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D&D / Fall Market 2015 /                                               Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

12:00pm: The Right Stuff: Top Interior Photographers Tell All  
Christopher Peacock Showroom - D&D Annex, 222 East 59th Street, 5th Floor

Photographing interiors can be risky business. Every space needs just the right approach, impeccable technique, and a photographer who can bring out the best from every shot. 

Prominent photographers Larry Lederman, Scott Francis and Paul Godwin will show recent work, share secrets to make perfectly beautiful rooms look even better, and offer tips for preparing any interior for its close-up. The panel will be moderated by design historian and author Judith Gura. Sponsored by The Monacelli Press and The New York School of Interior Design, celebrating the publication of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York.

4:00pm: Celebrate! Preserve! Protect! The Joys and Challenges of Designing Historic Interiors
D&D Building, 979 Third Avenue, Warp & Weft, Suite 1203

Designers of historic spaces face special needs and responsibilities. Projects require a singular combination of efforts to renovate, restore, and repurpose, while respecting the past and addressing today’s needs. Designer Kitty Hawks and architects Hugh Hardy and David Rockwell will join author and historian Judith Gura to share experiences and advice on balancing “old” and “new.” Sponsored by The Monacelli Press and New York School of Interior Design, celebrating the publication of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York.

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Four Seasons

Photography by Larry Lederman © All rights reserved.



Inside the Four Seasons and Other New York City Landmark Interiors

 Tuesday, October 20, 6:30pm

We enjoy looking at historic interiors, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. Behind the walls, beneath the floors, beyond the painted surfaces are the back-stories few people know about the city’s known and not-so-known landmarks. Design historian Judith Gura, preservationist Kate Wood, and photographer Larry Lederman, the team behind the new book Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York (published by The Monacelli Press and New York School of Interior Design), will take us behind the scenes in some of the city’s most interesting spaces.

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 Designing Tomorrow's Library


Designing Tomorrow's Library

Wednesday, October 21, 6pm

There was a time not long ago when a library not focused solely on books seemed unthinkable. Today, many libraries are transitioning into the digital age to provide services beyond book lending. Designers and architects are rising to the challenge to develop new ideas to broaden the impact of local libraries. Architect Andrew Berman (who designed the Stapleton Library in Staten Island and the Washington Heights Children’s Reading Room in Manhattan) and architect Chris McVoy, Steven Holl Architects (senior partner in charge of the Hunters Point Community Library in Queens), will be joined by David Giles, The Center for an Urban Future, to discuss designing libraries for New York’s diverse communities. The talk will be moderated by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

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 Hudson Yards  

Look Inside: Hudson Yards

Wednesday, October 28, 6pm

Hudson Yards, an entirely new neighborhood on Manhattan’s far west side above an active train yard, will eventually include more than 17 million feet of commercial and residential space, including five office towers, shops, restaurants, cultural spaces and public places. But how does the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center come to be? Mark Boekenheide, design director, Hudson Yards/Related Companies; Joel Brenner, VP Project \Management, Time Warner, Inc.; Brian Tolman, global design director, Unispace; and Marianne Kwok, director, KPF Architects, will discuss design and planning of some of the first buildings opening in 2016.

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Barbara Ostrom   

Barbara Ostrom: Curtain Up! Lecture and Book Signing 

Wednesday, November 4, 6pm

Interior designer and NYSID alumna Barbara Ostrom has been designing rooms in top decorator showhouses since the beginning of her celebrated career. In this lecture, Ostrom, who Mario Buatta called the “Queen of the Showhouse,” will talk about her experiences and how she transformed design disasters—from dank basement spaces and sad-looking garages—into inspiring and light-filled photo-perfect rooms. The talk will be illustrated with images from her book, Curtain Up: Thirty Years of Spectacular Showhouse Rooms, recently published by Pointed Leaf Press.

Free and open to the public. There will be a reception and book signing immediately following the lecture.

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Carol Derby 

Andrew Dent


Beyond Aesthetics: Innovation in Materials 

Wednesday, November 11, 6pm

Textiles are essential to the work of any interior designer, but the focus is typically on aesthetics and cost instead of what a material contains or where it comes from. Prior to new materials coming to market, researchers inform new development, incorporating the latest innovations in technology, sustainability, and more. Carol Derby, vice president of research and development, Designtex, and Andrew Dent, Ph.D. vice president, Library and Materials Research, Material ConneXion, will discuss their work at the forefront of material innovation and insights into the future of design.

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Angelo Donghia   

Deconstructing Donghia: Stories Behind the Legend 

Wednesday, November 18, 6pm

Designer Angelo Donghia was one of the country’s most celebrated designers, with a high-profile image to rival that of his celebrity clients. In this conversation, three designers who knew him and one who cites him as inspiration trade stories about Angelo’s innovative ideas, and his influence on design today. Panelists include Donghia design director Chuck Chewning, design luminaries Mario Buatta and Jamie Drake, and rising star Benjamin Vandiver. Design writer Pilar Viladas will moderate.

This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar.

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 NY Art Show  

What’s Modern About Traditional Interiors? How Traditional Design Can Fit 21st Century Lifestyles

Monday, November 23, 11am

New York School of Interior Design will present a panel discussion with designers Ronald BrickeRobert Couturier, Elizabeth Pyne, and Alberto Villalobos on incorporating traditional design elements into modern interiors. The discussion with be moderated by NYSID faculty member Judith Gura and is in conjunction with the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show at the Park Avenue Armory, on view from November 21-24, 2015.

The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NYC. Panel discussion is free with admission to the show. Tickets can  be purchased in person or in advance by visiting or 

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