Design Talks at ICFF 2017 You Should Be Prepared For

ICFF 2017 – If you’re a designer or an aspiring one, you may want to keep these design talks at your agenda next month!

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ICFF 2017 has a reputation to maintain when it comes to inviting the world’s most incredible designers and architects to gather under the same roof. And there’s no way its 29th annual edition next month would be disappointing. Taking place from May 21st to 24th, ICFF will provide visitors a unique four-day program that counts not only with the most innovative design exhibitions but also interesting design talks for the industry’s professionals.

The Javis Center in New York City will be an authentic forum of furniture design, where visitors can get access to the latest trends in the industry, at the same time, have a life-time opportunity to network with big fishes in the market, and get new perspectives on business.

So after some research we selected 5 conferences we believe to be of value to assist, it doesn’t mean the others aren’t, because it was pretty difficult to choose! If you have the time we totally recommend you to assist every single one of them but these are the ones you definitely can’t miss next month.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

1 – Made Away

 12:30pm

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In these uncertain and charged times it is important to reflect on the role that design can play in driving public discourse and fostering a more enlightened understanding of cultural differences.

Guests:

Enrico Bressan – Artecnica

Patty Johnson – Patty Johnson Design

Eero Koivisto – CKR

Peter Mabeo – Mabeo Furniture

Marc Thorpe – Marc Thorpe Design

 

2- New Generation of Leaders in Commercial Interiors

3:30pm

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Four leading New York-based designers of interiors for workplace, hospitality, retail, education, and healthcare will discuss the current outlook in commercial design.

Guests:

Siobhan Barry – Partner and Executive Creative Director at Dash Design

Ricardo Nabholz – Interior Design Director at Mancini Duffy

Christine Vandover – Principal at HOK

Clayton Whitman – Associate Principal at CalllsonRTKL

 


Monday, May 22, 2017

3 – Virtual Reality & The Future of Architecture

12:30 pm

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Virtual reality is rapidly becoming prevalent in the architectural industry as architects work with engineer, designers, and programmers, to design, visualize, and share unbuilt or historic work.

Guests:

Olivia Martin – Managing Editor of The Architects Newspaper

Justin Hendrix – Executive Director of NYC Media Lab

Christopher Mitchell and/or Thomas Dickerson – Founders of VR Architectural Modeling Software, Geopipe

Farzin Loth-Jam – Principal Architect and Founder of Farzin Farzin, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University

Roy Peer – Founder of Stimuli VR

 

4 – Curated Luxury Design

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4:30pm

Exploring the elements within a design concept that combine to deliver ‘luxury’ within a space, from the role of texture, color and detail to the question of the relevance of trends.

Guests:

Simon Rawlings – Creative Director at David Collins Studio

Ani Brieger – Founder off Decorative Art & Design by Ani

Matthew Berman – Principal at Workshop/APD

 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 – Decorating Interiors with Light

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2:00pm

Current trends in decorative lighting, advances in technology such as LED, and the importance of GOOD lighting in interior design schemes.

Guests:

David Trubridge – Designer at David Trubridge Ltd.

Gabriel Kakon – Gabriel Scott

Scott Richler – Gabriel Scott

Brett Anderson – Focus Lighting

 

See also: Exhibitors You Can’t Miss at ICFF 2017

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