What’s New What’s Next 2019 at the New York Design Center


We’re looking forward to another great day of industry events at What’s New What’s Next at the New York Design Center, and we hope to see you at our panel discussion on Thursday, September 12th at 4 pm in Suite 905.


Join Moderator Robin Baron, and a panel of “movers and shakers” including Anna Brockway co-founder and president of Chairish/Dering Hall, as well as designer Justin Shaulis, as they discuss how they are successfully expanding their businesses into the future by reevaluating and repositioning the way they approach doing business.  Food for thought for everyone in the current design business landscape.

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Moderator: Robin Baron, Robin Baron Design, President
Bio: Robin Baron, celebrity interior designer, lifestyle expert, and luxury home furnishings designer, thrives on creating unique and fabulous furnishings and interiors, while maintaining active involvement in the design community. Robin’s clientele includes many celebrities and heads of major corporations. Robin has significant experience on TV, video and radio, and her work has been featured in many print and online publications. Robin enjoys providing lifestyle and design tips through her award-winning blog “Simplifying Fabulous!” and her multi-platform social media presence. Her eponymous home furnishings collections can be seen at the Niermann Weeks showroom in the New York Design Center or online at

Panelist: Anna Brockway, Chairish, Co-Founder and President
Bio: Anna Brockway wants to make home decorating personal. In 2013 she co-founded Chairish, the design lover’s indispensable online source for the chic and unique items that brings one-of-a-kind style to home design. Now attracting millions of monthly shoppers, Chairish was named one of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur and cited by Architectural Digest as the “#1 can’t live without decorating app” that will “change the way you shop for furniture online.”  Prior to founding Chairish, Anna was the VP of Worldwide Marketing at Levi Strauss & Co. She holds a BA in Art History from Columbia University.  Known for her marketing expertise, tastemaking style and “let’s try it” attitude, Anna lives in San Francisco with her husband and Chairish co-founder Gregg and their three children.

Panelist: Justin Shaulis
Bio: Justin Shaulis is a designer with twin talents: an architecture background and in-depth knowledge of interior elements. He transforms homes, apartments and venues into stunning environments for a stable of clients who demand luxurious surroundings. Balancing the classic and the modern, he approaches each project collaboratively with the client. This means that the aesthetic varies with the influence and the context. What remains consistent is the devotion to exploring lifestyle, a theme he understands with depth given his own appreciation of luxury, and all it brings to an environ and its occupants. Based in New York City, he has completed work throughout the US, Caribbean and the UK.