had to say:

“Attendees at the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will find thousands of products from more than 400 exhibitors including the latest in furniture, lighting, kitchens & bathrooms, fabrics, floor coverings and more.  The MADE section, in its largest configuration to date, welcomes independent designers and artisans of original, handmade, fine art objects and furnishings.  New at the Show this year is ‘reFRESH’, a section dedicated to high-end manufacturers of luxury kitchen, bath and building products, and a Fabric Exhibition which highlights major textile brands showing their latest lines.

In addition to product exhibits, attendees can enjoy complimentary design seminars, consultations with members of The New AD100 list, wine and food tastings, book signings, special events and more.  While at Pier 94, don’t miss DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN NY, an extravaganza of creative and awe-inspiring dining installations created by the industry’s most iconic influencers. For full details, visitADHomeDesignShow.com.”

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