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Design Center @ NeoCon

June 10, 2019 - June 12, 2019

Design Center @ NeoCon
Monday, June 10th – Wednesday, June 12th

Location: Design Center, Floors 6, 14 & 15

Come see all the Design Center has to offer for the contract market, including luxury fabrics, wall coverings, floor coverings, furniture, outdoor furnishings, accessories art and much more. Many products on display are fully customizable.

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Design Center @ NeoCon: Toast to Fine Design

Tuesday, June 11 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm – Design Center 6th, 14th & 15th Floor
Be inspired as you step off the elevators on 6, 14 and 15 to an oasis of fine design. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music throughout the hallways then relax with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in showrooms. As the lines between residential, hospitality and commercial design continue to blur, the Design Center showrooms offer both residential and contract lines, providing the most innovative and inspirational selection of products on the market today for both indoor and outdoor design projects.

For more information about Toast to Fine Design and individual showroom events during Tuesday, June 11th from 3-5pm, please click HERE.

Showroom Programming & CEUs

Speaker Panel: Comparing the Design Inspirations for Hospitality, Retail and Residential
6/10/2019 | 2:30 PM
Maya Romanoff | 6-167
At Maya Romanoff’s 2019 NeoCon speaker panel, we will discuss the sources of inspiration for the different verticals within Interior Design. Whether we are working in hospitality, retail or residential spaces, our work is meant to be aspirational, to move design to new places with new materials and new ideas. But where do they come from for different categories of the built environment? How are they similar? How are they different? How do ideas move between them? Our panel will feature Callison RTKL on hospitality, Starbucks on retail, and Corey Damen Jenkins on residential discussing this very question. Maya Romanoff’s CEO, Joyce Romanoff, will represent the manufacturing side of this panel and will serve as the thread that ties them all together.

Material Bank x Benjamin Moore
6/11/2019 | 10:30 AM
Benjamin Moore & Co. | 6-131
Join us for a hands-on presentation of the Material Bank Material Desk. Presented by: Adam Sandow, Founder and CEO of Sandow and Material Bank. Learn about the features and benefits of our new partnership with Material Bank®, which allows architects and designers to perform complex searches across hundreds of manufacturers in seconds. Samples ordered by midnight (EST) are delivered via FedEx the next morning in a single box. Samples can be returned at any time to be reused, rather than recycled, eliminating waste.

The Chemistry of Color CEU at Scott Group Studio
6/11/2019 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Scott Group Studio | 14-129
The Chemistry of Color is a comprehensive conversation on the dynamics of color when it comes to rug making using natural materials. Light lunch to follow. To register, Click Here.

The Guide to Area Rugs CEU at Surya
6/11/2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Surya | 619
This course will demonstrate materials, fabrication and application practices that will improve designers’ ability to provide informed rug style solutions for clients. Earn 0.1 CEU credit.

The Specification of Contract Fabrics CEU presented by Fabricut Contract
6/11/2019 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Fabricut | 6-117
You found the perfect fabric for your hospitality project. Now what? Specifying fabrics can be overwhelming at times for even the seasoned designer. From flammability and performance characteristics to crocking, seam slippage and lightfastness, the technical information can be a lot to keep straight. Whether you’re designing for commercial, hospitality, senior living or healthcare, let’s explore what this means and why it is important for your projects. You’ll gain a clearer understanding of the various textile construction methods to ensure that perfect fabric is suitable for your project’s intended use; the what, where and why of codes and their testing standards; and the proper care and maintenance of fabrics for their prolonged application in your projects.

Events & Happenings

Brazilian Relaxation Lounge & Hospitality
6/10/2019 – 6/11/2019 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
6/12/2019 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Soessego | Modern Brazilian Design | 1445
Come up to 14 and experience a moment of Sossego. Sink into deliciously deep, distinctly Brazilian lounge seating by Aristeu Pires. Enjoy a space to disconnect and experience calm. Brazilian treats and cafezinho served. Meet award-winning designers at the forefront of modern Brazilian design. Featuring HBF Textiles.

Pindler Open House
6/10/2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pindler | 618
Because every adventure has a starting point… start yours Monday at PINDLER for an open house to view the latest unique and distinctive fabric & trim collections! Come learn how PINDLER is leading the way in hospitality with residential looking fabrics. Leave your business card to be entered in a drawing for a special gift.

Lunch at Moore & Gils
6/10/2019 – 6/12/2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Moore & Gils | 1424A
Need a break during NeoCon? Visit the Moore and Gils showroom to enjoy a quiet moment and lunch.

TUUCI Open House Luncheon
6/10/2019 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
TUUCI | 1507

Cocktails with Tai Ping
6/10/2019 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tai Ping/Edward Fields | 635
Discover our newest custom-tufted and custom tile selection, and have a drink!

Sossego Cocktail Party
6/10/2019 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Soessego | Modern Brazilian Design | 1445
Our annual NeoCon Sossego Festa to enjoy Brazilian drinks and bites in the showroom, Suite 1445 on Monday, 10 June 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Coffee, Bar and Spa
6/11/2019 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Gabby/Summer Classics | 1411
Stop by the showroom for morning coffee and pastries. We will be offering complimentary massages and manicures (sign up Monday 6/10), plus more giveaways to come.

NeoCon CEU Seminars: Residential & Hospitality Design Track

Registration is required at www.neocon.com
$65 each online by June 7, 2019 | $75 each onsite | Seminars 0.1 CEU Credit


NeoCon Seminar Details & Registration
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In 2019, the spaces we designers create are expected to do more than ever before. Today’s offices are the primary spaces where we connect and work for many of our waking hours. Furthermore, hospitality spaces extend beyond the boundaries of a delicious meal or a comfortable night’s stay, and retail stores have become engaging, immersive environments. The expanded scope of these projects requires design professionals to assume positions that draw on the fields of psychology, operations management, human resources and sociology to offer an all-encompassing experience for each person who enters a space. In this session, we will highlight key projects that exemplify what clients truly want, share insights from the field and offer an in-depth perspective on the expectations of the design client of tomorrow. [Intermediate] [OF] [HOSP]
Speakers: Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, CEO and executive vice-president, International Interior Design Association, IIDA, Chicago, IL
Robin Klehr Avia, FIIDA, regional managing principal, Gensler, New York, NY
Neil Schneider, IIDA, design director, IA Interior Architects, Chicago, IL


Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

One daunting issue faced by many in the flooring sector is interrupted business, coupled with losses, due to flooring and substrate failures. Our seminar will help participants by exposing the pitfalls, problems and resolutions. We’ll go a step further to investigate the ramifications are for not understanding and solving these pressing issues. Our seminar should deliver, at base, how to stay out of trouble with a commercial flooring project. [Basic] [FC/R] [HOSP]
Speaker: Lewis Migliore, president, LGM and Associates, Dalton, GA


Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Are you unsure what your specialty should be? This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of both commercial and residential design. Participants in this forward-thinking seminar will learn the benefits of being knowledgeable and skilled in both design areas. Attendees will also come to understand the important differences between the two specialties, as well as how to increase their bottom line with this knowledge. Ways to cross-market both specialties that lead to being awarded high-level projects will be addressed. Attendees will also learn different ways to charge for both types of work—all aimed at appropriately increasing the profit of their businesses. Finally, attendees will learn how to be selective with clients and how to avoid difficult ones. [Intermediate] [RES]
Speaker: Amy Youngblood, founder, lead designer, Amy Youngblood Interiors, LLC, Cincinnati, OH


Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

In this intriguing seminar, we’ll start with an overview of European kitchen fundamentals. Then, we’ll dive deeper into our subject, to include how European culture/history determines cabinetry construction and uses. We’ll also investigate the key components of minimalist design, innovation storage solutions, sustainability, as well as the use of materials used in European kitchen design. Lastly, we’ll examine principles of universal design and ergonomics, as well as how European kitchen design supports them naturally. [Basic] [RES] [HOSP]
Speaker: Joseph Higgins, studio manager, Poggenpohl Chicago, Chicago, IL


Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Nesting might seem an odd term to use in terms of office space, yet we might spend so many hours in the office that we have an inherent sense or proclivity to make the office seem more home-like. In addition, with so many people working at home at least some of the time, or for certain working overtime at home, there is a real need to create a space that feels comfortable and familiar while still providing a space for productive thinking. The thoughtful usage of color and design, especially in line with directional trends, enters most importantly into the equation. Join us as we explore design trends and the nesting instinct. [Intermediate] [OF] [RES] [PD]
Speaker: Leatrice Eiseman, color specialist and author, Eiseman and Associates, Bainbridge, WA


Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

What are the key challenges and solutions to renovating and restoring historic hospitality properties? Approaching historic preservation can be daunting—on one hand, it’s imperative to maintain the rich history and culture of a hotel; on the other hand, it’s perhaps equally important to ensure the final design is relevant to today’s modern aesthetic. Hear from an industry lifestyle expert who will address the topic of historic preservation by speaking to her experience designing historic and iconic hospitality properties in the US, from the South in New Orleans and Florida, to the East Coast in Maine. [Intermediate] [HOSP] [FC/R]
Speaker: Lisa Haude, ASID, RID, NCIDQ, president, Paradigm Design Group, Houston, TX


Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

In the last 30 years, three major movements have evolved to become the cornerstones of modern human-centric design, in the United States and globally. The most recent, wellness design, deriving from today’s trend toward health and well-being, has joined universal design and biophilic design as major contributors. This trio has allowed designers to meet the human needs of interior spaces, as well as facilitating more functional, healthy and aesthetically pleasing design. This presentation will examine the synergistic combination of these major approaches by delving into unique highlights of each. We’ll also look at where all three disciplines intersect, such as encouraging safety, health and wellness, daylighting, interior air quality, comfort and visual enhancement. Further, this presentation will provide visual examples of how designers can successfully integrate these into residential spaces to improve quality of life. [Intermediate] [RES] [HSW]
Speaker: Barb Mueller, ASID, NKBA, interior design, Designs Anew Houston, Seabrook, TX


Wednesday, June 12 • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

This seminar’s purpose is singular but complex: to examine the changes affecting campus living environments. Specifically, we’re going to dive into the role of student housing, homing in on the changing demands for design, as well as the role student housing has in recruitment and retention. We’ll discuss how student housing is becoming a more prominent part of the marketing mix for universities and gain a better understanding of what students really want in their on-campus living spaces. [Basic] [INST] [RES]
Speaker: Steve Eldersveld, AIA, president, RT London, Grand Rapids, MI


Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

While the endless, trendy online images stream by, how do we, as designers, choose the right ones? In our presentation, you’ll learn the necessary strategies to land on a look that speaks to your personal brand as a designer, your client’s style or both. We’ll also address a host of relevant questions, such as what is your style, and how do you communicate it? how do you help clients define their style? how do you fuse seemingly opposite styles together? and how do you do all of this in a time when thousands upon thousands of images are up for the liking? Whether cultivating their own branded aesthetic or working with clients to develop their style, attendees will learn fundamental steps necessary to streamline inspiration, quickly develop balanced mood boards, work with trends, as well as to use design language to effectively pitch a cohesive design theme. Basic [RES]
Speaker: Darlene Molnar, ASID, LEED AP, NCIDQ, interior designer, Darlene Molnar LLC, Reston, VA


Wednesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Designing a multi-residential project can provide a challenge to any lighting designer. Such projects rest on multiple factors to consider, including a rich-amenities offering, project budget, developer goals, architectural vision, market needs, facility maintenance and building longevity. In our seminar, we’ll discover the lighting designer’s essential role in a project’s success, as the designer juggles technical aesthetics and financial considerations to achieve all stakeholder project goals. Using various project examples, our presenters will cover lighting design strategies (including product knowledge, buying and purchasing power, and technology integration) for building amenities, circulation, outdoor spaces and residential units. Furthermore, our lighting designers, based on their experience on over 20 multi-residential projects, will discuss trends and techniques for understanding the market, challenges and solutions. [Basic] [FC/R] [LT] [RES]
Speakers: Josh Feinstein, IALD, LC, principal, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, Boston, MA
Melissa Mattes, LC, Assoc. IALD, LEED Green, lighting designer, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, Boston, MA


Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Our presenters will showcase the highlights of global color forecasting workshops. Join our presenters as they deliver a global overview of socio-economic, sociopolitical and emerging innovations that will impact, influence and inspire the direction and evolution of colors in the coming decade. The presentation will highlight key color stories from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We’ll demonstrate how these stories support product designers as they go through the product planning and development phase. There will also be an overview of our color forecasting process. [Advanced] [Res] [PD]
Speakers: Peggy Van Allen, CMG, color expert, Colorfuel Color Marketing Group, Cary, IL
Montaha Hidefi, creative consultant, Color Landing Studio, Ontario, CA


NeoCon Seminar Details & Registration


June 10, 2019
June 12, 2019