Located in midtown Manhattan’s Design District, the Decoration & Design Building (DDB) is an invaluable resource to industry professionals who seek to design and decorate luxurious residential and commercial installations. It is owned and developed by Charles S. Cohen, who is known for his brilliant repositioning of commercial real estate. Cohen’s umbrella company, Cohen Design Centers owns and manages the DDB; the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California; Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach, Florida; and the Decorative Center Houston in Texas.
The DDB is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world, who can find inspiration in anything from the bespoke furnishings, ornamental wallcoverings and luxurious fabrics to unique decorative accessories and dramatic lighting, featuring styles ranging from the richly ornate to the sleek and modern. Celebrating 50+ years, the DDB is known nationally and internationally as the world’s most prestigious home to over 130 showrooms, and represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, and resource information.
One of the building’s showrooms, Nobilis in Suite: 508 (pictured above, right), features a true couture experience for your walls. The showroom’s MONUMENTA collection includes chic textile wallcovering which combines a mineral motif with a silk moire look, available in 5 colorways. Aside from the plethora of inspirational showrooms, the DDB also offers a number of additional services, including its Design Professionals Program and the Designer Referral Program; a complimentary service that helps individuals locate an interior designer who best suits their taste, project scope, and budget.
Two major Market events are hosted at the DDB each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and tastemakers, explore all aspects of design and the decorative arts seeking to educate, enlighten and excite audiences. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 150 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.
The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building’s scenic events venue, conference center, and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer.
About the Decoration & Design Building
The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, diagonally across from the flagship Bloomingdale’s department store. Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 130 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. The D&D Building is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world. For more information, please visit www.ddbuilding.com.
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Decoration & Design Building
979 3rd Ave (Between 58th & 59th Streets)
New York, NY 10022