BDNY’s signature Designed Spaces allow attendees to experience dozens of design elements for hospitality interiors in the context of exquisite lounges, cafes and other gathering spaces throughout the exhibit floor. Each space is created by a leading hospitality design firm using products from multiple BDNY exhibitors/sponsors—a unique collaboration of industry innovators, with stunning results.

The 2016 Designed Spaces are highlighted below. Please continue to check back as we unveil the new Designed Spaces for BDNY 2017!

The Bar Archipelago

by DESIGN360 unlimited Studio

Display #519


Visit The Bar Archipelago, an offbeat bar/lounge created by DESIGN360 unlimited. The space is based off of the inspiration from an image found of a student-crafted salvaged wood structure that resembled a cresting wave. The idea was modernized into a sleek, tiered “island” bar look, complete with carpet to represent the ocean floor topography (can you find the iguana?), collection of fabrics to enhance an exotic feel and white resin bar stools to provide contrast with the natural wood totem-like stools scattered throughout the space. The Bar Archipelago has a relaxed global vibe that will serve as welcome respite amongst the bustle of BDNY.

Feature Area Sponsors: Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Cheng Meng Furniture, Mirror Image, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Contract, Valley Forge Fabrics, Vondom

Product Sponsor: Pioneer Pro Audio

Product Contributor: Smith & Fong Plyboo


by Stonehill & Taylor

Display #1119


Ooh-La-La Mesdames et Messieurs! Welcome to a sexy lounge inspired by the extravagant Parisian culture. Open your mind and embrace feisty French attitude in the objects you see. As the Eiffel Tower pierces through the traditional cityscape, the daring red accent divides the booth into three zones: two living rooms and a center-of-action bar. The space plan is an abstraction of the Louvre where elegant architecture meets intrusive modernism. The triangular bar and bold glass structure shamelessly barge through the graceful interior. Custom case goods, seating and lighting are the avant-garde interpretation of the frisky Parisian vibe. The space is a fusion of classic and modern, modest and edgy, subtle and provocative. Ooh-La-La! invites you to sit back, flirt, and socialize with a glass of happiness at the bar.

Feature Area Sponsors: HB Lighting, Montague,
P/Kaufmann Contract, Shelby Williams

Product Sponsors: Trunk Archive/HG Arts, Pioneer Pro Audio, Seura, Signature Hospitality Carpets

Product Contributor: Trellage-Ferrill Studio


by Floss Barber

Display #1719


“Runway” by Floss Barber Inc. envelops visitors in an enticing, atmospheric environment, enlivened by the energy of New York Fashion Week. A central path creates the ideal opportunity to “see and be seen” while socializing in the hotel space. Alluring backdrops similarly provide prime “selfie” moments, in a nod to the impact of social media on today’s design world. Italian high fashion runways inspire the space’s palette and proportion play: deep berry hues and verdant floral motifs complement a graphic black and white palette, while classic lines merge with avant garde proportions and whimsical details. The lounge’s incorporation of local culture, merging of functions, and inclusiveness of technological advances captures the essence of emerging hospitality design.

Feature Area Sponsors: HG Arts, Indon International, Swavelle Hospitality

Product Sponsor: Durkan, Elegant Lighting, Pioneer Pro Audio

Midnight Garden

by Marriott Intl. Global Design

Display #837


Marriott International i+A brings an element of the fantastic to the BDNY 2016 show with the unveiling of “Midnight Garden”—dark, mysterious and moody with a twist of something wonderfully wrong. The space captures the imagination and seduces the guest to linger. Partnering with some of the most creative minds in the industry, the environment is lush, tactile and full of delight. Luminescent fixtures conjure memories of fireflies on dewy forest ferns. Furnishings become amorphous and fanciful. Artwork mutates with the interspersion of light. The architectural structure becomes a grand oak canopy dripping with Spanish moss housing a whimsical tea party. The color palette of midnight aubergine, moonlight, ultra-violet fuchsia and shades of fern green cultivate enchantment and respite.

Feature Area Sponsors: Alger-Triton, Encore Hospitality Carpets, Fairmont Designs, Garden on the Wall, Justin David, Kalisher, Legrand, North America

Product Sponsors: Electric Mirror, Sonny + Ash

Darling Nikki

by P3 Design Collective

Display #337


Inspired by one of the most poignant events of 2016, Darling Nikki pays homage to the musical icon, Prince. A pioneer in self-expression, the music world was revolutionized through his transformative performance aesthetic, flamboyant sexuality, and artistic collaboration.
Darling Nikki embodies Prince’s enigmatic spirit through the juxtaposition of fierce femininity and bold masculinity through coalescing elements; creating layers of meaning throughout the space. Seductive fabrics, innovative technologies, and provocative details invite you to look a little closer, linger a little longer, and if you dare: sign your name on the dotted line…

Feature Area Sponsors: Ariston, Interface Hospitality,
JVA, Kravet, Renaissance, UltraGlas, Wonderly’s

Product Sponsor: Pioneer Pro Audio