PHOTOS | tF @ What's New What's Next 2017 Event

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the NYDC presented their ninth annual What’s New, What’s Next event at 200 Lexington Ave, and we're sharing all the fabulous details! The day was a success, filled with a beautiful mix of people, all eager and excited to celebrate what's "new" and what's "next" in interior design. 

From 1-9pm the historic 16-floor design building welcomed over 7,500 people to engage in product launches, professional panels, meet+greets, and stylish soirees with the industry's top editors, designers and manufacturers. 

The New York Design Center's jam-packed schedule included an informative talk with Architectual Digest's Editor-In-Cheif, Amy Astley, as well as an engaging panel with Leslie Young, Thom Filicia, Glenn Gissler, Eric Chang and Leonard Steinberg.  Guests were also given the opportunity to explore the building's new and newly expanded showrooms like Theodore Alexander and Avery Boardman.


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With 92 participating showrooms, 52 designer conversations, and 22 Meet & Greets, it's clear to see why the New York Design Center is known as the premier resource for fine furnishings and cutting-edge design.

transFORM and their event sponsor, Richelieu,  introduced a new and outstanding line of decorative hardware. A modern mix of metallic shades and intricate structure, this line exudes artful craftsmanship. The entire arrangement is a result of sophisticated research and development, as well as an industrial vision that focuses on both detail and high-tech innovation. The juxtaposition of classic structure with edgier style, really makes for an interesting and refreshing selection.   "THE PURE ELEGANCE AND REFINED DESIGN THAT SIMPLY STANDS OUT."

transFORM also debuted their new collection of Italian Melamine. The assortment possessed all the timeless aspects of wood, both visually and to the touch in a contemporary color pallet. Industry professionals and decor lovers alike, understand how a single piece of an interior’s design can change the rooms athletics and compel a person to feel and think differently than they did before. transFORM can make that one new contribution to a home, which inspires contemplation, confidence and comfort.   "What's New, What's Next was the perfect place to exhibit such an exquisite collection."


We were beyond thrilled to entertain our many visitors with sweet treats in suite 708. transFORM's theme was all about custom micro designs and custom micro desserts. 


Later in the evening, Richelieu's Director of Business Development, Eric Pothier, began his presentation on innovative design in compact living and the hardware that brings it all together.


(Photograph by Andrea Fischman for Editor at Large)

He touched on many important topics like the millennials, demographics, and how maximizing space can make interiors more functional for all. 

(Photograph by Andrea Fischman for Editor at Large)

The major take away - "every area becomes an opportunity for better utilized space." - EP


(Photograph by Andrea Fischman for Editor at Large)

Throughout the day, our Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester and Fairfield County designers were available to answer questions and provide interested guests with one-on-one showroom tours.


Many were fascinated to learn that all of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in-house at our New Rochelle, NY facility.


All transFORM designers are pre-qualified to ensure that they are prepared to produce the precise, high-quality work that our customers desire while our machines are specifically modified to handle our catalog of high-end finishes and materials.

What's New, What's Next is truly an exhilarating event that offers everyone a chance to network and discover the latest in interior design. We'd like to extend a big thank you to Gary LeBlanc, Richie DeMarco, Eric Pothier and the entire Richelieu team for being such an awesome event sponsor, as well as the New York Design Center for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event for the fourth consecutive year. transFORM is truly honored to be apart of such an astounding celebration and we look forward doing it again next year!

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