The stage is set for two days packed with new ideas at Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) February 1 & 2, for the design center’s annual WinterMarket.
Photograph by Harry Benson
Architectural Digest Editor Emeritus Paige Rense-Noland will lead a panel, Timeless Design- Past Present Future, featuring panelists Scott Snyder, Stephen Shadley, Geoffrey Bradfield, and Jennifer Post.
Rense will also highlight her most recent endeavors which include five book: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MAGAZINE, about her experience at AD; KENNETH NOLAND, about the career of her husband; and HOME AT LAST, about large animal sanctuaries in the U.S.. A third book. The Art Director for all books is George Moscahlades, formerly with Architectural Digest, and all contain photographs by world renowned photographer Harry Benson. Also on tap are two children's books, one to be published this year and a second just begun.
Designer Allan Palecek will give an afternoon keynote on the ways a company’s commitment to “going green” must become a process, not just a destination. He espouses that in order to achieve both style and sustainability, it is necessary for all the parts of a company to reflect that commitment. This exciting keynote will be followed by a reception at the Judith Norman Collection.
The 6th-annual Stars of Design Awards will conclude the first day of market, with a new element: Stars on the Rise. This year's recipients include Clodagh for Lifetime Achievement, Jennifer Post for Interior Design, and Chad Oppenheim for Architecture. Stars on the Rise include Alison Antrobus, Joe Fava, A. Keith Powell, Donanne Ramos and Eric Winnick.
The second day of Market will feature Editor in Chief of Florida Design Magazine who will lead a panel accompanied by Fernanda Chandoha, National Manager Lighting and A & D Baccarat, and Joyce Romanoff from Maya Romanoff in a discussion about their passion and enthusiasm for beautiful products and what it takes for these companies to consistently provide the world with glitz, glamour, and all things luxurious. Reception to follow at Baker Knapp & Tubbs.