Design events not to be missed in October


At manufacturers’ shows and pop-ups, fans of October design industry events have ample opportunity to get their hands on high-end designer decorations and furniture. Read on for BOHThe s schedule highlights for the coming month, including conferences, trade shows, exhibition houses and design discussions.

New York and virtual | October 1 to 31
This year’s Archtober’s festivities include a series of month-long activities, programs and exhibits exploring architecture and design in New York City and beyond. Organized by the Architecture Center in collaboration with more than 70 partners and sponsors, the program ranges from daily tours of the buildings and lectures given by design experts to architectural competitions and celebrations. Highlights include an architectural boat tour around Manhattan, a glimpse inside the lost Fifth Avenue mansions, and a guided glimpse of the newly built small island. For more information, click here.

Multi-family residences: yesterday and today
New York | October 6
Hosted at 1228 Madison, one of Robert AM Stern Architects’ last remaining multi-family residences on the Upper East Side, this panel will examine the history of multi-family apartment buildings in New York City and examine how apartment housing has transformed over the years. . Director and founder of RAMSA Bob stern and partners Paul whalen and Michael D. Jones will join the moderator Patrice Derrington, the Holliday Associate Professor and Director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University, for a panel discussion followed by a cocktail. For more information, click here.

Symposium on Green Education
New York and virtual | October 8-9
The New York School of Interior Design brings together award-winning practitioners and higher education experts in sustainable design to promote conversations about creating responsible, ethical and effective spaces. The two-day event features lectures, case studies, quick presentations and panel discussions held both on-site and online. Metropolis editor-in-chief Avinash rajagopal, director of the Earth Institute Andrew Revkin, Perkins & Will director Jennifer graham, and Eric Corey released, senior vice president of sustainability at CannonDesign. For more information, click here.

Field + Supply Fall Fair
Kingston, New York | October 8-10
Field + Supply’s biannual manufacturers show returns to the Hudson Valley this year, marking the series’ first major event since 2019. At Hutton Brickyards on the Hudson River waterfront, visitors are encouraged to s ‘Set up for the weekend event by checking out the location’s private booths, outdoor restaurant, and various on-site activations. The shopping portion of the fair will feature more than 150 vendors featuring handmade products in a range of categories, including home furnishings and decor, clothing, jewelry and accessories. For more information, click here.

Fall Show in San Francisco
Virtual | October 15-24
In collaboration with InCollect, the San Francisco Fall Show returns for its second annual virtual edition, hosted by show chair Suzanne tucker and a dedicated team of volunteers. Using InCollect’s technology and platform, dealers around the world will exhibit a range of artwork and decorative art at their own online booths, along with photos and videos. The unique selection of the 10-day event includes American, English, Continental and Asian furniture, art, textiles, ceramics and decorative items. For more information, click here.

High Point Fall Market
High Point, North Carolina | October 16-20
High Point Market returns this season with a plethora of in-person programs that explore the best business practices and the best products in the home furnishings industry today. The event kicks off on October 15 with a free community concert by indie pop group Fitz and The Tantrums, followed by four days of festivities that include Style Spotters Live! and an ongoing series of events called Sustainability Stories at Center Stage. Visitors can also tune into this year’s lecture series – interviews include a conversation with the designer Breegan jane and founder of Cococozy and Chirpyest Colette Shelton on how a business grows through influence and partnerships; an inside look at the model, business owner and furniture designer Miranda Kerrthe entrepreneurial journey of, led by style director Schumacher Tori Mellott; and director of Amazon Home Eva lorenz‘s ideas on industry data and changing consumer needs. For more information, click here.

Summit on Luxury Home Design
Chatham, Massachusetts | October 26-28
Presented by New England home and Esteem Media, this conference and networking event is aimed at current and future leaders in the luxury home design industry. It will be held at the Chatham Bars Inn Restaurant and Spa, and attendees will include architects, interior designers, landscape architects and designers, builders, contractors, showroom operators and suppliers, who can expect programming focused on developing market knowledge, improving business skills and building community. Keynote speakers include an architect, a poet and an entrepreneur Bobby McAlpine, designer based in Los Angeles Madeline Stuart, and author, producer and influencer marketing Andrew Davis. For more information, click here.

Chicago Design
Chicago | October 27-28
The Midwest’s largest residential design conference, Design Chicago 2021 meets this year with two days of presentations and CEUs, product features, and open houses focused on kitchen, bathroom and furnishings. The lineup includes topics as in-depth and varied as design elements from the 1920s and 1930s to hiring and retention in a competitive market. Participants can also expect to hear two of the BOH‘s own — editor-in-chief Kaitlin Petersen hires the designer Victoria Hagan in a discussion about his book Live now in an event sponsored by The Shade Store, while the design editor and BOH donor Sophie donelson invite designer Kate marker for a conversation about the modern design entrepreneur. For more information, click here.

Design a social pop-up
Newport, RI | October 28
Hosted at The Island House in Belle Mer, this curated pop-up connects designers with the creators of their favorite boutique products and brands, including Alex Conroy Textiles, CW Stockwell, Mally Skok Design and Lea Rutledge Design. During the event, Home affairs editor-in-chief Kaitlin Petersen and Veranda editor-in-chief Ellen McGauley will animate panels in a lounge designed by Lee Industries. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Aquidneck Land Trust, a local non-profit organization focused on preserving the island’s open spaces. For more information, click here.

Home page image: Field returns and supplies for an in-person event this year. | Courtesy of Field + Supply


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