The Best of Beautiful Design from NYC

The Artist Project New York debuted in conjunction with this year’s New York Architectural Digest Home Design Show March 17-20, 2011. Our own Jeff Collard and Don Eberly had the pleasure of attending, as our firm has been working on two article series regarding both TAP and the Architectural Digest show. Our goals in doing so include providing content to the editors for whom we write as well as evoking exposure for the two shows’ exhibitors.

The public relations and show management team – including the always-helpful Victoria Kent, public relations manager; the well-informed Reed McMillan, TAP show director; and super-hospitable Troy Hanson, Architectural Digest Home Design Show director, made our participation with the show an excellent experience. Our sincere thanks to all of them!

Because our readers, fans and followers have been staying on top of pre-show updates and our Sneak Peeks since mid-winter, we wanted to provide a few insights today from having been on site last week. We’ll start with this brief overview, but stay tuned as we will be featuring our picks for Best of Show in the coming weeks, linking them to our many media outlet contacts.

The four-day TAP art fair featured more than 130 juried artists, who showcased unique bodies of work ranging from paintings, photography, mixed media and sculptures. With almost 19,000 collectors, curators, dealers, interior designers, members of the media and consumers, the show was a great success. The Opening Night Reception kicked off the show event on Thursday March 17 with cocktails and hor d’oeuvres provided by U’Luvka Vodka, Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Butterfield Catering. The reception catered to 2,500 art enthusiasts, members of the art and design communities, and members of the media.

The Artist Project New York produced by MMPI and co-located with The Architectural Digest Home Design Show, offered show attendees a rare opportunity to view and purchase contemporary fine art directly from a juried selection of emerging and established talent. To view more photos of The Artist Project at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show visit

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show featured world class artists, designers and manufacturers debuting new and innovative products and designs. Some of the country’s top indoor and outdoor product companies displayed new products in an array of traditional-to-modern styles and color palettes. Some of the early season’s trends were seen in the now-popular subtle gray textiles and lighter wood finishes. Warm tones combined with touches of contemporary styling were seen as a natural theme, clearly setting the stage for the upcoming season for designers, retailers and homeowners. There is probably no better show than this one for those interested in a diverse yet synergistic approach to home design.

From breath-taking home furnishings to the best in kitchens, our Best of Show series will offer a look at some of the top highlights. Whether you attended or are simply in need of trend and product / design information for upcoming installations or inventory, check back soon for the best of the best as we saw it firsthand.

Media members who may have missed the event should consider budgeting for the show next year. It is well worth the trip. And, where better than NYC?

For those editors, publishers and producers who were unable to attend this year, our series content and other related articles and information are available to you upon request. Email or call us at your convenience.


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