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This Just In: NY Luxury Design Fair Is Indefinitely Postponed

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The Statement:
After careful consideration based on the prevailing climate and continued market challenges, The NY Luxury Design Fair is announcing an indefinite hold on inaugural event. The show team would like to thank all exhibitors, media partners, industry organizations, attendees, and the greater design community for their support.

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About the NY Luxury Design Fair: The NY Luxury Design Fair is an annual four-day event showcasing exceptional furnishings from hundreds of leading brands and up-and-coming independent makers, all representing the best in the luxury interiors and design market. The fair is an evolution of the company’s long-running Architectural Digest Design Show presented by the show’s same producers. The NY Luxury Design Fair offers consumers, architects, designers and other design professionals an unparalleled array of the best the luxury design industry has to offer—from furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories and textiles, to kitchens, baths, tile, hardware, and outdoor offerings. The fair includes design activations, engaging culinary demonstrations, and special appearances. It’s the ultimate resource for truly inspired luxury design. NY Luxury Design Fair is produced by theMART, a Vornado Property.

About theMART: theMART (formerly The Merchandise Mart), located in the center of the sought-after River North submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago as an innovator in business, technology, culture, art, media and more. As the largest privately held commercial building in the United States, it is one of the world’s leading commercial buildings, wholesale design centers and the preeminent international business location in Chicago. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 30,000 people each business day and nearly 10 million people annually. Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and design forward showrooms, theMART serves as the home to Chicago’s most creative and technologically innovative companies.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So this news both surprises and saddens me because while we are still dealing with a pandemic, there are events coming back and doing so in a more limited capacity. Back in October I attended the New York Comic Con and after that the Anime NYC convention with a few trade shows tossed into the mix as well. They were open and had a number of safety protocols to follow and abide by and they worked out just fine. Indefinitely postponed doesn’t have a good ring to it IMHO but let’s hope for the best and that they decide to return before people forget that it was even supposed to happen. As a media gadfly who is fully vaccinated and even works part time in COVID safety I can say that things are moving in a better direction but still must be paid mind to for good measure. When you go outside keep a mask on hand for crowds and watch what you touch. Use hand sanitizer regularly and try to keep some level of social distance going on. We will get through this. Anyway, let me get off the soapbox and say that I hope this show can come back because as you might recall this new event was supplanting the Architectual Digest Design Show and that was really popular. I’ve asked their press team to keep me apprised of notices so I can share them with the masses. Be sure to keep tabs on our event listings as well because they list whatever changes that I learn about relatively quickly. Please stay safe out there.

Official: https://nyluxurydesignfair.com/

This Just In: NY Luxury Design Fair Postponed Until September 2022

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The Press Release:
After careful consideration, the NY Luxury Design Fair has decided to make the very difficult decision to postpone the inaugural event to September 8-11, 2022, due to ongoing complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair has found great enthusiasm and support from prestigious media partners, A&D trade organizations, and many leading manufacturers, and expected robust ticket sales from trade professionals and consumers eager to attend. Unfortunately, many confirmed and prospective exhibitors, local and abroad, have communicated continued challenges including unpredictable future health concerns, managing product backlogs, current workforce shortages and travel bans, limiting corporate policies, and delayed shipping timelines.

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