AD Design Show Returns to NYC Mar. 17-20

AD Design Show
Top (L-R): Avo, De La Espada, Lacoli + McAllister. Bottom (L-R): Kim Markel, Peg Woodworking, Kinder Modern

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW 2016: The Essential Showcase for Luxury Design Debuts a New Name

The Architectural Digest Design Show (formerly known as the Architectural Digest Home Design Show) returns to New York City this year from March 17–20, 2016 at Pier 92 & 94 with a new name that embodies the comprehensive luxury design experience it provides. An authoritative platform for design across disciplines, the show is a source for discerning trade professionals and consumers seeking superior solutions for their homes, businesses, and commercial projects.

Visitors can expect to find innovative design, including furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, carpet, stone and tile, lighting, and more, plus a rich seminar schedule with design luminaries. The 2016 exhibitor lineup features more than 400 brands and over 117 new exhibitors—69 of them in the show’s MADE section, which showcases top young design talents.

“It is important that our name reflects the breadth of categories and brands represented at the show, and our broad reach. We hear countless success stories from exhibitors who have had their products selected straight from our aisles for the most prestigious projects—from celebrity homes to the windows of luxury fashion flagships to interior design and architecture that graces the covers of magazines and retail catalogues,“ remarks Jeff Peterson, director of exhibitor sales.

Susan McCullough, senior vice president, Vornado/The Mart, adds, “More and more we are seeing residential design ideas and products being incorporated into high-end hospitality and retail projects, while residential design is being influenced by contract and hospitality trends.The AD Design Show is the place where this all comes together, offering luxury without limits.”

About Architectural Digest Design Show

The 15th annual Architectural Digest Design Show, held from March 17–20 at Pier 92 & 94 in New York City, showcases the best in the design and luxury market. The four-day fair features more than 400 premium brands and covers a range of categories, including: furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, flooring, rugs, carpets, electronics, ceramics, stone + tile, wall covering, lighting, outdoor products, building products, and more. From product launches, theater programming, and special events, the show is a must-attend for the industry’s top professionals and discerning consumers. It is free to design trade who pre-register online.

The on-site ticket fee for trade is $30. General (consumer) admission is $30 online and $40 at the door. Ticket price includes full access to the exhibit hall, DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN table viewing (co-located at Pier 92), ADDS Café + Lounge, Theater, and many more daily special events. A portion of the proceeds of all ticket sales benefits DIFFA Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The Architectural Digest Design Show is produced by Vornado/The Mart (MMPI), hosted by Architectural Digest and co-sponsored by The New York Times.

About Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest is the international authority on design and architecture. AD provides exclusive access to the world’s most beautiful homes and the fascinating people who live in them, bringing its audience a wealth of information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products; its AD100 list of top architects and designers is one of the industry’s most relied-upon indexes of talent. Every day Architectural Digest inspires millions of affluent readers to redesign and refresh their lives through a multiplatform presence that includes print and digital editions, social media, signature events, and the magazine’s website,


DIFFA Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at rick of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.