The retail renaissance is all about a focus on the buyer experience and discovery at the store as the path to success.

robin baron, ny now brand ambassador


Robin Baron, celebrity interior designer, lifestyle expert, and luxury home-furnishings designer, brings a striking sense of style to everything she does. With an enthusiastic personality and expertise in all things décor and lifestyle, Robin thrives on creating homes that are eclectic, unique and fabulous, while maintaining a warm and inviting atmosphere. Reflecting her motto that “Confidence Begins at Home™”, she prides herself on her ability to capture her clients’ individual personalities in their homes.

Vanessa Deleon is an Interior Designer and Founder of Vanessa Deleon Associates. After starting her career in her family's furniture business, Ms. Deleon created Vanessa Deleon Associates while still in school at Berkeley College for Interior Design. She worked for designer Ralph Lauren in merchandising before attending Berkeley College. Ms. Deleon can be seen on TV shows such as HGTV's Generation Renovation, Designers' Challenge, Bang for Your Buck and Design Star, as well as in numerous publications including New York Spaces, Design NJ, (201) Home, Latina Magazine, Time, Entertainment, and Cosmopolitan.

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With a natural eye for design — and by successfully leveraging his background in dance and the arts — Francis Toumbakaris has crafted Francis Interiors into one of the leading Interior Design studios in New York City. Fluid aesthetics, creative problem solving, and the added benefit of a contracting team under the same roof, help Francis Interiors not only stand out, but elevate the company to “must-have” status among the elite addresses of Manhattan. Francis Toumbakaris is the Founder and Lead Interior Designer of Francis Interiors, driving the firm’s unwavering charge towards creating exquisite interior designs for residences large and small.

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Bjorn Bjornsson is an accomplished interior designer in New York City who was born and raised in Iceland and educated in Denmark.  After working on projects in Japan, Saudi Araba and other parts of the globe, Bjorn realized he needed to be in the private sector. He knew this would help expand his vision to work on a wide range of design styles and guide clients to create their spaces while reflecting their own individual personalities. He moved to NYC to start his own Design Firm where his work has featured in many international and national publications including Florida Design, New York Times Magazine, Garden Magazine, Architecture of Denmark, European House, Icelandic House Beautiful.

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Elissa Grayer Interior Design is an award winning, professional and creative design firm that consistently delivers interiors and service beyond the client’s expectations. Well respected and known for professional integrity,superior quality products, and luxury level service. With over a decade of experience in the planning, design, and project management of apartments,homes, and vacation residences in NY, CT, MA and FL, Elissa Grayer Interior Design strives to create beautiful and functional spaces that reflect each individual client in an elegant and comfortable way. With a wealth of knowledge of local resources, architecture and lifestyle, Elissa Grayer Interior Design brings a unique sensitivity to interior design in Manhattan, Westchester and Fairfield counties.

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Timeless Elegance. Modern Sensibilities. Accomplished Interior Designer, Kim Radovich has a mission – restoring integrity to design – and her firm, Kim Radovich Interiors accomplishes that with every project. Whether it’s lovingly preserving an historic estate or infusing new construction with classic detail, Ms. Radovich is committed to the finest aesthetics for both residential and commercial clients. Trained at the prestigious Parsons School of Design her extensive background in the fine arts informs her signature style. Her firm offers a multitude of services- from space planning, consulting, custom furniture design, architectural detailing to Feng Shui and sustainable design.

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As grandson of Charles Pavarini, Sr., Charles Pavarini III has reinterpreted the legacy of the Pavarini Construction Company, known for creating historic NYC landmarks including the Seagram Tower, 5 wings on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the State Theater at Lincoln Center, and numerous other landmark buildings throughout the world. His design style has evolved into a highly poetic blend of traditional and contemporary design elements, carefully developed from a strong interior concept.  All of his projects hinge around a powerful central design theme and maintain a certain ‘vision’ which is always dramatically executed given Charles’ keen sense of color, style, and use of lighting as a ‘design tool’.  

NY NOW is an excellent platform for Kartell. Exhibiting here gives us the right level of visibility to the desired buyers and retailers. We are seeing buyers we’ve had for 50+ years and at the same time reaching new designers and the crossover generation.

- John J. Jenkin, Kartell, CEO, North America

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NY NOW® Transcend Talks--happening right on the show-floor. Featuring a series of free sessions to 23,000+ attendees. Touching on the topic of retail renaissance and why it’s important for buyers to embrace this era of change and rebirth.

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