Published on February 14th, 2020 | by Guest Editor


Actor, Author & Activist Candice Bergen at The Decoration & Design Building’s “DESIGN 2020”

The Decoration & Design Building (DDB) hosted DESIGN 2020, at the iconic headquarters of all things design in New York. The two-day market blended a retrospective glance at design by the decades and an examination of how the 2010s completely changed the design industry, with a peek forward at what to expect in the next decade of design.

One of the highlights was the keynote presentation IF WALLS COULD TALK:  Historic House, Modern Family Restoring Landmark Properties at Stark, Suite 1102 with celebrated actor, author and activist Candice Bergen. Ms. Bergen, recipient of this year’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society, and two-time Kips Bay Decorator Show House designer Scott Sanders held a lively conversation moderated by designer and author Steven Stolman.  Topics covered were:  Ms.  Bergen’s several landmarked homes, her passion for preservation (and more!) and a sneak peek at a spectacular landmarked Palm Beach estate that Mr. Sanders has just restored and enlivened for a young family. Following the presentation, there was a prosecco reception.

Candice Bergen, Scott Sanders, Steven Stolman ©Kitty Dadi

DESIGN 2020 included six star-studded Keynotes and one Special Program, 20 In-Showroom Programs, four Cocktail Receptions, 11 Experiential Events, and over 100 Open Houses. Teasing out the pillar principles that will continue to define the design conversation – technology, sustainability, social responsibility, innovation, and collaboration among them – the all-access two-day event provided captivating insight, practical intelligence, and actionable advice as we collectively braced for the profound impact these topics created in the years to come.

Scott Sanders, Candice Bergen, Steven Stolman ©Kitty Dadi

About the Decoration & Design Building (DDB)

Located in midtown Manhattan’s Design District, the Decoration & Design Building (DDB) is an invaluable resource to industry professionals who seek to design and decorate luxurious residential and commercial installations. The DDB is open exclusively to the Trade and welcomes design industry professionals from around the world, who can find inspiration in anything from the bespoke furnishings, ornamental wallcoverings and luxurious fabrics to unique decorative accessories and dramatic lighting, featuring styles ranging from the richly ornate to the sleek and modern. Celebrating 50+ years, the DDB is known nationally and internationally as the world’s most prestigious collection of over 130 showrooms, and represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, and resource information. The DDB is home to many global heritage brands rooted in a rich history from countries like France, Italy and the UK, to name a few.

For more information, visit www.ddbuilding.com.

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