Tours - Interior Design
Destinations for Interior Design Students include:
* New York City
* Milan, Florence and Venice Italy
* International Furniture Shows
This trip is designed to introduce students of interior
design to the industry in this fast-paced city. Presenting
a balance of business and cultural experiences, students
will enjoy visits to various industry appointments
combined with museum tours, sightseeing and a Broadway
Depending on scheduling, one main feature of this trip
will be the annual International Contemporary Furniture
Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More
than 600 exhibitors will display contemporary furniture,
seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture,
materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and
kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.
This assemblage of national and international exhibitors
affords the chance to experience the most selective scope
of the globe's finest, most creative, and original
avant-garde home and contract products - handily and
temptingly showcased in one venue. Your Student ID is your
Stroll along Antique Row in the East Sixties or visit the
eclectic shops in SoHo and Tribeca. Walking around the
neighborhoods will provide the opportunity to view a
variety of architectural styles. The unusual Flatiron
Building, New York's Brownstones, Row Houses &
Walk-Ups, The Cast Iron Architecture of New York's SoHo
and the Mansions in the Sky: Tour NY's Fifth Ave including
the opulent Trump Tower. Walking tours of the various
Manhattan neighborhoods gives one a peek at the various
ethnic groups who live here.
The Empire State Building, The Empire State Building is
cemented in both New York and U.S. History. Built during
the Depression, the building was the center of a
competition between Walter Chrysler (Chrysler Corp.) and
John Jakob Raskob (creator of General Motors) to see who
could build the tallest building. Construction began in
1930 and is a stunning example of Art Deco architecture.
Your trip to the Observatory of the Empire State Building
on the 102nd floor provides a special opportunity to view
the city from above. On clear days visitors can see the
surrounding countryside for distances up to 80 miles,
looking into the neighboring states of Pennsylvania,
Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as New
York. Do this at night for a dazzling display.
There are many exciting hotels in Manhattan designed by
notable architects/designers including Philippe Starck and
Ian Schrager. And you can enjoy a guided walking tour
hosted by one of New York's architecture experts.
New York is home to some of the world's finest museums.
Students will visit the permanent American Decorative Arts
exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum as part of the tour and
may also want to see the Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art,
the Frick Collection or Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of
Design or any of the smaller collections around town.