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IFDA PRESENTS: The Summer Sound Series: The Keys to Pianos

The Keys to a Piano in the Home Typees of pianos, what would be best for your space? Optimal piano placement in a space: Let's hear the sound! Options for purchasers (more than you might think) Piano Care. Ok you have to do a little more than dust it. Player Systems: In case you really don't play at all Piano Removal: What to do with a piano no one wants? Piano Vocabulary (Pet peeve #1 - There is no such...

IFDA PRESENTS: Meet Artist Dennis Jacob

IFDA NY PRESENTS: Meet Artist Dennis Jacob Bursting with color and surreal imagery, Dennis Jacob's works inspire, motivate and challenge us! Meet an extraordinary artist you'll want to know! Dennis Jacob is a self-taught artist hailing from Moscow Russia and later Brooklyn NY. A memorable moment for Dennis is his recollection of being profoundly moved by an Ilya Repin painting, which informed his understanding of the tremendous power of art. I want to use any platform possible to remind people that its OK to feel weird, to be...

IFDA NY PRESENTS: Technology Designer Magazine Series #2: Lighting and Control

IFDA NY PRESENTS: Technology Designer Magazine Series #2: Lighting and Control Technology Designer Magazine is a quarterly publication written by and for the design-build community that covers all aspects of the performance home, including resiliency, sustainability, clean air, purified water, acoustics, lighting, biophilic natural design and automated control. Where technology meets design™. Doug Weinstein is the editor-in-chief of Technology Design Magazine and a 30 year veteran in consumer electronics. He was also the founder and executive director of the Elf Foundation, which created over 90 Room of...

IFDA NY PRESENTS: Technology Designer Magazine Series #1: The Performance Home

IFDA NY Presents: Technology Designer Magazine Series #1: The Performance Home What makes up a performance home and how technology and design support the architect's vision. Understanding performance homes allows designers and systems integrators to more capably join and create design-build teams, where all members have a common point of reference as to the end goals of any given project. Where technology meets design™. Doug Weinstein is the editor-in-chief of Technology Design Magazine and a 30 year veteran in consumer electronics. He was also...

IFDA NY PRESENTS: GET LIT: LIVE from LIGHTOVATION

IFDA NY PRESENTS: GET LIT! LIVE from LIGHTOVATION with Laura Van Zeyl and David Santiago as we GET LIT touring the showrooms of Currey & Company, Crystorama, American Brass & Crystal, Hubbardton Forge and Progress Lighting. Join Laura Van Zeyl, Vice President of Lighting Technology Development and Marketing at Dallas Market Center for a LIVE Tour with IFDA NY President David Santiago. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching their 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...

IFDA NY PRESENTS: 5 LEVELS OF THE SMART HOME

IFDA NY PRESENTS: 5 LEVELS OF THE SMART HOME Let’s Talk . . .  Climate and Comfort Home Network Home Security Home Theater Intercom Anywhere Multi-room Audio Smart Lighting Universal Remote Voice Control Jay Minsky from Control 4 will be our Speaker. Control4 is a leading provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering a personalized and unified smart home system to automate and control connected devices including lighting, audio, video, climate control, intercom, and security. Control4 debuted at the 2004 CEDIA Expo home technology trade show and released...

IFDA NY PRESENTS: LET’S GET LOUD! SUMMER SOUND SERIES

IFDA NY PRESENTS: LET’S GET LOUD! SUMMER SOUND SERIES To Control and To Enhance Two Aspects of Sound to Consider   Making Rooms Sound and LOOK Great. Let’s Get Loud! Allan Kirschner from Quiet Rock will give us an introduction to the fundaments of how sound works and why you should care. Understand why sound is important to humans, how sound works, and its perception to occupants, and resulting consequences. Dave Gilbert (FIFDA PA) and Bob Turgeon from Bravas will cut through the noise with sound damping interiors and the...

IFDA PRESENTS: A Reflective View of The Kaleidoscope Project with Rio Hamilton

A Reflective View of The Kaleidoscope Project with Rio Hamilton Join Rio Hamilton for a candid conversation about designing for the hospitality industry. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Rio'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...

IFDA PRESENTS: CREATIVE VALUE BLUEPRINT BY GAIL DOBY

Get Paid What You’re Worth, learn five key components to business success and reaching your life goals. Why your real problem is often not what you think A successful business is your real art How financially successful designers charge for services Planning for profit Marketing, mindset & mastery Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Gail'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...

IFDA JAPAN PRESENTS: KOMINKA TRADITIONAL HOUSING IN JAPAN – THEN & NOW

In this visual journey our guide, Akiko Kawahara, will explore the changing housing situation in Japan over the years and how “Kominka,” traditional Japanese homes, have evolved over time and why there is a new interest in their preservation. See how through ingenuity, design and respect, as well as old Japanese techniques and tools, her family’s firm is preserving these structures for future generations. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Akiko's presentation.  Join our member community today for full access! Become A...

IFDA Presentation with Jess Kaller, DEMYSTIFYING INSTAGRAM

Social media is an ever growing part of our lives. Now more than ever we interact through a variety of social media platforms with everyone from clients to vendors.  From likes and shares, to going live and more. We will cover the basics of what you need to know to be a more savvy user of the most popular visual social media platform for the design industry. We are going to look at some of the platform’s newest features! In the last year alone, Instagram has released...

IFDA PRESENTATION, A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE HOUSE OF SCALAMANDRÉ

Join MaryRita Louis for a conversation about the history of Scalamandre “Then & Now” MaryRita earned her BFA in Interior Design from Kean and then worked as a Residential Designer for 18 years. She has since transitioned into being a Sales Representative for multiple brands, calling on designers and architects across New Jersey. After 10 years with Scalamandré (previously Stark Fabrics) her working knowledge of the NJ design community and the 17 brands under the Scalamandre umbrella is extensive. Get answers, advice, and insight...

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 ...

IFDA Presentation: THE ENLIGHTENMENT SERIES: LIGHTING LIVES HERE

THE ENLIGHTENMENT SERIES: LIGHTING LIVES HERE The Enlightenment Series continues with Laura Van Zeyl, Vice President of Lighting Technology Development and Marketing at Dallas Market Center for an insight on lighting trends at Lightovation. Moderated by IFDA NY Co-President David Santiago. Get answers, advice, and insight by watching Laura'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...

THE CLASS OF 2020 HOME PRODUCTS MAJOR PRESENTS THIER SENIOR PROJECTS

The Home Product Department project introduces the next generation of product concepts for  today's consumer-centric market. Focusing on the product development process, student teams utilize applied research in consumer behavior and industry innovation to identify new opportunities within the home industries, and explore marketing strategies. The Fashion Institute of Technology's Home Products Development Major explores a multibillion-dollar global industry that shapes the way we live in our homes. From the creative to the functional, this industry constantly translates ideas into products that drive the consumer market and transform the...

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...

ANXIETY CONVERTER with  Coach Amy 2.0

ANXIETY CONVERTER with  Coach Amy 2.0 "Life is 10 percent what you experience and 90 percent how you respond to it." - Dorothy M. Neddermeyer In these ever-increasing challenging times; learning to cope and move through our feelings of worry, nervousness and unease can cause anxiety to say the least. Join us as we explore a conversation around new ways of working through stressful energies and circumstances we face as individuals and as a collective. Amy Figueroa is the Founder and CEO of Coach Amy 2.0. ...

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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