October 13, 2015

New York Spaces' Celebrates the Top 50 Designers and Architects in Metropolitan New York

New York Spaces is proud to honor the Top 50 for 2015, its eighth annual listing of the New York Metropolitan Area's best and brightest in design and decoration. Just last week, we celebrated these designers with a soirée at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' SoHo Showroom. A big THANK YOU goes to our sponsors, Bakes & Kropp and Gracious Home!

by Jason Kontos

Nicholas Calder, Jason Kontos, and Mitchell Gold.
New York Spaces' Top 50 Party

Last week we celebrated our seventh-annual Top 50 Designers & Architects event at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' SoHo showroom. It was a resounding success, and bragging rights aside, we had at least 700 of the best and the brightest in the design community attend. This event, which we anticipate all year, has turned into the regular design community kick-off to fall. Is there really a better way to start the season than a celebration of thought-provoking design?

Top 50 Designer Shawn Henderson and Jason Kontos

Our continued partnership with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams always yields such a fantastic atmosphere—between the hors d'oeuvres, the DJ sets, the beautiful crowd, the showroom offerings, and the flowing fruit of the vine and spirits—actual spirits are always high. That includes those of the 50 designers and architects who made our list—42 of which were in attendance this year. For the New York jet-setting and workaholic mindset, it was a great showing. A BIG thank you goes out to our wonderful sponsors, Bakes & Kropp and Gracious Home. We could not have done it without them!

Rebecca Vicars, Jenny Melendez, Byron Cordero, and Austin Mill

In our industry, we can't live without PR Agents. They make the design world go round. They represent so many design companies, from fabric to flooring, to kitchen, antiques, to furniture companies and more. They have such an important role and we cannot thank them enough for their help. We are truly grateful to the design community as a whole for their support.

In 2016 we are going up in issues (though hopefully not of the personal kind). Be sure to check out our site—our design editor, Nicole Haddad, has taken charge. There is always someone or something interesting to read about now. And, as always, the party pictures are great! Like our Facebook page to peruse the party album in full.

Right: Robert Bakes and his lovely wife Sharon at the Top 50 Party. Bakes & Kropp was one of our Top 50 Sponsors.

Click here for a list of our Top 50 Designers & Architects! Hashtag: NYSpacesTop50

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Mats Christeen of Foundrywood, Teresa Laughlin of TC Laughlin PR, James Reed II
Designer Angel Sanchez with a friend and interior designer Christopher Coleman
Claire Evans, Alana Moskowitz and friend.
New York Spaces' Top 50 Party
New York Spaces' Top 50 Party
Mitchell Gold, Lisa Ben-Isvy, Eloise Goldman
New York Spaces' Top 50 Party