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June 2019

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JUNE 2019 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 35 H eld from March 21-24, the 2019 Architectural Digest Design Show drew a record-breaking number of visitors and showcased a myriad of new products and trends from over 400 brands in the luxury design market. The world's leading brands along with today's top talent came together in a carefully curated presentation of design, offering inspired vignettes by respected brands, design seminars, culinary demonstrations, and special appearances. From furniture, accessories, lighting, and art to kitchen, bath, and building projects, the show offered thousands of products to source and shop – both from independent makers and established manufacturers. Total attendance continued its seven- year trend with nearly double-digit increases, and design trade attendance showing its largest increase of 16% year-over-year. The Architectural Digest Design Show has always been a place for designers to unearth new and intriguing brands and build a large repertoire of relationships within the luxury interiors world. The show offers exclusive brand face-time, quality craftsmanship, and customization, all at the designers' fingertips. For consumers, it provides a small glimpse into the world of interiors and how designers source the unique, one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings that grace their homes. With a smartphone and the Miele@mobile app, users can activate Miele's CM7 Countertop Coffee System and start their preferred program brew from anywhere, order more beans and detergents, and check the maintenance status and available software updates all at once. Signature Kitchen Suite launched its integrated column wine refrigerator series, complete with a new True Sommelier™ App that helps wine collectors manage their personal collections. Powered by Wine Ring's patented machine learning, this mobile app is the first smart software that learns preferences and makes wine recommendations, including food and wine pairings, based on the wines stored in the user's cellar. SMEG showcased a variety of new large appliances, such as the Linea Series which features 24" and 30" Specialty Speed and Combi Steam Ovens, New Wine Coolers – a first-ever category for the brand – and a built-in "Classic" Coffee System. Also notable was a new Portofino refrigerator. Also exhibited was the Dolce&Gabbana x SMEG Caretta Collection (the range, hood and refrigerator part of the Divina Cucina line), which is inspired by the coasts and landscapes of Southern Italy. The booth displayed additional large and small appliances from SMEG's existing product lines, such as the Retro '50s, Classic and Linea collections. In the AD Apartment Gaggenau Master Baker Ingo Rasche showcased Gaggenau's 400 series ovens as the ultimate culinary tools, as he daily prepared artisanal breads for visitors. The Apartment held a Gaggenau 12-inch Vario 200 series wok and double CTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW RESOUNDING SUCCESS! N O W I N I T S 1 8 T H Y E A R , T H E A R C H I T E C T U R A L D I G E S T D E S I G N S H O W D R A W S A P P R O X I M A T E LY 4 0 , 0 0 0 D E S I G N A F I C I O N A D O S T O I N T E R A C T W I T H I N C R E D I B L E D E S I G N D I S P L A Y S F R O M M O R E T H A N 4 0 0 B R A N D S

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