ASID at ICFF Schedule

DAY 1 | 11:00 AM

Session 1: PR in the Digital Age | 2.0 CEU Credit

The digital landscape of the 21st century brings many new opportunities for Public Relations outreach. An accomplished panel of PR experts will offer insights on strategy, tactics, and best practices that include “old world” print media and the complex, ever-changing “new world” of social media, blogs, websites and more. Panelists include Andrew Joseph of Andrew Joseph PR; Danielle McWilliams of Novita Communications and ASID New York Metro; and Nina Reeves of Nina Reeves Communications. Moderated by Tyler Wisler of Tyler Wisler Home. #digitalcontent

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Session 1 Panel

ANDREW JOSEPH
ANDREW JOSEPH

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Andrew Joseph PR

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NINA REEVES
NINA REEVES

PANELIST

Nina Reeves Communications

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DANIELLE MCWILLIAMS
DANIELLE MCWILLIAMS

PANELIST

Novita Communications

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ANDREW JOSEPH

Prior to founding Andrew Joseph PR in 2012, Andrew worked for another shelter specific firm advancing his knowledge of public relations and forming a strong network of contacts in the design industry. Andrew’s PR expertise crossed lifestyle categories while working on beauty and fashion brands at RED PR from 2001 to 2005. Before his career in PR, Andrew acquired his journalism skills while employed at Vanity Fair and Allure magazines. That editorial experience facilitates Andrew Joseph PR to have a unique understanding about the media, creative branding strategies, and a deep, successful clientele.

NINA REEVES

Nina Reeves Communications is a full-service consulting firm specializing in public relations, marketing and branding, business development, special events, and product launches. A specialist in the U.S. and European luxury lifestyle sector, as well as the corporate and non-profit sectors, Nina Reeves developed her expertise at CMB Communications and Paul Wilmot Communications. In early 2003, Nina founded Nina Reeves Communications.


Nina Reeves Communications provides clients with customized strategies devised to enhance their businesses, thereby increasing overall visibility, credibility and growth. Nina Reeves Communications was founded on the premise that every client deserves individualized service and personal attention–therefore Nina Reeves works with a select group of hand-picked clients in order to maintain the integrity of the one-to-one approach and maximize results.

DANIELLE MCWILLIAMS

Danielle is a Senior Vice President at Novità Communications with over twelve years of experience in design public relations. She currently leads on the Hansgrohe / Axor, Humanscale, Royal Botania, and Capital One Workplace Solutions accounts. Tradeshows are her thing as she and her team manage the press for the Architectural Digest Design Show, DIFFA’s Dining By Design, NeoCon and NeoCon East. She is also Editorial Director of Design-Calendar.com and the Communications Director of the New York Metro Chapter of ASID.

TYLER WISLER
TYLER WISLER

MODERATOR

Tyler Wisler Home

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TYLER WISLER

With over 17 years in the industry, Tyler Wisler has established himself as one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designers with an international clientele. Tyler earned a certificate from the New York School of Interior Design and graduated from Marymount University with a BA in Interior Design. Since then, he has been exciting people with his unique approach to tailoring environments through the integration of vintage industrial elements dovetailed with modern sensibilities. These fashionably aspirational spaces include a hint of the unexpected which keep the environments lively and promotes conversation. Tyler’s been featured on hit shows like HGTV’s “Design Star’’, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, NBC’s “George To The Rescue’’, and Lifetime’s “The Way Home” sponsored by Wayfair. With an ear to the ground and discerning eye, he has been sought out to speak about design at venues across the country, imparting knowledge to eager homeowners looking to tackle home projects. He is also an “eBay Influencer”, a content creator for Skype, most notably though, Tyler is a Pinterest “Pinfluencer” in both the Home Décor and Men’s Fashion categories touted by both Mashable and the Huffington Post as “one to follow”.

In 2016 he helped launch the Behind The Design campaign for furniture super source Living Spaces. Tyler has been seen in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Décor, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Spaces, and a frequent contributor to HOSS Magazine. Companies like Kohler, 3M, BRIZO, Cosentino, AGA/Marvel, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore have all collaborated for that edgy aesthetic and authentic narrative that only he can bring to a project. Last year he added to his extensive resume by launching a line of eco-luxury bedding for Butterfly Dreams linens. Whether talking trends, demonstrating a DIY project, or creating a rocking interior, Tyler believes everyone has the right to be surrounded by great design!

 

DAY 1 | 1:00 PM

Session 2: Getting Noticed in the Digital World | 2.0 CEU Credit

Developing branded content that connects with potential clients in the “post-analog” world of the Internet has become a necessity for advancing business goals. But the trick is to understand both who you are, and who your prospective clients are. Digital media consultant Carl Dellatore will lead a discussion with Adam Japko of Esteem Media, a luxury brand strategy firm; Jeanine Hays from HGTV’s Sneak Peek with AphroChic; and Bryan Mason from AphroChic. The panelists will share their experiences in crafting content that drives web traffic and creates opportunities for both interior designers and the brands that provide products and services to them. #digitalcontent

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Session 2 Panel

ADAM JAPKO
ADAM JAPKO

PANELIST

Esteem Media

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JEANINE HAYS
JEANINE HAYS

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AphroChic

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BRYAN MASON
BRYAN MASON

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AphroChic

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ADAM JAPKO

Adam is CEO and Founder/Owner of Esteem Media, Inc, Design Bloggers Conference and the Home Digital Design Marketing Summit. Leading up to founding Esteem Media, Adam launched DesignSherpa and then served as President of Digital Sherpa, a high growth SMB social media and internet discovery business offering content, social media, reputation management, local listings, lead generation, web
business intelligence, and other internet marketing programs. The company served over 4,000 SMBs.
These experiences, along with the success of his wine blog, WineZag, reaffirmed a deep belief that community engagement, quality content, and in-person networking are lethal tools for transforming brands and businesses in meaningful ways. 


Prior to DigitalSherpa, Adam built a large network of regional luxury shelter media properties for Network Communications, Inc (NCI). While President there, he acquired or launched all of the properties that now make up Esteem Media, Inc.'s portfolio. Earlier, Japko spent 14 years at PennWell Corporation, a privately held business-to-business information provider serving the global Technology, Energy, and Municipal Services markets as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Advanced Technology Division and member of the company’s board of directors. His background in the publishing, online, and event management industry also includes management positions at Media Networks, Inc. a 3M Company specializing in local networks of national magazines including Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and Business Week, Sunday Magazine Network, and various B2B media companies including BMT, Gralla, and Miller Freeman (United Newspapers).


Japko earned his BA in Journalism from New York University in 1979.
 

JEANINE HAYS

AphroChic began in 2007 – the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason. AphroChic became a place for Jeanine, a former policy attorney, and Bryan, a Ph.D. student, to escape the stresses of work and share their passion for culture and design.

To embody their personal vision of a new kind of design the two coined the phrase, “Modern.Soulful.Style.” – design that embraces culture and the unique admixture of the traditional and the contemporary that helps to define us all.

Since its inception, AphroChic has become the leading content creator in the area of modern design and culture and has grown to include interior design services and a line of culturally-inspired home decor products.

AphroChic has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens, among others. Jeanine and Bryan have been featured on Good Morning America and NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. The company’s pillow collection was on the 2010 California Home + Design Hit List, celebrating the best in California design.

Jeanine and Bryan are leading experts in home decor, regularly producing content for The Spruce, HGTV, Refinery29, Apartment Therapy and MOYI Magazine. The two also produce activations for global brands, most recently as IKEA Brand Ambassadörs.

Jeanine and Bryan are the authors of REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul, published by Penguin Random House. In 2017, they will launch HGTV’s Sneak Peek With AphroChic, a house tour series exclusively for HGTV’s Facebook Live channel. The two reside in Brooklyn, New York.

BRYAN MASON

AphroChic began in 2007 – the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason. AphroChic became a place for Jeanine, a former policy attorney, and Bryan, a Ph.D. student, to escape the stresses of work and share their passion for culture and design.

To embody their personal vision of a new kind of design the two coined the phrase, “Modern.Soulful.Style.” – design that embraces culture and the unique admixture of the traditional and the contemporary that helps to define us all.

Since its inception, AphroChic has become the leading content creator in the area of modern design and culture, and has grown to include interior design services and a line of culturally-inspired home decor products.

AphroChic has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Better Homes and Gardens, among others. Jeanine and Bryan have been featured on Good Morning America and NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. The company’s pillow collection was on the 2010 California Home + Design Hit List, celebrating the best in California design.

Jeanine and Bryan are leading experts in home decor, regularly producing content for The Spruce, HGTV, Refinery29, Apartment Therapy and MOYI Magazine. The two also produce activations for global brands, most recently as IKEA Brand Ambassadörs.

Jeanine and Bryan are the authors of REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul, published by Penguin Random House. In 2017, they will launch HGTV’s Sneak Peek With AphroChic, a house tour series exclusively for HGTV’s Facebook Live channel. The two reside in Brooklyn, New York.

CARL DELLATORE
CARL DELLATORE

MODERATOR

Interior Design Master Class

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CARL DELLATORE

Carl Dellatore moved to New York City in the summer of 1983. For more than a decade he designed patterned textiles for the apparel industry before opening D&F Workroom, a Chelsea-based studio producing custom upholstery and window treatments for the interior design industry. In addition, he soon established CJ‬ Dellatore Textile, his own line of furnishing fabrics.

After Dellatore’s work and textiles were featured in such magazines as House & Garden and Martha Stewart Living, he was asked by Marian McEvoy, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, to contribute a regular column on the use of current fabrics in the home. Entitled Swatch Watch, and produced in collaboration with decorating editors Carolyn Sollis and Elaine Wrightman, the highly popular column ran for three years and was compiled as The Fabric Style Book by Hearst in 2007.

Encouraged by the book’s success, and inspired by Edith Wharton’s pioneering guide, The Decoration of Houses, Dellatore began a more ambitious project: He invited a broad selection of America’s leading interior designers each to contribute an essay on one aspect of his or her professional work. The result, published this year by Rizzoli, is the best-selling Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration, an encyclopedic survey of contemporary decorative practice that has become an instant classic.
 

DAY 1 | 3:00 PM

Session 3: How Do You Get Published?! | 2.0 CEU Credit

Editors are always looking for fresh, exciting design projects, and while designers seek the cachet that comes from being published in magazines, they are often perplexed by the process. What are editors looking for, and how do you reach them? This impressive panel, featuring Elizabeth Ralls of Atlanta Home & Design, David Murphy, House Beautiful, Wendy Silverstein of WSA-PR, and Alan Tanksley of Alan Tanksley, Inc., will share their thoughts about which media outlets are a fit for your work and how to adhere to best practices when submitting work. The session is moderated by ASID New York Metro President Glenn Gissler of Glenn Gissler Design. Now more than ever, the media is hungry for content— why not make it yours? #designersgetpublished

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Session 3 Panel

ELIZABETH RALLS
ELIZABETH RALLS

PANELIST

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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WENDY SILVERSTEIN
WENDY SILVERSTEIN

PANELIST

WS&A PR

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ALAN TANKSLEY
ALAN TANKSLEY

PANELIST

Adam Tanksley, Inc.

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ELIZABETH RALLS

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Ralls is a 13-year magazine-industry veteran who has covered the shelter category in the Southeast since she began her career with Southern Accents magazine. The region's leading design publication since 1983, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is published monthly, and Ralls has been at its helm for the past three years, where she has spearheaded an overhaul of the magazine's website and digital platforms as well as debuted a new showhouse platform dedicated to exhibiting the work of the region's most accomplished design talents with the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens, which launched in Buckhead earlier this spring. Raised in the Midwest and schooled in the Northeast, Ralls has spent the last 10 years in Atlanta, where she and her family of 5 have planted firm roots.

WENDY SILVERSTEIN

Wendy Silverstein is the founder of WS&A, a New York–based boutique public relations firm specializing in the design, architecture, consumer products, and lifestyle industries. Previously Silverstein spent 20 years working as an editor at Architectural Digest, Home, and Home/Style magazines. A member of the ASID and IFDA New York Chapters, Silverstein has a degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and is an IPEC Certified Coach. Born in Los Angeles, she lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

ALAN TANKSLEY

Mr. Tanksley is among America’s leading practitioners of residential design and of detailed interior space planning and custom furniture and fixture design. Renowned as an expert colorist, Mr. Tanksley creates subtle palettes that ultimately manage to make every interior space both sophisticated and relaxing simultaneously. His past working relationships with such leading architects as Maya Lin, James Dayton and Robert Orr and Harry Elson give the firm the unusual ability to draw on expert talents to implement a wide range of architectural renovations for each project that it undertakes.

Prior to founding his own firm in 1993, Alan Tanksley partnered with Paula Perlini for several years. Following many years as an associate in the office of distinguished designer Mark Hampton. He worked closely with Mr. Hampton on the design and supervision of many of the company’s most notable residential projects. Mr. Tanksley is a graduate of Arizona State University’s School of Architecture specializing in interior architecture.

Mr. Tanksley’s work has been widely seen in such publications as Architectural Digest, Interior Design, House & Garden, Art & Antiques and Metropolitan Home in addition to Elle Decor.

Among the many organizations to which Alan Tanksley donates his time and talent are Housing Works, Design on a Dime, Bailey House, House & Garden’s Annual New York Botanical Garden “Orchid Dinner” and “Dining by Design” sponsored by Elle Decor.

GLENN GISSLER, President,  New York Metro
GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

MODERATOR

Glenn Gissler Design

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David Murphy
David Murphy

PANELIST

House Beautiful

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GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

Glenn started Glenn Gissler Design just four years after obtaining degrees in Architecture and Fine Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has subsequently developed a reputation for finely crafted homes with custom upholstery, vintage and antique furnishings and decorative arts from a wide range of time periods and locales, and with his extensive network of galleries and artists, he often assists his clients with acquiring high-quality fine art. His design work has been widely published in magazines, books and on-line and he maintains a very active presence on social media.

David Murphy

David Murphy is the Photo Director for the Hearst Design Group, overseeing House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Veranda and Metropolitan Home Magazines.

He has produced and styled interior decorating features for the Hearst Design Group as well as special marketing events, including House Beautiful’s annual Kitchen of the Year installation, throughout the country. Current projects include the May cover stories for both House Beautiful and Veranda Magazines.

Prior to his tenure with Hearst, he was the Marketing Associate of the architectural firm Ferguson & Shamamian, renowned for their collaborative work with many influential interior decorators on thoughtfully executed residential projects. He also worked with New York City Art Commission and in the merchandising division of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

MONDAY, MAY 22 MATTERS OF DESIGN


DAY 2 | 11:00 AM

Session 4: Collecting Design in the 21st Century | 1.5 CEU Credit

What makes a piece of contemporary furniture collectible? How do today’s leading designers integrate these items into their projects? What place do 20th century and mid-century design objects hold now that collectible contemporary design has taken a leading role? In this panel, Joan and Jayne Michaels, Kathryn Scott, Brad Ford, and moderator Dr. Daniella Ohad will address those questions and others. #collectdesign

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Session 4 Panel

JOAN & JAYNE MICHAELS
JOAN & JAYNE MICHAELS

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2 Michaels

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KATHRYN SCOTT
KATHRYN SCOTT

PANELIST

Kathryn Scott Designs

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BRAD FORD
BRAD FORD

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Brad Ford ID

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JOAN & JAYNE MICHAELS

2Michaels LLC is a New York City based Interior Design firm founded by sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels. The Michaels passion for modern architecture and design started in Palm Springs, California and developed in Milan, Italy, where they were exposed to such mid-century geniuses as Franco Albini and Gio Ponti. Their design sensibility continued to evolve at Parson's School of Design and F.I.T where they earned degrees in Interior Design.2Michaels Interiors are fresh, effortless and timeless. With their expertise in 20th century Art and Design, they translate the needs and desires of each client into beautiful, timeless and livable spaces.

Established in 2001, 2Michaels has both artistic and business-minded clients, ranging from downtown playwrights to midtown law firms. 2Michaels and its principals are inspired by working with their clients and treat the process as one of collaboration, not dictation.

In 2010, 2Michaels was recognized as a design visionary for "Generation Next" by Departures Magazine. In 2011, it was selected as one of the "Top 20 Designers to Watch” in Traditional Home magazine. Also in 2011 and 2012, 2Michaels was included in the "Top 50 Designers" issue in New York Spaces magazine.

Recently, 2Michaels has transitioned into luxury Real Estate ventures, working with Flank Architects and Pandiscio Co in the interior design of "The Abingdon", a boutique residential complex. All apartments sold within nine months, with one apartment selling for $25 million. In 2014, 2Michaels collaborated with the Faena group, Pandiscio Co and Foster + Partners on "Faena House" in Miami (currently under construction). All units have also sold, with the penthouse selling for a record-breaking $50 million.

KATHRYN SCOTT

Kathryn Scott sees herself as an artist captivated by the creation of serene, harmonious living spaces as the sanctuary to rest, replenish and refocus on the things that matter most in our lives. Within our home walls, mundane tasks become pleasurable, allowing us to reduce stress, connect with our creative side, and feel happier. Furnishings and finishes are selected and curated to balance personal need and their inherent beauty. Customized details with interesting materials are used to allow each room to express its potential. Kathryn creates daily objects for living, from furniture to porcelain, to incorporate into her environments. The importance of our surroundings should not be underestimated; they shape our moods, thoughts, and dreams.

Kathryn lives with her husband, the renowned artist, Gu Wenda, and their daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

BRAD FORD

Brad Ford is a high-end interior designer based in New York City. With a highly edited vision and a strong hand, Brad has developed a spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul. Originally from Russellville, Arkansas, he moved to Manhattan almost 25 years ago and established his own firm Brad Ford ID in1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces. His interiors showcase signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Balance, light, space and color factor into all of his designs, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials, are Brad Ford ID essentials. “We create environments that complement and suit the lifestyle and personality of the client. Whether the room is formal or casual, traditional or modern, accessibility and comfort are a must.”

Ford holds a degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as his degree in Business and Economics from Hendrix College. He honed his skills under such leading New York designers as Thad Hayes and the late Jed Johnson.

Brad has been featured as one of “10 New Designers to Watch” in both New York Spaces Magazine and New York Magazine and was also named one of America's Top Young Designers by House Beautiful and Traditional Home. In addition, his work has appeared in a number of shelter magazines and publications across the country including Hamptons Cottages & Garden, Elle Décor, Lonny, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He’s been profiled on 1stdibs.com, the world’s largest online luxury marketplace and most recently he was listed as part of the next generation of design in Departures Magazine. The International Furnishings and Design Association recognized him as one of the Rising Stars of Interior Design and Charles Cohen along with the Decoration & Design building in New York awarded him the 2012 Star on the Rise award. Brad is a member of the Design Leadership Network, a membership organization founded to strengthen business practices in the design industry, and was recently given the DLN's annual Design Leadership Award. He also serves on the board of the Collective, an innovative design fair in New York City that presents a curated selection of the best in contemporary and 20th-century international galleries. He has been a spokesperson for innovative brands including Samsung, Bulleit Bourbon and most recently Nest, a home automation company that designs sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled, self-learning thermostats and smoke detectors. In addition, Brad is the founder of Field + Supply, a modern makers craft fair in upstate New York as well the showroom FAIR in New York City which also focuses on high-end handcrafted furnishings. Brad has numerous altruistic pursuits as well but is most notably a committed advocate for DIFFA and The Alpha Workshops, two design-oriented charities focused on raising money and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS.

 

DANIELLA OHAD, PH.D.
DANIELLA OHAD, PH.D.

MODERATOR

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DANIELLA OHAD, PH.D.

Dr. Daniella Ohad is a design historian, educator, writer, and tastemaker, who received her Ph.D. degree from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. For the past two decades, she has been committed to education in design history and theory, history of the interior, material culture, and the decorative arts, with a special expertise in modern and contemporary design culture. She has taught in some of the world’s leading art institutions, including the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, Parsons New School for Design, Cooper Union, and the New York School of Interior Design, and has spoken on design history, theory, collecting, and taste worldwide. Her articles and critiques have been published in magazines and peer-review journals, and she has curated and hosted the programs on design on stage. Her series of films on collecting design have come to provide education in this territory worldwide. Dr. Ohad has been a member in various acquisition committees in NYC museums, and her blog Daniella on Design attracts hundreds of thousands of readers weekly. She lives and works in New York City and she is considered one of the world’s best experts on collecting design.

DAY 2 | 1:00 PM

Session 5: Dialogues about Art & Design | 1.5 CEU Credit

Which comes first: The Art? Or The Design? How important is Art in design? How do designers talk Art with their clients? Where do they source Art? What do you do when you have very little money left for Art?! Hear how three leading interior designers use Art to raise their projects to the next level. This panel features Bruce Bierman from Bruce Bierman Design; Scott Himmel from Scott Himmel Architect; and Elena Frampton from Frampton Co. Moderated by ASID New York Metro President Glenn Gissler of Glenn Gissler Design. #artanddesign

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Session 5 Panel

BRUCE BIERMAN
BRUCE BIERMAN

PANELIST

Bruce Bierman Design Inc.

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SCOTT HIMMEL
SCOTT HIMMEL

PANELIST

Scott Himmel Architect

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ELENA FRAMPTON
ELENA FRAMPTON

PANELIST

Frampton Co.

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BRUCE BIERMAN

Bruce Bierman Design Inc. specializes in residential and commercial design. Trained in architecture as well as the fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, Bruce Bierman brings a unique perspective to each of his design projects.

He combines practical knowledge with a refined aesthetic, which has become the hallmark of his work. The firm was founded in 1984. With a staff of thirteen, the designs and projects are produced worldwide.

Projects include: 
- 15,000 square foot residence in Greenwich, Connecticut
- Townhouse and artist's studio on New York City's Upper East Side
- 2,500 square foot Park Avenue residence, New York City
- Palm Beach Penthouse at The Breakers Hotel
- 3,000 square foot Penthouse Residence at the Trump Plaza
- 3,500 Penthouse loft in Chelsea
- 24,000 square foot Palm Beach Residence
- Renovation & addition of a coastal vacation compound in Seal Harbor, Maine
- 10,000 square foot home in Sagaponack, NY
- Renovation of 1929 Tudor Style Home, Croton on Hudson
- Client Representative for an 80,000 square foot investment banking firm

A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, Bierman's work has received extensive acclaim from his peers as well as from the design press. Articles on his work have appeared in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design and The New York Times Magazine. His work has been featured in international design magazines throughout Europe, Japan, and South America and was seen worldwide on CNN's “In-style with Elsa Klensch.” He has been named one of “The Top 10 Designers to Watch” and “America's Most Brilliant Decorators A-Z” by House Beautiful.

SCOTT HIMMEL

Scott Himmel, Architect has provided private residential architecture and interior design services for over 30 years.   In all of their projects, they seek to provide a unified environment appropriate to both the client and the overall architecture, representing the ideal intersection between the existing space and the needs, goals, and dreams of the client.

Scott Himmel, Architect has received worldwide recognition for the quality of its work.  Their projects have been featured in over 80 books and periodicals throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. In particular,  their residential projects have been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Shelter, Luxe Home, Metropolitan Home, G.A., Interior Design and Interiors Magazine.

In 2013, Scott Himmel founded Truex American Furniture Company, a curated line of over 75 iconic designs inspired by the unique collaboration between great 20th-century designer s  and their most special clients. Truex is currently represented in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas. and South Florida.  Future showroom openings this year include Atlanta, Denver, Scottsdale and New York city. Truex American Furniture debuted in Architectural Digest in September of 2014 and has since been featured editorially in Veranda, Modern Luxury (nationwide) and Luxe Magazine.

 

ELENA FRAMPTON

Elena Frampton is the founder and creative director of Frampton Co. Her client-driven approach is paired with a conceptual exploration and artistic vision. Elena navigates the complexities of design by creatively addressing interior architecture, decoration, and art curation. This comprehensive process results in highly customized projects, evocative of her studio’s point of view and highlighting client aspirations. The simple practice of personally tailored, artful compositions defines the Frampton Co modus operandi. After professional experiences with Naomi Leff, Clodagh, and Tsao & McKown Architects, and a partnership in the bi-coastal studio Curated, Elena founded Frampton Co in 2015. She is an Allied member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has taught at Parsons The New School for Design. Elena is a Southern California native and holds a B.S. in Interior Design from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Arizona State University.

GLENN GISSLER, President,  New York Metro
GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

MODERATOR

Glenn Gissler Design

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GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

Glenn started Glenn Gissler Design just four years after obtaining degrees in Architecture and Fine Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has subsequently developed a reputation for finely crafted homes with custom upholstery, vintage and antique furnishings and decorative arts from a wide range of time periods and locales, and with his extensive network of galleries and artists, he often assists his clients with acquiring high-quality fine art. His design work has been widely published in magazines, books and on-line and he maintains a very active presence on social media.

DAY 2 | 3:00 PM

Session 6: Contracts | 1.5 CEU Credit

Interior Design is a creative endeavor, but it is a business. Hear from the inside what to DO and NOT DO from a leading design industry attorney who has seen it all with his decades of experience with some of the leading interior designers in the United States. From macro to micro issues Alan Siegel served as ASID’s General Counsel for decades and may have written the contract you use. Come hear what he has to say about running an interior design business in 2017. #lawfordesigners

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Session 6 Speaker

ALAN SIEGEL
ALAN SIEGEL

SPEAKER

Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP

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ALAN SIEGEL

Partner, Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP.

40+ years of legal experience within the design and architectural industry representing the interests of interior designers, architects, product designers and resources to the design industry.

General Counsel for the Association for the Contract Textiles Inc. and the Decorative Fabrics and Furnishing Association.

Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers, Inc.

Member of National Board of Trustees of DIFFA.

Trustee of the Angelo Donghia Foundation.

Co-author of A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers, published by Whitney Library of Design.

Frequent lecturer and contributor to industry and trade groups publications.

Contact Information: E-mail: asiegel@LSSLLP.com
Phone: (212) 661-1212
 

DAY 2 | 4:30 PM

Session 7: Toxic Clients: How to Identify, Mitigate/Work With and Disengage | 1.5 CEU Credit

We’ve all had toxic clients, but you don’t have to let them throw your whole company out of balance! Presented by Past President Phyllis Harbinger of Phyllis Harbinger Design Consulting, this session identifies the many different types of toxic clients and how to handle each one. You will learn how to set boundaries to protect yourself and your team, how to prepare your team to manage a toxic client and the tools for creating an exit strategy/firing a client. Knowledge is power, and having a plan in place to deal with toxic clients before you take one on can make a world of difference. #toxicclient

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Session 7 Speaker

PHYLLIS HARBINGER, Past President, New York Metro
PHYLLIS HARBINGER, Past President, New York Metro

SPEAKER

Phyllis Harbinger Design Consultating

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PHYLLIS HARBINGER, Past President, New York Metro

Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID, is a Professional Designer, Author, Speaker and Educator. She has successfully run her award-winning firm, Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC, which services both commercial and residential clients worldwide.

She is NCIDQ certified, and a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She served as the President of the ASID NY Metro Chapter in 2014-15 and is currently involved in leadership on the National level as the Chair of the ASID Chapter Support Team. She is also a tenured Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), her Alma Mater, where she has been teaching Design Studio and Professional Practice since 1998.

In 2014 Harbinger embarked on an editorial journey with Wiley Publishing and launched an exciting book The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox, which streamlines the processes and systems for Interior Designers, Students and the Design/Build community. The book is now available on Amazon.com, Wiley.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores as well!

As a direct result of the success of the book, Phyllis and her team launched Harbinger Design Consulting, to further her work with Designers and the Design/Build Community, consulting with entrepreneurs and providing a unique set of tools with which they can grow and manage their firms. Email her team with questions, concerns or to discuss service offerings and packages at info@harbingerdesignconsulting.com

Phyllis is a resident guest host of The Chaise Lounge, a critically acclaimed and globally recognized podcast serving the design community. She can be heard monthly discussing a wide range of topics from Branding to best business practices with the founder and owner, Nick May. Visit her page for more information. http://thechaiseloungepodcast.com/phyllis-harbinger/

Phyllis is also available for speaking engagements on a wide variety of topics and has presented globally to architectural and design firms, design business conferences and associations. Her offerings include IDCEC approved CEU presentations: Getting Organized and Streamlining Your Workflow and Representing Your Brand. She is thrilled to be presenting her strategies on Dealing with Toxic Clients at ICFF 2017.

TUESDAY, MAY 23 STARTING A CAREER IN INTERIOR DESIGN

DAY 3 | 12:00 PM

Session 8: Job Hunting ABC’s | 1.5 CEU Credit

In this candid session, a panel of past, current, and incoming ASID New York Metro Chapter Presidents including Robin Baron, Bjorn Bjornsson and Kim Radovich will share their views on how job applicants can make a winning impression that will help land them the job of their dreams. Moderated by ASID New York Metro President Glenn Gissler, the panel will share actual examples of faux pas that have worked against new designers, and provide tips on how to successfully navigate the professional world. #getadesignjob

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ROBIN BARON, Past President, New York Metro
ROBIN BARON, Past President, New York Metro

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Robin Baron Design

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KIM RADOVICH
KIM RADOVICH

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Kim E. Courtney Interiors

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GLENN GISSLER, President,  New York Metro
GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

MODERATOR

Glenn Gissler Design

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ROBIN BARON, Past President, New York Metro

Robin Baron, celebrity interior designer, lifestyle expert, luxury home furnishings designer, and Past President of ASID New York Metro Chapter, brings a striking sense of style to everything she does. With passion and expertise in all things décor and lifestyle, Robin thrives on creating unique and fabulous furnishings and interiors, while maintaining active involvement in the design community. Over the years Robin’s clientele has grown to include many celebrities, as well as heads of major corporations. Robin has significant experience on TV, video and radio, and her work has been featured in many print and online publications. Robin enjoys providing lifestyle and design tips through her award-winning blog “Simplifying Fabulous!” and her multi-platform social media presence. 

KIM RADOVICH

Interior Designer, Kim Radovich has a mission– restoring integrity to design – and her firm, Kim E. Courtney Interiors accomplishes that with every project. Whether it’s lovingly preserving a historic estate or infusing new construction with classic detail, Ms. Radovich is committed to the finest aesthetics for both residential and commercial clients. Raised bi-coastally, Kim spent her formative years living in Los Angeles and New York until her family moved to NYC where she attended the High School of Art and Design and The Art Students League. Trained at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, her extensive background in fine arts coupled with her studies of interior design and the decorative arts informs her signature style. Her firm offers a multitude of commercial, hospitality and residential services- from space planning, consulting, custom furniture design, architectural detailing to Feng Shui and sustainable design. With projects on Long Island, New York City and across the country, she and her design team of consummate professionals also enjoy international design commissions.

Selected as one of Newsday’s All-Star Designers of 2015 Kim is committed to growing her Long Island-based firm where she runs two studios and commits herself to many philanthropic organizations. As a new member of the ASID Metro President’s Committee, her initiative to engage the Long Island design community and Industry Professionals has already begun. Her goal is to build membership and to encourage participation in the ASID Metro Community in which they play a large role.

Kim lives in Huntington Bay with her husband Glen Radovich (CEO of Insight Insurance Companies) and their Bichon Frise, Caesar (known in social media circles as the “Decorating Dog”). Her daughter Elizabeth Hendrickson lives in Venice, California and plays the devious Chloe Mitchell on the CBS Soap “The Young and the Restless”.

GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

The hallmark of Glenn Gissler’s work is process – an organized approach to design which involves the client in every phase of planning, construction, and furnishing. Glenn, who earned degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, went on to work for acclaimed designer Juan Montoya and celebrated architect Rafael Vinoly before opening his eponymous firm. He uses his rigorous architectural background to ensure that spaces – whether gut renovation or landmark property – maximize flow, and have appropriate architectural detail and visual interest.

Glenn’s role in larger residential projects often includes assisting clients in the selection of architects, landscape designers, and other consultants. For these superbly conceived and constructed spaces, Glenn orchestrates furnishings, lighting, and fabrics which are chosen in close collaboration with the client. Beautifully executed millwork, finishes, custom furniture, and accessories are the result. His work includes residences in Manhattan, Westchester, New Jersey and Florida, as well as summer homes on Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

Glenn has been included in House Beautiful’s and New York Magazine’s “100 Top Designers” list. His work is regularly featured in leading publications, including Town & Country, Elle Decor, InStyle, House & Garden, House Beautiful, American Homestyle, Avenue, Interior Design, The New York Observer and The New York Times, as well as in numerous books.

BJORN BJORNSSON, President -Elect, New York Metro
BJORN BJORNSSON, President -Elect, New York Metro

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Bjorn Bjornsson Design

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BJORN BJORNSSON, President -Elect, New York Metro

Bjorn Bjornsson is one of United State’s and Scandinavia’s most renowned and successful interior designers. Born and raised in Iceland, he was educated in Denmark where he received his Master's degree in Architecture/Interior Design at Copenhagen’s Fredriks-berg Technical School of Interior Architects. With more than 30 years experience Bjorn has designed luxurious hotels and residences throughout the world.

He has distinguished himself as an elegant and sophisticated designer who responds to his client’s needs to create a home in which the client can call his own. Bjorn enjoys working in a range of styles including contemporary, traditional, modern and/or transitional.

Bjorn’s work has been featured in many acclaimed publications such as Architecture of Denmark, European House, Florida Design, Garden Magazine, The Icelandic House Beautiful and The New York Times. He has also been interviewed by several media throughout the world. Bjorn is a member of the ASID as well as AIA and has worked with multiple charities such as Kips Bay, Holiday House, Design on a Dime, the Phoenix House and the Altos De Chavon School in the Dominican Republic.

Bjorn’s design philosophy: 
“Some clients like to live in old world elegance. Some like the sleek linear lines of today’s modern look. What makes a successful space is creating a beautiful home together.”

DAY 3 | 2:30 PM

Session 9: Portfolio Review Speed Dating | 1.5 CEU Credit

Immediately after Job Hunting ABC’s, attendees are invited to participate in a 10 to 15-minute portfolio review. Are you showing your work to its best advantage? Gain valuable new perspective as top interior designers give you feedback on your portfolio.  #showemwhatyougot

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DAY 4 | 11:00 AM

Session 10: Juan Montoya in Conversation with Robin Baron |  2.0 CEU Credit

Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolific interior designers in the world today. He is a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Legends Award from Pratt Institute, and has been included in the AD100 since the inaugural list. Don’t miss this intimate one-on-one conversation with Robin Baron, celebrity interior designer, and lifestyle expert. Part of her speaking series “Let’s Talk with Robin Baron,” this in-depth discussion will delve deeply into Montoya’s creative process while giving the audience access to the life and talent of this legendary designer. #montoyaandbaron

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Session 10 Panel

ROBIN BARON, Past President, New York Metro
ROBIN BARON, Past President, New York Metro

MODERATOR

Robin Baron Design

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JUAN MONTOYA
JUAN MONTOYA

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Juan Montoya Design

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ROBIN BARON, Past President, New York Metro

Robin Baron, celebrity interior designer, lifestyle expert, luxury home furnishings designer, and Past President of ASID New York Metro Chapter, brings a striking sense of style to everything she does. With passion and expertise in all things décor and lifestyle, Robin thrives on creating unique and fabulous furnishings and interiors, while maintaining active involvement in the design community. Over the years Robin’s clientele has grown to include many celebrities, as well as heads of major corporations. Robin has significant experience on TV, video and radio, and her work has been featured in many print and online publications. Robin enjoys providing lifestyle and design tips through her award-winning blog “Simplifying Fabulous!” and her multi-platform social media presence. 

JUAN MONTOYA

Juan Montoya is one of the most acclaimed and prolific interior designers in the world today. Juan Montoya was born and spent his early years in Colombia. After studying architecture in Bogotá, he moved to New York where he graduated from Parsons School of Design. Following two years of work and study in Paris and Milan, he returned to New York, where he founded the design business he has presided over since. His firm specializes in residential and contract interior design, with projects located throughout the United States and Internationally. He also designs and markets a furniture collection with Biasi and Co. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, Star of Design Award, and the Legends Award from Pratt Institute. His contributions to the field of interior design are widely recognized. He is also included in AD100 since its inaugural list, AD Collector (France) top 100, AD 30 Deans of Design and a Grand Master on Elle Decor's A-list.

A truly original thinker, Juan Montoya is not wedded to a particular style or period. Initially labeled a minimalist, his work has evolved dramatically since he first came to the public's attention. The great diversity found in Juan Montoya’s work notwithstanding, it is possible to trace elements that constitute the Montoya look in all his interiors. The exquisite juxtaposition of textures, colors, and volumes, together with thoughtful attention to shadows, scale, and spatial quality, result in interiors that exude refinement and elegant simplicity. Through the careful placement of objects, that often reflect his interest in a variety of cultures, Montoya enhances the qualities of a room or of an entire apartment or house.

“Give me your dreams and I will make them happen”

DAY 4 | 12:45 PM

Session 11: Power of COLOR | 2.0 CEU Credit

Many people navigate safely in their homes, creating a world of soft neutrals (read: BEIGE), and there are others who navigate boldly, harnessing the power of color. With a group of panelists known for their innovative and often fearless approach to color, interior designer Bonnie J. Steves will reveal their inspirations to help us all make the world a more colorful place. Panelists include Anthony Baratta of Anthony Baratta LLC; Carl D’Aquino of D’Aquino Monaco; Sue Wadden of Sherwin Williams; and Gillian Rose of The Science of Color. #notbeige

Session 11 Panel

BONNIE J. STEVES
BONNIE J. STEVES

MODERATOR

BJS-Assoc. Interior Design

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ANTHONY BARATTA
ANTHONY BARATTA

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Anthony Baratta LLC.

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CARL D'AQUINO
CARL D'AQUINO

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D' Aquino Monaco

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BONNIE J. STEVES

ANTHONY BARATTA

Anthony Baratta is without question one of most celebrated and respected interior designers of the day with a global following of an unprecedented number of loyal and steadfast fans.  Baratta began his design career over thirty years ago after graduating from Fordham University with a degree in art history. Combining his talents with William Diamond; their firm, Diamond Baratta Design, was known for its colorful and luxurious interiors. It wasn’t long before the duo became media sensations capturing over 40 magazine covers and countless editorial placements in

luxury shelter and lifestyle publications. Anthony’s celebrated projects, profiles, and designs have been featured worldwide in such magazines as Architectural Digest, Cottages & Gardens, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Traditional Home, Veranda, and iconic World of Interiors. His own homes have appeared in the New York Times Magazine on three separate occasions, and in recent years world class international magazines have honored Tony with numerous awards and accolades for his good works.  Baratta’s signature East Coast-Chic style along with his charming demeanor and gracious humility have solidified his place in design history.

Anthony’s work has been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. Baratta was also named one of Traditional Homes "20 Design Icons" and awarded Benjamin Moore's coveted "Hue Award" for lifetime achievement in design. Anthony also joins Annie Oakley and Martha Stewart in the Nutley, NJ Hall of Fame.

Baratta now turns his design expertise to creating spectacular new licensing collections with industry leaders. Excitement is in the air since his spring 2016 High Point Market launch!

Anthony’s long-awaited furniture collection with the venerable all-American Thomasville Furniture brand came to fruition with a resounding, overwhelmingly successful debut.  The celebrated launch consists of 40+ collection of upholstery, case pieces, mirrors and accent furniture. The signature offering consists of time-tested iconic pieces pulled from Baratta’s impressive archives with new creations scattered throughout the mix. In addition, Anthony’s signature bedding collections with industry leader Wildcat Territory created a spot-on Baratta branded environment in the Thomasville showroom. The initial two collections, Starboard and Westhampton, are the perfect complement to his bedroom furnishings for retailers and designers alike.  Next on the docket? A spectacular collection of custom Baratta rug designs with another iconic, all-American company; Capel Rugs, due to launch fall 2017 at High Point Market.  Everything from new fabrics, art, lighting, tabletop and more under the Anthony Baratta brand coming soon!

Anthony is thrilled to be working on his third book which will be a look towards the future of his new ventures and most recent projects and collaborations. His two former books with William, Diamond Baratta Design, Bullfinch Press and All-American, Pointed Leaf Press focused on pure project magic. This latest library addition will revolve around what’s new and what’s next for Anthony Baratta.

A designer for the ages, Tony looks forward to many more years of creating jaw-dropping and inspiring interiors around the world; and creating chic, fresh, and affordable home décor for his followers and fans alike.

CARL D'AQUINO

Carl D’Aquino has become renowned as an innovative interior designer, through the application of a modernist sensibility and eclectic taste to both contemporary and period design. His extraordinary appreciation for antiques, period furniture and lighting is complimented by a fascination with cutting edge materials and invention. This broad appreciation lends an astute curatorial eye to all projects.


As principal in D’Aquino Monaco, a partnership with fellow Hall of Famer Francine Monaco, he was honored with international design awards for Silver Rain a la prairie Spa. Their firm lists an all-encompassing project roster of interior design and architecture commissions, including residential, hospitality, and commercial projects.
His personal interest in 30’s and 40’s Italian designers, such as Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti, speaks to the diversity of scale of design evident within the work of the practice. These interests are the frame of reference, which is tailored to each project and individual.


He contributes to the design community as a member of the Design Council for the Museum of Art and Design and as color consultant to the Global Color Research Panel. Carl was a recipient of the Benjamin Moore Hue Award and was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
 

SUSAN M.  WADDEN
SUSAN M. WADDEN

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Sherwin Williams

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GILLIAN ROSE
GILLIAN ROSE

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The Science of Color

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SUSAN M. WADDEN

Sue Wadden was named Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing for The Paint Stores Group in January 2016. She brings to her new role a legacy of creative color contributions and storied accomplishments in the world of color.

Wadden began her career as a color expert at Sherwin Williams in 1998, as an interior designer and color marketing specialist. She then became a senior color marketing designer for the company. In 2013, she moved to her most recent position as color marketing and design manager for Sherwin-Williams Diversified Brands Group, which includes Krylon and Pratt & Lambert. Of her many accomplishments with Sherwin-Williams Diversified Brands Group, Wadden was responsible for the development of five color systems and merchandising programs, including launches for HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams at Lowe’s, Sherwin-Williams Australia and Dutch Boy.

Today, as director of color marketing, Wadden is the resident expert on color for Sherwin-Williams, responsible for the company’s overall viewpoint of color leadership. Leading the greater team of color design professionals at Sherwin-Williams, she plays a key role in color trend forecasting on a global scale for both professionals and homeowners; oversees the recently launched ColorSnap® color selection system; the development of all palettes; and the annual development of colormix: The Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast and the Color of the Year. Wadden also advises Sherwin-Williams STIR® magazine for design professionals and takes an active role in interfacing with consumer and trade media on topics surrounding color. When asked to select a favorite color, Wadden noted that she prefers the lovely neutral Anonymous (SW 7046). However, her plan for color leadership at Sherwin-Williams is dynamic and bright.

Wadden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is active in a number of industry associations, including The Color Marketing Group, The Color Association of the United States, the American Society of Interior Design and the Interior Design Society. She lives in the Cleveland area with her husband and two children.

GILLIAN ROSE

Gillian C. Rose, the founder of both The Science of Color & Gillian C. Rose Interior Design, is a Canadian transplant whose New York based interior design and color science consultancy draws on over two decades of professional experience, emanating from her formal training from Parsons School of Design.

As a color scientist, Gillian works to ensure the positive integration of people and their environments. Her consultation process includes supporting the function of space + experience, avoiding adverse reactions based on personality and/or intent.

Gillian is an accredited member of the International Association of Color/Design Consultants North America, & The Color Marketing Group. Her practice applies the psychological and physiological impact of color, to the human experience.

‘Fernand Leger said, ‘Man needs color to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.’ And Chagall said, ‘Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music, everything is vibration.’
‘We cannot grow or develop within non-stimulating environments’ – Johann Wolfgang Goethe.

Throughout mankind's existence, color has played a critical part, in creating harmony within & stimulating our very growth and development.

‘As a color scientist, influences affecting color are a part of who I am,’ says Gillian. ‘Social issues, our environment, the economy and cultural diversity, all contribute to the sociology of our color choices and speak not only to who we are, but the goals we strive to achieve.’

Gillian’s diverse experience within residential and boutique commercial world, exceeds all expectations, increases productivity and establishes site-specific desired solutions.

In addition, Gillian has created a paint line for Fine Paints of Europe, called Color Our World.

‘Imagine having a color palette designed specifically for you’, says Gillian. ‘One that reflects who you are, how you want to feel, and supports your serenity and well-being - wouldn't you want that?’

That's what we do. We are as individual as the colors that reflect us.

DAY 4 | 2:30 PM

Session 12: Interior Design Master Class – Panel Discussion | 2.0 CEU Credit

Digital content strategist and editor of Rizzoli New York’s Interior Design Master Class, Carl Dellatore moderates a panel of New York design luminaries and contributors to his book in a discussion about the evolving role trends play in the interior design industry. Laura Bohn, Glenn Gissler, Barry Goralnick, Ed Ku and Etienne Coffinier offer expert assessments and advice to interior designers, who will learn when to adopt the latest fashion, and conversely when it’s best to adhere to a classic approach. #idmc

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Session 12 Panel

CARL DELLATORE
CARL DELLATORE

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Interior Design Master Class

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BARRY GORALNICK
BARRY GORALNICK

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Barry Goralnick Architecture & Design

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LAURA BOHN
LAURA BOHN

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Laura Bohn Design Associates

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CARL DELLATORE

Carl Dellatore moved to New York City in the summer of 1983. For more than a decade he designed patterned textiles for the apparel industry before opening D&F Workroom, a Chelsea-based studio producing custom upholstery and window treatments for the interior design industry. In addition, he soon established CJ‬ Dellatore Textile, his own line of furnishing fabrics.

After Dellatore’s work and textiles were featured in such magazines as House & Garden and Martha Stewart Living, he was asked by Marian McEvoy, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, to contribute a regular column on the use of current fabrics in the home. Entitled Swatch Watch, and produced in collaboration with decorating editors Carolyn Sollis and Elaine Wrightman, the highly popular column ran for three years and was compiled as The Fabric Style Book by Hearst in 2007.

Encouraged by the book’s success, and inspired by Edith Wharton’s pioneering guide, The Decoration of Houses, Dellatore began a more ambitious project: He invited a broad selection of America’s leading interior designers each to contribute an essay on one aspect of his or her professional work. The result, published this year by Rizzoli, is the best-selling Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration, an encyclopedic survey of contemporary decorative practice that has become an instant classic.
 

BARRY GORALNICK

Barry Goralnick is a world-renowned architect and designer whose Blended Modern™ lifestyle captures the ultimate in successful living. He has had his own firm for over twenty years.  After graduating Harvard Graduate School of Design, he worked with Wayne Berg and Robert A. M. Stern. 

From his NoMad design studio in Manhattan, he designs for a variety of premiere home and hospitality companies, including Vanguard Furniture, Visual Comfort, Stark Carpet, and Ferrell Mittman, among others.  He is a “Best of Year” winner from Interior Design, and a four-time nominee for Innovation in Design from New York Cottages & Gardens.

His work has been showcased in Architectural DigestElle DécorThe New York Times, as well as international publications, among them Residence (Shanghai), Vogue (Italy), and Schöhner Wohnen (Germany). 

LAURA BOHN

Over her career, New York City–based interior designer Laura Bohn has produced a wide range of residential and commercial interiors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. These include the V&V Restaurant in Kobe, the Angelo Pietro Restaurant in Kyushu, and the Archinet Building in Tokyo, Japan; retail shops and residences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; a farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and the residential conversion of a historic bank building in Manhattan. Bohn’s purview includes product design, textiles, wall coverings, and set design for motion pictures, Year of the Dragon among them. This large and diverse body of work has been published in books, newspapers, and magazines around the world. For her design of fabrics and wallpapers, Bohn has been honored with two Interior Design Roscoe Awards. In 1998, she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and on March 20, she received the Pratt Institute 2014 Alumni Distinguished Career Award.

After a decade-­‐long career that took her to Paris as a fit model for Nina Ricci, where the rigor of haute couture deepened her understanding of the possibilities of design, the Texas-­‐born Bohn entered Pratt Institute. Under the demanding tutelage of such luminaries as Joe D’Urso she became equally familiar with the structural and decorative aspects of interior design. “This dual knowledge gave me a leg up in my career, particularly in working one-­‐on-­‐one with architects,” the cum laude graduate says now.


Bohn opened her own architectural and interior design firm in 1980—first in collaboration with Joseph Lembo then, in 1996, solo as Laura Bohn Design Associates. Characterized by highly personal, signature flourishes—antiques set against her own minimalist furniture; unexpected color palettes; and the use of luxurious fabrics and finishes—Bohn’s distinctive aesthetic led Interior Design magazine to dub her “the queen of soft modern.” Bohn has been a member on the Advisory Board at Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as a visiting critic at New York design schools, including Parsons, FIT, Pratt Institute, and New York School of Interior Design. She has served on the boards of Youth at Risk and the SPCA, and has headed the education committee for the Decorator’s Club.

ETTIENNE COFFINIER
ETTIENNE COFFINIER

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Coffinier Ku Design

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ED KU
ED KU

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Coffinier Ku Design

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GLENN GISSLER, President,  New York Metro
GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

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Glenn Gissler Design

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ETTIENNE COFFINIER

As the President of Coffinier Ku Design, Etienne is responsible for the design of all client projects. The company follows his artistic vision and was developed to bring his European design sense to the American market. Etienne is a French-trained architect with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Lille. He is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, a member of the French Ordre des Architectes, and is an International Associate Member of the AIA.

After working as an architect for six years in France, Etienne began to expand his interest and experience to include interior design. While working for major hospitality design firms including Pierre-Yves Rochon, he was the project manager for the interior design of many major European hotels including the Hotel Athenaeum Intercontinental in Athens, the Hotel du Louvre in Nice and the Hotel Le Meridien in Brussels. In addition, he worked extensively on private residences including apartments for heads of state and numerous palaces.

Coffinier Ku Design is a partnership between Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku. The company was founded in 1998 to bring a French-trained expertise in architecture and interior design to the United States market. Design work begins with a strong structural and architectural base and continues into detailed, primarily custom furniture and furnishings.

Custom-designed work has ranged from the architectural renovation of a home in Southampton to the creation of a forged iron staircase to Lucite coffee tables and includes almost all elements of a home or restaurant.

Residential work has included new houses in La Jolla and Southampton, a loft in Soho, complete architectural renovation of a West Village townhouse, apartments on Park Avenue, an apartment in Paris among many others.

In the commercial world, Coffinier Ku Design has been acclaimed for its design of the restaurants Picholine for Chef Terrance Brennan, Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe in Rockefeller Center, 1200 Miles Restaurant, as well as its work for the new condominium development 255 East 74th Street for which it designed all the building bathrooms and kitchens as well as the lobby.

Coffinier Ku Design has been named one of New York Spaces Top 50 Designers and was the recipient of the 2013 Alpha Award from Alpha Workshops for their work in designing their new school and workroom.

ED KU

As the Managing Director of Coffinier Ku Design, Ed is responsible for the management of all projects and clients in addition to his design duties and direction. Ed has a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and had over 15 years of experience in the marketing and advertising of many diverse and prestigious businesses ranging from Crest toothpaste to the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera before making the career change to interior design in 2000.

Coffinier Ku Design is a partnership between Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku. The company was founded in 1998 to bring a French-trained expertise in architecture and interior design to the United States market. Design work begins with a strong structural and architectural base and continues into detailed, primarily custom furniture and furnishings.

Custom-designed work has ranged from the architectural renovation of a home in Southampton to the creation of a forged iron staircase to Lucite coffee tables and includes almost all elements of a home or restaurant.

Residential work has included new houses in La Jolla and Southampton, a loft in Soho, complete architectural renovation of a West Village townhouse, apartments on Park Avenue, an apartment in Paris among many others.

In the commercial world, Coffinier Ku Design has been acclaimed for its design of the restaurants Picholine for Chef Terrance Brennan, Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe in Rockefeller Center, 1200 Miles Restaurant, as well as its work for the new condominium development 255 East 74th Street for which it designed all the building bathrooms and kitchens as well as the lobby.

Coffinier Ku Design has been named one of New York Spaces Top 50 Designers and was the recipient of the 2013 Alpha Award from Alpha Workshops for their work in designing their new school and workroom.

GLENN GISSLER, President, New York Metro

The hallmark of Glenn Gissler’s work is process – an organized approach to design which involves the client in every phase of planning, construction, and furnishing. Glenn, who earned degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, went on to work for acclaimed designer Juan Montoya and celebrated architect Rafael Vinoly before opening his eponymous firm. He uses his rigorous architectural background to ensure that spaces – whether gut renovation or landmark property – maximize flow, and have appropriate architectural detail and visual interest.

Glenn’s role in larger residential projects often includes assisting clients in the selection of architects, landscape designers, and other consultants. For these superbly conceived and constructed spaces, Glenn orchestrates furnishings, lighting, and fabrics which are chosen in close collaboration with the client. Beautifully executed mill work, finishes, custom furniture, and accessories are the result. His work includes residences in Manhattan, Westchester, New Jersey and Florida, as well as summer homes on Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

Glenn has been included in House Beautiful’s and New York Magazine’s “100 Top Designers” list. His work is regularly featured in leading publications, including Town & Country, Elle Decor, InStyle, House & Garden, House Beautiful, American Homestyle, Avenue, Interior Design, The New York Observer and The New York Times, as well as in numerous books.