presentation of design.
Once again particularly exciting
was the show’s MADE section, which
featured juried galleries of more than
170 artists and designers. From local
artists to international studios, the
section showcased original art, fine
furniture, sculpture, textiles, and
lighting – all available for purchase
or special order. The show had more
than 70 new makers participate in the
section this year.
The Architectural Digest Design
Show is one of the few industry
tradeshows where the general public is
free to roam the floor. To complement,
a new concept was added: The “cash
and carry market,” which allowed
hundreds of items to be sold on the
“Consumers can seek inspiration
for their design projects but also pick
up something they fall in love with
and take it home with them,” said
Benjamin Reynaert, senior style and
California-based Erickson Woodworking handcrafts 75 pieces of furniture per year from
market editor for Architectural Digest.
“This is one of the only design
trade shows in the world that welcomes
consumers inside,” he said.
A slew of talks were available to
attendees throughout the four-day
And most importantly, there was
a multitude of masterfully-crafted
wooden furniture on display. ✚
salvaged walnut and other woods.
This isn’t wood - it’s WoodForm Concrete from JM Lifestyles.
David Stine’s massive 17-foot table cut from
a single slab of walnut.
This table, from Quebec-based Kino
Guerin, is made of laminated bent plywood
and Sweet Gum veneer.