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Like it does each year, ICFF 2015 sets the stage for a remarkable education component with its series of ICFF 2015 Talks.

ICFF 2015 talks: the speeches you can't loose


The schedule of May is:

Saturday, May 16, 2015, ICFF 2015

A Decade of Launching Design Careers: A Reflection
12:00 p.m.

Explore the search and discovery of emerging new talents, the inspirations, the challenges overcome and unique achievements in design that brought the finalists to ICFF Studio over the years – and in some cases catapulted them into amazing success stories and even stardom.

Moderator: Bernhardt Design TBD

Studio Printworks with Kiki Smith
2:00 p.m.

FINE ART – DECORATIVE ART: A Cross Pollination
For seven years the New York-based wallpaper firm Studio Printworks has collaborated with some of the world’s great contemporary artists to create fine art wallpaper. These artists include Kiki Smith, Rob Wynne, Michele Oka Doner, Mark Fox, Shahzia Sikander, assume vivid Castro focus, Christopher Makos, Paul Solberg and others.

Moderators: Dennis Shah, President, Studio Printworks, Temo Callahan, Design Director, Studio Printworks

ICFF 2015 talks: the speeches you can't loose

Sunday, May 17, 2015, ICFF 2015

Laufen, Design Intelligence
12:00 p.m.

Design moves in a field of tension between art, architecture and emotion. In the case of the bathroom space, the products are serious – almost part of the architecture, and strongly connected to the building itself. Successful design is defined by sustainability, functionality and importantly lasting aesthetics, as they are not easy to change with fashion changes. To understand the process of bathroom design involves not only the properties of the materials used but also the production processes and know-how of the manufacturer.

Presenters: Marc Viardot, Director of Marketing & Products, Laufen and acclaimed architect and designer, Roberto Palomba

Claesson Koivisto Rune on Designing Tables
2:00 p.m.

“Evolution; Designing tables by CKR ”
Balanced, surprising, robust, light, iconic, architectural, extruded, striped and fundraising. The table is a non-static static. Join CKR in this lively discussion on table design.

Presenters: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune

Monday, May 18, 2015, ICFF 2015

Brazil: A Fresh Perspective
11:00 a.m.

Join three of Brazil’s leading designers, brothers Sergio and Jack Fahrer of São Paulo, and Costa of Rio de Janeiro, and Carlos Junqueira, founder of ESPASSO, the NYC showroom specializing in modern and contemporary Brazilian furniture, as they discuss the latest Brazilian design trends, the international design market, and how culture and sustainability are influencing design.
Moderator: Lauro Andrade, founder of DW – São Paulo Design Weekend.

Panel: Sergio Fahrer, Jack Fahrer, Carlos Junqueira, www.fahrer.com.br

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Connected: Materials in Design
1:00 PM

From the clothes that we wear to the offices in which we work, to the homes in which we live, we are seeing a definitive move toward ‘Web 2.0’ and ‘the internet of things’. Connectivity has seeped into all aspects of our lives, and the rise of this connected way of living is more present than ever in the architecture and design community.

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Dent: Vice President, Library & Materials Research, Material ConneXion

Leading New York Voices in Commercial Design
3:00 p.m.

Three leading New York-based designers of interiors for a workplace, education, and healthcare will discuss the current outlook in commercial design. All three designers are engaged in workplace interiors, and each are in leadership positions directing interior design and strategy for major New York firms.

Moderator: John Czarnecki, Assoc. AIA, Hon. IIDA, Editor in Chief, Contract Magazine

Sara Agrest, AIA, IIDA, Director of Interiors at Dattner Architects
Michael Bonomo, IIDA, Creative Director—USA at M Moser Associates
Rachel Casanova, Director of Workplace and Principal at Perkins + Will

ICFF 2015 talks: the speeches you can't loose

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, ICFF 2015

Design and the Hand
11:00 a.m.

Women in the midcentury often collaborated with industry, in an era when a “handcrafted look” warmed the rigorous geometry of modernism. This panel considers parallels with today’s design field, in which “handmade” has become a marker of good design.

Moderator: Jennifer Scanlan, Curator

Jennifer Scanlan is a New York-based independent curator focusing on contemporary art and design. Her next exhibition “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury, and Today,” will be on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, from April 27 – September 28, 2015, after which it travels to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.

Panel: Will include both established and emerging designers, company owners represented at ICFF, journalists, and scholars of design history.

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