THE NEW YORK TIMES SEMINAR SERIES
Friday, March 22–Sunday, March 24
design trade & the public
All seminars are held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio on the show floor. Programs are complimentary, but seating is limited. Programs and speakers are subject to change.
friday, March 21
Noon–1 p.M. The Way Designers Live Today: Breaking the Rules
Writer and editor Linda O'Keeffe leads a conversation with interior designers Geoffrey Bradfield, Glenn Gissler, Robert Passal, and Kathryn Scott, exploring the innovative ideas that they employ in their own homes and the ways they can let loose without client restrictions.
2–3 p.M. Kitchens & Baths Transformed
Leading contractor Chip Brian of Best & Co., a firm on top of the very latest trends in kitchen and bath styles and technologies, speaks with designers Erica Broberg, Dale Cohen, Joan Dineen, and Alexander Doherty about heir approach to working with clients of all budgets.
4–5 p.M. Learning from the Masters: Best-Kept Secrets
Publisher, editor, and book consultant Jill Cohen, known for her insight and creativity, moderates a panel featuring some of today's major design talents: Laura Bohn, Elissa Cullman, Suzanne Kasler, and Brian McCarthy.
Saturday, March 22
11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. a talk with mario buatta
Famed interior designer Mario Buatta talks with writer Emily Eerdmans about his career, no-fail design tips, and the new book from Rizzoli on his work.
1–2 P.M. Adding Color, Accessories, and Texture: Making a Room Sing
New York Times Home section deputy editor Julie Lasky leads an engaging discussion with design personalities John Beckmann, Kati Curtis, Lynne Scalo, and Ghislaine Viñas on ways to liven up any room.
2–3 P.M. Architecture Today
The architecture of today's homes continues to evolve in exciting and unexpected ways. On top of these trends is the dynamic editor in chief of The Architects Newspaper, William Menking, who speaks with Mark Hutker of Hutker Architects, Dan Lobitz of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Karen Stonely of SPaN.
5–6 P.M. Design Dot-Com: The Changing State of the Industry
Online home-design options continue to evolve at a startling pace. Panelists include Patrick Hamilton, blogger-interior designer; Lindsey Coral Harper, interior designer; Josh Liberson, creative director of One Kings Lane; and Noa Santos, cofounder of Homepolish; moderated by publicist Dustin O'Neal of Strohl & Co.
Sunday, March 23
NOON–1 P.M. The New Modernists
Dennis Miller, the highly regarded owner of an eponymous furnishings showroom, moderates a panel of leading talents—Neal Beckstedt, Elizabeth Bolognino, and Gideon Mendelson—who are finding exciting new approaches to contemporary design.
2–3 P.M. Showhouse Insights
The noted showhouse producer Tony Manning talks with designer panelists Ed Ku of Coffinier Ku Design, Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz, and Robert Passal about what to look for in visiting a showhouse, the secrets that designers use to make their showhouse rooms both glamorous and livable, and what showhouse visitors can hope to come away with in terms of ideas for their own homes.
4–5 P.M. NEW INDUSTRIA L STYLE
The design journalist, editor, and publisher of Pointed Leaf Press, Suzanne Slesin, leads a panel that explores the exciting new ways in which commercial/industrial materials and furnishings are being used in residential design. Panelists are Robert Sonneman of Sonneman Lighting, interior designer Paul Siskin, and architect Alan Wanzenberg.