Regardless of how many times you’ve experienced the AD20/21 Home & Boston Print Fair, the new show always seems to be more successful than their previous events.
Produced by Fusco & Four Ventures of Boston, the title of the curated show can be a little misleading because it’s much more than the name indicates.
The annual celebration of style and design, brought together a long list of specialty programs and guests, offering a wide range of exhibitors, plus an impressive group of industry professionals and partners from New England and beyond.
Boasting award-winning artists, cutting-edge designers, and a vast array of products, AD20/21 blended all aspects of living into a comfortable and relaxed venue.
We noticed everything from energy efficient Anderson windows to the most comfortable top-of-the-line mattress manufacturer, Duxiana.
This year’s show had real depth while satisfying the needs for new concepts in design. But, the show also had added-value for those in search for more than basic home necessities; many attendees discovered services, products, and art to enhance their plans for a remodeling project or a simple reviving of an interior.
In an unusual and dramatic presentation, specialty house, From Here to Antiquity, displayed a significant artifact; a stone Guardian Khmer Lion, (circa 1200 AD) which brought praise and appreciation from the crowd.
Then there were those looking for a more modern/contemporary style. We noticed a group congregating around a high-end suite of luxurious furniture, presented by MOD20. It was an impressive display, and in speaking with the owners, it quickly became evident that their knowledge of their furniture was authentic.
Surrounded by a circular gallery of original art, custom furniture, prints, and architecture, the setting of Cyclorama, (in Boston’s South End), was the perfect location for the Gala preview held on April 12.
Impressed by its elegance, those in attendance also enjoyed an evening filled with music, light hors-d’oeuvres, and beverages. Guests wandered and spoke with over forty experts willing to share their secrets concerning home improvement and interior enhancements.
A highlight of this past April’s show was when Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA was presented with the 11th Annual Lifetime Achievement award, by Tony Fusco at the Thursday evening Gala.
Then, the following day, approximately one-hundred interior designers enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by an invigorating panel discussion—moderated by TV personality and internationally known designer, Taniya Nayak.
In all, the combination of exhibitors, book-signings, talks, and meet & greets, resulted in AD20/21-being able to—once again—dazzle the industry and the public with best in programming when it comes to art, home décor and the promotion of allied professions.