We went to the Architectural Digest Home Show at Pier 94 on the West Side Highway yesterday hoping to see a lot of fabulous things. Sadly, we left uninspired. We should have known better as Architectural Digest has really been rather dull for the past couple of years. Like the magazine, the show need huge doses of glamour and style. Except for the 1stdibs pavilion and The New Traditionalist booth, everything else looked humdrum and derivative. For the first time, I went to a show without feeling an urge to buy anything.
Other than the exhibitors showing off all sorts of furniture and accessories, there was a section dedicated to an exhibition called Dining by Design which features table settings done by different designers. There were a couple of really good ones, but the others really looked amateur and unfinished. See the photos below and judge for yourself: