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Oui Design! x D&D Building: A French Design Showcase

Decoration & Design Building
979 Third Avenue
New York, United States 10022

May 21, 2024


The Decoration & Design Building, in collaboration with Villa Albertine, cordially invites you to explore the iconic eighteen-story Midtown building, renowned among design trade professionals from New York and around the world, on the occasion of the Oui Design! closing celebration.

Serving as a testament to the enduring bond between the French and American design communities, the D&D Building proudly dedicates an entire afternoon to celebrating the essence of French design and craftsmanship, marking a fitting conclusion to the Oui Design! festival.

This special event offers attendees a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the creativity, elegance, and innovation synonymous with French design.

Starting at noon, a thoughtfully curated program awaits, featuring engaging designer discussions; live demonstrations showcasing artisanal skills; exclusive showroom open houses; and captivating presentations of capsule collections, all highlighting the diverse facets of French design. 

The featured showrooms will include, Ateliers de France New York Studio (Suite 1208), Pierre Frey (Suite 1611), Ronit Anderson (Suite 1016), Ressource (Suite 1507), Saint-Louis (Suite 816), Élitis (Suite 611), Studio Van den Akker representing Ateliers Pinton (Suite 1510), Houlès (Suite 919), and Rogers & Goffigon representing Combray (Suite 1718).

The event will conclude with a lively cocktail reception hosted by Ateliers de France New York Studio (Suite 1208) from 6:00pm-8:00 pm. We invite you to raise a glass to celebrate the cultural exchange and boundless creativity fostered by Oui Design!

Discover the full lineup of events and register online to join us for an afternoon of discovery, inspiration, and celebration as we pay homage to the enduring allure of French design!

Visit the Showrooms:

Ateliers de France New York Studio

12:00pm – 8:00pm | Suite #1208 (12th floor)
Live Demonstrations & Cocktail Reception

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12:00pm – 1:00pm | Suite #611 (6th floor)
Presenting the 2024 Collection

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1:00pm – 2:00pm | Suite #1507 (15th floor)
New Collections Launch

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Pierre Frey

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Suite #1611 (16th floor)
Talk on Zuber Wallpapers & Book Signing

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Ronit Anderson

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Suite #1016 (10th floor)
Meet & Greet with French Designer Nina Dorfer

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12:00pm – 6:00pm | Suite #816 (8th floor)
Open House

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Rogers & Goffigon (Combray)

12:00pm – 6:00pm | Suite #1718 (17th floor)
Open House

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Studio Van den Akker (Ateliers Pinton)

12:00pm – 6:00pm | Suite #1510 (15th floor)
Open house

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12:00pm – 6:00pm | Suite #919 (9th floor)
Open house

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Decoration & Design Building

Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 100+ showrooms, the DDB represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, educational opportunities, and resource information. Always at the forefront of its industry, the DDB provides its visitors — which include some of the biggest names in interior design and architecture — with unique experiences including informative yet entertaining seminars, professional programs, networking opportunities, exclusive design services and more.

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Ateliers De France New-York Studio

The Ateliers de France Group was assembled with the sole purpose of producing the highest quality construction and finishes either for contemporary projects or the preservation and restoration of France’s architectural heritage. The combined history and proficiencies of the Group are available in countless public or private buildings, historical monuments, iconic hotels, as well as exceptional private residences.

Ateliers de France has been involved in projects as exceptional and diverse as the Château de Versailles or the Hôtel Péninsula and Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, the Oval Office in the White House, the Opéra Garnier, Matarazzo in Brazil, the Hôtel Matignon and the Elysée Palace, and the houses of Yves Saint Laurent.

Their craftsmen are the heirs of European traditions of workmanship dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Designed as a true workshop, the Ateliers de France New York Studio gathers a dozen subsidiaries of the French group with over 55 trades showcasing their know-how, from gilding to wood carving, staff, stucco marble and decorative locksmithing.

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Mobilier national

Mobilier National’s mission is to ensure the conservation and restoration of its collections resulting of purchases and orders. Back in the time they used to be designed for royal and imperial residences, and today for the official palaces of the French Republic. These collections are made up of more than 130,000 furniture and textile objects.

The Mobilier national has seven restoration workshops – tapestry, carpets, upholstery and decorative tapestry, seat carpentry, cabinetmaking and bronzeware.

The national factories of Gobelins, Beauvais and La Savonnerie, as well as the lace workshops of Alençon and Le Puy-en-Velay are attached to the administration of the Mobilier national.

The institution has also a research and creation workshop – the ARC – to promote creation and contemporary design in official buildings. 600 prototypes from a hundred designers have been produced in over 50 years.

The services of the Mobilier national and the national manufactures embody the prestige of French tradition, the excellence of exceptional know-how and the vitality of artistic creation and contemporary design.

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Institut français

The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.

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Albertine Foundation

Previously known as FACE Foundation, Albertine Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In close partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and its arts institution Villa Albertine, Albertine Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries thanks to corporate, foundation, and individual support.

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