Dialogues on Design

Dialogues on Design, a series of six conversations moderated by Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, returns for its third year. In each session, leading designers discuss their approach to work: their inspirations and influences, their response to and leadership in trends, and the evolution of the field. Each Dialogue concludes with a reception where audience members have the opportunity to meet and talk with the designers. 

Participation is by subscription; $300 for the series of six programs.
Current NYSID students may sign up and attend individual events for free.

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Or, contact Samantha Fingleton at sfingleton@nysid.edu or (212) 472-1500 x431.

To subscribe by mail, please download and print the Dialogues on Design reply form.


2016/2017 Season

Thursday, October 13, 5pm 

Nina Campbell, interior designer, Nina Campbell Interiors
Rita Konig, interior designer and writer, Rita Konig Ltd.

Thursday, November 10, 5pm 

Ann Pyne, interior designer, president of McMillen Interior Design & Decoration 
Elizabeth Pyne, interior designer, McMillen Plus

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5pm

Katie Leede, interior design, KLC Studio
David Scott, interior design, David Scott Interiors

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5pm

Charlotte Moss, interior designer, Charlotte Moss Interior Design

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5pm

Jean-Louis Deniot, interior designer, Jean-Louis Deniot Interior Design
Veere Grenney, interior designer, Veere Grenney Associates

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 5pm

Ken Fulk, designer, Ken Fulk Inc.


About Newell Turner

Newell Turner is the editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, where he is responsible for the collective editorial direction of ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, and VERANDA, since October 2012. He was also editor in chief of House Beautiful, from April 2010 to January 2015.  In 2012, he implemented an innovative new approach to magazine publishing in which each of the three Hearst Design Group magazines’ core teams work in collaboration with enhanced shared departments, including photography, market, and features copy. Under Turner’s editorship, House Beautiful won its first National Magazine Award—the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Oscar—in 2012 and was a finalist in the category in 2013. 

Turner has reported on interior design, architecture, product design and the lifestyles of upscale consumers throughout his 30 years in publishing. He joined House Beautiful as style director in 2006. Prior to that, he launched Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and, later, its sister publications: Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens and Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. Turner served as style editor at House & Garden in the late 1990s, where he covered home furnishings and design markets in the United States and Europe. He was also an editor at Metropolitan Home for 12 years, and for a short time served as style director of HomeStyle. He has had a variety of experiences in new media including Room12.com, a guide for hip urban travelers that he helped found and develop in 2002.

Turner holds a BA in Journalism and Southern Studies with advanced work specializing in magazine journalism and design from the University of Mississippi. He is a current member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and serves on the board of trustees for the New York School of Interior Design. His charitable interests include The Smile Train, Aid to Artisans and Mons Nubifer Sanctus.

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