Spring Market Showroom Programs
Wed, Apr 24 | 9AM - 5PM
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM | MADEVAL | SUITE 109 | A LOT MORE THAN MILAN, COLOGNE AND PARIS, LET’S CROSS THE EQUATOR! BY ANNE BREUX
Join Madeval for a fun kick-off breakfast and discover how history, colors, textiles, textures in the landscapes affects the design and culture. Presented by designer, Anne Breux. It’s all fascinating!
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | ARMONY CUCINE | SUITE 215 | ITALIAN INNOVATION AND ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY INSPIRES THE LATEST TRENDS IN EUROPEAN CABINETRY
The world of Italian furniture making has created a multitude of beautiful finishes in melamine and laminates reinventing the visual and tactile feel of natural materials such as stone, concrete and wood along with ultra-matte and soft to the touch nanotech materials and special handmade metallic lacquers. Join us in a dynamic and informative dialog between Saima Seyar ASID RID, owner of Elima Designs and ASID Gulf Coast Chapter President 2018- 2019 and Wolfgang Pfirrmann, architectural designer and co-principal of Armony Cucine/ Amodo European Collection as they discuss the latest trends in Kitchen, Bath and Living Solutions using state of the arts technology in finishes that are dominating the European market.
Light bites and refreshments served afterwards.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | JOHN BROOKS | SUITE 2001 | LEE INDUSTRIES: BEHIND THE DESIGN
One of Lee Industries’ skilled craftsmen builds a chair from start to finish. Learn what makes Lee Industries a leading force in the American furniture industry. Lee Industries is known for the comfort, value, and style of their products as well as their commitment to the environment. Enjoy a light lunch while visiting with Lee representatives in the John Brooks showroom.
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | EGGERSMANN | SUITE 250 | AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KITCHEN WORKSTATION CEU
Join us for a new and interesting CEU at Eggersmann and stay after the course for savory bites, sweets and sips. Learn all about this exciting new category of appliance from our Galley experts and play with the system. AIA 1 Learning Credit. IDCEC .1 Learning Credit.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | THE SHADE STORE | SUITE 1070 | THE CUSTOM CONVERSATION-BRINGING CLIENTS THE VERY BEST
Join the Shade Store for a lively conversation about the benefits of custom design solutions moderated by Kaitlin Petersen, Editor in Chief of Business of Home. Interior designers Julie Dodson of Dodson Interiors, Marie Flanigan of Marie Flanigan Interiors, Meg Lonergan of Meg Lonergan Interiors, and Veronica Solomon of Casa Vilora Interiors will discuss the best ways to educate clients about the value of hiring a designer. They will also discuss the benefits of working with vendors that offer one-of-a-kind products for design projects and above-and-beyond customer service.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | CRESTRON | SUITE 119 | THE ART OF HIDING TECHNOLOGY CEU
Today, home electronics can integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. This seminar reviews the approach to hiding technology – advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection – which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance. Specific challenges and recommendations related to hiding video displays, speakers, controls, and equipment racks-among others-will be addressed. This seminar speaks to innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics by making them low-profile, hidden or camouflaged, and even invisible. We will be displaying the latest Crestron Smart home technology along with our partners – Basalte and Vitrea. IDCEC .1 CEU | AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | PEDINI | SUITE 113 | MILAN SALONE DEL MOBILE, EDITED BY LETRICIA WILLBANKS DESIGN
Back from her global trip to Salone del Mobile, an international furnishing and design showcase in Milan, join Houston designer LeTricia Wilbanks for an exclusive highlight of the show. LeTricia will discuss the Salone Internazionale del Mobile’s top three important style categories: Classic, Design, and Luxe. Including a special focus from this year’s market on global lighting trends and which lighting companies stood out and how they fit into the three designed style categories along with other special highlights of the show. Light bites and sips will be served.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | SCOTT GROUP STUDIO | SUITE 190 | CEU: THE CHEMISTRY OF COLOR
The Chemistry of Color is a comprehensive conversation on the dynamics of color when it comes to rug making using natural materials like wool, silk and cashmere. This presentation will cover:
- The physics of color – that is, what color really is.
- The biology, that is, the physiological dynamics that enable us to see color.
- The psychology of color, how it makes us feel.
- The chemistry of analyzing and matching color in custom carpet projects, and dyeing practices that ensure optimal sustainability.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | ARIA STONE GALLERY | SUITE 1016 | HAPPY HOUR ON THE “ROCKS”
Join Aria Stone Gallery for a happy hour on the “rocks”. From 4-5pm, swing by the gallery and enjoy a casual social hour while sipping your favorite beverage as we wait for the traffic to die down. Peruse the new spring collection featuring a beautiful assortment of hand-selected marble, quartzite, granite, calcite, onyx, and soapstone in more than 65 colors from the most exclusive quarries in the world.