The AD Design Show 2019 is coming to New York City and Best Interior Designers will be there to give you all the freshest news and information about this top and popular design event that will be held from the 21st to the 24th of March!
If you’re planning to attend AD Show 2019, you might be wondering how’s your stay going to be: where to eat, what to visit, how to get there, and, most of all, what can you expect from this top event. It’s for these reasons, that Best Interior Designers decided to present you with a top New York Ultimate City Guide For Designers and AD Show 2019 Attendees! In this guide you’ll discover:
- All About the AD Design Show 2019
- The Best Hotels & Design Hotels
- The Top Restaurants & Bars
- The Best Galleries & Design Museums
- Top Showrooms & Design Stores
- Top Attractions
All About the AD Design Show 2019
During 4 Days, PIERS 92 & 94 at 55th Street at 12th Avenue in New York City will be the Place to Be if you Love Design and Get Inspired by this Industry! That’s right! A world of design inspiration awaits you at the 18th annual AD Show, a top design show where the world’s leading brands along with today’s top talent come together in a carefully curated presentation of design, offering inspired vignettes by respected brands, design seminars, culinary demonstrations, and special appearances. From furniture, accessories, lighting, and art to kitchen, bath, and building projects, the show offers thousands of products to source and shop—both from independent makers and established manufacturers.
Now in its 18th year, the Architectural Digest Design Show draws approximately 40,000 design aficionados to interact with incredible design displays from more than 400 brands and those brands will include powerful names like Covet House, Miele, Essential Home, DelightFULL, Campagna, Brabbu or Alexander Gyrai!
Unlike many other trade shows which focus on specific categories, the AD Show is a wide-reaching event. Visitors can find handmade ceramics or loom-woven rugs in the MADE Section, then can hop over to the Furnish Section to buy a dining table, and then they can even stop by the Refresh Section to pick out a dishwasher. All in all, the Ad Show offers a world of solutions and creative ideas! You can also stop by the popular DIFFA’s Dining by Design Event! The exhibitor list for this year’s fair is now live, and tickets are on sale here. You can learn more about the Sections of AD SHow 2019 in Here!
Dates and Hours
MARCH 21-24, 2019
Thursday, March 21: 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Open to design trade & VIP consumer ticket holders.
Friday-Saturday, March 22-23: 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Open to all ticket holders.
Sunday, March 24: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Open to all ticket holders.
We all know New York City is an incredible place but it’s also a crazy city! It’s one of the biggest and busiest cities in the whole world, with leading business centres everywhere and a strong and opinionated population! Whether you visit New York for the Ad Show or for any other event, just be aware that you can always expect an intense and adventurous journey and not really much of peace and relaxation. Nevertheless, you can Relax and have Fun in New York City and so we’ve decided to present you with a guide with the best Hotels, Restaurants, Galleries, Bars and Attractions to visit in New York.
Best Hotels & Design Hotels
Hotel Giraffe – Inspired by the Art Modern period, Hotel Giraffe contains a distinguished architecture and design that embodies elegance and strength. This luxury hotel offers timeless style, spacious guestrooms and great service that makes it an ideal New York city getaway for leisure, business travellers and designers!
St. Regis New York – The St. Regis New York is a Forbes five-star, AAA five-diamond luxury hotel in Manhattan. It is located at 2 East 55th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, with an entrance on Fifth Avenue. Featuring dramatically renovated and redesigned guestrooms, suites, and public spaces along with the debut of the new King Cole Bar & Salon, The St. Regis New York has unveiled uptown sophistication meets downtown chic at Manhattan’s best address.
Royalton New York – The iconic Royalton has been brilliantly reinvented by Roman and Williams, reinstating its place as the stylish living room of Manhattan, and crossroads for international travellers and the New York elite. Simultaneously sophisticated and complex, this New York midtown boutique hotel features a floor-to-ceiling hand-forged cast bronze fireplace, a twenty-foot screen that was once part of the façade of a building in France and hand-upholstered leather walls reminiscent of African tribal art. Located in the heart of midtown, Royalton is just steps from great shopping, Broadway, the Theater District, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Times Square, Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center.
The Ritz Carlton Central Park – Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the mid-19th century as an open-air oasis for a bustling metropolis, New York’s Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, which makes the hotels that front it some of the most captivating in New York City. Among them, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park stands as a stately presence, its Art Deco facade just a hint to the richness of detail that lies within. Offering all the elegance and charm of a private home, this Central Park hotel in New York City features 259 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites, and The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge experience for guests seeking a heightened level of comfort and privacy.
Trump International Hotel – Most hotels give you a room; we give you an entire city. The Midtown West Side, Central Park, Lincoln Center, Fifth Avenue – and a lifetime’s supply of the shopping and nightlife you expect from the best city in the world. The 52-story Trump International Hotel & Tower is a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan that is simply dedicated to exceeding expectations. Named the only Forbes Five-Star and Five-Diamond hotel with a Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurant in New York, guests are surrounded at all times by impeccable style, spectacular service and rich, luxurious amenities, including a personal Attaché service exclusive to Trump.
The Surrey – The Surrey has the exquisite feel of a billionaire’s Art Deco townhouse. The atmosphere creates mesmerizing Chuck Close tapestry of Kate Moss in the lobby and the Coco Chanel-inspired Bar Pleiades. This design hotel rooms range from classic ‘salons’ with hand-painted wardrobes, fireplaces and private terraces, to various suites starting from 600sqft, with separate living, dining, and kitchen areas.
Archer Hotel – Distinctive for its exposed brick and butcher-block flooring, the Archer Hotel is evocative of the industrial past of the neighbourhood. The furniture of the hotel was custom-designed and the art pieces hand-picked to enhance the elegant vibe of the space.
L’Amico – Laurent Tourondel’s Italian-influenced American restaurant has a menu that includes market-driven salads, fresh pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and rustic meat dishes.
Vaucluse – One of the finest dining restaurants in NYC, Vaucluse serves French classics like duck à l’orange, sole meunière, and escargots à la Bourguignonne. The kitchen is also preparing a number of house-made pastas, plus a long list of salads and vegetable-based dishes.
Sessanta – For lovers of Italian cuisine Sessanta is the stylish Italian restaurant in the Soho hotel Sixty Lure Fishbar from. This is a good choice for things to do in NYC.
Gallow Green – In the early evening, the height of this dreamy, overgrown rooftop bar affords a regal view of the incredible West Side buildings and the amazing horizon, lending the place the feel of a garden party lost in time.
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar – Sitting across the Galleria from a seafood restaurant, Aldo Sohm’s annexed Wine Bar is far less buttoned-up than its big brother, but the level of detail here proves this apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
The NoMad Bar – This fireplace-lit space goes back to the late 19th century when the area was dubbed the Tenderloin due to its casinos, brothels and crime. Comes with no surprise that the bar is the craziest of the hotel’s bunch, a dazzling anomaly of a pub.
The Best Galleries & Design Museums
MAD Museum – Located at 2 Columbus Circle is the Museum of Arts and Design. MAD champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum – This museum is devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires and empowers people through stunning exhibitions and educational programs. Housed in the former home of steel, the design museum’s building is a landmark on its own. The museum also encompasses the National Design library, a tremendous historical resource for design.
AIGA National Design Center Gallery – The gallery at the American Institute of Graphic Arts prides itself in presenting exhibitions on a contemporary design which are, themselves, design pieces. The content of each exhibition is presented in a narrative format which both looks beautiful and explains the relevance of the work on display.
New York School of Interior Design Gallery – The New York School of Interior Design Gallery is unique in its ability to host student work throughout the year, allowing the development of future design careers. It also features professional work by well-known designers. Definitely a place for design interests that are looking for inspiration and get to know the best trends in the field.
The Met – Metropolitan Museum of Art, best known as simply The Met is probably one of the most famous museums around the world. Located in Central Park, there’s no excuse for you to miss this mandatory stop. Don’t miss your chance to visit and book a tour!
Top Showrooms & Design Stores
Covet NYC – A Staging project between Tessler Developments and Covet House makes “The Mansion” at 172 Madison Avenue the most coveted address for Design Lovers and Professionals in the Big Apple, just a few steps away from Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District, Gramercy Park and NoMad, right in the center of one of the city’s chicest neighborhoods. COVET NYC is a Luxury Experience and the most powerful tool to boost an interior designer’s creativity, right in the heart of New York, the city that never sleeps, and the most inspiring place in the world. COVET NYC is definitely the place that will nourish all your five senses, so be prepared for a unique experience. Welcome to COVET NYC!
Herman Miller’s Store – Any designer that travels to NY always needs to find good inspiration and incredible design shops on its way, for that reason the prestigious Herman Miller’s new flagship store at the 251 Park Avenue South needs to be mentioned in this New York City Guide.
MOMA Design Shop – Located at the 44 West 53 Street, NYC is the incredible MOMA design Shop. There you’ll find classics of yesterday and today, from humble masterpieces to transformative technologies. Design that elevates the Everyday.
New York Design Center – Located at 200 Lexington Avenue, the New York Design Center is the country’s oldest furniture and design building. Built-in 1926 as the New York Furniture Exchange, 200 Lex was the dream of visionaries in the furniture industry. Today, 200 Lex houses nearly 100 showrooms representing more than 500 lines of fine, traditional, contemporary, residential and contract furniture, as well as fabric, floor covering, lighting, wall covering, kitchen and bath and decorative accessory resources.
Roll & Hill – Hometown hero Roll & Hill has become an in-demand lighting company in recent years. The brand, headed up by veteran designer Jason Miller, inaugurated in 2016 a 4,000 sq ft, three-floor space in Soho, where its extensive collections will be permanently installed…
DDC Minotti – Thi is the leading source of contemporary furniture design. They can offer an exceptional variety of home and contract furniture, lighting and accessories, ranging in style from classic modern to the most cutting-edge designs in their showrooms – the most notorious ever.
Although there are many more stunning squares worth the visit when you’re in New York, Times Square will always be the one you’ll come back to. It’s the epitome of New York’s culture. It has people, lights, music, noise and diversity only imaginable once you’re there. Like Times Square, Central Park is also an icon of New York. An absolute jewel in the middle of the city, you cannot skip a walk through Central Park during the Spring. Make sure to stay in the city a few days after the Architectural Digest Design Show is over and enjoy every last bit of the energy this incredible city has to offer.
If you want iconic, then you must pay a visit to 3 of the Most Iconic Skyscrapers of New York: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the World Trade Center. Believe us, they are worth a visit. But speaking of Iconic, what would a trip to New York be without a visit to the classic Statue of Liberty? If you love sports you can also watch a NY Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden or, if you are in a mood for some light entertainment, why don’t you stop Broadway and watch a show? After this what’s the difficult part of the trip? Wanting to go back home.