The Alchemy of Furniture Design, Nov. 21, 2013

DesignRoundtable Series launch with
The Alchemy of Furniture Design

November 21, 2013
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
200 Lexington Ave., Suite 505
New York, NY 10016

Join our firststudent roundtable for an in-dept look at the beautiful anche complex process of furniture design, from inspiration to home, from first sketch to the last touch.

mentorshipPanelists:

Kim Price
Founder & Principal, Kavante Inc.
Phyllis Harbinger, ASID
Principal, DCI Studio
Scott Hohl
Founder and Owner, Hohl Home Furnishings

Moderator:
Leslie Young
President, Cliff Young Ltd.

Event Agenda

How does inspiration strike?
The alchemy of new design concepts:

  • Integrating personal aesthetics
  • Thorough market research
  • Keen eye for hot new materials,
  • Textures and finishes
  • Innovation in engineering
  • A new perception of functionality

Drawing, rendering, 3-D printing and models: old skills, new tools: getting to the perfect sizing and scale.

Prototypes: Always room to perfect a product or re-invent it

Is it ever going to sell and how would I even go about it? What is new and attractive about it?

Developing a design individuality, possibly setting trends?

Designing a one-of-a-kind piece for a client’s home as opposed to developing a comprehensive furniture collection

Analyzing cost, mini business planning and marketing