Farmboy Fine Arts (FBFA) had an inspiring and active weekend in New York City for the 2016 edition of the Boutique Design Trade Fair (BDNY). As the leading trade fair and conference for the hospitality design industry in North America, BDNY draws interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality owners/developers from key markets in the United States, Canada and Europe.

For two high-energy days at the Javits Center, BDNY is the creative nexus of hospitality design—a trade fair and conference with a boutique DNA and focus on innovation. It culminates with the industry’s most prestigious awards presentation, the Gold Key Awards Gala.

FBFA, Brand Standard Furnishings and Zavi Textiles co-hosted a party at Leila Heller Gallery in conjunction with the BDNY activities on Sunday, November 13th. It was an opportunity for our friends in the industry to stop by, have a drink and connect in a more intimate setting. The gallery’s flagship location in Chelsea offered an ideal space in the heart of Manhattan, the perennial hotbed of development activity and design inspiration.

Italian artist Francesca Pasquali’s exhibit, Plastic Resonance, provided an engaging and dynamic atmosphere to socialize in. Through the saturated hues of site-specific installation, wall reliefs, and undulating, folded sculpture, Pasquali’s work redesigns the contours of organic forms through ready-made inorganic material, rendering elegant, playful designs. In this inaugural U.S. exhibition for Pasquali, her sculptural works’ inert plastic and industrial materials—straws, neoprene, polyurethane foam, bristles, balloons—take on an appearance flush with life.

And to our friends who are based in NYC: make sure to check out Leila Heller Gallery’s upcoming Zaha Hadid exhibition running December 8, 2016 until January 21, 2017.

Guests at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Guests at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Guests at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Guests at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Francesca Pasquali's artwork on display at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Francesca Pasquali's artwork on display at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Guests interact with a Francesca Pasquali sculpture at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

Guests interact with a Francesca Pasquali sculpture at FBFA's BDNY Party at Leila Heller Gallery.

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