WAG keeps an eye on design

Those who haven’t had the chance to tour the 45th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan – or want to see it again – are in luck.

The organizers have announced that due to high demand, the show has been extended a few days, for the first time in its storied history, and will now remain open through June 6.

Some 18 of the world’s leading interior designers and architects have transformed an Upper East Side property into a showcase of cutting-edge design and technology, as reported here over the past few weeks.

Tickets are $40 ($30 for New York residents on June 6), with a “buy two, get one” ticket deal also in place.

The extension will help raise even more funds for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, the event’s beneficiary. The show house is at 125 E. 65th St.

  • And in other design notes, WAG continues to reflect on ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair that we attended May 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

At the trade show and design showcase, it’s often about catching the eye of those passing through the aisles and aisles filled by some 750 exhibitors.

We still recall the unexpected (and lovely) music provided by a cellist at the booth of Allied Makers and the fashion-forward seating in the press lounge created by M Moser Associates.

But it was the colorful – and clever – outfit sported by Yasmin Ward in the House of Hackney booth that not only made us smile but also stop to find out more about the luxury British interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand that’s been showcased at Bergdorf Goodman. Talk about the power of fashion.

For more, visit kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org or icff.com.

– Mary Shustack

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