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Welcome to Boston Design Market 2017. We are so excited to share this 2-day celebration with you and are enthusiastic about our most engaging programming to date. This year’s Market will center around Innovation & The Future of the Boston Design Center. You will find keynotes and panels featuring renowned figures in the interior design field, as well as prolific innovators who will inspire and educate us. Join us for a lineup of informative CEU courses by ASID New England and a myriad of thoughtful events hosted by our showrooms. We’re also thrilled to bring you Boston’s first ever dining-by-design event to benefit the amazing local non-profit Heading Home. Below you will find all details you need to plan your Design Market schedule.

Welcome to Boston Design Market 2017. We are so excited to share this 2-day celebration with you and are enthusiastic about our most engaging programming to date. This year’s Market will center around Innovation & The Future of the Boston Design Center. You will find keynotes and panels featuring renowned figures in the interior design field, as well as prolific innovators who will inspire and educate us. Join us for a lineup of informative CEU courses by ASID New England and a myriad of thoughtful events hosted by our showrooms. We’re also thrilled to bring you Boston’s first ever dining-by-design event to benefit the amazing local non-profit Heading Home. Below you will find all details you need to plan your Design Market schedule.

Wednesday, October 11th
TIMEEVENTHOST
9:30am CEU Course: Paint Technology+ASIDNE
Co-host: Robert Allen
Tour the Innovation and Design Building+BDC

Join us on a design-related IDB tour!

10:00am A Color Story+Romo
Suite 528
Introducing Linara in 360 Colors

Discover a palette of endless possibility; in a compelling display of 360 shades, our iconic Linara brushed cotton linen offers an unrivaled spectrum of color that allows a freedom of expression and individuality.

(10am to 3pm)
The Galley West Collection at Boston Design Market+BDC
The Galley West, floor 2

This year’s exclusive pop-up shops will be sure to delight and surprise you! 10% of proceeds from all purchases donated to Heading Home.

Pop-ups include:

  • Choix Home
  • Galerie D’Orsay
  • immerLit
  • India Hicks
  • Jill Rosenwald Studio
  • Lladro
  • Masterpiece Gallery with Dowel Furniture
  • Sara Campbell
  • Sweetgum Textiles
  • Trident Booksellers
10:30am Keynote: Gil Schafer+BDC
Co-host: Christopher Peacock
Seminar Room
A Place to Call Home

Award-winning architect and author of the new book "A Place to Call Home," Gil Schafer believes the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate living—houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and a distinct sense of place. It’s this dialogue between past and present that enables him to interpret traditional principles for a multiplicity of architectural styles within contemporary ways yof living.

Join Schafer as he opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm’s most recent, and exciting, projects from around the country and walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach—from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process—showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul.

11:30am Gil Shafer Reception and Book SigningChristopher Peacock Home
1:00pm CEU Course: Pigment to Perception+ASIDNE
Co-host: Farrow & Ball
Design Showdown Kick-off+Kravet
Co-host: Design New England
Suite 300
2:00pm A Toast & Tour with Timur+Schumacher
Suite 529

Meet the CEO of Schumacher and tour the newly renovated showroom space at Boston Design Center. Champagne and light bites will be served.

Al Fresco Living+JANUS et Cie
Suite 114
Book Signing & Ice Cream Social

Join JANUS et Cie for a book signing with Janice Parker, Landscape Architect and author of Designing a Vision. Enjoy craft ice cream from Honeycomb Creamery, meet Parker, and browse JANUS’ exquisite offering designed for outdoor living.

(2:00 to 4:00pm)
Once Upon a Pillow with Rebecca Vizard+Charles Spada
Suite 226-232
A Story of Home Design and Exquisite Textiles

Rebecca Vizard, featured in Architectural Digest and House Beautiful, is an internationally known collector of exquisite antique and vintage fabrics and trims from which she creates luxurious pillows for the design and retail trade. Rebecca launched her own line of pillows in 1996 working from her home in the Mississippi Delta. In the first year of business Neiman Marcus placed orders for 22 of their best stores. Through her extensive travels in Europe, Turkey, and South America, Rebecca combs the markets for antique fabrics and trims, on arrival stateside these fabrics and trims are cleaned, sorted by color and patinas, and then organized in stacks for visual stimulation.

The arduous process of removing the embroidery is done by hand, carefully snipping each piece away from the fabric using cuticle scissors. Trims and the fabrics are carefully measured, a plan is drawn on the fabric face, and all components of each pillow are gathered together and given to each seamstress for the painstaking work that goes into fabricating each pillow.

In 2015 Rebecca wrote, organized, and published her stunning book Once Upon a Pillow. Join Rebecca and Charles Spada for a rare look at Rebecca's exquisite collection and international inspiration of coveted pillow creations.

Windsor Smith for Century Furniture+Century Furniture
Suite 447
Collection Unveiling

Century Furniture will unveil their two newest collections “Alchemy” by Windsor Smith and “Details Custom Bedroom Collection.” Comprising of 70 easy-to-mix pieces, the Windsor Smith for Century Furniture Collection brings Smith's unique style and philosophy to each room in the home, from upholstery to wall decor.

The collection’s title “Alchemy”—defined as a “seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination”—heralds Windsor’s creative approach, as well as the powerful impact that these designs have when combined into surprisingly fresh and engaging home vignettes.

(2:00 to 4:00pm)
3:00pm CEU Course: One Hour Shower+ASIDNE
Co-host: Century Furniture
Crafting a Collection+Cowtan & Tout
Suite 316

Catherine Croner, Design Director for Cowtan & Tout New York City headquarters, explores and develops the very best of American design. Catherine joined the company in 1992, overseeing the studio in 1996, overseeing Cowtan’s unique offerings of elegant, colorful and timeless designs. Her expertise in fine art and mural artistry eventually gravitated her talents and skills towards textile design. Catherine’s decorative fine art experience with interior designers captured her interest in the world of decorative arts and textiles.

The 2017 Cowtan & Tout collection exudes easy elegance inspired by global textile traditions and our own extensive, historic archives. A soft, clear palette, plus diverse techniques, fibers and finishes create a broad range of exquisite fabrics and wallcoverings. Cowtan & Tout’s Design Director, Catherine Croner takes you behind the scenes of our New York design studio and around the world to show you the expertise and hand craftsmanship that goes into “Crafting A Collection” worthy of Cowtan & Tout and our clients. A brief digital presentation will be followed by the showing of our newest collection. Refreshments to follow.

Design a Tile+Ann Sacks
21 Drydock Avenue, Suite 110E, The Promenade
Paint Party at Ann Sacks

Join Ann Sacks for a MADE Tile paint party. Create your own one of a kind tile using Farrow and Ball paint while enjoying sweets and prosecco.

4:00pm Keynote: Innovators in Design+BDC
Co-host: Waterworks
Seminar Room
A Panel Discussion on Advancing the Design Industry

The Boston Design Center, as part of the Innovation & Design Building in Boston’s innovation hub, is no surprise interested in how businesses will embrace the proliferation of technology to advance and thrive. Our panel is comprised of business stakeholders who have recognized the need for change and subsequently built solutions that will ensure they remain relevant.

In addition to his role as CEO and Creative Director of Waterworks, Peter Sallick is the co-founder and CEO of Dering Hall, Inc., an emerging digital marketplace for design products and services, and the founder of the Design Leadership Network and its marquee event, the Design Leadership Summit. In these roles, Peter blends his entrepreneurial and management success in the design industry with an industry-specific investment orientation.

IvyMark co-founder Lee Rotenberg and her partner saw a broken system and strived to create a solution. IvyMark’s mission is to disrupt the archaic, low-tech industry of interior design by modernizing the workflow, in turn creating efficiency and opportunity for business owners.

As CEO of F. Schumacher & Co., Timur Yumusaklar spearheads and oversees all aspects of business for two iconic design-industry brands, Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin. Under his stewardship both companies have been rapidly and dynamically reenergized as leaders in their categories. Prior to his role at Schumacher he drove growth and innovation for European fashion retailer Zalando, implementing strategies that dramatically improved and accelerated the impact, reach and efficiency.

Tamara Rosenthal, Senior VP of Marketing for Viyet, is responsible for overseeing the brand's overall marketing strategy. Tamara is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience working for multichannel fashion retailers. Prior to joining Viyet, Tamara was the Vice President of Marketing at Fashion to Figure, a women's plus size fashion retailer. Tamara has held senior marketing positions at ideel.com (later sold to Groupon), Lacoste U.S.A. and Ferragamo, where she developed digital and traditional marketing channel programs. Rosenthal holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Our moderator is Editor-in-Chief of New England Home, Kyle Hoepner, who has held many roles from typesetter to art director for several business in and outside of the magazine industry. Kyle’s long-held interest in architecture, interiors, and landscape design made him the ideal fit to serve on the launch team of NE Home in 2005.

5:00pm Waterworks’ debut Event in their new Boston showroomWaterworks
Thursday, October 12th
TIMEEVENTHOST
9:30am CEU Course: Dyed in the Wool+ASIDNE
Co-host: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
CEU Course
Tour the Innovation and Design Building+BDC

Join us on a design-related IDB tour!

10:00am The Galley West Collection at Boston Design Market+BDC
The Galley West, floor 2

This year’s exclusive pop-up shops will be sure to delight and surprise you! 10% of proceeds from all purchases donated to Heading Home.

Pop-ups include:

  • Choix Home
  • Galerie D’Orsay
  • immerLit
  • India Hicks
  • Jill Rosenwald Studio
  • Lladro
  • Masterpiece Gallery with Dowel Furniture
  • Sara Campbell
  • Sweetgum Textiles
  • Trident Booksellers
10:30am Keynote: Trends Forecasting+BDC
Co-host: Boston Art
Seminar Room

This year’s trends panel moves away from the traditional meaning of “trends” and becomes a lively presentation by 3 commentators on trend forecasting. How does one actually anticipate what is going to be considered on trend in the future? What are some innovative tools that can help you stay ahead of the curve? We will explore this topic based on the ID Boston magazine's core focus:

Design: Jesse Lazarus, EVP of Business & Innovation for Kravet

Culture: Suzi Hlavacek, Art Consultant for Boston Art

Cuisine: Christine Liu, Executive Editor of Website Content for America’s Test Kitchen

Immediately following the presentation, join us at the Boston Art Pop-up Gallery for a reception with the presenters.

11:30am Trends Forecasting ReceptionBoston Art Pop-up Gallery
1:00pm CEU Course: Ward Bennet, Giant of Minimalism+ASIDNE
Co-host: Creative Office Pavilion
Flower Arranging Workshop and Wallpaper Launch+Farrow & Ball
Suite 337A

Join top designers to help celebrate Farrow & Ball’s latest floral inspired wallpaper launch, as they host an intimate flower arranging workshop with Fiveforks Farm.

(1:00 to 3:00pm)
2:00pm Grange 2017 Introductions+Grange
Suite 210

Join Grange Director of Sales North America, Kate Massa, and Showroom Manager, Mary Bess Engel as they introduce the new Rive Gauche Collection and Grange signature free-standing wall Compositions now available in oak. Inspired by the symbolic designers and architects of the 20th century, the oak and metal Rive Gauche collection designed by Eric Da Costa creates a new dimension of classic design for Grange. Customizable, free-standing wall units in multiple dimensions, functions, and finishes—Compositions are an interior design solution now available in oak.

Peter Gomez, Head of Design for Zoffany+The Martin Group
Suite 515

Peter Gomez plays an integral role within the Zoffany design team, working on all stages of the design process from conception through production. Originally from Gibraltar, Gomez moved to London where he graduated first class BA Hons at the London College of Printing in 2003. In 2004, Peter designed the ‘Silhouette Wallpaper Collection’ for Interiors Europe, earning a nomination for the 2005 Design & Decoration awards. He also freelanced design projects for bespoke wallpaper commissions as well as design work for British editors. Peter’s interest in experimenting and incorporating new printing techniques in design, paired with Zoffany’s wealth of archival documents, complement Zoffany’s timeless contemporary style.

Windsor Smith for Century Furniture+Century Furniture
Suite 447
Collection Unveiling

Century Furniture will unveil their two newest collections “Alchemy” by Windsor Smith and “Details Custom Bedroom Collection.” Comprising of 70 easy-to-mix pieces, the Windsor Smith for Century Furniture Collection brings Smith's unique style and philosophy to each room in the home, from upholstery to wall decor.

The collection’s title “Alchemy”—defined as a “seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination”—heralds Windsor’s creative approach, as well as the powerful impact that these designs have when combined into surprisingly fresh and engaging home vignettes.

(2:00 to 4:00pm)
3:00pm CEU Course: Creativity at Work, Blur the Edges+ASIDNE
Co-host: Duralee
Design a Tile+Ann Sacks
21 Drydock Avenue, Suite 110E, The Promenade
Paint Party at Ann Sacks

Join Ann Sacks for a MADE Tile paint party. Create your own one of a kind tile using Farrow and Ball paint while enjoying sweets and prosecco.

Tea & TartansStark
4:00pm Keynote: Giving Back+BDC
Co-host: Design New England
Seminar Room
How Design Is Making a Difference

As part of the Boston Design Center’s commitment to salute the brands in our industry that strive to make a difference either globally, locally, or in their workplace culture, Giving Back salutes those selfless members of our community and encourages self-reflection about how we can ensure the growth of our business also means the growth of our footprint on others.

Participants include Merida CEO and owner Catherine Connolly, who, more than twenty years ago, made the decision to manufacture in Fall River, MA, a historic mill town that was once America’s leading textile center. This move helped revitalize the town, bringing jobs to tradespeople and expert craftspeople who deliver superior products to the industry while also ensuring goods are manufactured in the United States.

Joining Connolly will be Jakub Staron, founder of the preeminent rug company J.D. Staron who instituted the Recycled Sari Silk Rugs program in an effort to be sustainable. More than a half a billion women in the word wear saris. Recycling centers in India recover and collect the vintage saris, reprocess them, and generate handspun silk yarn used in Staron’s collection.

Also present will be Olivia Lord, marketing manager of Jewett Farms + Co. Jewett Farms has a number of environmental and philanthropic practices from use of reclaimed materials and water based finishes, to an offcut materials project that benefits a non-profit, and sponsorship and involvement in local youth cycling teams.

Finally, Phillip Jeffries President, Philip Bershad, will speak about why he and his partner felt compelled to introduce PJ Plants, an initiative furthering their Great & Worthy Purpose of “inspiring a more beautiful world… one wall at a time.” PJ Plants, in partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation, promised to plant a new tree for every order of wallcovering placed.

Moderator Gail Ravgiala, Editor of Design New England Magazine, is the perfect finishing touch to this group of do-gooders. Design NE is known in the industry as a resource for aspiring professionals through their proliferation of the Mentor in Design awards. The MIDDIES salute design professionals in interior design, architecture, building, landscape design, landscape architecture and related fields, who share their time, expertise, and wisdom with the next generation, creating a cycle of success that will ensure the industry continues to grow and evolve.

5:00pm Heading Home To Dinner Cocktail Party and NE Design Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement+BDC
Co-host: NEHO & Heading Home
Suite 500

Raise a glass with New England Home at the annual New England Design Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement, this year taking place during the Heading Home to Dinner Cocktail Party Kickoff! Boston’s first design and dine event, Heading Home to Dinner, showcases tabletops and bar carts by local designers and other creatives. The designs can be viewed at the cocktail party kickoff on October 12 through the dinner celebration on October 14. Ticket proceeds support Heading Home, a charity that helps families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.

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