Reading the room at our Interiors launch in New York

Designers, editors and online influencers all loved the launch of our global overview of interior excellence
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Phaidon's William Norwich (centre) with Todd Oldham (right) and a guest at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York. All photographs by Jules Slütsky
Phaidon's William Norwich (centre) with Todd Oldham (right) and a guest at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York. All photographs by Jules Slütsky

Our new book, Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century, is a beautiful, comprehensive, global celebration of residential interior design and decorating, featuring 400 incredible rooms.

 

Amy Astley, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest (centre) at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
Amy Astley, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest (centre) at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

However, on Wednesday morning, there was only one place that the interiors cognoscenti wanted to get inside, and that was the beautiful Roman and Williams Guild in Manhattan.

 

The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

Phaidon hosted a special press and social-media influencer breakfast at this esteemed concept store to launch our new book.

 

Phaidon's CEO Keith Fox (centre) and Phaidon's Chief Operating Officer Philip Ruppel (left) at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
Phaidon's CEO Keith Fox (centre) and Phaidon's Chief Operating Officer Philip Ruppel (left) at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

Interiors editor William Norwich served as host for the select crowd, which included designers such as Todd Oldham, Shawn Henderson, Jamie Drake and Carlos Mota, as well as key press reprentatives from such titles as Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, AD Pro, New York Magazine, PIN-UP, Quartz, T Magazine, Domino, Martha Stewart Living, 1stdibs, and AIA Oculus.

 

The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

Every guest left with a highly coveted advance copy of Interiors in a Phaidon tote bag, and many went on to share their thoughts on  their morning, and the book, on social media. 

 

Amy Astley, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest, at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
Amy Astley, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest, at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

We would like to thank everyone who came along. 

 

The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

And if you didn’t make it, but would still like to know about the book that the guests descibed as “a masterpiece” that “will make you crazy with wild joy”, take a look in our store

 

Phaidon's William Norwich with interior designer Carlos Mota at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
Phaidon's William Norwich with interior designer Carlos Mota at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

You can even pick your book's colour. There are four to choose from: saffron yellowplatinum graymerlot red and midnight blue. Pick the right one for your home here.

 

The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

 

William Norwich addressing guests at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
William Norwich addressing guests at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

 

The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

 

Architectural Digest's Amy Astley and Alison Levasseur with William Norwich at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
Architectural Digest's Amy Astley and Alison Levasseur with William Norwich at the launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

 

The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York
The launch for Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century at Roman and Williams Guild New York

 

 

The midnight blue edition of Interiors


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