The quintessence of hospitality design took the stage at the Javits K. Center of Manhattan, presented by the most important companies in the sector from every corner of the world: furniture, lighting, accessories, collections dedicated to the bathroom and the spa, and then there was wallpaper, textiles, rug collections and outdoor systems. In New York the BDNY 2018 event was transformed into a fascinating hub of the contemporary, between excellence and the avant-garde
An extraordinary show that has brought together the most authoritative companies and designers, in a two-day event dedicated to the vision and the future of hospitality, including conferences, events and exhibitions that invaded the Javits Center in Manhattan last 11 and 12 November. A platform for contemporary creativity, BDNY 2018, is expressed in a dialogue among magnificence, experimentation and heritage, in which international brands with important names have joined together to exhibit their excellences.
On a surface of over 13,000 square metres, the world of hotel design has created a mise en scène presented by companies such as Ethimo, Baker, Kohler, RH Contract, Umbrosa, Royal Botania, Calligaris, Dedar, Florim, Foscarini, Tonik, Lapalma, Atlas. These are the collections that reached the finals in the Best of BDNY Product Design Competition, an award given to designers and manufacturers who have demonstrated with their creations functional, aesthetic and innovative progress in their respective categories: in the Seating section, ANDREU WORLD with the modular series Dado designed by Alfredo Häberli and JANUS et Cie with the Nodi lounge chair; in Art & Accessories, Nanimarquina and the rug collection Blur designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec; Best in show, the brand Dedon with the chair AIIR by Gam Fratesi, BREA lounge-system by Barber & Osgerby, the outdoor collection CIRQL designed by Werner Aisslinger and the unconventional line dedicated to poolside furnishings MBRACE created by Sebastian Herkner. In the Bath/Spa category, finalists are the collections Closer, created by Diego Grandi, and Nude by Sybille de Margerie for Zucchetti Rubinetteria.
Among the winners, the brand Corbett Lighting with the Haiku lamp in the Lighting category; Brentano and the textile Samara in the Fabric section; Suite 22 Contract with the Masque Collection won the prize in the Seating category. Mirth Studio 2018 Collection by Trinity Surfaces won the Flooring section and in the Outdoor section it was Walters Wicker with The Arbor Collection. Best chair went to the Bok chair by Ethnicraft and best wallpaper was Pathways by Phillip Jeffries.
The innovative faucets system Grid Sink Faucet presented by Kallista instead won the Bath/Spa category: inspired by the De Stijl movement, extraordinary in its essentialness, among simple geometric forms, it was created through use of 3-D print technology, an absolute innovation in the products of the brand. In a wise marriage between form, function and state-of-the-art.