ICFF TALKS May 21-24 2017

Their perspectives on the most important design trends and practices for the coming twelve months is a blueprint for anyone planning success in 2017.

Moderator: Suzanne Slesin, Publisher/Editorial Director of Pointed Leaf Press.


Scott Sanders – Interior Designer
Jade Dressler – Creative Director, Designer, and Feng Shui Expert
Ellen Fisher – VP for Academic Affairs and Dean at the New York School of Interior Design
Ingrid Abramovitch – Features Director, Hearst Design Group (ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Veranda)
Rio Hamilton – Design & Fashion Blogger/Marketing Strategist
Chad Oppenheim – Principal Architect, OPPENHEIM


Made Away 12:30pm Description: In these uncertain and charged times it is important to reflect on the role that design can play in driving public discourse and fostering a more enlightened understanding of cultural differences. Nelda Rodger of Azure Magazine in conversation with Enrico Bressan (Artecnica), Patty Johnson (Patty Johnson Design), Eero Koivisto (CKR), Marc Thorpe (Marc Thorpe Design), and Peter Mabeo (Mabeo Furniture) will talk about their experiences when their products are made away in other cultures with small manufacturers and community initiatives. By using local materials, processes and know-how, the results highlight the beautiful realties of difference when designers work globally. Moderator: Nelda Rodger – Publisher Azure Magazine Panelists: Enrico Bressan – Artecnica Patty Johnson – Patty Johnson Design Eero Koivisto – CKR Peter Mabeo – Mabeo Furniture Marc Thorpe – Marc Thorpe Design .

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