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François Catroux book signing with author David Netto at the Decoration & Design Building


The Pierre Frey showroom in the Decoration & Design Building’s (DDB) Suite 1611 hosted a book signing on Thursday, December 15, 2016 with David Netto for his much-anticipated book on François Catroux, chronicling the work and life of this international master of interior design. The event attracted some 50 attendees who had the opportunity to hear from the author himself about the inspiration behind his book, as well as securing a signed copy of the book.


Located in midtown Manhattan’s Design District, the DDB is an invaluable resource to industry professionals who seek to design and decorate luxurious residential and commercial installations. It is owned and developed by Charles S. Cohen, who is known for his brilliant repositioning of commercial real estate. Cohen’s umbrella company, Cohen Design Centers owns and manages the DDB; the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California; Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach, Florida; and the Decorative Center Houston in Texas.

The DDB is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world, who can find inspiration in anything from the bespoke furnishings, ornamental wallcoverings and luxurious fabrics to unique decorative accessories and dramatic lighting, featuring styles ranging from the richly ornate to the sleek and modern. Celebrating 50+ years, the DDB is known nationally and internationally as the world’s most prestigious home to over 130 showrooms, and represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, and resource information.


Aside from the plethora of inspirational showrooms, the DDB also offers a number of additional services, including its Design Professionals Program and the Designer Referral Program; a complimentary service that helps individuals locate an interior designer who best suits their taste, project scope, and budget.

The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building’s scenic events venue, conference center, and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer.

Photo Credit: Lawlor Media Group

WHEN:                 Thursday, December 15, 2016


5:30pm -7:30pm

WHERE:               Pierre Frey Showroom, Suite 1611


D&D Building

979 Third Avenue


New York, NY 10022

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