Events

 

Upcoming Events

 

Born in the Middle:  The Midwest's contribution to original design

From Eames to Saarinen, the Midwest has played an integral role in the history of design. This spring, our members Blu Dot, Loll Designs, and Hennepin Made will explore how the Midwest’s design heritage and industrial innovation keeps them at the center of authentic design creation.

Panelists:
John Christakos, CEO and Co-Founder, Blu Dot
Greg Benson, CEO, Loll Designs
Jackson Schwartz, Co-Founder, Hennepin Made

Moderator: 
Kaitlin Petersen, Editor in Chief, Business of Home

Date

May 2, 2019

Location

Minneapolis

 

WANTED DESIGN

Who will we bring to New York’s Terminal Stores this spring? Stay tuned for something special at WantedDesign – details coming soon.

Date

May 18, 2019
2 PM

Location

New York

 

“PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH” BOOK TALK & SIGNING

Don’t miss your chance in July to meet the founders of MOSS, the legendary New York gallery that changed design. Murray Moss & Franklin Getchell will share funny, insightful design-world stories and sign their book “Please Do Not Touch” at Design Within Reach, Wesport, CT.

Date

July 2019

Location

Westport, CT

 

Past Events

 

TALK TRUE WEDNESDAY

A West Coast get-together you won’t want to miss: we’re hosting a first-time LIVE podcast recording of a lively Q&A with Jaime and Amy of Clever Podcast, along with six thought-provoking guests.

Special Guests:
Barbara Bouza, Gensler
Gregg Buchbinder, Emeco
Amanda Dameron, Tastemade
Bret Englander, Cerno
Daniele Semeraro, Sempli
Elena Manferdini, SCI ARC

Date

March 2019

Location

Los Angeles

 

Design’s Future in the Era of Trump

Suzanne LaBarre, Fast Company’s Design Editor, and a stellar panel of industry experts discussed how Trump’s trade wars are affecting multiple design industries. Watch now on our blog.

Moderator:
Suzanne LeBarre, Design Editor, Fast Company

Panelists:
Collin Burry, Design Director & Principal, Gensler
Primo Orpilla, Principal, Studio O+A
Laura Guido-Clark, Creative Director & Founder, LGC Design
Ted Boerner, Founder, Ted Boerner Furniture Design
Derek Chen, Founder, Council Design

Date

October 2018

Location

San Francisco

 

Design in the Time of Tariffs

This year at Design Week Mexico, we hosted a panel to discuss how design is not just a form of creative expression, a commodity, an investment, and source of livelihood — it's also an economic bargaining chip.

Moderator:
Diana Budds, Senior Story Producer, Curbed

Panelists:
Antonio Caliz, Principal, Gensler
John Christakos, Founder and CEO, Blu Dot
Emilio Cabrero, Partner, C Cubica Arquitectos

Date

October 2018

Location

Mexico City


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