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Interior Design Trade Sources in New York City

Learn about the diverse products and services available to New York interior designers and their application in residential and commercial spaces. Explore design trends in NYC interiors through lectures, field trips, guest speakers, and course work. Acquire trade information on working with contract and retail sources and services. Distinguish between residential and commercial spaces, relations, and agreements. Analyze and articulate spaces through the use of sustainable design materials and furnishings. Sites of previous trips have included Material ConneXion, 1stdibs, and Lindsey Adelman Studio. Also, visit antique and vintage shops, auction houses, bespoke workshops, and artists’ studios.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with the different categories and providers of design goods and services, both brick-and-mortar and online
  • Knowledge of key differences between residential and contract (commercial) products, such as flammability and durability requirements
  • An understanding of the distinctions between trade and retail sources and their pricing structures
  • An understanding of the materials and processes that go into custom pieces as compared to stock items

Ideal for

  • Interior design students
  • Interior design enthusiasts
  • Those with a keen interest in interior design who would like to refresh their techniques and terminology

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