The Best New Décor at the Architectural Digest Design Show
The Architectural Digest Design Show is in full swing this weekend at Manhattan’s Piers 92 and 94, and I visited the show to scope out the best of what’s new in the world of interior design. Showcasing the work of 400 brands, both independent makers and established manufacturers, the show brings together the country’s top talent and thousands of home products, including furniture, accessories, lighting, and art.
I came, I saw, I conquered, and I was excited to see new product releases from brands I’ve loved for a long time, as well as to discover artisans and makers I’d never heard of. Scroll below to shop my favorite discoveries from the show. And if you’re in New York, stop by! The four-day show runs through Sunday, March 20.
Flavor Paper Wild Thing (price upon request)
A collaboration with New York–based interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, Brooklyn wallpaper company Flavor Paper’s new design “Wild Thing” was one of the most captivating products at the show. A digitally printed tropical jungle–style wallpaper, it’s a fresh, vibrant version of the popular banana-leaf wallpapers with a playful large scale.
Niche Pod Modern Chandelier ($7695)
Niche’s Pod Modern Chandelier is a truly eye-catching fixture that stopped me in my tracks. Its hand-blown glass shades are available in a range of hues, including amber, chocolate, crystal, gray, plum, sapphire, and smoke. And it’s available in several metal finishes: brushed aluminum, polished aluminum, and satin brass.
Luca Nichetto for De La Espada Laurel Side Table ($1115)
With a painted and hand-polished HDF cone that seems to balance weightlessly above a wooden cylinder base, Luca Nichetto for De La Espada’s Laurel Side Table will bring a bit of geometry and artfulness to your living room. The only question is on which surface should you set your drink?
Aleman/Moore Copa Grande Transitions Stool ($2700)
In the beach house of my dreams, I’d have a few of these stools by Aleman/Moore. Made of hand-dyed blue and natural wheat straw braid sewn into graduating stripes, they’re the perfect balance of coastal and modern. Not crazy about blue? The brand offers 25 different colors of straw.
Bower C Lights (price upon request)
They say that lighting is the jewelry of your home, and I have to agree: The C Lights from Bower especially remind me of a pair of hoop-shaped pearl earrings I own. With their glowing orbs and brass tubes, they’re graceful and a bit modernist and art deco, too. They’d make such a great first impression in your foyer.
Louise Gray Quilt No. 5 ($410)
Quilts are back in a big way, and Minneapolis-based artist Louise Gray is at the forefront of the renaissance. Applying time-honored techniques to contemporary designs, her textiles are detail-oriented and beautifully hand-crafted. They’re so pretty, in fact, that she also sells quilt hangers ($165 each), for those who want to hang their quilts as a work of art on the wall.
Alex Drew & No One Simplex Mirror (price upon request)
Detroit-based design studio Alex Drew & No One wowed me with its technology-driven geometric furniture and décor. In addition to the studio’s new gold-leafed Tusk Candelabras, the Simplex Mirror, a triangular pink mirror with an architectural frame, caught my eye.
Peg Woodworking Steelheart Dining Chair ($800)
Taking a fresh spin on traditional handwoven chairs, Peg Woodworking’s Steelheart Dining Chairs are braided with solid cotton cord into intricate, intriguing, and tactile patterns, offering a mix-and-match effect that adds a little more dimension to your dining room. Better yet, these blackened-steel–framed chairs are stackable!
Do any of these products strike your fancy? Name your favorites below.