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.


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

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

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