This Sunday, international hospitality experts will converge in the concrete jungle, flooding the halls of BDNY Market for an action-packed weekend of inspiration. The annual design showcase, hosted at the Jacob K. Javits Center on New York’s Hudson River, will offer two days of hospitality-focused “discovery, education, and conversation.” From hot product releases to afterhours attractions, we’ve rounded up your go-to guide for BDNY 2018.
BDNY Market Guide:
48 Hours in NYC with Studio 11 Design
Based in Dallas, the award-winning Studio 11 Design team will be flying crosscountry to attend the 2018 market, an annual event on their travel calendar. They explain, “We attend BDNY every year! It’s a fantastic show in a fantastic location, a great place to shop products for our projects, and an excellent event to meet clients and reps.”
With one weekend to explore the city that never sleeps, turn your BDNY trip into a whirlwind adventure with these fabulous suggestions from Studio 11 Design. From hot new restaurants to NYC standards, the team enjoys shaking things up with a mix of old and new attractions –– “Every trip to NYC offers a new experience as the city is ever-changing, in the best way ever!”
STAY: “NYC has so much to offer for inspiration – we always love checking out the latest hotels and restaurants. The Beekman Hotel is a beautiful restoration with a great art story, and Williamsburg is getting some wonderful spaces like the Hoxton and William Vale.”
PLAY: “With all the great events during BDNY, it’s hard to find time to play and shop, but checking out what’s going on at the Guggenheim is always suggested – that classic Frank Lloyd Wright building never gets old and is so quintessentially New York. The Dover Street Market is a fun place to shop; it’s the most quirky little art piece full of fun (and fabulous Commes des Garcons goodies!)
The Social Calendar: Must-See Seminars & Events at BDNY Market
BDNY Kick Off Party
7:00 – 9:00 PM, Saturday, November 10th – 583 Park Avenue
Mix & mingle with market attendees at the annual BDNY soiree, hosted on Manhattan’s famed Park Avenue. Tickets are required, so don’t forget to purchase yours.
Cocktail Hour with Gabby and Summer Classics Contract
1:00 – 5:00 PM, Sunday, November 11th – Booth 721
Face2Face in Designed Space: Studio 11 Design
12:30 – 1:00 PM, Sunday, November 11th – Reverie, Booth #539
Moderated by Oriana Lerner of Boutique Design, this enthralling panel discussion will feature seven members of the Studio 11 Design team, including principals Stacy Elliston and Kellie Sirna. Let your dreams soar and discover how to marry diverse design influences.
From Dimensional to Digital: Art Beyond the Frame
1:30 – 2:15 PM, Sunday, November 11th – Reverie, Booth #539
No longer confined to canvas and frame, art continues to grow in the three-dimensional world. Hear from leading hospitality designers, including Kellie Sirna of Studio 11 Design, as they discuss the evolution of artwork in the digital age.
Gold Key Awards Gala
6:30 – 10:00 PM, Monday, November 12th – Gotham Hall
Following an elegant cocktail reception and dinner, guests will witness the Gold Key Awards, an annual ceremony honoring the industry’s finest in 21 project categories, including the 2018 Designer of the Year and 2018 ICON of Industry.
Trending Product BDNY Market Preview: The 2019 Summer Classics Contract Collection
From ‘70s-inspired rattan to low-slung, luxe seating, the 2019 Summer Classics Contract collection reflects the sophisticated sensibilities of modern, well-traveled clientele––perfect options for the hospitality design industry. With wanderlust in mind, let’s discover three of our hottest new collections, all available at BDNY this November. Learn more about the 2019 Summer Classics Collection.
Havana Collection – Tropical materials meet mid-century design in our gorgeous new Havana Collection. An homage to vintage style, traditional cane weaving has been updated with all-weather resin wicker and paired with a sleek aluminum frame. This eye-catching collection is a BDNY market must-see.
Montecito White Label Collection – Part of our upscale White Label offerings, the Montecito Collection boasts cloud-like comfort and oversized proportions made for lounging. Inspired by the art of basketry, the wicker weave frames feel modern yet timeless. Trillium Cloud cushions complete each low-profile frame, inviting maximum relaxation.
Soho Collection – Deep relaxation is a given with our woven wicker Soho Collection. Featuring four distinct seating styles, the frame selection ranges from a resort-ready three seat sofa to a shapely swivel glider. This look is pure bohemian beauty.
Learn more about BDNY Market and register to attend at www.BDNY.com.
Market Dates: November 11-12, 2018
Location: Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City, Booth 721
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