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Bauhaus becomes us: Why art, technology & industry must (still) unite

We’re bringing another compelling, exciting panel to New York’s WantedDesign Manhattan this spring. The Bauhaus heralded an ideological shift from the fusion of art & craft to the fusion of art & industry. Explore the inescapable influence of Bauhaus - and why this approach must continue to be inextricably woven into the fabric of design itself.

Our creative experts:
Susan Lyons, President, Designtex
Ben Watson, Chief Creative Officer, Herman Miller
Carlo Gasparini, Design Manager, Alessi


May 2019


New York


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. Our members Blu Dot, Loll Designs, Hennepin Made, and Gensler explored how the Midwest’s design heritage and industrial innovation keeps them at the center of authentic design creation.

Kaitlin Petersen, Editor in Chief, Business of Home

John Christakos, CEO and Co-Founder, Blu Dot
Bill Baxley, Managing Director, Gensler
Jackson Schwartz, Co-Founder, Hennepin Made
Greg Benson, CEO, Loll Designs


May 2019





We hosted a first-time LIVE podcast recording of a lively Q&A with Jaime and Amy of Clever Podcast, along with six thought-provoking guests. Listen to it on our blog.

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


March 2019


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.

Suzanne LeBarre, Design Editor, Fast Company

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


October 2018


San Francisco

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