2013 Panels & Workshops
Over four days, attendees learned from leading names in the design industry on a variety of topics with these educational panels and workshops.
Thursday, October 3
Taking Care of Business
Learn to elevate your design practice and achieve greater success with this series of programs presented by LDC Co-Founders Keith Granet and Meg Touborg. The program features three 35 minute workshops with Q&A. Seminar topics include: “What’s Happening in the Marketplace: Implications for Design Companies in 2014”; “The Business of Design: Business Insights and Lessons from Leading Designers”; and “So You Think You Want Your Own Product Line…”
$195 program fee includes a buffet lunch and a 3PM champagne networking reception, where Granet will sign copies of his best-selling book, The Business of Design(Princeton University Press).Seating is limited so visit www.westedgedesignfair.com to register.
Networking lunch sponsored by
Post workshop hospitality sponsored by
Effective Project Management Skills for the Design Professional
Effective project management is a science and an art. Discover tips, techniques and secrets to effective project management from well-known experts in project management, architecture, and interior design.
Moderated by Katherine Fern, President, ASID Los Angeles Chapter, Instructor of Project Management at UCLA Extension
Panelists include: Tim Barber, AIA, Tim Barber, LTD.; Gray Drake, Gary Drake Construction; Bart Mendel, Stonemark Construction Management; and Darrell Schmitt, FASID, Darrell Schmitt Design Associates
Why Should You Care About Original Design?
Nobody likes a copycat! Hear from leaders in the design industry about ‘Be Original Americas’, an organization committed to preserving original design across North America through information, education and influence. Join this important conversation and understand why we need to challenge the “knockoffs” and elevate the value on authenticity from an ethical, economic, sustainable and humanistic point of view.
Moderated by Jaime Derringer, Editor of Design Milk
Panelists include: Gregg Buchbinder, CEO, Emeco; Irwin Miller, Principal, Gensler; and Antoine Roset, Executive Vice President, Ligne Roset/Roset USA Corporation.
Friday, October 4
Architecture Inside Out:Architecturally Inspired Products with Form and Function
Explore the art of interior architecture and detailing, and learn what makes a project not only publishable, but unforgettable. Hear Snyder Diamond, Soli Architectural Surfaces and the noted interior design firm Curated discuss the impact of a well-detailed room, including the importance of fine subtle breathtaking colors, impeccable construction standards and forward-thinking hardware and finishes. The case studies will cover award-winning contemporary projects with decidedly modern interiors, including all the high-design elements required to make a lasting impression.
Moderated by Vanessa Kogevinas, Contributing Editor, Editor at Large
Panelists include: Russ Diamond, President/CEO, Snyder Diamond; Delta Wright, ASID; and Soli, Soli Architectural Surfaces
Embracing Technology: The Client Wants It, Are you Prepared?
How do architects and designers work together on technology in the home? Are interior designers?intimidated about specifying technology? Is home technology invasive or is its future something you don’t want to miss? Learn what’s coming, how technology can be integrated into any aesthetic and?lifestyle … from French or Country to Mid-Century Modern … and how it can change a whole?space with just the touch of a button.You just need?the right partners from the start-- architects/designers/AV specialists--to work closely?together for the best results.
Moderated by Sam Lubell, West Coast Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper
Panelists include: Peter?Grueneisen, FAIA, Principal, nonzero/architecture; Julia Wong, Principal, Julia Wong Designs; Yves Richarz, Principal, Interior Systems Design, Inc.; and David Tomic, Owner, Home Technology Integrator
Elements of the Perfect Beach House
Designing a home by the water can present unique challenges … from weatherproofing to wet dogs on the furniture. But it can also offer wonderful opportunities for creating family-friendly spaces that are in sync with the great outdoors. This conversation will focus on a variety of ideas, includingbringing the outdoors in; combining soothing neutrals and daring brights, to all the seaside classics in between; framing the view;andusing decor that is pretty and practical.
Moderated by Antonia van der Meer, Editor-in-Chief, Coastal Living
Panelists include: Chris Barrett, Principal, Chris Barrett Design; Tim Clarke, Principal, Tim Clarke Design
Renovating a Modernist Masterpiece: Improving Upon the Spirit of the Greats
Top Southern California architects and builders discuss the art of sensitive and successful renovations to Neutra, A. Quincy Jones, Paul Williams and Lautner homes. Is it possible to improve upon the greats and how much education is required? Learn how to enhance a masterpiece without offending the master!
Moderated by Michael Webb
Panelists include: Steven Ehrlich; FAIA; Peter Grueneisen, FAIA; David Montalba, AIA, Montalba Architects; and Mike Grosswendt, All Coast Construction
Saturday, October 5
Hi Luxe Real Estate: Holding Value in a Dramatic Market
The luxury real estate market has never been more interesting than it is now. Interest rates remain at record lows. And with limited inventory, all-cash buyers are sweeping-up luxury properties. As price-points begin to escalate, what’s the next right move for you? Join top real estate and design experts as they discuss pressing questions and current trends in the luxury market. Is it best to sit tight, sell or renovate?
A panel of experts in architecture, building and design will talk about the intersection of green construction and sustainable design for modern living. Explore the latest projects, materials and high profile works in the chic world of sustainable design.
Hollywood At Home: Celebrated Designers Spotlight California Style
Join Modern Luxury Media and a dynamic panel of L.A. tastemakers as they share their unique perspectives and signature aesthetics interpreting the relaxed sophistication of California design. From grand glam to beach chic, America’s million dollar decorators offer lively dialogue revealing their process, passions and personal stories for creating stylish yet attainable interiors that define West Coast living.
Moderated by Amanda Friedman, Editor-in-Chief, Interiors California | Modern Luxury Media
Panelists include: Kathryn Ireland, Principal, Kathryn Ireland Textiles & Design; Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Principal, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design; Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield, Principals, Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design
Design is Yard Work: Innovation and the Outdoor Room
Designer and Curb Appeal star John Gidding teams-up with Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit of The Horticult for an engaging conversation/demonstration, sharing fresh, original concepts that transform outdoor urban spaces into luxe-like oases. Reinventing lack-luster properties through inspired design concepts, innovative furnishings and accessories, and unique planting materials, the creative trio offers modern, urban landscaping ideas, tips and takeaways that re-imagine the garden, terrace or outdoor living room as surprising, lush retreats.
Sunday, October 6
Design in the Digital Age
The online landscape is full of inspiration and sources for all your design needs. In this session, One Kings Lane co-founder Susan Feldman will speak with leading designers and vendors who are embracing online channels for buying and selling products, as well as finding new sources of inspiration via social media.
Moderated by Susan Feldman, Co-Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, One Kings Lane
Panelists include: Trip Haenisch, Principal, Trip Haenisch & Associates; Gray Malin, Principal, Maison Gray, The House of Gray Malin Photography; Hillary Thomas, Principal, Hillary Thomas Designs
From furniture to fixtures to paint and finishes, hear from Benjamin Moore color experts and leading designers how to achieve your design goals through color inspiration. Join Benjamin Moore’s Creative Director and House Beautiful contributor Ellen O’Neil as she and the panel provide the designer’s perspective on creating dynamic style that is livable, functional and beautiful.
4:00- 4:45 PM
Rooms to Inspire: The Making of Legendary American Interiors
Join internationally celebrated interior and architecture photographer Tim Street-Porter and award-winning design writer Annie Kelly, author of seven books including the 'Rooms to Inspire' series, for a presentation of the American interiors they have photographed, written about and helped to make the iconic homes they are today. Mallery Roberts Morgan, leading design consultant and journalist, will moderate this lively and informative slideshow of houses by America's best known decorators including Jonathan Adler, Mary McDonald, India Hicks, Bunny Williams, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and the legendary Tony Duquette.
Moderated by Mallery Roberts Morgan, Design Journalist & Creative Consultant
Panelists include: Time Street-Porter; Annie Kelly
5:30- 6:15 PM
Entertaining & Tablescape Design: Street Style Goes Luxe
The best parties start with an idea or theme. Trends for this fall are rough, yet refined, fierce but feminine. Join event planner and producer Nichole Wright from Bon Vivant Events and interior designer, Joseph Matthews from modern design house Interior Illusions for a presentation and demonstration creating the ultimate dinner party. From hosting an intimate supper for friends or a relaxed evening at home, to preparing for holiday entertaining and festivities, learn style and staging tips to create the perfect environment. During the presentation, wines will be poured from Boisset Family Estates, giving you a taste of varietals suggested for various dishes