Sunday, September 4, 2011

8th Annual Business of Design Conference

The past three days the gang from Schelfe and Associates were in fabulous New York City to attend the 8th Annual Business of Design Conference.  This Conference, founded by David Shepherd, brings together designers from many of the top Interior Design firms from around the country for two days of business networking, seminars and learning opportunities.

Tim, Ruth Anne and Marlene had a great time networking with all the friends they have come to know over the past seven years of attending this Conference.  Guest speakers such Stefan Sagmeister, Stanford professor Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Luxury Market consultant Steve Nobel presented topics and helped facilitate the Conference. 
Ruth Anne, Tim,  Marlene at the end of the Conference and the traditional "Champagne Toast"

The Conference also included a behind the scenes "back of house" tour of the Kravet Design Offices in NYC.  Kravet is the industry leader in to-the-trade home furnishings, including fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpet and accessories.  The private tour took us through two floors of the Kravet Design Offices and we were able to look, touch and feel new fabrics and patterns under design development.  We also viewed new ideas and concepts for the Kravet furniture line and the Kravet Custom Rug collection.

A Kravet designer explaining the newest items soon coming to the design market.
Showing off the delicate details of a traditional Chinese Block print.

New York City from "Top of the Rock", 30 Rockefeller Center.