"THE FUTURE OF HOME"
By Hermine Mariaux,
By Hermine Mariaux,
President/Founder HMI Digital & Print Media
Register for The FUTURE OF HOME HERE
We are offering a special program scheduled for May 5 by IFDA. As IFDA’s NY Chapter Board VP for New Directions, I will be moderating the Evening Event held at the Headquarter Offices of and hosted by Material ConneXion located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas on the 17th floor of the Time & Life Building.
Three expert panelists will lift the curtain on tomorrow’s home and share their forecasts of what the future holds for our home environments - what home will look like – feel like – and how technology and product innovation will intersect, re-shape, and enrich the way we live.
Dr. Andrew Dent ,Vice President of Material ConneXion heads the company’s extensive Materials Library and Research. He is a frequent speaker across many design disciplines and has helped hundreds of clients – from Whirlpool to Adidas, BMW and Rolls Royce -to develop or improve their products through the use of innovative materials.
Matilda McQuaid is Deputy Director of Curatorial and head of the Textiles department at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She overseas one of the premier textile collections in the world. To many of us in the design trade, she is well known as one of the most foresighted oracles of the Next BIG Thing in textiles and beyond.
Leslie Clagett is the Products Editor at The Architects Newspaper. Well versed in residential construction, she has a special affinity for Kitchen & Bath, both the design elements which comprise them and the engineering behind them. Her observations are well documented in her blog kbculture.com. Her presentation will explore the interplay between technology, materials and design trends in residential architecture with a focus how they impact home interiors.
A special bonus for IFDA members and their guests on the night of the event will be access to the usually CM Members Only on-site Library of
Material ConneXion with its display inventory of 7500 innovative materials.
Registration for this NOT TO BE MISSED event is essential and urgent. Space is very limited and tickets must be reserved – none will be available at the door. We look forward to having you.
the official address for MaterialConneXion is 1271 Sixth Ave.
The TIME & LIFE Bldg. However, the Special Entrance everyone is supposed to use is:
121 West 50th Street between Sixth & Seventh Aves. second entrance from Sixth Ave. The event will be held on the 17th floor.
Please note: Space is limited and no tickets will be available at the door, so please order tickets today!