Mario Buatta, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Tucker, Timothy Corrigan and James Magni are a few of the interior designers you can expect to see at the Pacific Design Center March 19 and 20. The two days of events will cover global and local design with keynotes topics that include American Classics, Global Views, and Transcending Borders.
Mario Buatta and Alexa Hampton
On Wednesday morning, contributing editor for T Magazine David Netto will moderate a panel on American design with Thomas Beeton, Hampton and Tucker. In the afternoon, Buatta will discuss his book Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Decoration. On Thursday morning, moderator Michael Wollaeger of Interiors Magazine will host “Global Views” featuring Corrigan, Andrea Rubelli, Andrew Skurman and Roger Thomas; on Thursday afternoon Samantha Brooks of the Robb Report will talk about California design with Juin Ho, Richard Landry and Magni.
James Magni and Timothy Corrigan
Aside from the keynotes, each day of market will be packed with product introductions, book signings and other panel discussions. Here’s a sneak peek at the line-up:
Wednesday, March 19
Sarah Richardson, designer and star of HGTV’s Sarah’s House, Sarah 101 and Real Potential, will introduce her latest collection of fabrics for Kravet (Suite B624). Attendees will get an in-depth look at the development of Sarah’s new collection, and hear first-hand what inspires her.
Designer Ken Fulk will discuss his unique thoughts about design, tradition, art and fashion in the changing landscape of contemporary life at the Michael Taylor Designs showroom (Suite B542).
Hampton will sign copies of her new book Decorating in Detail at the WITFORD showroom (Suite B517). Wine and light fare will be served.
Maya Romanoff’s CEO Joyce Romanoff along with Wollaeger will present the new book Multifarious: Maya Romanoff’s Grand Canvas, the unique story of Maya Romanoff’s life, the biography of a man and an idea, at the Donghia showroom (Suite G196).
Interior designer Kerry Joyce will share stories from his career, and discuss his “8-step program” for successful design and the creative process of interior, architecture and product design in the Blue Conference Center.
Soolip (Suite G154) founder Wanda Wen will share her insights about the importance of paper messaging in business and show options to use paper to move your business forward. RSVP for this event.
Guests are invited to celebrate Crestron’s (Suite G288) integrated technology as seen in the Palm Springs Modernism Week Show house. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Stark (Suite B617) will present the new 2014 Missoni Home Collection with Chris Phillips and light refreshments will be served.
British designer Kit Kemp and Wollaeger will discuss her design vision and new fabric collection for Christopher Farr Cloth, which brings her modern British style to the U.S. The Thomas Lavin showroom (Suite B310) will also serve afternoon tea and guests can pick up a signed copy of Kemp’s A Living Space.
Steven Cooper of Cooper Pacific Kitchens (Suite G273) will lead a discussion on some of the latest trends in kitchen designs and finishes, and how to utilize them in ways to make projects unique.
The Hokanson Carpet showroom (Suite B611/B613) will be debuting the new Shadow Collection of silk and wool carpets, and will host a fortuneteller for guests to peek into their futures.
Robert Allen|Beacon Hill (Suite B499) will host Liz Hausman of Houzz along with L.A. interior designers Kenneth Brown, Mark Cutler and Lori Dennis. The panel will discuss how to use Houzz to market your business, gain more clients and attract attention from the press. RSVP for this event.
Laura Kirar will celebrate her new collection with McGuire Furniture at the Baker, Knapp & Tubbs showroom (Suite B525).
Summit (Suite B135) President Jane Sieberts and one of Summit’s distinguished designers will toast to 35 years in the business.
Stephen F. Elton, chief brand officer of Brown Jordan (Suite B114), and Edie Cohen, deputy editor of Interior Design Magazine, will co-host an exclusive cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of the new Oculus Collection of estate furniture designed by Michael Berman. RSVP for this event.
Bausman & Company (Suite B355) is celebrating the re-opening of its Los Angeles showroom at its new PDC location. Stop by for the Grand Opening festivities. RSVP for this event.
The first day of market will conclude with the annual presentation of the Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise awards during a private dinner and reception.
Thursday, March 20
Corrigan will host a brunch reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of his debut collection of fabrics, furnishings and rugs exclusively for Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin (Suite B489).
Fabrice Gouffran, head of Armani/Casa (Suite G170), will provide an intimate look at the overlapping worlds of fashion and furniture design and the common inspirations from which both collections spring. The program will focus on Georgio Armani’s creative process in the development of seasonal clothing lines and the influence that fashion brings to his design of Armani/Casa products. RSVP for this event.
L.A. interior designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis will be in the Thomas Lavin showroom (Suite B310) to host a 2-hour mini design camp. A social media contest will occur simultaneously and winners will receive a free ticket to the July 2014 Design Camp in Las Vegas.
Andrea Rubelli, president and CEO of Donghia (Suite G196), Carolyn Reed, VP of sales and Christoph Haeussler, president of SAHCO will host a lunch to introduce the new Spring 2014 collections from Donghia, Rubelli and SAHCO.
Kneedler|Fauchère (Suite B600) is now representing Therien & Co and Quatraine. Guests are invited to toast the additions to the showroom.