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6.3.12 | NeoCon 2012 returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, June 11-13, for its 44th year, with more than 40,000 expected attendees, 120 CEU-accredited seminars, thousands of new products from more than 700 of the world’s top manufacturers, and an excellent line-up of keynote speakers. NeoCon 2012 promises “three days of pure energy bursting with new innovations, resources and networking opportunities.”
5.27.12 | International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and Mission Design celebrated the global launch of World Interiors Day in Montreal at the SIDIM, the Montreal International Design Show. This year’s theme, said Shashi Caan, president, is “Finding the New in the Old, reflecting on the historical journey of design and its intrinsic nature to find learning and inspiration in the past while embracing the new developments for an ever better future.”
5.21.12 | Like several companies in the contract furniture industry, Davis is a multi-generation, family-owned business presently led by Danny Davis, a gentleman whose eye for fine and distinctive design and whose ability to juggle the several demands of a complete manufacturing company are propelling its brand and products into the center of a new sweet spot for contract furniture manufacturers: sophisticated design for the workplace and beyond.
5.21.12 | Embracing a seemingly divergent array of talents and disciplines, the professional development group for architects and designers LMNOP recently joined forces with the Resource Directors Association to present a special lecture by Edward Smith of Caesar Ceramic Tile entitled Made in Italy: How Ancient Rome Shaped Today’s World. The invite-only event took place in the office of M Moser Associates in New York.
5.13.12 | The great Jeannie Bochette retired last week and there was quite a humbling turnout at the retirement party for this Queen of Steelcase Good Will, who spread her magical “I’ll get it done” fairy dust for many in this industry and outside of it during her 38 years of service.
5.7.12 | The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) with the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) hosted a panel of new interior designers and teams at the newly redesigned South Street Seaport Museum. The day-long event was meant to highlight the work of young, up-and-coming designers working in New York and transforming our spaces with new technologies, tried-and-true handcrafting, and a rejuvenated aesthetic.
4.16.12 | HBF and HBF Textiles added its annual contribution to the ushering in of some of the interior design industry’s uninitiated by hosting the ninth annual Pratt Institute Career Night at its showroom at the New York Design Center. Over fifty students were on hand to meet with key decision-makers of ten design firms in the New York area. Diane Barnes, HBF’s New York manager, made some opening remarks before the speed networking began.
4.16.12 | The New York Eleven 2012 Student Exhibition, titled Interior Design: Raising the Bar will run in Albany’s Legislative Office Building from April 17th until April 19th. After that, it will be on display in Knoll’s New York City showroom from April 25th – April 27th. These exhibitions raise the awareness of the complexity and responsibilities of the interior design profession.
4.8.12 | Currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, OHNY (openhousenewyork) has spent most of that time inspiring and educating the public about New York City's architecture and design heritage, while enabling special access to wonders of design throughout the city. To celebrate the past decade of programs, OHNY is organizing a series of events that cover New York City’s special places, design personalities, and buildings throughout this year. “Our first openstudios took place last month in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn,” said Renee Schacht, Executive Director of OHNY.
4.1.12 | For many interior designers, selecting artwork takes place during the final stages of a project, usually after their fee is almost, if not completely, exhausted. This is also the stage where those critical finishing touches are usually the first thing that a client or visitor to the space would see; in the case of a newly-designed interior, the icing on the cake contributes to everyone’s first impression and, to a large extent, the overall success of each project. Artexpo New York offers many interesting options to cap any project.