See below for this year's seminar series.  The 2015 New York Times Seminar Series will be announced in late January, 2015.

Friday, March 22–Sunday, March 24

Get design ideas from leading design professionals and gain insight on a variety of topics with these complimentary seminars.

All seminars are held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio on the show floor. Programs are complimentary, but seating is limited. Programs and speakers are subject to change.


friday, March 21

The Way Designers Live Today :
BreakinG the Rules
Noon-1 P.M.


Writer and editor Linda O'Keeffe leads a conversation with interior designers Geoffrey Bradfield, Glenn Gissler, Robert Passal, and Kathryn Scott, exploring the innovative ideas that they employ in their own homes and the ways they can let loose without client restrictions.

Kitchens & Baths Transformed 2-3 P.M.


Leading contractor Chip Brian of Best & Co., a firm on top of the very latest trends in kitchen and bath styles and technologies, speaks with designers Erica Broberg, Dale Cohen, Joan Dineen, and Alexander Doherty about their approach to working with clients of all budgets.


Learning from the Masters:
Best-Kept Secrets
4-5 P.M.


Publisher, editor, and book consultant Jill Cohen, known for her insight and creativity, moderates a panel featuring some of today's major design talents: Laura Bohn, Elissa Cullman, Suzanne Kasler, and Brian McCarthy.




Each spring in New York, DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN debuts in a spectacular display of cuisine, creativity, and glamour with one-of-a-kind dining environments that awe and inspire. The event continues throughout the show with table viewings and a silent auction of photography, art, travel and hospitality experiences, and more. Proceeds benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and educational programs in the U.S.


SATURDAY, March 22

a talk with mario buatta 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Famed interior designer Mario Buatta talks with writer Emily Eerdmans about his career, no-fail design tips, and the new book from Rizzoli on his work.

Adding Color, Accessories,
and Texture:
Making a Room Sing
1-2 P.M.


New York Times Home section deputy editor Julie Lasky leads an engaging discussion with design personalities John Beckmann, Kati Curtis, Lynne Scalo, and Ghislaine Viñas on ways to liven up any room.


Architecture Today 3-4 P.M.


The architecture of today's homes continues to evolve in exciting and unexpected ways. On top of these trends is the dynamic editor in chief of The Architect's Newspaper, William Menking, who speaks with Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects, Dan Lobitz of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Karen Stonely of SPAN Architecture.


Grilling at the outdoor pavilion 3-4 P.M.


Join Sunbrella, Caliber Range Corporation, and their special guests AD100 architect David Rockwell and chef Jonathan Waxman, owner of Barbuto, for an exclusive grilling demonstration on the Rockwell by Caliber—a new grill designed by Rockwell Group in partnership with Caliber, premiering at this year's show.


Design Dot Com: The Changing
State of the Industry
5-6 P.M.


Online home-design options continue to evolve at a startling pace. Panelists include Patrick Hamilton, blogger-interior designer; Lindsey Coral Harper, interior designer; Josh Liberson, creative director of One Kings Lane; and Noa Santos, cofounder of Homepolish; moderated by publicist Dustin O'Neal of Strohl & Co.



SUNDAY, March 23

The New Modernists Noon-1 P.M.


Dennis Miller, the highly regarded owner of an eponymous furnishings showroom, moderates a panel of leading talents—Neal Beckstedt, Elizabeth Bolognino, and Gideon Mendelson—who are finding exciting new approaches to contemporary design.

Showhouse Insights 2-3 P.M.


The noted showhouse producer Tony Manning talks with designer panelists Ed Ku of Coffinier Ku Design, Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz, and Robert Passal about what to look for in visiting a showhouse, the secrets that designers use to make their showhouse rooms both glamorous and livable, and what showhouse visitors can hope to come away with in terms of ideas for their own homes.


new industrial style 4-5 P.M.


The design journalist, editor, and publisher of Pointed Leaf Press, Suzanne Slesin, leads a panel that explores the exciting new ways in which commercial/industrial materials and furnishings are being used in residential design. Panelists are Robert Sonneman of Sonneman Lighting, interior designer Paul Siskin, and architect Alan Wanzenberg.



Special thanks to the following media partners for their support of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Be sure to pick up complimentary issues of these publications.
  • American Art Collector
  • American Craft
  • Array
  • Avenue
  • California Home+Design
  • Cover Magazine
  • DesignLux
  • Design New England
  • Fine Art Connoisseur
  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Gotham magazine
  • Hali
  • Homes of the Hamptons
  • Hudson Mod
  • In New York
  • Kitchen and Bath Business
  • Landscape Architecture Magazine
  • Maine Home & Design
  • Manhattan magazine
  • Moffly Media
  • New England Home
  • New York Spaces
  • The Architect'sNewspaper
  • The Real Deal
  • The Retail Observer
  • Twenty6
  • Venü
  • Westchester Magazine
  • Where NY
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