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V&M Unveils V&M's Design Atelier Pop-Up Lounge at Prestigious METRO Show; Styled by Christopher Coleman

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- V&M (Vintage and Modern, is proud to present V&M's Design Atelier Pop-Up Lounge at the 2013 METRO Show, which opens with a preview evening on January 23 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

V&M's Design Atelier Pop-Up Lounge is styled by renowned interior designer, Christopher Coleman.  He combines his celebrated bold furniture, accessories, and style with the elegant lines and imagery from fellow Design Atelier designer Heather Maloney, and leading creative photographer of the 1960s Sam Haskins. The lounge will be located within the "Zigzag" wall installation created by ISSSStudio + deSc (the architect team of Igor Siddiqui and Deborah Schneiderman).

V&M, well known as an innovative marketing partner for leading designers, vintage showrooms, and antique dealers worldwide, will spotlight select furniture and accessories from its Design Atelier program; an exclusive series of newly produced limited edition and made-to-order products by top designers and architects.  Before V&M's Design Atelier, such items were only available for designers' private clientele.

"V&M takes great steps to create compelling programs that grow the brands and sales of our partners," says Talis Lin, V&M's EVP Marketing and Strategy, "The esteemed METRO Show was the ideal venue to showcase Design Atelier in a pop-up environment."

The lounge is the latest live experience for V&M, following the successful furniture installations of V&M's Aspen Wonderland at Bonnie Young, TV Guide Magazine's Yacht at Comic-Con, SHOWTIME's The Borgias Unveiled, New York Academy of Art's Tribeca Ball, and more.

As the world's most distinct curated marketplace for unique design goods, V&M launches new Design Atelier collections every month from designers such as Christopher Coleman; VP of Design for King & Grove Hotels, Heather Maloney; Principal of BNO Design, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz; and Principal of Marie Aiello Design Studio, LLC, Marie Aiello.

V&M's Design Atelier Pop-Up Lounge can be viewed at the METRO Show, January 23rd through the 27th, located at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City. The METRO Show is produced by The Art Fair Company.

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V&M (Vintage and Modern, is the leading online source for unique vintage furniture, antiques, art, photography, jewelry, fashion, and design. Dedicated to offering its millions of visitors a high quality shopping experience, V&M features editorial and merchandise from highly vetted sources from around the world. V&M recently merged with Deconet, one of Europe's leading online marketplaces for 20th Century vintage modern design originals. V&M has been called "The best vintage shopping on the web" by the Los Angeles Times, "A must place to shop" by Vogue, "A Dream Source" by Apartment Therapy, "It's a Brimfield Antique Show for the web-savvy set" by Departures, and has been seen in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.


METRO Show features 34-top preeminent specialists in the field of outsider and self-taught art; outstanding contemporary dealers; and the foremost dealers specializing in ethnographic works, Americana, paintings and prints, furniture, Native American, historical design, textiles, and American folk art. 

The Opening Night is Wednesday, January 23 and begins with a by-invitation-only Preview from 6 - 7 PM. The Public Preview begins at 7 PM. Tickets for the Public Preview are $75 dollars and are available online or at the door. Both previews continue until 9 PM. Designer Committee co-chairs include Mario Buatta, Ellie Cullman, Jamie Drake, John Derian, Maureen Footer, Mariette Hines Gomez, Thomas Jayne, Miles Redd, Bunny Williams and Katie Ridder.

The show opens to the public on Thursday, January 24. Hours are Thursday, January 24: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday, January 25: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, January 26: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, January 27: 12 noon - 5:30 PM. General admission is $15 per person; a four-day METROpass is $30 per person.


In 2009 Michael Franks, Chief Operating Officer, dmg world media, along with Mark Lyman, former Vice-President, dmg world media's Art & Antiques Fairs and SOFA Founding Director purchased the internationally renowned Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fairs - SOFA CHICAGO - from dmg world media, creating a new jointly owned firm, The Art Fair Company, Inc. (TAFC). In addition to the SOFA fair, TAFC produces The METRO Show and the Arts and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show NYC. The Art Fair Company, Inc. is based in Chicago, IL. For more information visit


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