Category Archives: SHOWROOMS

All in a Daybed’s Work: Laura Bohn Goes Shopping in the New York Times

This week I was delighted to be asked by the New York Times to choose eight daybeds for their “Shopping  With . . .” column. The assignment was a lot of fun and I think I was able to find some great pieces.

New York Times, 10-31-2013Shopping with Laura Bohn, New York Times, 10-31-2013Shopping with Laura Bohn by Tim McKeough in The New York Times, 10-31-2013Daybeds chosen by Laura Bohn for the New York Times, 10-31-2013

Here’s where I went shopping:
Dmitriy & Co., 133 W 25th Street, #2e, New York, NY 10001;
Blu Dot, 140 Wooster Street, New York City, NY 10012;
Restoration Hardware, 935 Broadway, New York, NY 10010;
ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003;
Room & Board, 105 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012;
West Elm, 112 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011;
Williams-Sonoma Home, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019;


Laura Bohn Hosts Real Life, Real Design

Youth at Risk


I’m delighted to be participating next month in REAL LIFE, REAL DESIGN, a fundraising benefit for a great organization, Youth at Risk, which aims at transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through a program of sustained mentoring. I’ll be co-hosting the evening event, along with such design world luminaries as Kim Myles from HGTV, Christopher Coleman, and many others listed here. We’ll each be donating exclusive pieces of our own design, which will be up for auction starting at 50 percent off retail price. Tickets include full access to the featured designers showrooms, shopping, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a night of fun and networking. Here are the details:

Gary’s Loft
28 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00–9:30 pm
5:00:  Guest Registration
5:00–8:30:   Silent Auction
6:00:  Introductions
8:30:  Silent Auction ends, Live Auction begins
9:30:  Closing

 You can purchase tickets here.


On the Road to Luxury: Lexus Seeks Design Advice

Lexus is conducting market research for a new luxury vehicle planned for the US and believes that interior designers can help their engineers, designers, and product planners better understand affluent American consumer design trends and tastes.  The research will effect both the interior and exterior design of the new vehicle. In mid-October  a lead design team at Lexus asked me to to consult with them on the luxury buyer and provide insight into new and innovative design features for future automobiles.

I suggested a round-table type meeting, but after Super Storm Sandy devastated my home borough of Staten Island, I had the meeting moved to the Cliff Young Ltd showroom in the New York Design Center with help the owner, my friend Leslie Young. Joined by Designers Collaborative member Barry Goralnick and designer Nitzan Tagansky, I met with the US and International Product Planning and Management teams along with Lexus Chief Engineer and Chief Designer. Here are some shots of what proved to be a very stimulating and inspiring discussion.

Nitzan Tagansky, Barry Goralnick, Susan Arann  at Lexus meeting

Nitzan Tagansky, Barry Goralnick, and Susan Arann  at the Lexus roundtable meeting in the Cliff Young Ltd showroom at the New York Design Center.

The Lexus roundtable meeting

The meeting included Lexus’s US and International Product Planning and Management teams along with the Chief Engineer and Chief Designer.

Susan Arann showing the Lexus Chief Designer around the showroom.

Susan Arann and the Lexus team in the Cliff Young, Ltd showroom

Susan  and members of the Lexus team in the showroom.