Winter Market 2015
DCOTA Winter Market 2015
Wednesday, February 4 & Thursday, February 5
WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Morning Keynote, 10:30AM, Atrium C
Paige Rense with Mario Buatta, Marjorie Reed Gordon and Richard Keith Langham in Decorators Tell You How To Do It
Paige Rense, now Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, was editor in chief of the magazine for 40 years, taking it from a circulation of less than 50,000 to 850,000. Today she moderates a panel with 3 of the design industry’s most esteemed icons, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Mario Buatta and Richard Keith Langham.
Reception to follow at Donghia, Suite C-250
Donghia is proud to host a luncheon reception immediately following the panel. Get up close and personal with industry icons Paige Rense, Mario Buatta, Marjorie Reed Gordon, and Richard Keith Langham in Donghia, while viewing our newest textiles, furniture and lighting collections – all the pieces to a well-tailored life.
Jeffrey Michaels, 1:30PM – 2:45PM, Atrium A
Barry Dixon’s Inspirations
Join us in Atrium A for Barry Dixon’s presentation on color — and how it influences all we do.
“A room should start a conversation before an actual word is spoken”…such is the philosophy of Barry Darr Dixon. The quickest way to start that conversation is the color and pattern of fabrics in a space. They’re the words and sentences that become the story of a home. Join us in Atrium A for raffles, desserts and specialty coffee. Book signing of Barry Dixon’s Inspirations immediately following presentation. Inspired by acres of lush Virginia countryside, Barry Dixon is a designer known for a distinct aesthetic that blends Western styles with global influences from a childhood spent abroad in India, Pakistan, Korea, New Caledonia and South Africa. With projects spanning the world, Dixon imagines interiors that infuse artifacts and antiques with present-day motifs – all preserving the history and personality of the home’s owners and their treasures. His exclusive collections include upholstery for Tomlinson/Erwin- Lambeth; furniture, lighting and accessories for Arteriors; showrooms and products for Fortuny; custom furniture and lighting for Avrett; fabrics and trims for Vervain; and a color palette called The Naturals Color Collection by Barry Dixon for C2 Paint. Dixon’s work is featured in Barry Dixon Interiors and Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color, both by Brian Coleman, author, and Edward Addeo, photographer, and Barry Dixon Inspirations and Fortuny Interiors, both by Brian Coleman, author and Erik Kvalsvik, photographer. Dixon lives and works in his 1907 Edwardian estate, Elway Hall, located on over 300 acres of farmland in Fauquier County, Virginia.
Afternoon Keynote, 3:00PM, Atrium C
Bunny Williams in Furnishing the Garden
Renowned interior designer, Bunny Williams, has always wanted to live near the country, even though she lives in Manhattan during the week. Her love for gardening came from her early upbringing in rural Charlottesville, Virginia. As a designer, Williams’ genius is to create comfortable, welcoming spaces that invite you to relax and enjoy the good life. Her superbly trained eye makes the eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories she places in each room seem effortless. The lessons she’s learned on the interior are inseparably woven into her gardening style – issues of scale, texture, color and use of space – present themselves in any garden or outdoor space. Williams will share tips from her gardens in northwest Connecticut and in the Dominican Republic, images of gardens around the world that have inspired her work, and speak about her new outdoor collection for Century Furniture.
Reception to follow at Century Furniture, Suite B-228
Please join us directly following the presentation in the Century Furniture Showroom, Suite B-228, for a book signing with Bunny Williams. Desserts and champagne will be served.
Charles S. Cohen and DCOTA present 2015 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards, 5:00PM, Atrium C
Join us for the prestigious design awards presentation, followed by a champagne toast
THURSDAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Morning Keynote, 10:30AM, Atrium C
Panel Discussion moderated by Robin Hodes, Florida Design Magazine, Selecting an Interior Designer from the Architect and Developer’s Perspective
A panel comprised of architects and developers, three esteemed industry professionals, will discuss the topic of how they choose an interior designer for their project. The focus will be the ways in which this important decision fits into the creative process. A question and answer session will follow. Moderated by Robin Hodes, Editorial Acquisitions for Florida Design Magazine.
Reception to follow at Inside Out, Suite B-216
Join us immediately following the presentation in Suite B-216 for a lunch reception.
For details, product news, and more see full schedule here.