Public Programs


Hermes Mallea lecture  

Re-Imagining the Havana Home: Authentic Cuban Style Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, March 29, 6pm

Hermes Mallea, co-founder of M(Group),  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).

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NEST Magazine—A Wild Adventure

Thursday, April 27, 6pm

Nest Magazine was a publishing outlier with a brief but impactful life from 1997–2003. Lisa Zeiger, former decorative arts editor, Nest; Mitchell Owens, decorative arts editor, Architectural Digest; and Glenn Gissler, president, ASID NY Metro, will discuss the magazine’s creators and exuberant content as well as its influence upon design thinking and writing today   

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Alumni Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 12, 6pm

As the NYSID’s centennial year comes to an end, we take the time to look at the past, present, and future of the interior design industry through the eyes of our alumni. 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 David Kleinberg, Timothy Whealon, and Ann Pyne.

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Joseph Walsh - bed  

Joseph Walsh: Crafting the Contemporary

Wednesday, May 3, 6pm

This panel positions Irish master maker and furniture designer Joseph Walsh within the fabric of contemporary design and within that of Irish design and heritage.  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.

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