Some Tips when attending the show (January and August)
If you are going to go, register ahead (you'll need resale certificate & business cards) and you will not have to pay. As a rule, home furnishings and things decorators are most interested in are generally at Pier 94, but there is a lot of art, accessories and textiles at the Javis Center (which tends to be more geared toward the retailer). If you go the last day, there is lots for sale off the floor. The show, which takes place twice a year, is huge and is best seen over two days.
I did not see a whole lot of new things this year. Asian (chinoiserie) and Middle Eastern influences reigned supreme. There was quite of bit of mid-century influences in furniture as well. Lots of natural elements, tons of rope lamps, ottomans, rattan chairs and unusual baskets. Lacquered tables, trays and boxes are still popular with brass and chrome accents -- brass/gold being the most popular. Speaking of which, I thought I would see lots of bolder brass objects, but I did not. There was quite of bit of horn, as well as lucite accessories and rock crystal lamps. Plaster (flat white finishes) also made an appearance in mirrors and accessories.
Indigo was a popular color, especially in textiles and art. Hermes orange was still big, and surprisingly (or not so surprisingly) there was not as many green things as you would expect with Pantone naming emerald color of the year.
In art, abstract everything was big. Room and fashion illustrations are also popular --- Two's Company devoted an entire wall to room interior illustrations.
|Tommy Mitchell fabulous 9' brass sculpture|
|Rope side table at Matahari|
|Matahari woven chair (Oomph had a more refined version that was beautiful in person, but my picture did not pan out)|
|Painted rattan chair|
|Home Emporium - loving both the chair, table and chest|
|Jonathan Adler Side lacquered side table trimmed in brass|
|Jonathan Adler Lucite Etagere with brass trim. Love.|
|Two's Company Photo image of Leopard on Canvas|
|Kim Seybert really hit it out of the park with these fabulous linens and table top accessories.|
|Kim Seybert Over the top pagoda placemat.|
|Kim Seybert pagoda napkin and placemat|
|Fur and brass stool -- there were lot of fur stools and rugs|
|Abstract and stylized fashion prints all in one shot.|
|Wicker side chair|
|Rattan Side Chair|
|Lovely lamps by Emporium Home|
|Lucite side table|
|Jonathan Adler Pagoda Lamp|
|I have been really into Cisco sofas lately, and they were there.|
|Worlds Away - great pagoda lamp|
|Grace & Blake -- Lucite furniture and antlers|
|Rock Crystal Lamps|
|Oomph had some new upholstery to show|
|Oomph large wall sconces (they hand lanterns too)|
|Pigeon & Poodle (new sister company to Made Goods) had some fabulous bath accessories including this sea urchin inspired collection called Hilo|
|Worlds Away Pagoda lamps -- can be customized|