September 18, 2012

Fall 2012 public programs

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)
Jack Lenor Larsen, Happiness, 1968. Handprint pattern inspired by Ming Dynasty embroideries.

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) presents an exciting lineup of public programs for the fall 2012 season. The highlight for this season is Jack Lenor Larsen: 40 Years, a retrospective exhibition of one of America’s foremost designers of high-end textiles, on view at the NYSID Gallery, 161 East 69th Street, NYC, from September 20–December 5, 2012. The exhibition will give an overview of Larsen’s career and contributions as a designer, collector, and author with an array of original textiles from his extensive career.

The full schedule is listed below. Click here for detailed information about each program.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets are 12 USD general public, 10 USD seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students free. RSVP to [email protected] or call 212 472 1500 x405.

Tuesday, October 2, 6pm
Geoffrey Bradfield: A 21st Century Palace
Meet the celebrated interior designer as he discusses his new book.
NYSID Gallery, 161 East 69th Street. Free.

Saturday–Sunday, October 6 & 7, 10–4pm
Open House New York Weekend at NYSID’s Graduate Center
Tour NYSID’s Gensler-designed Graduate Center.
401 Park Avenue South at 28th Street, 2nd and 3rd fls. Free.

Wednesday, October 10, 6pm
Helen Drutt English: Rooms of Revelation, Environments of Contemporary Crafts
Gallery owner and leading authority of contemporary crafts, Helen Drutt English, will discuss the evolution of crafts collections.
NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street

Monday, October 22, 6:30pm
Rosalyn Cama: Designing for Healing
Cama, a practicing healthcare designer for 30 years and president at CAMA, Inc., will discuss the role of interior design in creating healing environments.
NYSID Graduate Center, 401 Park Avenue South at 28th Street

Tuesday, October 30, 6:30pm
The Textured Interior: the Fabric Designs of D.D. and Leslie Tillett and the Next Generation
Steven Stolman, president of Scalamandre Fabrics; textile designer Lori Weitzner; and interior designer Vincente Wolf discuss how designers and fabric houses are approaching their work and building on the legacy of D.D. and Leslie Tillett.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue. Purchase tickets at or call 917 492 3392: 15 USD for general public, 12 USD for seniors and students, 10 USD for MCNY members and NYSID community.

Wednesday, October 31, 6pm
Rooms for the Younger Generation
Aidan O’Connor, curator of Century of the Child: Growing By Design, 1900-2000; Wendy Goodman, design editor, New York magazine; Penni Morgenstein, Psy.D., licensed psychologist; and Nancy Frank Breslin, cohabiTOT, discuss designing spaces for children.
NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street
Wednesday, November 14, 6pm
Outside the Box
Renowned interior designers Suzanne Kasler, Amy Lau, Amanda Nisbett, Campion Platt, and David Scott will discuss how designers need to think “outside the box” to enhance and build their brands. There will be a book signing and reception; proceeds will benefit NYSID’s scholarship fund.
NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street. Tickets 30 USD, NYSID students free.

Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm
Linnaea Tillett: The Practice of Everyday Light
Lighting designer Linnaea Tillett will discuss her early influences and innovative approach to lighting design in the city—indoors and out.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue. Purchase tickets at or call 917 492 3392. 12 USD general public; 8 USD seniors and students; 6 USD MCNY members and NYSID community.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6pm
Designing the Winter Landscape: From Private Gardens to Public Parks
Jack Lenor Larsen, textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve; interior designer Juan Montoya; and landscape designer Thomas Balsley will discuss the special character of select gardens and parks in winter.
NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street

Friday, December 14, 2012, 6pm
Aspects of 20th Century Design
James Zemaitis, head of 20th century design at Sotheby’s, and a panel of experts will discuss what’s hot and what’s warming up in the market for contemporary design.
NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street




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