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Reality Shifts- What Consumers Want and How They Want It

Reality Shifts: What Consumers Want and How They Want it Dawn Brinson, VP Strategic Marketing, The Media Matters 4pm EDT/1pm PDT Webinar As homeowners and other consumers settle into new behaviors and preferences industry expert Dawn Brinson will offer the latest research and anecdotal insights into those shifting realities and how you can use that information to more effectively market your products and services. We will explore growing opportunities for designers and home and gift specialists to connect with buyers across the spectrum from the...

IFDA Presentation, NEW U.S. FEDERAL FLAMMABILITY CODE CHANGE FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

IFDA Presentation, NEW U.S. FEDERAL FLAMMABILITY CODE CHANGE FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE On December 21st the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was passed by Congress, and signed by the President on December 27th. Under this act is the “Title XXI – COVID-19 Regulatory Relief and Work from Home Safety Act” (section 2101). Section 2101 will make it mandatory for all residential and contract upholstered furniture throughout the United States to pass California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (Cal TB 117-2013). In this presentation we will...

IFDA International Presentation, The Kaleidoscope Project: Designer Showhouse

IFDA International Presentation, The Kaleidoscope Project: Designer Showhouse This special event introduces The Kaleidoscope Project, a Designer Showhouse venture showcasing the diverse talent within our creative design industry, presented by creator Amy Lynn and principal + global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter. We are very proud to have them both as IFDA Members. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching the presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource...

IFDA Japan Presents Looking into the Future New Normal and Smart Society

IFDA Japan Presents Looking into the Future New Normal and Smart Society Explore new horizons in sustainability that our tour guide, Koji Saki has uncovered through his research and travels. Mr. Saki’s presentation will be a visual delight of cutting edge developments. Learn about: Movable towns, Water for everyone, Anywhere Stunning Covid barrier partitions, And so much more… Plenty of future thinking topics to excite every design-minded attendee. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching the presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to...

Historically Elevated

HISTORICALLY ELEVATED An inspiring conversation between Designers Gary Inman and  David Santiago on the importance of history, legacies and mentoring our design industry. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching the presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource section...

Look into the Crystal Ball and see the Future of Home

LOOK INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL AND SEE THE FUTURE OF HOME WHAT WILL HOME LOOK LIKE IN 2030? IFDA has answers. In 2030, HOME will be Smaller in size Modern in design Reconfigured to meet new multi-tasking demands And that’s not all that’s going to change in the next 10 years. WHO SAYS? IFDA members and other experts in the US home furnishings and design business.  As we did in 2000 and 2010, we’ve looked into IFDA’s Crystal Ball to foresee the American home 10 years into...

Advice on Job Advancement from an Expert with Melissa Rush

MELISSA RUSH, AN EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANT WITH RUSH EXECUTIVE RECRUITING WILL COVER TIPS AND TRICKS WHEN LOOKING FOR A NEW POSITION. How to work with a Recruiter Resume Tips How to use LinkedIN Effectively Phone, Video and In-Person Interview Tips And any questions concerning job searches Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Melissa's presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource section...

DID YOU MISS THE IFDA LEVERAGE LINKEDIN WEBINAR?

LinkedIn is so much more than a job board. If you aren’t using it to earn a network of dynamic cohorts and establish yourself as an industry leader, you’re leaving a lot of value on the table. In these strange times, we must be creative and agile. Expanding your digital presence and “window front” can give you more options as a business owner and entrepreneur. Learn to leverage your LinkedIn profile and business pages. Garette Johnson shares insights on how to use LinkedIn to build...

QUEST FOR FIRE WITH SARA CHECK AT HEARTHCABINET VENTLESS FIREPLACES

Sara Check is the Director of Sales and Operations at HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces.  For over 10 years, working closely with founder, architect Arthur Lasky, Sara has been creating custom design solutions for high-end, residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Sara's presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource section...

2030 IFDA Survey Foresees Key Influences, Hits the Headlines

2030 IFDA Survey Foresees Key Influences: Wellness, Aging-in-Place & Smart Home Features by Furniture World News IFDA Future of Home Survey: Wellness, Modern Design Key Trends in 2030 Homes by Lighting & Decor Online 2030 IFDA Survey Foresees Key Influences: Wellness, Aging-in-Place & Smart Home Features by Cryptocommentary A New Industry Survey Predicts Homes that are Smaller, Smarter and Healthier  by Business of Home ...

DOWN WITH DOWNLIGHTS! VIVA LA ILUMINACIÓN! – MIKE MINER

Tight budgets tying your hands?  Energy standards dampening your creativity?  Greater efficiency doesn’t have to mean the death of eccentricity. LED has given us more than lumens per Watt, it gives us the chance to rethink forms of lighting fixtures-from the breathtakingly large scale, to the refined and demure-and to produce them at a price point rivaling less ambitious designs. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Mike's presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your...

Historically Elevated, Gary Inman & David Santiago

HISTORICALLY ELEVATED Join award-winning designer Gary Inman and IFDA Co-President David Santiago for a conversation about design legacies, mentoring for the future and the state of design today. Gary Inman is an award-winning designer of products and interiors, an author, a public speaker, an educator, and a brand ambassador. His work has been published in The Washington Post, Traditional Home, Verandah, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Hotel Design, Boutique Design, and many others. He is President and Principal of Gary Inman Interior Design, a Richmond, Virginia based firm...

LED Fundamentals for Interior Designers, Charles Pavarini III

LED FUNDAMENTALS FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS Charles Pavarini III will provide an overview of LED technology.  He will explain the pros/cons of LED's as well as terms including Lumen output, Color Temperature, and CRI in order to identify their strength and coloration. Designed to help designers better understand how to utilize and specify LED technology, the course will reduce confusion in understanding LED Lighting Facts found on packaging and in specifications to give confidence in knowing how LED lighting can be integrated. It is essential for professionals to know about LED's advantages and disadvantages as...

WHERE THE WINDOW IS HEADED, Deb Barrett

WHERE THE WINDOW IS HEADED Get your dose of inspiration at the window with a discussion of the next wave of silhouettes, patterns, colors and materials for your future window treatments.  But being able to apply relevant trends to  your business is an essential tool to innovation and growth- especially post coronavirus.   Set your business up for success with our trend strategies and resources to monetize key directions. Explore the overriding design trends. Identify emerging consumer expectations to provide you with...

OVERARCHING TRENDS FROM SCANDINAVIA: AN IFDAEF GRANT RESEARCH WEBINAR, Garrette Johnson

OVERARCHING TRENDS FROM SCANDINAVIA: AN IFDAEF GRANT RESEARCH WEBINAR, Garrette Johnson Garette Johnson takes us through overarching cultural and attitudinal themes driving design in Scandinavia that are rapidly influencing the future of design the world over. With expertise across fashion, interiors, product development, consumer insight and cultural arts, Garette will share her unique perspective informed by futures studies and trend research abroad. In 2018, the IFDAEF awarded Garette Johnson the Valerie Moran Memorial Grant for professional development studies abroad. Garette traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to learn...

ENLIGHTENED SERIES EPISODE 1: DEMYSTIFYING LIGHTING & EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR DESIGN PROJECTS WITH HAFELE AMERICA, SCOTT MARKWOOD

ENLIGHTENED SERIES EPISODE 1: DEMYSTIFYING LIGHTING & EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR DESIGN PROJECTS WITH HAFELE AMERICA, Scott Markwood Adding lighting to a project doesn’t have to mean adding complexity and headaches. This presentation and conversation aims to demystify lighting and equip you to further satisfy your customer’s need for it. With simplified installation, narrower profiles, increased light output, higher quality color rendering and greater performance specs than ever before.  Hafele’s Loo5x LED lighting has set the new standard for illuminating cabinets and furniture. In...

RUNWAY TO ROOM, Deb Barrett

2020 Runway Report Top Takeaways from runways across the globe (Pre Corona) • Runways across the globe addressed an industry in flux. • Revisited the idea of the runway show and its purpose, with some opting for presentations instead. • Wardrobe building and riffs on classics were explored in a big way • Ying and Yang, the 2020 black and white version is big and bold • Leather owned the Spring 2020 shows. • 2020 florals get refreshed with a retro trip back to the late 60s/early 70s Let's dig...

IFDA NEW YORK PRESENTS: EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY WEBINAR: SENSIBILITY IN DESIGN + FURNISHINGS Join Jess Kaller (IFDA) and Susan Inglis (SFC) this Earth Day to discuss sustainability in the design trade. Learn what sustainability issues we impact as we make choices in our furnishings, then learn some key questions to ask and answers to look for as you specify product, whether furnishings or accessories, in wood, leather, textiles, etc.  For full access join our member communtiy. Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation...

DESIGN 2020: ASK THE IFDA EXPERT, Mary Knackstedt

DESIGN 2020: ASK THE IFDA EXPERT, Mary Knackstedt How to keep your business going despite the quarantine. What changes will your clients want to make now? What will they be eager to buy? Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Mary's presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource section...

HOW TO BUILD BUSINESS USING PINTEREST AS A TOOL TO PARTNER WITH CLIENTS WITH GARETTE JOHNSON – CREATIVE STRATEGIST

HOW TO BUILD BUSINESS USING PINTEREST AS A TOOL TO PARTNER WITH CLIENTS WITH GARETTE JOHNSON – CREATIVE STRATEGIST, thanks to IFDA New York Chapter In the last two weeks, searches for “Support Small Businesses” on Pinterest are up 5x compared to the prior two weeks. Pinners are searching for ways to furnish and organize their new workspace, with a 425% increase in “working from home office”. In order to watch the full 1-hour presentation and download the PDF version, join our...

SET UP YOUR HOME OFFICE FOR SUCCESS

A Webinar with S. Lee Wright, thanks to IFDA New York Chapter Set Up Your Home Office For Success : 5 Feng Shui Design Tips Bonus: Feng Shui Living Rooms: how to create a space for everyone to live in. S. Lee Wright is a Holistic-Chica, Designer-Diva and Eco-Advocate.  Lee designs, writes, blogs, speaks, & collaborates about all things related to space & Design for a healthier, happier & more sustainable life. Lee will share the foundational principals of Feng Shui and how to...

DESIGN 2020: ASK THE IFDA EXPERT, Mary Knackstedt

DESIGN 2020: ASK THE IFDA EXPERT, Mary Knackstedt How will this virus crisis affect  your business, long-term? What changes should you make in your modus operandi? How can IFDA help you to be ready to move forward? Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Mary's presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource section...

A WEBINAR INTERVIEW WITH MEDIA EXPERT, PAULA RIZZO, THANKS TO IFDA NY CHAPTER

Learn media tips and tricks for the best ways to market yourself online in the midst of Covid-19 quarantine. Paula Rizzo is an Emmy-award winning TV producer, bestselling author, media trainer, and strategist. Paula is a frequent speaker and media contributor. Go to www.PaulaRizzo.com for more. Become A Member! Members sign in to your member account and view presentation in Resource section...

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