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Beyond Aesthetics: Innovation in Materials

  • Arthur Satz Auditorium, New York School of Interior Design 170 East 70th Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)

Textiles are essential to the work of any interior designer, but the focus is typically on aesthetics and cost instead of what a material contains or where it comes from. Prior to new materials coming to market, researchers inform new development, incorporating the latest innovations in technology, sustainability, and more. Carol Derby, vice president of research and development, Designtex, and Andrew Dent, Ph.D. vice president, Library and Materials Research, Material ConneXion, will discuss their work at the forefront of material innovation and insights into the future of design.

 Carol Derby

Carol Derby

 Andrew Dent

Andrew Dent