• Lillian Langtry

DECORATION & DESIGN MARKET EVENTS




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 residential and commercial installations of distinctive quality. It is owned and developed by Charles S. Cohen, who is known for his brilliant repositioning of commercial real estate. Cohen’s umbrella company, Cohen Design Centers owns and manages the DDB; the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California; Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach, Florida; and the Decorative Center Houston in Texas.


The DDB is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world, who can find inspiration in anything from the bespoke furnishings, ornamental wall coverings and luxurious fabrics to the 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 home to over 130 showrooms, and represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, and resource information.


Aside from the plethora of inspirational showrooms, the DDB also offers a number of additional services, including its Design Professionals Program and the Designer Referral Program; a complimentary service that helps individuals locate an interior designer who best suits their taste, project scope, and budget.


Two major Market events are hosted at the DDB each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and tastemakers, explore all aspects of design and the decorative arts seeking to educate, enlighten and excite audiences. These Market events are exclusive to over 2,000 trade professionals and industry leaders, with over 150 in attendance at each f the DDB keynote presentations.


This past October, the Decoration & Design Building hosted its annual two-day Fall Market, featuring international interior design experts covering pertinent topics, new introductions, showroom presentations, book signings and open house events. CEO/Owner of Cohen Design Centers, Charles S. Cohen, provided the inspirational opening remarks at the initial keynote events on both days.


The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building’s scenic events venue, conference center, and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer.


The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building’s scenic events venue, conference center, and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer.

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