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IFDA NY- The Sustainable Home: Beyond Beauty Panel at NY NOW

Monday August 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

NY NOW Javits Center

Talk Lounge Booth #501

Monday August 15, 2022  •  4:00 PM




This panel will explore the behind-the-scenes aspects of creating and maintaining a sustainable home while championing sustainable design – with insights from brands like Nemo Tile, sustainable textile manufacturer Nassimi, and an architecture and design firm with high-level expertise in Passive House design: The Turett Collaborative.

Each of the aforementioned have a unique sustainability story to share and can provide valuable insight on how the design industry and homeowners can pursue sustainable practices whether specifying products or designing a home or renovating one.

NYNOW Javits Center

Talk Lounge Booth #501

Monday August 15th 4:00 PM

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Iwan Nassimi, Executive Vice President

As the leading manufacturer of sustainable performance textile, Iwan can speak to what to look for, what to care about, and most importantly, how it handles the messes, highlighting material innovation and why its NEW liquid barrier textile, Supreen, is the ultimate sustainable performance fabric.



Nemo Tile

Katie Michael-Battaglia, Creative & Design Director

Having 30 years of professional experience in Interior Design, Katie has designed projects in multiple market sectors and a demonstrated history of working in the building materials industry. NY State Certified Interior Designer, LEED Accredited & NCIDQ certificate holder as well as Professional Member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Past President and former VP of Student Development of the New York Chapter of IIDA. Her work has included projects for very large corporate headquarters, retail showrooms, large entertainment facilities as well as boutique hospitality and residential.




The Turett Collaborative 

Wayne Turett, Architect & Founder

An award-winning NYC-based architecture and design firm.  Wayne is well-versed to speak about sustainable architecture practices, IAQ, energy efficiency, and Passive House design. Sharing how to integrate these practices into everyday design and how even small steps, a desire for change, and a positive mindset can all contribute to a more sustainable world and lead to healthier lifestyles.





DAVID SANTIAGO – IFDA NY Chapter President
David Santiago is an award-winning designer and owner of Casa Santi Interior Design established in 2011. He caters to clients who seek the unique, creative details that elevate a project blending his traditional sensibility with the unexpected, known as his signature and trademark  “Santified”. His Strictly Santi brand was created as an umbrella brand, since then, David launched several products; a lighting collection with American Brass & Crystal Lighting and a wallpaper collection with Bijou wallcoverings entitled The Passport Collection, catering to hospitality and residential markets.  David continues to grow as a brand ambassador and give back through the media platforms as a guest designer on the NBC hit television series “George To The Rescue” and a design and lifestyle correspondent for “The Donna Drake Show” on CBS NY.
Fun fact about David: he is an accomplished classical opera singer, an alumni of Mannes College of Music. David is the Cultural Outreach Officer for Teatro Grattacielo and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the New York City Opera, among others.



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Monday August 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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