Come to this lounge for dynamic programming that’ll give you industry-leading knowledge via interviews with in-the-know experts including judges for the 2017 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. Get a design book signed by the author, and show up for your own PR opportunity at our Open Mic sessions. Tell us about yourself, your fair and your spin on New York.

BD Open Mic: Tell Us What’s On Your Mind
Prepare for our paparazzi to pick your brain about design, the fair and The Big Apple.

Meet the Boutique Design Editors
Come in and chat! We want your ideas, suggestions and comments.

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Gold Key Judges’ Edition
Rapid-fire interviews spanning trends, do’s and don’ts and your most pressing questions with Gold Key Award judges Gary Dollens of Hyatt Hotel Corp., Timothy Griffin of The Hoxton & Ennismore, and Nigel Hatcher of Marriott Int’l.

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Industry Leaders Edition
Call it BDNY’s version of Ask Me Anything, with industry influencers including //3877 founder David Shove-Brown, Champalimaud partner Jon Kastl and managing director Edmond Bakos, and Kostow Greenwood Architects’ principal Jane Greenwood.

In the House: What Residential Design Can Teach Hospitality
Find out how to use furniture, focal points and scale to make hotels feel human scale, with Mark Hampton owner Alexa Hampton.

BD Reads: Book Signing with Lauren Rottet
Glean insights into what minimalism means today from the author of “Authentic Design: Lauren Rottet and Rottet Studio.”

BD Black Carpet Live! DETAILS:

The influencer: Renee Chiarelli, associate principal, tvsdesign

The scene: Your moment in the spotlight– right here, right now. “I wanted attendees to have the same sense of ‘arrival’ as celebrities at an awards show,” says Chiarelli. Placing the pop-up (which also houses the Boutique Design booth) at the entrance is an instant not-in-Kansas-anymore landmark.  High-drama black fabric on a ceiling-suspended truss adds visibility.

Product contributors: County Draperies; Garden on the Wall; Lusive Décor; The Mine – Pro Services; Soho Myriad; Signature Hospitality Carpets; Valley Forge Fabrics