Join IFDA at The New York Design Center’s WNWN Sep. 14

Join IFDA NY’s Industry Partner The New York Design Center for their annual
What’s New What’s Next? on Sept 14th

Check out what to see how some of our own IFDA community is participating . . .

Everything Old Is New Again
Suite: 714 In-Person
Wednesday Sep 14, 10:30AM
Join Luxe Interiors + Design Home & Design Editor Grace Beuley Hunt for an engaging discussion with interior designers Alyssa Kapito of Alyssa Kapito Interiors, Rodney Lawrence of Rodney Lawrence Inc. & IFDA’s Rising Star Nick Olson of Nick Olson Inc., with Simone Weisz of Nasiri, as they explore the resurgence of integrating inspirations from the past into present design schemes.  Our panel of design pros will explore how vintage furniture & accessories, rugs, textiles and colors palettes from decades past mixed in with contemporary pieces create unique, warm and inviting interiors.    

IFDA’s Rising Star Nick Olsen

What’s In It for Me: What to expect from the Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse
Suite: 300 In-Person
Wednesday Sep 14, 1:30PM
Curious about doing a room at a Kip’s Bay Decorator Show House? We will have the scoop for you. Join moderator (and Kip’s Bay alum) Billy Ceglia, along with a panel of past participants and sponsors to discuss the status, return on investment, press visibility as well as how the show house makes a difference in the lives of the children using their local Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

Kara Marmion, Past IFDA NY President, The Shade Store: an IFDA Industry Partner

Luxury – Made to Order
The Bright Group
Suite: 902 In-Person
Wednesday Sep 14, 2:30PM
To design a truly unique environment, we often specify custom made products that will define each individual space. Join Interiors publisher Patrick O’Brien as he leads a panel of experts in a lively discussion about the creative collaboration of custom work and how to facilitate this for the end user.

Drew McGukin IFDA Rising Star

Why Wellness in Design Matters
Visit Our Platinum Industry Partner: Benjamin Moore
Suite: 814 In-Person
Wednesday Sep 14, 3:00PM
Well-Designed a new design industry organization founded by interior designer Caleb Anderson (an IFDA Rising Star) and partner DeAndre DeVane, presents: Why Wellness in Design Matters, an exciting two-part launch event at WNWN in co-collaboration with Founding Partners Benjamin Moore and Kravet. Part One of the event is a timely and relevant panel discussion moderated by Editor in Chief of Luxe Magazine and wellness advocate, Pamela Jaccarino. Anderson and DeVane are joined in conversation by co-panelist and wellness expert Amanda Hilton, and Well-Designed lead facilitator Vallori Thomas in the Benjamin Moore Showroom. This enlightening panel will discuss new possibilities for our lives and the impact we can have as designers and industry professionals by shedding light on the unsustainable pattern of high-stress and anxiety that is so prevalent in our community. Panelists will offer insight on a path we can take individually and collectively to a healthier way of being where creativity, relationships, and business flourish alongside wellness.

Battle of the Trades
Sherrill Furniture Brands
Suite: 808 In-Person
Wednesday Sep 14, 3:30PM
Showhouses, social media, influencer partnerships and how to “make it work” from The Kaleidoscope Project perspective.

Why Wellness in Design Matters: The Reception
Visit IFDA NY GOLD industry Partner: Kravet
Suite: 210 In-Person
We all know ours is a rapidly changing industry. New products and services meant to help designers work more efficiently, be more profitable and stand out aesthetically seem to emerge daily. But how do you determine which of these works for your business and which just creates extra chaos? Hosted by Helene Oberman of Interior Design, we will explore this question and more during this conversation with a podcaster who helps her followers develop good contracts and troubleshoot client relations, a vendor that makes buying from hundreds of manufacturers in a single transaction possible at the click of a button, a wallpaper designer whose bold patterns are spellbinding, and an interior designer who’s in the thick of it every day.

With Tina Ramchandani IFDA Rising Star

Language of Design: Storytelling through Culture, Materiality + Traditions
Royal Botania with IFDA Member Brett Johnson In-Person
Wednesday Sep 14, 5:15PM
Join Black Artists + Designers Guild Makers in a conversation led by Deb Martin, Managing Editor of aspire design and home magazine to connect on what it means to create spaces and products centered on cultural connections. They will share how to tell stories by infusing techniques, materials, and traditions into their designs. Makers will discuss the importance of educating yourself and engaging in deeper conversations about cultural inspiration and responsible design by leading with the sources, providing information, and respecting people’s traditions. BADG Meet & Greet to follow the panel discussion.

NYDC Ambassadors: Our Own IFDA Members:  

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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.


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