July 21, 2010
by Canadian Architect
The trendy boutiques and showrooms of New York’s SoHo neighborhood have welcomed a new neighbor – a cutting-edge Design Centre just opened by global architectural materials companies Arpa and Trespa. Hosting an array of VIP events and a splashy inaugural party, the new Design Centre has been hailed as an inspirational space where architects, interior designers, and even homeowners are now meeting for design education, project solutions, inspirational events and unique exhibits.
Amid a thriving community of design and architectural firms, the Design Centre offers a unique environment and showcase for design-related education and building materials, as well as serving as a prime location for meetings, seminars, design events and product exhibitions. The Centre has hosted events with New York Magazine, Urban Green Council, GreenHomeNYC, ENYA (Emerging New York Architects), Netherlands Board of Tourism, the Municipal Arts Society, and many others.
Two new websites, www.arpany.com and www.trespa-ny.com now serve as the virtual portal to the Design Centre, where visitors and A&D professionals learn about new offerings and register online for programs hosted there. Among the current exhibits is Curiosity Kitchen, a sculptural concept for kitchen cabinetry and surfacing created by the noted European designer Alexander Pelikan, which debuted at the recent Milan Furniture Fair.
The Design Centre is located at 62 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012, between Spring and Broome Streets, and is open from 10-5pm, Monday through Friday. The Design Centre is open to the trade and the public.
Registration for all events can be accomplished online, at the sites www.trespa-ny.com or www.arpa-ny.com. Visitors may also call 212-334-6888 or email [email protected]
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