officeinsight Articles on Events
6.17.12 | The Raw Designs of Love and War was the evident thrust of IIDA NJ’s Fashion Meets Finish, Raw Design Gala event recently. $10,000 was raised for scholarships and funds available to Kean University’s students of interior design or related fields. A&D firms were paired with sponsoring manufacturers to create wearable garments, which then were unveiled at a fashion competition. Two of the three winning garments were of warriors, and the remaining was that of a bride.
6.8.12 | Here it comes: NeoCon 2012, June 11-13, the 44th NeoCon and, according to the Merchandise Mart’s repeated pronouncements, there are at least ten more scheduled. How many have you been at? Never mind; it’s going to be a great year, a quick look at last week’s description of events and seminars and the following glimpse of new products is enough to establish that. Thanks to our NeoCon WTF, we have annually a staggering amount of thought, creativity and new products flowing to our attention. All we have to do is show up. It’s a real pity that more of the world does not get to witness this. But that’s what we are for. We present a preview of what is to come.
6.8.12 | Part two of the Product Preview of what is to come at NeoCon 2012, June 11-13.
Part three of a preview of what is to come at NeoCon 2012, June 11-13.
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.