A prolonged period of sheltering in place has radically changed the way American consumers think about their homes. Where will luxury design fit into that equation? Licensing strategist Kate Verner and Jean Lin, founder of the design collective Colony, discuss the why meaningful luxury—and celebrating the substance behind beauty—will be so important in the design of tomorrow.
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Kaitlin Petersen is the editor in chief of Business of Home.
Jean Lin is a New York City-based design entrepreneur. Trained as a fashion designer, Lin has professional experience as a designer, editor, trend forecaster, educator and curator. She is the founder of Colony, the designers' co-op; design and strategy firm Colony Consult; The Design Festival NYC; and Tribeca Design District. Lin serves on the board of the Female Design Council and currently teaches at her alma mater, Parsons School of Design.
Known as the design industry’s “secret weapon,” Kate Verner heads up an eponymous firm that develops memorable products and resilient, sustainable businesses. A Parsons-trained designer, Verner grew her business and marketing skills alongside Murray Moss and Clodagh, and her Kate Verner + Associates helped fuel the ascent of Arteriors, Laura Kirar, David Easton, and the Rockwell Group among others.