New York was in the design spotlight this week, but other cities are also alluring for the industry. Architect Peter Marino said Gotham makes his list for progressive locales, along with London, Barcelona, Milan, Tokyo and Sydney. Like many of his competitors, Marino is often on the road, spending about 10 days a month at home in New York. “I get to study architecture and see the world,” he said. “It’s my version of being a modern-day sailor.”

In the next month or so, Murray Moss plans to spend half of each week in Los Angeles to oversee the construction of his new store there. But the Dutch cities of Eindhoven and Rotterdam are his go-to places for design. He singled out Li Edelkoort’s Design Academy in Eindhoven for turning out talent.

And Karim Rashid is drawn to Eastern Europe, especially Belgrade, Serbia; Zagreb, Croatia; Moscow, and Prague. “Designers are going wild there,” he said. “Eastern Europe feels alive compared with Western Europe.”

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