Thursday, January 16
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Future is Here:
How we Live and
Our home and work lifestyles are in constant flux; shifting, morphing, even blending together. How we live and work today bears less and less resemblance to the norms only a few years ago. What are the drivers enabling these changes? What is working and what should we move on from? And how can we in the design trade get ready (and lead the way) for tomorrow?
Moderator: Annie Block, Executive Editor, Interior Design
Annie Block is the Executive Editor of
Interior Design, a division of SANDOW Media. She previously worked as an editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times,The Miami Herald,andTravel + Leisure. Based in New York City, Ms. Block is a frequent design juror, moderator, and lecturer, a board member of the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, and the vice chair of the James Beard Design Award Committee.
- Residential Trends/Design – Michael K. Chen, Principal, MKCA
- Workplace Trends/Design – Joseph Muscarella, Head of Design Strategy, Knotel
- Product Trends – Challie Stillman, Design Director, Resource Furniture
Michael K. Chen
Michael leads a team of architects and designers who are engaged in producing exceptionally refined and conceptually rich design at a broad range of scales, from buildings to interiors to furniture to urbanism; and with a commitment to research and experimentation in materials, technology, and manufacturing. Michael’s growing body of work has been recognized with numerous awards for design and research.His writings on architecture, urbanism, and infrastructure have appeared in numerous academic and popular publications, and he is frequently sought out for his expertise and insight on emerging models for urban living.
As Head of Design Strategy for Knotel, he oversees the creative direction and design strategy across Architecture, Interior Design, Branded Environments, and Supply Chain & Procurement. He also leads physical product design development and innovation for Knotel’s Workplace Furniture Collection, Geometry. Prior to Knotel, Joseph was responsible for store design for Starbucks’ Northeast retail markets and is an awarding winning designer for his luxury automotive and fashion retail concepts in the US and abroad.
Knotel is the world’s leading flexible workspace platform that matches, tailors and manages space for customers. All Knotel spaces are tailored to the needs of each individual company by an in-house team of architects, interior designers, and workplace strategists.
As Design Director for Resource Furniture, Challie is responsible for curating Resource’s innovative and extensive furniture collection while overseeing the design of eight showrooms. She also works closely with real estate developers and hospitality clients on large-scale projects for the Resource Contract division. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Smith College in 2005, Associates in Interior Design degree from FIT in 2012, and will receive her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2020.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resource Furniture Showroom
969 Third Ave, 4th floor
New York City