A preview on what’s going to happen in the leading trade fair for hospitslity design industry. Now in its seventh year, Boutique Design New York continues to be the leading trade fair and conference for the hospitality design industry, especially serving the eastern United States, Canada and Europe. Presented annually at NYC’s Jacob K. Jarvis Center, it brings together interior designers, architects, agents, owners or developers together with manufacturers of high-end design for hospitality interiors.
For two high-energy days each November, it’s the creative nexus of hospitality design—a trade fair and conference with boutique DNA and a focus on innovation, culminating with our industry’s most prestigious awards presentation, the Gold Key Awards Gala. In this article, we highlight to you some of the ‘must-see’ brands, program details and a selection of the finalists for the Gold Key Awards.
36th Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design
Sponsored by boutique design new york magazine, the 2016 competition had a total of 21 categories, giving designers around the world the opportunity to showcase their influential and innovative design work in every sector of the hospitality industry.
One of three finalists of ‘Best Hotel Luxury’ is the project ‘Edition New York’. Located in the landmark Metropolitan Life Tower, it was built in 1909 in a magnificent Gothic-style. As the team says, they have ‘designed a concept for public areas and guest rooms that complements the Clock Tower’s historic interior’, with a selection of natural materials as well as richly textures ‘to enhance the juxtaposition of modern and the traditional in the building’.
Very exquisite material and textures, and environment was the transformation from urban to dark layer and fluffy whiteness elevation,said the Jury for Core77 Design Awards 2016.
Must-see ‘Mid-century Style’ Brands
Combining high quality design and meticulous craftsmanship, Delightfull creates hand crafted, mid century modern lighting fixtures that transcend momentary trends and recall a time of smooth sophistication. Each unique, vintage-inspired piece is lovingly made by artisans. Delightfull’s love of lighting shine through in its distinctive Heritage collection, which imbues the essence of 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s Jazz and Soul into each stunning luminaire.
Essential Home’s Collection is above all the ultimate luxury statement for design lovers. The designers created an effortlessly chic collection of home furnishings where the strong connection to the mid-century design is patent in every detail. If Essential Home had gender was a bachelor around it’s mid-thirties, eclectic and bohemian– with a passion for design and hunger for experimenting new things without losing grip of the past but keeping an eye on the future, on what’s modern, someone stylish and capable to see above and beyond.
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