Saturday May 17th
“What Material can do!”
Moderated by Paul Clemence, Contributor Editor of Metropolis Magazine, with Giulio Cappellini, creative director Cappellini; Antoine Roset, executive vice president Roset USA Corp., Orazio DiGiovanni, Director Interiors at Alcantara.
Conversation Series – “What’s Happening Abroad?”
Moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Associate Editor of Metropolis Magazine, with Emilio Cabrero (Design Week Mexico Director, and co-founder of Blend, the largest design store in Mexico city), Tomek Rygalik, (founder of Studio Rygalik and curator of the Polish group exhibit, NASZ), designer Philippe Nigro and Christian Rasmussen (Head of Design at Fritz Hansen).
“What Clients Want: Home Away. A Global Perspective on Hotel Design”
Featuring a discussion with designer Werner Aisslinger, Patrizia Moroso and Christoph Hoffmann of 25 Hours-Hotels on the 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Moderated by Melissa Feldman, Stroll Productions. Editor & Writer, IIDA’s book series What Clients Want
Werner Aisslinger book signing at The Shop, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Melissa Feldman – IIDA’s book series “What Clients Want” book signing at the DWR library & media lounge
“From Waste to Wares”
Italian artist Patrizia Iacino, founder of Globalcoolo jewelry, will be transforming everyday objects once considered trash into one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry. A chef will be whipping up dishes inspired by her designs. Prosecco will be served.
5:00 – 6:00pm
“Design and Production in Latin America: Engaging Craft and Community”
Moderated by Lowery Sims, Chief Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, with Carlos Bobonis (Design In Puerto Rico), Harry Washington (The Carrot Concept, El Salvador), Rodrigo Bravo (bravo!, Chile), Cecilia Suarez (La Tlapaleria, Mexico), Ana Gonzales (Fabrica, Guatemala).
This conversation will focus on the challenges for designers in Latin America today including production, marketing and distribution.
Latin America cocktail
5:30 – 6:30pm
Design Schools Workshop, work in progress review