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Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015 – Exhibitors Roundup


Marretti Stairs

Marretti Stairs

Last night I posted about the DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design exhibition. Today, as promised, I want to share with you a few of the exhibitors that really stood out for me at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. The rest can be seen in my Flickr album starting here.

Marretti Stairs. I cannot overstate how lovely and ethereal these are in person. The living room in my tiny house is (idiotically) bisected by a flight of stairs leading to the second floor. If I could replace them with these self-effacing beauties, I think it would really open up the room. And yes, I have thought about the fingerprints.



Stikwood. Yes, I know it’s paneling, but their product is easy to use, good for the planet, and stunning. Theirs was one of the first promotional emails I received after my credentials were accepted to the show (so I actually read it), and I was completely blown away. It was as good in person as it was on the internet.

Smeg Teakettle

Smeg Kettle

Smeg. Smeg makes all kinds of deliciously-designed kitchen appliances, both big and small. I’m especially susceptible to their 50’s Retro line. But when I saw their electric kettle, it made me want to drink tea, and I hate tea. The whole line is lovely, and their colors are perfection.



Calma-E-Gesso. They make game tables in lucite, which sounds idiotic, but you have to see them to understand just how beautiful they are. And honestly, who doesn’t need a lucite pool table or ping pong table? Nobody, that’s who.

Pup & Kit

Pup & Kit

Pup & Kit. As much fun as I had looking at the people furniture, I was perhaps most entertained by the gloriously-designed pet furniture by Pup & Kit. Not for the faint of wallet, one of these stunners will set you back more than $600, but isn’t your fur child worth it?

AeroPod by Dean Jackson

AeroPod by Dean Jackson. My pics and comments are here

Dean Jackson. Aeropod by Dean Jackson is so intriguing and so confusing, when I looked at it on the internet, I didn’t know how to feel about it. Once I saw them in person and spent some time with Dean himself, however, that sorted itself out. Imagine something that looks like the grille from a classic car which opens to reveal a handsome storage cabinet for your “collections.” Makes no sense, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting one. Who am I kidding? I want them all.

Lefroy Brooks

Boat Bathtub by Lefroy Brooks

Lefroy Brooks: Dear Boat Bathtub, Please be mine. This thing is a wonder. Made of a solid cast aluminum outer with an acrylic liner, it weighs less than 1/4 of the old claw-foot tubs, but it’s super durable and just as stylish.

ADHD 1Spin Ceramics: We could not get enough of these fantastic face vases. I know it sounds crazy, but they were so fantastic in person, it was almost physically painful to walk away. I felt a little better when I found out the that set of 12 was nearly $300, but not much.

And here are a few of my other favorite exhibitors:

Vetro Vero

Vetro Vero glass art objects. See my pics here

Symbol Home audio furniture

Symbol Home audio furniture

Cyrk Polish School of Posters, sold by

Cyrk Polish School of Posters, sold by Contemporary Posters

Zelouf + Bell furniture

Zelouf + Bell furniture. See my pictures and comments here

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015 – Exhibitors Roundup

  1. I want that pool table, and the bath! Smeg stuff is really nice as well. Those little vases were very cute and i can understand your reluctance to walk away from them. I see the attraction with those stairs as well. You must have been in heaven last night looking around this show!

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  2. wow! And yes, I do want everything! The contemporary posters has ETSY written all over it, yes? That one cracked me up.

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  3. All so drool worthy!! Loved the red sideboard with the cranes. – Karen

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    • That was really amazing in person. The red lacquer had just enough metallic in it to make it impossible to miss as you walked by. There was so much at this show, we couldn’t see everything, but that was one of our favorite exhibitors.


  4. You’re right! Stikwood is a great product – beautifully creative, environment friendly and easy to use!

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  5. I would love to go to this event. You are very fortunate to have attended.
    Love all the creativity of all the items.
    Shine On

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