The BDWest Trade Fair began in April of 2013 after Boutique Design New York (BDNY) was met with incredibly positive feedback and continual growth each year. Boutique Design magazine presents both of these specialized and more personalized events to fans of experiential design. This event is such a fun experience because it connects designers, architects, purchasing agents, hospitality owners, developers, and operators to innovative FF&E producers. The intimate atmosphere nurtures great conversation.
KSDS was eager to attend the event this year for many reasons – especially because our very own Kristine Smith participated as a judge for the Best Booth Design competition. We saw many beautiful designs created by exceptionally talented teams. Kristine also had the opportunity to be a Hosted Buyer, allowing her early access to the show floor before it opened to all other attendees. This gave her the unique opportunity to meet with select vendors one on one. The smaller and more intimate nature of BDWest allowed for us to spend time with each exhibitor and learn about their products and how they will affect the hospitality industry. We are looking forward to next year’s event!