NYSID announces lineup for Spring 2018 Public Programs

New York, NY – December 15, 2017 – The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is pleased to announce its upcoming spring schedule of exhibitions; lectures; film screenings; and other public programs with award-winning leaders in interior design and architecture. The public programs will begin on Wednesday, January 24 and continue throughout the Spring season.

Hosted by NYSID, the public programs gather a diverse group of industry leaders to participate in panels and discussions on topics about interior design.

Below is a listing of our upcoming public events.


The Postmodern Phenomenon: from failure to fashion-forward
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6pm

In this dynamic and thought-provoking presentation, design historian and author of Postmodern Design Complete, Judith Gura will discuss the history, designers, and iconic designs of the Postmodern movement, and the reasons behind its current and well-deserved revival.


Alumni Lecture, The Evolution of the Firm: Three Decades of Design with Cullman and Kravis
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6pm

Join Ellie Cullman and the partners of the distinguished AD100 design firm Cullman & Kravis as they share how the firm has evolved in the ever-changing landscape of Interior Design for this NYSID alumni lecture. Alumni Association President Lawrence Levy will moderate a panel discussion with Ellie and the partners, Alyssa Urban, Claire Ratliff, Sarah Ramsey and Lee Cavanaugh. 


Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style, and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6pm

Join Gil Schafer, award winning architect and author of A Place to Call Home, as he opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm’s most recent, and exciting, projects from around the country and walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach—from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process—showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul. 


Wharton Esherick: Synthesizing Art, Design, Crafts, Architecture
Film Screening (duration 41 minutes) and Lecture
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6pm

Design historian, Daniella Ohad will moderate a panel discussion between Carolyn Coal, filmmaker, Dr. Robert Aibel, collector, scholar, and dealer, and Paul Eisenhauer, former executive director and curator of the Wharton Esherick Museum following the screening of I Am Known as an Artist, a documentary focusing on the godfather of the Studio Furniture Movement and inventor of Art Furniture, Wharton Esherick. This program is sponsored by Rago Art and Moderne Gallery. Reception to follow the lecture.


Michael Graves Architecture & Design: The Art of Integrated Design
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6pm

Join Karen Nichols, FAIA, Principal, and Donald Strum, IDSA, Principal at Michael Graves Architecture & Design discuss the firm’s integrated multi-disciplinary practice. Using specific examples from hospitality and the workplace Karen and Donald will show how the interior design of their projects marries architecture and products, promotes humanistic environments, and creates value for the user experience.


Rethinking Luxury at One Hudson Yards
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6pm

Join Andre Kikoski, founder of Andre Kikoski Architect, as he gives an inside look into one of their recent high-profile NYC projects, a residential tower at Hudson Yards. Andre will walk through the unique material palette crafted specifically for One Hudson Yards. As one of the first buildings built at Hudson Yards, Andre Kikoski Architect sets the tone and future direction for what’s to come.


Making America Modern
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6pm

Marilyn F. Friedman will introduce her new book Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s, which chronicles the evolution of modern interior design in the U.S. during the 1930s.


Unless otherwise noted, all Spring Public Programs will be held at the New York School of Interior Design – Arthur Satz Auditorium – 170 East 70 Street, New York City.


  • $15 general public
  • $10 seniors and non-NYSID students
  • NYSID students & faculty are free

To purchase or reserve tickets in advance, visit Public Programs or call 212-472-1500, ext. 405. 

Press ReleasePhyllis Greer