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The New York Design Center presents its eighth annual What’s New What’s Next, a showcase of new ideas, design, materials, and products. The most anticipated interior design event of the season will include presentations, and panel discussions with the industry’s top editors, designers, and manufacturers.

With so many exciting activities, you’ll be feigning for an energy boost – stop by suite 708 for an awesome afternoon of chocolates, coffee and art!

 Sarah Endline and her company Sweet Riot, makes all natural healthy chocolate treats and snacks in a socially responsible way. She will be providing delectable chocolates from 3-4pm.


In addition, transFORM will be serving certified organic  Grounds For Change coffee, a Washington State coffee roaster specializing in 100% Fair Trade. This delicious and sustainable combination will keep you recharged and refreshed as you continue on through the New York Design Center’s building wide events.

As you enjoy your sweet treats, International photographer Jean Luc Mege will be hosting an informal talk centered around his high-end, premium composite acrylic glass photographs, which are currently on display at transFORM art gallery.


Be sure to make your way back to transFORM for 7:45pm, as our Design Research & Product Development Director Daniel Steps, will begin his presentation on smart design solutions. This is your preview into the future of smart living in small urban spaces. Learn how new advanced hardware and materials are creating exciting designs that maximize space and function in compact apartments.



Recologie Brings Color and Conscience to New Rochelle

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transFORM Gallery is happy to introduce New Rochelle’s newest and most exciting boutique, art gallery and restaurant, Recologie.  The space was brought to life by Maria Santino Cisneros and Judith Weber, whose pottery and mosaics have been exhibited at transFORM Gallery.  Recologie is currently exhibiting the artwork of Mary Ann Lomonaco, who displayed her sculptures and mixed media pieces in transFORM Gallery’s Spring exhibition, Re-Imagining Past Possessions, Works of Recycled Materials.  We encourage you to stop in and explore all their storefront has to offer at 49 Lawton Street in New Rochelle, NY.

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Maria Santino Cisneros and Judith Weber

About Recologie:

Vegetarian dining in Westchester County is Coming Soon! That’s right, downtown New Rochelle is in for a wonderful surprise. Not only a dining destination for vegan and vegetarian food in lower Westchester, but upon our opening in the fall of 2013, Recologie Lifestyle, Inc. will provide guests with an unparalleled and completely unique shopping, educational and entertainment experience through the use of eco-friendly practices and sustainable materials. Under one roof you will find a broad array of sustainable and Fair Trade products, a curated collection of art and an event space dedicated to nurturing the local community in an environment that is unique to the metropolitan New York City region. We can proudly say that no other local New York venue will offer such a smorgasbord of sustainable “happenings” under one roof!

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Mary Ann Lomonaco