About Designer 4 a Day


Designer 4 A Day is an interior designer with more than 30 years of interior design experience in the New York City marketplace. You can hire me for an hour, a day, or an entire project. I will guide you and enable you to purchase, using my established accounts. The discounts will be passed on to you, ( + 10% for administration, and + NYS sales tax. All deliveries and installations are to the client). All invoices from the manufacturers or showrooms will be available to you, the client. No hidden costs. If you can dream it, your Designer 4 A Day knows where you can find it, or have it fabricated.

If we go on a shopping day, it will be divided into two categories:

1. Touring and Browsing – Get to know the showrooms, take home some fabric or wallpaper cuttings or samples, or some photos of possibilities.

2. Targeted Buying – Once you know what you might want to purchase and are ready to order then the Targeted Buying tour is for you. Individual tours are available.

Destinations include 200 Lexington Ave. -New York Design Center, with nearly 100 showrooms, this trade-only center has been the industry’s premier source for furniture, lighting, fabric, floor & wall coverings, and kitchen and bath accessories for over 85 years. D & D Building, 979 Third Avenue Betw. E58th St., and E59th St. home to more than 120 showrooms and representing more than 3,000 manufacturers. The Architects And Designers Building, 150 East 58th Street, Betw. 3rd. & Lexington Avenues has more than 30-plus showrooms, this property is New York’s ultimate design resource for residential and commercial projects. The Fine Arts building. 232 E. 59th st between 2nd and 3rd is home to 12 ‘to the trade’ showrooms and other either individual or grouped showrooms existing throughout NYC.

Reservations required – A single shopper or a group of no more than 4 meet at Grand Central Information Booth at 10 A.M. on the designated day and spend the entire day browsing or buying, or both. The building and showroom destinations will be driven by the needs of the shopper or shoppers.


Who is Designer 4 a Day?

Robi Lorio, Allied ASID, an interior designer with over 30-years experience in the NYC market, studied at Paier School of Art in Connecticut. She has worked for Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Knoll, and had her own residential design firm, Interior Space Design. As a result of years of doing business in NYC, she established relationships with manufacturers. Manufacturers have showrooms in many cities and especially in New York City.

There are several buildings housing hundreds of these showrooms. Doing business as Robi Lorio, licensed in NY State, Designer4ADay has entré into and accounts with these manufacturers, (showrooms). The passion for design persists and why not “share the wealth”? She has knowledge, access, and knows “the business” –  Welcome to Designer4ADay.