Boutique Design New York saw increase in buyers

More than 4,600 buyers packed the aisles for the second annual Boutique Design New York trade fair, an increase of 61% over 2010 registration, according to the organizer, GLM shows.

Co-located with the 96th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, BDNY featured 200+ exhibitors of high-end FF&E for hospitality interiors, attracting designers, architects and purchasing execs, as well as owners and operators who attend the IHMRS.

"This show has a very discerning audience," said designer and trend forecaster Stacy Garcia, who curated the Show's Trend Walk installation. "We're talking about a group of people who are educated, who know what it means to have a design aesthetic, who know what good design is, where the influences come from. These are the movers and shakers of the industry."Watch a short video round-up of the show.