Top interior designers and architects from the NY Metropolitan Area will each transform an entire residence in the newly reconstructed historic, waterfront Pearl in Edgewater, NJ. The 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter.The building was designed in 1953 by one of the largest architectural firms in the world, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, whose iconic buildings include One World Trade Center in NY and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. Original designed as Unilever’s research and development world headquarters, the landmark construction was converted into luxury loft residences by Lessard Design Associates and Manhattan-based designer, Alan Tanksley. Every interior commands Manhattan views across the Hudson River through floor to 12 foot ceiling windows.

Unlike most showhouses, where a designer decorates a single room or space, each 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse designer will spend the next eight weeks transforming a whole loft into the ultimate urban residence. Participating designers include: Fulya Can, Sam Ciardi, Andrea Daly, Joe Ginsberg, Anna Maria Mannarino, Amy Manor, Alan Tanksley and Catherine Weinstock.

CSM will be curating the art on display from the gallery throughout the Showhouse halls featuring original, contemporary works by our stable of artists. All pieces will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter. There will also be lectures on art, culture, design, entertaining and luxury lifestyle.

“We were looking to participate in a showhouse committed to both magnificent interior design and masterful architecture, since that is our publication’s passion,” says Amy Sneider, editor in chief of ASPIRE Metro magazine. “Moreover, we want to laud superlative talent and smart living throughout the NYC Metropolitan area.  It’s an incredible opportunity to inspire and excite design enthusiasts, while supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.”We are so pleased to have been selected as the charitable beneficiary of the inaugural 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse,” said Ken Zaentz, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. “We are very excited to be associated with such a creative and unique event. Community support is vital to our mission. The Showhouse provides us with a wonderful opportunity to expand our research, care and support programs for New Jersey individuals and families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease as a growing public health crises.”

2015 Metro Designer Showhouse opens with an exclusive Gala Preview and Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser presented by ASPIRE Metro magazine and National Resources on Thursday, April 30 from 6pm – 9pm at The Pearl, 45 River Road, Edgewater, NJ. Gala Preview tickets are priced at $100 per person in advance, and $150 at the door; ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter. Celebrity Chef Danielle Saunders, who has cooked for Sean Combs, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey, is the first African American female winner of both “Chopped” and “Chopped Champions” on the Food Network, and star of Huffington Post “Soul Fusion” series, will create and oversee Gala menus. Complimentary ferry and NJ ground transportation will be available for guests traveling from New York City.

The show runs from May 2-June 28 and is open 10-5 pm Wednesdays thru Sundays.
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