views from my travels to Paris & Maison Objet interior design trade show in January
Global Inspiration Comes Home,
a panel discussion
Cliff Young Showroom
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 505
Tuesday, March 15
5:30 - 8:30 pm
It has been a busy couple of years, and I am regularly invited to find innovative design at industry trade shows from London, Milan, Frankfurt, Paris to Highpoint, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles and write about it here on the blog. Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional evening where I will participate in a panel discussion. Along with these expert designers, I will talk about trends, international and nation design trade shows and what we glean from traveling to these stellar events. We will investigate how this design spotting influences our aesthetic, our businesses and our homes. The IFDA NY Chapter and Cliff Young are sponsoring the the event. With esteemed interior designer Anthony Baratta as our moderator, interior designer Nancy Fire, Cliff Young's Leslie Young Zarra and I will discuss this interesting topic.A little about the panelists:
Our Moderator, Anthony Baratta is one of most celebrated and respected interior designers with a global following of an unprecedented number of loyal and steadfast fans. Combining his talents with William Diamond, their firm, Diamond Baratta Design, created colorful and luxurious interiors. Baratta's signature East-Coast-Chic style, charming demeanor, and gracious humility have solidified his place in design history. In 2003, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum celebrated the firm's work in their National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. Traditional Home named William and Anthony one of their "20 Design Icons," and even won Benjamin Moore's coveted "Hue Award" for lifetime achievement in design. Upon William's retirement, Anthony now carries on the work of the firm with his new company Anthony Baratta. Anthony is collaborating with industry leaders to create spectacular branded collections of licensed product; everything from new fabrics, to furniture, to carpets, tabletop and more under the Anthony Baratta brand. Baratta is especially proud of his two books with William: Diamond Baratta Design, Bullfinch Press and All American, Pointed Leaf Press.
Nancy Fire is a Lifestyle Designer, interior design expert, and creative mind Nancy Fire is a juggernaut of the interior design industry. She has been consulting, designing, and launching successful product lines for over 30 years - Founder of Design Works International, - a "diversified creative think-thank" that consults and workshops with some of the premier talent in the world - Nancy's specialties include trend presentations, print/color direction, and graphics amongst a multitude of other skills. Nancy is the design director for HGTV HOME, a prestigious title at the go-to interior design source for millions of Americans. Nancy carries significant clout and authority, holding positions with some of the most prominent design companies. She is one of the true "movers-and-shakers" of the industry.
Leslie Young Zarra is Cliff Young's daughter, Leslie Young, followed early in his footsteps, learning the ins and outs of the furniture and design industry, along with the skills of listening and translating a client's vision and needs for the home into unique furniture designs. She joined the firm in 1988 and soon enough started making her mark with a higher sensibility in terms of changing lifestyle trends impacting the furniture business.