In this panel discussion, founder and project manager of Kimberly & Cameron Interiors located in Atlanta, Georgia and president of the Black Interior Designer’s Network (BIDN), Keia McSwain, along with members of BIDN will share the real deal on how they’ve overcome adversity in the design industry and how their journey has led them up to where they are today.
Join renowned architect Bobby McAlpine and his interior design partner Ray Booth as they discuss the inventive and visionary logistics of making homes. The focus of this lively discussion is about the collaboration, process and practice of design all the while balancing the distinct personalities of each client.
As follow up to Pieter Estersohn’s exhibition, A Practiced Eye, Pieter will dive deep into his new book, Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, published by Rizzoli.
Join us for an evening of a behind the scenes look at creating a design book during the golden age of magazines. Author, and design editor of New York magazine, Wendy Goodman, talks with art director, Aaron Garza, and photo editor, Leonor Mamanna about the collaborative process of creating, May I Come In? Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses.
A panel discussion highlighting the stories of women in the fields of architecture and interior design, throughout history to the present day. Panelists include Victoria Rosner, Mary McLeod, Tamara Eaton, and Mimi Hoang.
This year, the annual Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design honors Architect James Polshek. Polshek, designer, public advocate and educator, is in the sixth decade of his architectural career. In all three of these areas he has provided an inspirational template for generations of architects. In 1963 he founded James Stewart Polshek Architects, which ultimately became the internationally recognized Polshek Partnership Architects. In 2010, the partners renamed the firm Ennead Architects; Mr. Polshek is Design Counsel to Ennead Architects.
This lecture features the people behind Alpha Workshops, the nation’s only nonprofit organization providing decorative arts education and employment to at-risk youths and adults with disabilities or other vulnerabilities. Speakers include Ken Wampler, Paul Kratz, Erik Savage, and Ed Farrell.
1:1 drawing, design, and communication is an exhibition bringing together a diverse group of designers who have made innovative communication of form central to their practice, and who continue to push the limits of drawing as a medium.
The built environment impacts health at every scale that we design and build in. This understanding has magnified in recent years with a particular focus on interior design, material health and the transparency of products we specify. This lecture and panel discussion will highlight the opportunities for designers, owners and product manufacturers to join the transparency movement today and begin making a positive difference tomorrow. Breeze Glazer, Program Director of Healthcare Design at NYSID and Sustainable Healthcare Leader, at Perkins+Will will start the evening with a brief lecture on healthy materials, the transparency movement and the Precautionary List.
A moderated discussion will follow with panelists sharing a range of perspectives, insights and lessons learned including;
Mary Holt, Executive VP, Creative Director of Carnegie Fabrics,
Arjav Shah Interior Project Designer, Perkins+Will
Ethan Lu Program Director of the NYSID MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments Program.
The Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design is an annual event created to honor the memory of NYSID faculty member, Sally Henderson, who developed the College’s first course in green design.
More about the Transparency project:
Too often, some of the design profession's most impactful decisions are made in the dark, with little material information available when specifying a product. But designing healthy buildings means specifying healthier building products. For years, designers at Perkins+Will have facilitated informed decisions by working with clients and manufacturers to find alternatives that use the fewest possible toxic substances. We help our fellow design professionals do the same through Transparency. transparency.perkinswill.com
The free, universally accessible database includes the Precautionary List — a compilation of the most ubiquitous and problematic substances that people encounter every day in the built environment. It allows design professionals to search for key substances and chemicals of concern using filters like project type, product type, and health and environmental impacts.
Join Andre Kikoski, founder of Andre Kikoski Architect, as he gives an inside look into one of their recent high profile NYC projects, a residential tower at Hudson Yards. Andre will walk through the unique material palette crafted specifically for One Hudson Yards. As one of the first buildings built at Hudson Yards, Andre Kikoski Architect wanted to set the tone and future direction for what’s to come.
Join Karen Nichols, FAIA, Principal, and Donald Strum, IDSA, Principal at Michael Graves Architecture & Design discuss the firm’s integrated multi-disciplinary practice. Using specific examples from hospitality and the workplace Karen and Donald will show how the interior design of their projects marries architecture and products, promotes humanistic environments, and creates value for the user experience.
Design historian, Daniella Ohad will moderate a panel discussion between Carolyn Coal, filmmaker, Dr. Robert Aibel, collector, scholar, and dealer, and Paul Eisenhauer, former executive director and curator of the Wharton Esherick Museum following the screening of I Am Known as an Artist, a documentary focusing on the godfather of the Studio Furniture Movement and inventor of Art Furniture, Wharton Esherick. This program is sponsored by Rago Art and Moderne Gallery. Reception to follow the lecture.
Screening duration is 41 min.
What is white light? When is white light not white? This lecture demo will explore and compare the differences between color temperature, “tuneable” white light, and color changing LEDs. The ways in which those choices affect the color of materials used in designing a space will be demonstrated. The angle of the light and how it impacts how we see texture will also be explored. The end result will show how color and angle can enhance the mood and create a “wow factor.”
Presented by Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich Design Partners, C & C Lighting
Sponsored by the Design Lighting Forum of New York
Join Gil Schafer, award winning architect and author of A Place to Call Home, as he opens the doors to his world of comfortable classicism, sharing some of the firm’s most recent, and exciting, projects from around the country and walking through the inner workings of his distinctive approach—from concrete techniques to the more emotional and intuitive aspects of his process—showing how he brings his projects to life and fills them with soul.
Join Ellie Cullman and the partners of the distinguished AD100 design firm Cullman & Kravis as they share how the firm has evolved in the ever-changing landscape of Interior Design for this NYSID alumni lecture. Alumni Association President Lawrence Levy will moderate a panel discussion with Ellie and the partners, Alyssa Urban, Claire Ratliff, Sarah Ramsey and Lee Cavanaugh.
Join the author of Postmodern Design Complete, which was recently selected by the New York Times as one of 2017's best Art Books in this dynamic and thought-provoking presentation. Judith Gura, design historian and author, will discuss the history, designers, and iconic designs of the Postmodern movement, and the reasons behind its current and well-deserved revival.
Paul Gunther, co-author of New York Living: Re-Inventing Home will be joined by Tamara Eaton and David Mann, two designers featured in the book, to explore contemporary examples of residential design found amongst the five boroughs of New York City.
AD100 designer Thomas Jayne joins Winterthur Design Associates’ principal designer Sandy Brown in celebrating her new book The Well-Dressed Window: Curtains at Winterthur. Jayne and Brown that will explore Henry Francis du Pont’s extraordinary taste and eye that has transformed interior design.
The contributors of The Rockefeller Family Gardens: An American Legacy, with photography by Larry Lederman; essays by Todd Forrest, Vice President of Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and Cynthia Bronson Altman, Curator of the Collections at Kykuit will lead the panel discussion moderated by Louis Bauer, Senior Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill focusing on the horticulture and landscape mastery of the Rockefeller Family Gardens.
A film screening of Sebastián Errazuriz: Monologues in the Artist's Studio by Palu Abadia. Sebastián Errazuriz is a Brooklyn-based artist/designer pushing the boundaries between art, photography, design, architecture, and fashion. A conversation to follow moderated by design historian, Daniella Ohad.
In collaboration with Archtober, NYSID will present a lecture featuring Michael Schneider, ESI Design’s senior designer and AV technologist, who will explore how to navigate both architecture and content when designing in our current climate of non-traditional media and built environments.
Editor, reporter, curator, and scholar of subjects ranging from architecture and design to social history and popular culture, Mitchell Owens, decorative arts editor at Architectural Digest will speak on current interior design trends and the future of the field.
A co-sponsored event with the ICAA and Royal Oak Foundation, Dr. Wolf Burchard will address the topics in his book, The Sovereign Artist: Charles Le Brun and the Image of Louis XIV. The book explores Louis XIV’s principal painter and how he sought to translate the King’s desire for power into a visual brand.
Join design-industry expert Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief of Galerie magazine and former editor-in-chief of Elle Decor and Architectural Digest, and Rizzoli editor Carl Dellatore, for a discussion on how shelter-brand content—both print and digital—is adapting to the new media landscape, and how this transition affects interior designers and architects. They will also offer insight on how to best navigate social media platforms, design blogs, public relations, and the world of book publishing; Q+A will follow the program.
Joseph Walsh is an Irish master maker and furniture designer of an international acclaim, who has formulated a unique and personal language based on the art of bending and laminating ash and other indigenous timber, reflecting his heritage. This panel positions Walsh, who has exhibited internationally, and whose work is included in collections of many major museums, within the fabric of contemporary design and within that of Irish design and heritage.
Panelists include Joseph Walsh, furniture designer; Jennifer Goff, curator of furniture, silver, and the Eileen Gray Collection at the National Museum of Ireland; and Glenn Adamson, design curator and scholar. The discussion will be moderated by Daniella Ohad, design historian.This lecture is co-sponsored by the American Irish Historical Society.
Nest Magazine was an outlier in the magazine world with a brief but impactful life from 1997-2003. Joseph Holtzman, founder and editor-in-chief, created an outrageously unique and provocative experience for readers, exploring and revealing every kind of dwelling, from the professionally designed and grand, to the humble yet beautiful.
In this lecture, Lisa Zeiger, former decorative arts editor at Nest, will present a lecture that will explore Nest as a magnificently unified work of art reflecting the taste of its founder, and offer a rare glimpse into the magazine's photography, graphic design, and eclectic array of authors and interiors.
The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Mitchell Owens, decorative arts editor at Architectural Digest, and Glenn Gissler, president of ASID New York Metro, on the magazine’s creators, exuberant content and its influence upon design thinking and writing today
As NYSID’s centennial year comes to an end, we take a moment to look at the past, present, and future of the interior design industry.
With NYSID as their springboard, this panel will discuss their own experiences within the field and the role that an education in interior design played. Susan Zises Green will moderate a discussion with Ann Pyne, Scott Sloat, and Timothy Whealon.
Since 2010, Cuban-American Hermes Mallea, co-founder of M(Group), has been working with a handful of Cuban photographers to document the city’s rich architectural patrimony that was interrupted by the Cuban Revolution of 1959. In this lecture, Mallea will take us behind the scenes to visit landmark houses constructed between 1860 and 1960 highlighted in his book Great Houses of Havana (Monacelli, 2011).
He will also share his passion for the authentically Cuban style homes of the city’s artists, international residents, and cultural elite featured in his upcoming book Living in Havana Today (Rizzoli, September 2017) – personality-filled interiors that are a testament to Cuban ingenuity, created while working within the constraints imposed by Cuba’s economic and material isolation.
This annual lecture was established to honor the memory of the NYSID faculty member Sally Henderson who developed the College’s first course in green design. For this conversation Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and chairman, International WELL Building Institute, and former CEO and founder of the U.S. Green Building Council, and Randy Fiser, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), will discuss their visions for harnessing the power of design to transform the human experience. Both Fedrizzi and Fiser also serve on the advisory board of Delos™, a pioneer of Wellness Real Estate that has worked to transform our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments. The company is the 2017 recipient of NYSID’s annual Green Design Award.