September 19, 2016

New York's Best and Brightest in Design

New York Spaces' is now in its 11th year! This past week we celebrated our annual Top 50 Designers Event at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams—what a success!

by Jason Kontos

New York Spaces Top 50, Jason Kontos
New York Spaces' Top 50 Designers 2016
New York Spaces top 50 celebration, mitchell gold
Jason Kontos; Mitchell Gold; Lisa Ben-Isvy, David Miller; Bob Williams.

Each year we celebrate our Top 50 Designers, and each year the event seems to grow to greater heights. Our annual fête is truly the kick-off party to welcome in the fall season of design—and for good reason. It is all about celebrating the immense amount of talent that defines our industry. While it pains us to not be able to include every brilliant architect or designer on the list, we are humbled by the support for those who are chosen to grace it. As always, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams were the greatest of hosts (did anyone else see that pretzel umbrella being passed around?). And our resident DJ for the night, Lady Bunny, sure knew how to get the party started. We are truly honored that so many of you showed up to join in the celebration, and we cannot thank our wonderful hosts enough: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Pirch, and Benjamin Moore—we could not have pulled this event off without you. To view a slideshow of the event, click: #NYSpacesTop50.

Thomas Jayne and Jason Kontos
Thomas Jayne and Jason Kontos Get Silly! #NYSpacesTop50.

On another note, it was an especially important night for the team at New York Spaces and I. I have been trying to get this off the ground for a while, and now, with the support of my staff and David Miller, I am thrilled to have finally announced the upcoming launch of EXUBERANCE, a new LGBTQ-centered lifestyle magazine. The curated editorial content will reflect the modern life, explore culture and innovation, and will feature compelling stories about influencers and icons from the design world and beyond. We are excited to showcase elegant interiors, haute happenings, and design-focused world travel—all on a luxury and lifestyle design platform. Stay tuned!

New York Spaces team and Mitchell Gold Team
Bob Williams; Lisa Ben-Isvy; Deborah L. Martin; Jason Kontos; Nicole Haddad; Mitchell Gold; Eloise Goldman.
New York Spaces Top 50 Party Mitchell Gold
Lisa Ben-Isvy, John Douglas Eason, Stacy Garcia, Damon Crain, Alex Polier, and Martin Kesselman.
New York Spaces Top 50
New York Spaces Top 50 Party with Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams.

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