NEW YORK—A home and interior design expo was held in New York at Pier 94, Manhattan from March 26 -- 29.
Designers showcased everything from computerized revolving drawers mounted inside bedroom walls to clear polyester film you can apply to your windows to reduce heat from the sun.
The event marked the fourth year that Architectural Digest Magazine hosted the event. Artists, designers, artisans, and business owners from around the country attended to present the latest and in interior design and home renovation products.
Dining by Design hosted a separate segment that will be touring the nation following their New York debut, which coincided with the Home Design Show. Their works consisted of various dining arrangements, some were not too different from an ordinary kitchen, while others offered elaborate works, some even included massive arrangements of live flowers that take days to construct.
Author and designer Jerry Sibal was showing his latest creation and selling his new book, “An Affair to Remember.” Sibal’s display featured a clear acrylic table with ten matching clear seats. A close to 10-foot tall piece consisting of pink orchids wrapped around a wooden base was at the center of the table. It featured iridescent acrylic butterflies that shimmered and changed colors as you walked by.
Sibal, who grew up in Manila, Philippines, decided to go with a vertical arrangement due to space restrictions. “They only gave me Eleven by Eleven feet,” she said.
Dan Venet had a booth with a very effective demonstration method. A glass box containing a heat lamp was out in front of his display, the glass directly in front of the bulb too hot to touch—too hot to even hold your hand near. He asked passersby to hold their hand close to it then he would slide a sample of his product between your hand and the heat source, effectively blocking nearly all the heat.
His product was a polyester window film that went through an ionization process that embeds microscopic metal pieces in the material, which remains perfectly clear. It can then be fitted over a window. According to Venet, “90 percent of the sun’s heat can be effectively blocked” by it.
Other displays included classical and contemporary artists work, lighting, furniture, and an antique section. Cooking demonstrations were also held throughout the weekend.