“Opening Night” at the A&D Building
June 19, 2012
Architect Daniel Libeskind with a signed edition of his “Idea” door for TRE-Piu
As New York’s premiere center for luxury home and interior design, the Architects and Designers Building (A&D Building) hosts an annual “Opening Night” to debut the season’s latest in kitchen and bath products. With 40 showrooms and 200,000 square feet of retail space, the A&D Building has established itself as the city’s ultimate venue for home design, with “Opening Night” being a major event for professionals to gather and view the newest the industry has to offer. For this year’s event, the institution teamed up with ‘Interior Design‘ magazine for a night of celebrities, drinks, and design.
Over 30 brands set up shop on each of the A&D Building’s 11 floors last month for Design Week, with several launching special lines by guest designers including architect Daniel Libeskind, chef Eric Ripert, Holly Hunt, Jean-Marie Massaud, and Mick de Guilo among others. Libeskind was in attendance to promote his “Idea” door system for TRE-Piu, which, according to the architect, represents a virtual “reinvention of the door”. Continue.
Cindy Allen (Editor-in-Chief, Interior Design) with Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Yarom (president Nova Studio), Alessandro Santambrogio (CEO of TRE-P and TRE-Piu), Daniel Libeskind, Silvio Sant Ambrogio (principal of Tre-P & Tre-Piu), Filippo Santambrogio and Eva Yarom (principal of Nova Studio)
Joining Libeskind were attendees Michelin star chef Eric Ripert, who was on hand for the unveiling of an eponymous eco-friendly kitchen line by Poggenpohl Kitchen, and designer Holly Hunt, who celebrate opening night with 20 new pieces and a series of lighting solutions added to her self-titled collection. You may have missed the party, but head over to the A&D Building to see all of the year’s best designs in person! Whether you’re shopping for appliances, tiles, or furnishing, the A&D Building has loads to offer.
Ted Chappell (president of Poggenpohl USA), Cindy Allen (Interior Design) and Eric Ripert
Cindy Allen (Interior Design) with Holly Hunt
Alno USA showroom opening, right to left: Kate Flaherty (VP Building Products Merchandise Mart) and Lothar Birkenfeld (president of Alno USA) with guests
Listone Giordano‘s Danielle Stanziale (showroom manager), Terry Zamojski (sales associate), and Linda Luppino (president 3L and Co. /Listone)
Artistic Tile‘s Joshua Levinson (president wholesale), Nancy Epstein (principal), and Lauren Cherkas (president retail)