JA NY Shows

"The New Look of the JA NY Show

The JA NY Shows are a long-standing industry tradition and I’m glad to be their Designer Business Consultant.

The show offers a full range of exhibitors from stone dealers to large manufacturers to my favorite sector, the designers.

I have been consulting to this show for the past 6 years to help designers  maximize their exposure to the large audience of predominantly East Coast  buyers who attend. This is a great show of discovery and a great way to meet  many sectors of our vast industry including retailers of all sizes, press, stylists   and industry VIPS of all stripes.


New Designer Gallery

I curate the New Designer Gallery at each summer show. This special area has given new designers a proper debut for 35 years — starting in 1977 when David Yurman, Sandy Baker, Susan Michel and nine other newcomers “joined the industry.”


Click here to download an application for 2013’s New Designer Gallery:  New Designer Gallery App 2013


The gallery has been a mainstay of the show for 35 years -- this year we will debut a new look and this photo will get updated





In 2009 I created the JA designLAB — a large co-op designer booth that gives designers the chance to exhibit in an easy, affordable way when a full booth might be too much for you. It’s been a great hit for dozens of designers throughout the past three years at each of the three JA Shows.