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.
Founder & Principal, Kavante Inc.
Phyllis Harbinger, ASID
Principal, DCI Studio
Founder and Owner, Hohl Home Furnishings
President, Cliff Young Ltd.
How does inspiration strike?
The alchemy of new design concepts:
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