Have you ever wondered how interior designers make the leap to product design? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor EIC Diane Falvey and New York-based interior and product designer Libby Langdon, who has multiple licensed collections, including accessories, artwork, rugs, lighting and furniture, for an honest and informative discussion about breaking into and navigating this space. She’ll share her experience, as well as advice on what you need to know when getting started, maintaining brand integrity and designing for your target audience. Q+A to follow, plus a walkthrough of Libby’s new furniture collection for Fairfield.
Go Inside the Designer's Studio with Designers Today EIC Jane Dagmi as she sits down with New York-based designer and High Point native Libby Langdon. They'll cover everything from how Libby started in interior design, built a strong team around her, what gets her out of bed in the morning, and everything she's learned along the way. The conversation is sure to be equal parts information, inspiration and motivation. Q+A to follow, as well as a tour of Libby's brand-new Upton Collection for Kas with bubbly and bites in hand.
The thought of a home furnishings line with your name sounds thrilling and you’ve got some great product designs in the works. But, how do you find a manufacturing partner? What are they looking for? How do you market your brand? How do you protect your name and designs? These experts on the topic have been through this process and will share the benefits, challenges and how-to’s for developing a product collection with your name or brand attached. Panelists include: Stacy Garcia, Jason Oliver Nixon, John Loecke, Charles Pavarini III and Editor in Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, Diane Falvey as moderator.
Market is all about product and trends, but our extensive list of educational seminars and signature programming offer attendees the chance to hear about color, design and consumer influences impacting purchase decisions. It’s all part of the Market experience! Check out the schedule and explore opportunities that include everything from architecture to global trends to the business of bedding. And don’t forget to take advantage of the many opportunities to network and socialize!
International Market Centers and DesignOnHPMKT bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this fall – offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future. Take advantage of these great resources, register to attend Market today!
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