Architectural Digest Design Show is the largest show in the United States focused on luxury design. Top talent, brands and trends come together in a carefully curated presentation of design.
AD Show also offers us amazing seminars led by a remarkable lineup of design-world leaders.
We present you the calendar of seminars that will be held from March 17th to the 19th, where you can get decoration ideas from leading design professionals and gain insight on a variety of topics.
Saturday, March 17th, 2017
TELLING STORIES WITH DESIGN
David Rockwell and Sandra de Ovando‘s first work intersected at Rockwell Group’s design for New York’s Vandal Restaurant when they discovered what they share in common: a passion to create immersive environments, lasting hours or even decades. In a conversation, they will discuss how they approach design in hospitality, how powerful ephemeral moments can be, and how collaboration is critical to achieving the very best in design. This seminar will be moderated by Maxwell Ryan, CEO and founder of Apartment Therapy.
PRESERVING THE SOUL OF A HOME: HISTORIC PLACES AND LANDSCAPES
A discussion on the synergy and collaboration between residential and landscape design that honors history, tradition, and structure as evident in the renovations and modernizations of the Cedric Gibbons/Dolores Del Rio house in L.A., a Miami bungalow renovation, and Maycroft, the 1885 Aldrich family estate in Sag Harbour, NY. Featured by landscape architect Edmund Hollander and the designers Frank de Biasi and Madeline Stuart, and Moderated by Sandy Keenan, Director of Special Projects at Consumer Reports
HOME SUITE HOME
The aesthetics of hotel guest rooms are increasingly taking cues from residential spaces in an effort to elevate design and vice versa. From smart layout decisions to color choices to the right mix of furniture and fixtures, a fine balance is needed to create something extraordinary. Hear from a group of design visionaries who will delve into the secrets of how to make your bedroom feel like a five-star hotel.
Featuring Matthew Berman of Workshop/APD, Stacy Garcia of Stacy Garcia, Inc., Jesse MacDougall of ICRAVE, and Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor. Moderated by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief of Hospitality Design magazine
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
THE CHIC LIFE
Tastemakers discuss individuality, personal style, and the undeniable intersection between fashion and home today.
Featuring Tim Gunn of “Project Runway,” HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, and Los Angeles-based interior designer Mary McDonald. Moderated by Jane Keltner de Valle, Style Director at Architectural Digest
ABOVE AND BEYOND: DESIGNING FOR CREATIVES
The partners of McAlpine use architecture and design to shape private sanctuaries that inspire creativity. Specializing in highly personalized interiors for clients like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, they will reveal the soulful spaces, romantic bedrooms, extraordinary guest quarters, party barns, and more that endow each retreat with individuality, intimacy, and uniqueness.
Featuring McAlpine partners Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Greg Tankersley, and Ray Booth. Moderated by book consultant Jill Cohen
HIGH-DESIGN ENTERTAINING AND THE PERFECT PARTY
Trade secrets and essentials behind the art of entertaining and high design are revealed.
Featuring Ken Fulk, designer and creative director for the tech sector’s elite and the author of Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World; Lela Rose, fashion designer and author of Prêt-à-Party; and Laura Dowling, Chief Floral Designer for the Obama White House and author of Floral Diplomacy at the White House. Moderated by Athena Calderone, renowned lifestyle expert, author of Cook Beautiful, and creator of EyeSwoon
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
RENOVATION ROAD MAP: HOW TO GET STARTED
Learn what you need to know to define your project scope, set your budget, and navigate the gritty details of renovating small or palatial spaces. The conversation will focus on the nuts and bolts of a stress-free renovation.
Featuring licensed contractors Stephen Fanuka of “Million Dollar Contractor” and DIY network star Jason Cameron. Moderated by Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO of renovation matchmaker Sweeten
SPIRITUALITY IN DESIGN
Designer Vicente Wolf’s book The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire is the springboard for this discussion on how to create spiritually positive interiors and find beneficial ways to utilize all aspects of design— architecture, landscaping, interiors, and urban development— to achieve a higher level.
Featuring Vicente Wolf and Katie Scott, interior designer and author of Let It Be. Moderated by Linda O’Keeffe, design writer and co-author of The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire
MATERIAL WORLDS: NEW MATERIALS GUIDING OUR MASTER MAKERS
Aiming to expose a few key master makers of the new movement afoot—the New Material Style—hear how this trend uses untapped material to take precedence over conventional standards of typology, usability, and even beauty.
Featuring master makers Lora Appleton, Ara Levon Thorose, Kim Markel, and Cody Hoyt. Moderated by Daniel Michalik, Director of Product Design at Parsons School of Design.
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