Showing posts with label DESIGN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DESIGN. Show all posts

Saturday, November 04, 2017


Martha Stewart

Amanda Lindroth With Alexandra Angle, Bennett Leifer And Sophie Donelson

New York’s Decoration & Design Building hosted the design industry’s leading tastemakers and influencers during their two-day Fall Market this month. The wealth of knowledge and panelist expertise inspired audiences. The event’s Keynote speakers covered pertinent topics centered around the theme “The Power of Storytelling,” sharing the ways in which they harness the power of their unique tales to evolve their craft and infuse richly layered romanticism into their projects.

Brian Sawyer With Amy Astley And Monique Gibson

Charlie Giannetti
The two-day market kicked off its Keynote events with AD Editor in Chief Amy Astley moderating a tell-all conversation between designers-to-the-stars Brian Sawyer of Sawyer|Berson and Monique Gibson in “Telling Tales,” held in the Cowtan & Tout showroom. The day’s second Keynote, “The Power of Experience: Enhancing the Five Senses in Design” moderated by DEPARTURES Home + Design Editor Dan Rubinstein, hosted Martha Stewart and designers Shawn Henderson and Stephen Sills in a discussion regarding the ways in which they leverage the senses to create the ultimate design. The event reached full capacity of guests, who stood among the stunning chandeliers and light fixtures of the Baccarat showroom. The day’s final Keynote, “Wright for Our Time,” moderated by Metropolis Senior Editor Samuel Medina and held in the sleek and modern Vondom showroom, featured a conversation surrounding the ways in which the spirit of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright lives on in design, sustainability and culture. The panelists included Jennifer Gray, co-curator of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive at the MoMA and Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Charles S. Cohen With Amy Astley, Brian Sawyer And Monique Gibson

Day two began in the new Kravet showroom, where ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief Whitney Robinson was joined by legendary designer Bunny Williams with Brian Sawyer and Guy Regal, a dealer and advisor of decorative and fine art, who discussed the ways in which designers act as conductors of an orchestra. This designer’s orchestra consists of architects, landscape designers, art consultants and antiques experts that compose stunning spaces. In the day’s second Keynote, “Interior Dialogues: Rooms That Speak Volumes” held in the STARK showroom, Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, and designers Amanda Lindroth, Alexandra Angleand Bennett Leifer spoke about creating rooms with compelling narratives, and shared a sneak peek into Sophie Donelson’s brand new book, Style Secrets. VERANDA Editor in Chief Clinton Smith was joined by Steve, Brooke and Charlie Giannetti in the newly re branded Style Library showroom for “360-degree Design,” the last Keynote of the market, in which the quartet discussed Brooke’s popular blog Velvet & Linen and the evolution of the Giannetti brand. Guests enjoyed cocktails and viewed new collections from brands such as Harlequin and Anthology following the conversation.

Samuel Medina With Jennifer Gray And Stuart Graff

Keynote participants included: Amy Astley, Monique Gibson, Brian Sawyer, Martha Stewart, Shawn Henderson, Dan Rubinstein, Stephen Sills, Samuel Medina, Jennifer Gray, Stuart Graff, Whitney Robinson, Bunny Williams, Guy Regal, Sophie Donelson, Bennett Leifer, Amanda Lindroth, Alexandra Angle, Clinton Smith and Steve, Brooke and Charlie Giannetti.

In addition to the Keynote events, the market’s multiple in-showroom programs welcomed participants to view collections, share in the excitement of future ventures and get inspired. Wednesday’s programs included “First You Dream,” during which interior designer Victoria Hagan discussed the creation of her newly released book Dream Spaces in the Holland & Sherry showroom. Standing-room-only audiences got an education fit for the digital age at Domino magazine’s “Storytelling Through Instagram” with Real Houses of Instagram creator, Kate Rumson, Bright Bazaar’s Will Taylor and Beacon Hill’s Alexis Audette at the Robert Allen showroom. In “Exploring the Story: Designing Meaningful Spaces” Maya Romanoff CEO Joyce Romanoff and designers Amy Lau and Marshall Watson discussed the creation of emotionally resonant spaces for living, working and playing. The panel, held in the Ferrell Mittman showroom, was moderated by Business of Home Executive Editor Katy Olson. Wednesday evening concluded with cocktail parties hosted in the Lladró, Gloster and Élitis showrooms as well as a prestigious book signing by the iconic Vogue Editor Hamish Bowles, held at Schumacher.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016



Pratt Institute

New York, NY. – Pratt Institute is proud to announce its first annual Design Symposium: Design is the New Currency. A thought provoking presentation and discussion that brings together esteemed speakers from the most diverse fields of design to talk about how, in an ever-changing world, Design has become the x-plus factor. Consumers know that they are buying Design and embrace their need to identify with products that support their sense of taste, sophistication and worth. In a world that has blurred class distinctions and fueled the consumer’s need to underscore their own identity with a personal style that defines them, Design has become an important part of their DNA. If ‘Design is the New Currency’ then a designer’s imagination is the bank from which to draw new ideas.

The symposium will take place on November 2nd at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

“Whether we are creating bottles for perfume, designing a building or an interior, or suggesting a lifestyle through fashion, all designers are packaging, or marketing, an experience,” said Marc Rosen, Pratt Institute Trustee Emeritus and Professor of Packaging Design. “Pratt is a mecca of design education where every kind of design is taught. How appropriate for them to bring together the ‘Best of the Best’ to participate in this first symposium.”

The panel of speakers consists of:

· David Rockwell, award winning architect and designer, Fast Company’s World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies, Cooper-Hewitt Design Award winner, AIANY President’s Award winner, and among projects Rockwell has worked on are W Hotels, Nobu, Hudson Yards, The New Edition and many more;

· Juan Montoya, internationally acclaimed interior designer, award winner, member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, furniture designer for Biasi Catani and carpet designer for Stark Carpet;

· James Gager, SVP and Creative Director for MAC, one of the world’s leading cosmetic brands; Global Creative Director for Jo Malone and La Mer. Since Gager joined MAC, the company has become the fastest-growing Estée Lauder brand, and winner of numerous awards including a FiFi;

· Michele Oka Doner, internationally renowned artist whose endeavors encompass sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, etc. Her artwork can be found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

· Moderator, Marc Rosen, award winning luxury and cosmetics packaging designer and Pratt Professor, author, philanthropist, curator and mentor, Rosen has won seven FiFi awards and worked with beauty and fashion names like Elizabeth Arden, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld and many more.

The symposium is sponsored by The Marc Rosen Educational Fund at Pratt Institute in conjunction with Juliana Curran Terain, the Terain Foundation.

Symposium Details:

Design is the New Currency

November 2nd, 5:30-7:00pm

Open to the public

Hess Family Theater and Gallery at The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

About Pratt

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

Friday, September 07, 2012


Maienza - Wilson Design One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sales:
Midcentury & Global Collectibles

Tall Chinese Cabinet

Originally $4,750.00 – One Kings Lane Price $1,999.00

Leading architects, designers and interior decorators John Maienza and Gregg Wilson have curated an exclusive sale on home online sale site, One Kings Lane. The sale will take place to Saturday, September 8, 2012 and includes some of their favorite antique, vintage and gently used pieces.

A globetrotting dynamic duo of design, John Maienza and Gregg Wilson use their collective architecture and interior design backgrounds to create lavishly comfortable spaces around the world. Finding inspiration everywhere they travel, they procure incredible antiques, unusual collectibles, flea-market finds, and everything in between, and put it all together with an elegant, eclectic international style that makes it even more irresistible.

About Maienza – Wilson Design: John Maienza and Gregg Wilson apply a unique 360 degree approach to each client scenario. Their clients experience a superlative process from design conception through realization. John and Gregg uniquely bring client projects into focus combining vision, aesthetics and lifestyle with precision design execution and project management.

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