Home show featuring Brooklyn's best

March 16, 2011 3:07:21 PM PDT
The Architectural Digest Home Design show focuses on a growing number of Brooklyn designers and artisans in the show.

It starts on Thursday at Pier 94. The finishing touches are being made in time for the annual show.

Things are in high gear at Heptagon Creations, where designer Andre Joyau is part of a growing breed.

"We see decorators come from all over the United States to come and see Brooklyn, so why not? It just is what it is," said Andre Joyau.

Brooklynites are a growing trend at the show, where more and more designers and artisans from Brooklyn are joining the ranks.

"They add things that can't be found in big box stores or retails stores. It's one of the most unique offerings in our show is what Brooklyn artists bring," said Troy Hanson from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

People like Kanik Chung. His glass creations are hand made in his downtown Brooklyn studio, Kanik Chung Glass Blowing, using a 2000-year-old technique. He says having a space here, along side others from his borough, takes things up a notch.

"You get to be part of the ultra-luxe lifestyle here. You meet people that are part of that and try to be part of that fabulosity," said Chung.

Jovau is a master at seeing the unexpected, and then creating unique pieces out of wood. This is his first time at the design show, bringing along a chandelier made of metal and glass vases along with a coffee table that utilizes hidden hydraulics to transform into a dining table.

He dropped anchor in Brooklyn more than 25 years ago, he admits, partly because he got more space for the money, but also because of the vibe.

"You have people making cheese and making wine. All of these old trades that are kind of revived, but it's actually a pleasure," said Jovau.

The 10th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show runs from March 17th through the 20th.
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