Looking to make your living room or bedroom unique? Then the Architectural Digest Design Show is the place to be in the city this weekend. NY1's Gene Apodaca filed the following report.
If you're looking for wow this weekend, Pier 94 is the place to be.
"First of all, it's stunning. It's a little overwhelming. but it's comforting knowing there's a great pulse here," said designer Derek Pino.
It's the 15th year Architecture Digest has held the event, and this year, there are more local designers than ever.
Corey Springer builds and designs all of his pieces in Brooklyn.
"It's great," Springer said. "It's really special for us, every year, all year long, anticipating sort of being at the show, showing new designs, building new pieces, meeting familiar faces, new faces."
"It can be tough at times for young designers and young people in general. It's nice to be able to support them and just be part of the community," said one patron.
That community has something for just about everyone. How about a crystal-encrusted snake minibar? Feeling patriotic? An American flag-patterned refrigerator may just be your ticket. And if you have money to spare, a pink stove will set you back $200,000.
"I think it's probably not accessible to many people, but I think things that are luxury goods are exciting, generates excitement among everybody," said one patron.
If high-tech is your thing, you might want to check out the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw projector. You just click a button on the remote, and in just a few seconds, more than 100 inches of viewing pleasure."
Venture to the made section for handcrafted one-of-a-kind furnishings, accessories and fine art pieces.
In the shop section boutique, retailers sell their wares right on the spot.
"I love creative, different," said one patron. "I like things that are inspired by what's around us every day."
A portion of ticket sales will also benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
The unique table settings are set up for the huge gala on Monday, where people can take part in a silent auction. Tickets are $40 at the door and $30 online. The show ends Sunday.