Madison Avenue Design Week, May 20-25 – Madison Avenue Business Improvement District

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
29 East 61st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10065

Madison Avenue Design Week, May 20-25

March 15th, 2023   

In partnership with NYCxDESIGN, please join us for the inaugural Madison Avenue Design Week on the Upper East Side with curated experiences, exhibitions, talks, bespoke collection viewings and in-store festivities in 20 internationally renowned design and home furnishing stores, showrooms and galleries. Programming shall take place on Madison Avenue (and its adjacent side streets) from East 57th to East 86th Streets.


Achille Salvagni Atelier: 817 Madison Avenue
Premiering during NYCxDESIGN, “Shapes in the Echo of Time” is an exhibition centered around director Andrea Marini’s short film which creatively traces the inception of architect Achille Salvagni’s design concepts through to the completed works. Told from the perspective of Salvagni’s imagination, Marini set out to crystalize the technical precision in Salvagni’s designs and the historical elements woven throughout his furniture. The short features five of Salvagni’s most significant works: Emerald (table) Circeo (screen) Hera (cabinet) Divo (standing lamp) and Spider (chandelier) and focuses on how the genesis of an idea rapidly spirals into a concept that becomes the starting point of a new work. See the new collection: 10am-6pm daily.

Arlene Angard Designs and Fine Arts: 3 East 66th Street Suite 2A
Our Interior Design Studio and Gallery will portray a chic and eclectic style with sustainable American furniture pieces mixed with exuberant abstract paintings that elevate the natural beauty by Sebastian Vallejo and mystique Photographs of the vast American Landscapes by Marty Hulsebos while following the tremendous legacy of European and Latin Interior Designers. Open May 20-25 from 11am – 5pm by appointment only.

Baccarat: 635 Madison Avenue
For nearly 260 years, Baccarat has been integral in the design of some of the world’s most notable residences and venues. Known for creating the most luxurious chandeliers, Baccarat allows you to create a bespoke chandelier, uniquely suited to your individual preferences. From May 22nd through May 25th – the design community is invited to visit Baccarat’s Madison Avenue Flagship to learn about Baccarat’s custom lighting atelier over a glass of champagne. During this curated experience, Baccarat will unveil its newest Design Industry Incentive Program, created exclusively for the A&D community of New York. Schedule your appointment today with

Baobab Collection: 1015 Madison Avenue
Timed to celebrate summer entertaining, Baobab invites you to the introduction of our new collection of ELEMENTOS candles with the hidden ingredient – bug repellent – making outdoor living a pleasure. Summertime refreshments complement the experience.

Ben Soleimani: 601 Madison Avenue
Viewing of new collections presented during Madison Avenue Design Week.

Emma Scully Gallery: 16 East 79 Street
Rafael Prieto: “Together Over Time” A debut solo exhibition at the intersection of emotion and perception from avant-garde designer Rafael Prieto – Founder and Creative Director of creative studio Savvy. His furniture, sculpture, and lighting, this amalgamation of nine works born from Prieto’s singular creative vision speaks to the casualties of beauty through the lens of observation. “

Frette: 799 Madison Avenue
Join us at Frette Madison Avenue, to Celebrate NYCxDESIGN! Discover the exclusive Frette Diamond Network services tailored for architects and designers, while enjoying complimentary champagne to enhance your visit. Saturday, May 20: 10am-6pm; Sunday, May 21: 12pm-5pm.

Hastens Beds: 1100 Madison Avenue
Celebrating 170 years, please visit our Sleep Spa, daily 10am-6pm.

Hermes of Paris: 706 Madison Avenue
In celebration of Madison Avenue Design Week, we will welcome everyone to experience a curated tour of our new Maison. Please reach out directly to our Concierge Desk to schedule dates and times between May 20-25.

Ippodo Gallery: 32 East 67 Street, 3rd Floor
Art meets design with an exquisite showing of selected washi artworks by five Japanese artists working on traditional paper in diverse modes. Open to the public with a gallery talk at 2pm on Saturday, May 20.

Jenni Kayne: 1082 Madison Avenue
Please join us for lite bites & refreshments and a first look at our new furniture and home accessories. Enjoy a copy of Jenni Kayne’s interior design book, Pacific Natural at Home, plenty of swatches and home membership information for our perspective designers.

Kapoor Galleries: 34 East 67 Street
Art & Design come together with some of the most rare and exquisite pieces of sculpture from India, Nepal, Tibet and ancient Gandhara. Divine Gestures: Channels of Enlightenment lies at the intersection of religious iconography and fine-craftsmanship.This exhibit is an ode to the iconographic elements of a sculpture that bridge the tangible and intangible realms of art. Viewers can follow a guided tour, which makes catalogue text readily available next to the artworks, or proceed as they wish.

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs: 764 Madison Avenue
The Gallery works with designers, art consultants, and museums as well as directly with individual clients. We invite you to view our current black-and-white collection and discover our extensive roster of fine photography artists.

L’Objet: 950 Madison Avenue
Preview boutique-exclusive products in the Madison Avenue store during NYCxDESIGN May 20-25 View the entire collection as our special guest.

La Maison Valmont: 35 East 76 Street
Discover the magical world of La Maison Valmont. A space where design meets beauty. Admire custom pieces from ceiling to floor. A bespoke carpet designed by Mr. Didier Guillon, Owner and Creative Director of Valmont and produced by Nanimarquina; murano glass wall sconces by Aristde Najean and more. Join us Saturday May 20-25th 10am-6pm. Enjoy refreshments and a guided tour of the artistic space by our Beauty Advisors.

Max Mara: 813 Madison Avenue
Max Mara, in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency and Madison Avenue B.I.D. invite you to an exclusive conversation moderated by Jacqueline Terrebonne on the “Intersection of Fashion and Design” in celebration of the NYCxDESIGN Festival featuring Tony Ingrao, Principal, Ingrao, Inc., Becky Shea, Founder & Creative Director of BS/D, Hilary Matt, Owner and Creative Director, Hilary Matt Interiors. Enjoy Italian-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and receive ten percent off your purchase with an additional ten percent of proceeds to benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 PM at Max Mara, 813 Madison Avenue. Please RSVP to to secure your attendance; seating is limited. *Some exclusions apply. Your RSVP is only confirmed if you receive a confirmation via email. Offer is valid through May 25, 2023.

Opera Gallery: 791 Madison Avenue
Opera Gallery is delighted to present Ron Arad’s solo exhibition ‘Don’t Ya Tell Henri’ in New York from May 17-June14. In Arad’s second solo show with Opera Gallery, he explores the duality between structure and absence within the material world. Opera Gallery is open May 20 – 25 from 10am to 7pm.

Ralph Lauren: 888 Madison Avenue
Ralph Lauren Home welcomes the NYCxDESIGN community and will offer private tours of our Home floor all day Wednesday, May 24th (10am-6pm)—appointments can be scheduled by reaching out to David Kallenberg, Director of Ralph Lauren Home directly, at

Reinstein Ross: 21 East 67 Street
Reinstein Ross Workshop – The Art of Making Jewelry
Reinstein Ross is a NYC institution found- a touchstone of creativity and craftsmanship for artisanal fine jewelry. Our team of goldsmiths embody over thirty years of heritage and technique. R|R is home to a specialty workshop where gold is custom-alloyed, hand-fabricated and set with rare gemstones of exceptional vibrancy and color. We are offering an exclusive look for the NYCxDESIGN community to look inside the workshop to watch the goldsmiths create R|R’s jewelry. May 20-25, 11am – 6pm.

The Invisible Collection: 24 East 64 Street
Refresh yourself while our design experts will take you on a curated tour of our new interior design installation by Parisian designers, Charles and Maylis Tassin. May 22-24, 2-4 pm.

Traum Safe: 779 Madison Avenue
Established in 1991, Traum Safe is the world leader in custom jewelry and watch safes for the home. We incorporate the high security of Swiss Vault technology with exquisite design and expert craftsmanship to build bespoke luxury safes of unrivaled quality, beauty and convenience. Please stop by during Madison Avenue Design Week to discover the range of safes on view, and enjoy a consultation with our experts. Interior designers and architects are welcome. Monday-Friday. 10am-6pm.

Madison Avenue Design Week features an outdoor exhibition by students from The School of Visual Arts:
Art History 101: A Brush With Fashion
An installation of 21 art history-themed dresses on Madison Avenue from East 61 Street to East 77 Street

The School of Visual Arts and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) have a long relationship due largely to the public exhibitions produced by artist, designer and 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan and his students, which are frequently on view along the famous street. Past SVA 3D Design–Madison Avenue BID collaborations include “Hemlines From Skylines: Architectural Fashion,” “Obsessorize,” “One of a Kind,” and “Barkitecture.”

The latest exhibition, now on view, is “Art History 101: A Brush With Fashion,” a series of art history-themed installations created by 21 BFA Design students in O’Callaghan’s class, as well as students of Dr. Carol Bentel, chair of Interior Design at SVA. Each student’s piece is showcased within an eight-foot Lucite case and features descriptions of the period of art history for which the “dress” was inspired. Art periods/movements featured include Analytical Cubism, Ancient Greek, Arte Povera, Arts & Crafts, Baroque, Bauhaus, Brutalism, Cubism, Dada, Gothic, Impressionism, Outsider Art, Pop Art, Sumi-E and Surrealism.

O’Callaghan said he loves the idea of people being out and about and just running into some art. “Rather than having to go to a gallery or go to an exhibition, the idea that they turn the corner and there’s a piece of art and can maybe bring a little happiness to them, or get them thinking.”

“We have received so many comments from both our retailers and Upper East Side residents about how these SVA installations enhance the experience of visiting Madison Avenue, said Matthew Bauer, President of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District. “We deeply appreciate the creativity of the SVA’s students, and we are honored by our longstanding partnership with one of the great arts institutions in the world.”

“Art History 101: A Brush With Fashion” is on view along Madison Avenue between East 61st and East 77th Streets through the end of May.