OMG! I’m on a Panel! IFDA NY Chapter’s New Series featuring talented IFDA professionals Feb. 3
OMG! I’m on a Panel!
IFDA NY Chapter’s New Series featuring talented IFDA professionals, guest designers and our rising stars.
Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2021
Monika Nessbach MBA
Chief Interior Designer
Monika has over 20 years of professional and managerial international experience within corporate and design environments. Her studio, designbar, emphasizes experience, aesthetics, innovation, and creative problem-solving. The result is a wholly unique, multifaceted approach to design that’s truly transformative, edgy and vibrant. She also has an international MBA from Pfeiffer University as well as a Bachelors in Business Administration from Fachhochschule Koblenz in Germany.
A textile designer with 16 years of experience, Erika is passionate about helping people beautify their spaces, using color, pattern and texture to convey their personal essence and invite joy into their homes and lives. Fabric collections and patterns she has developed and merchandised have sold into national retailers including: Joann fabrics, Darice, Michaels, Ethan Allen, Lowes, Target, Hobby Lobby, Calico Corners andmore. Erika is adept at developing and maintaining brands. Brands she has worked with include: Waverly, Tommy Bahama, Ellen Degeneres, Colonial Williamsburg, Kelly Ripa Home, HGTV Home, Genevieve Gorder, and the Novogratz. Erika is a member of IFDA NY.
Linked In: erika-schlissel
IFDA NY Chapter President, CasaSanti, LLC
David Santiago is an award winning designer and owner of Casa Santi Interior Design. His Strictly Santi trademark was created in 2018 and since, David launched a lighting collection with American Brass & Crystal Lighting, a wallpaper collection entitled The Passport Collection, catering to hospitality and residential markets with Bijou wallcoverings. David is known as the “Prince of Wallpaper” highlighting his ability to master the art of wallpaper application on every project. David is acknowledged by High Point and Dallas Markets Authorities as an influencer within the Home Furnishings Industry. He is the 2021 President of the NY Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDANY), He also serves on charity committees for The Bailey House . David continues to grow as a brand ambassador and give back through the media platforms as a design and lifestyle correspondent for “The Donna Drake Show” on CBS NY and guest designer on the NBC hit television series “George To The Rescue”.
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 with 11 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.