By Hadley Keller
In an era when the world seems obsessed with midcentury modern, New York’s Winter Antiques Show continues to advocate the importance of older eras of furnishings. Today, the fair, which is now in its 64th year and a beloved event for designers and collectors alike, underscored its commitment to working with designers with the announcement of three design cochairs for the 2018 show.
“We’re thrilled to announce that Wendy Goodman, Thomas Jayne, and Gil Schafer, an A-list trio of industry favorites, are lending their lending enthusiastic support to the show,” said Arie L. Kopelman the show’s Chairman Emiritus in a statement.
Jayne, principal at Jayne Design Studio; Goodman, design editor at New York magazine; and architect Schafer have long been supporters of the show, the proceeds of which benefit New York’s East Side House Settlement. In their capacity as Co-Chairs, the trio will engage with designers throughout the show, which also boasts an Interior Design Committee for its Young Collectors Night (of which Goodman is chair).
“I’ve been attending the Winter Antiques Show for many years, so I’m honored to join Wendy Goodman and Gil Schafer to support the event in an official way,” says Thomas Jayne. “With pieces from antiquity to the present day, the options are endless and stunning alike,” says Jayne.
“The show is truly unlike any other—it invites visitors to touch and feel objects while discussing provenance and background with dealers directly. What more could you ask for?”
“The Winter Antiques Show in New York is consistently the place to the see the best of the best,” agrees Schafer. “I look forward to it each January, not only for what beautiful piece of furniture, object, or work of art I might find—but also for what new thing I might learn about the decorative arts. Simply put, it’s for anyone who is passionate about art and antiques, and not to be missed!” Mark your calendars and stay tuned for AD‘s coverage of the show in January.
Photo: James Ewing Photography