Design 2012 & Beyond: Trends Shaping the Architecture, Hospitality, Lighting and Interiors Industries
Event will feature the works of world-renowned individuals in these design fields and a group and audience discussion about key industry topics
CHARLESTON, SC - September 27, 2012 – Fashion Group International ® of Charleston presents the Design 2012 & Beyond event, a cocktail party, presentation and discussion forum at the historic William Aiken House on Thursday, September 27th from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Design 2012 & Beyond will bring together four of the most talented individuals in the fields of hospitality, interior & architectural design and lighting to discuss key issues facing these important industries. The world-renowned speakers include:
Clodagh: A design icon ranked as one of Architectural Digest's Top 100 Designers in the World and Robb Report's Top 10 Interior Designers in the World, who is an inductee in the Interior Design Hall of Fame and the Hospitality Design Platinum Circle. She has been feted as the Fashion Group International Star of the Year for her wide array of projects including Miraval in Tucson, W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale and Sasanqua at the Kiawah Island Club. Clodagh oversees three distinctive business divisions: Clodagh Design International covering interior and architectural design for international commercial, residential, retail, healthcare and hospitality projects; Clodagh Design Signature for licensing and product design of furniture, lighting, tiles, bathroom, accessories and fixtures, bedding, textiles, tabletop, carpets and fashion; and Clodagh Collection which is the online gallery showroom for her licensed products.
Brian Orter: A leading lighting industry expert and veteran, Mr. Orter has worked on some of the most respected architectural projects in the world. In the hospitality segment, these projects include the W Hotel in Miami Beach and the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica. Restaurant and clubs projects such as Prime in Arizona, the Clock Bar in San Francisco,
Il Pitore in Philadelphia and Marquee in New York City as well as corporate offices of Bloomberg in New York and the Cultural Center in Ecuador are representative of his incredible work. Mr. Orter's lighting designs are in retail stores like Quiksilver, Uniqlo in Shanghai and Clinique in Rio as well as residential projects such as Gramercy Starck in New York City and Maha Nakhon in Bangkok. Mr. Orter has received the prestigious IES National Award for Lighting Design for his work on Trump Soho in New York. Mr. Orter is a principal of BOLD: Brian Orter Lighting Design, LLC.
Victor Ermoli: a global design innovator, Mr. Ermoli is the dean of the School of Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and an active member of the Industrial Designers Society of America. He was named as one of Business Week's top "40 Under 40" designers in America, one of the best "Forty Under Thirty" industrial designers and one of the "Most Influential Educators" by Design Intelligence. He holds
three design degrees from the United States, Venezuela and Canada and is the co-founder, President and CEO of The Business Accelerator ™, an organization that seeks to discover, develop and activate the growth of the ventures that create the products of the future.
Michael Adams: Our event moderator and hospitality industry luminary, Mr. Adams is the Editor-In-Chief of Hospitality Design, the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. Mr. Adams is a venerable industry authority who has interviewed and followed the careers of every major hotel designer and architect working today.
His audience consists of the most influential decision makers in the hospitality design market including interior designers, architects, hospitality owners, developers and purchasing firms.
Topics which will be covered by Mr. Adams, Clodagh, Mr. Orter and Mr. Ermoli include key projects from their portfolios, a peak at the redesign of HD Magazine, sustainability, new business models & technologies, licensing and other trends shaping the design industries. "We are very excited to have four of the world's greatest hospitality and design talents in Charleston for what will be an informative and unforgettable evening," said Rosanna Krekel, Regional Director of Fashion Group International. The event will allow guests to enjoy a cocktail hour of hors d'eouvres and libations from Social with the speakers, followed by a presentation and panel discussion, and concluding with what will surely be a lively Q&A session.
Tickets prices are: $55 for FGI members and $75 for non-members. Sales proceeds benefit the non-profit Fashion Group International ® of Charleston, Inc.
To purchase tickets go to: http://design2012andbeyond.brownpapertickets.com
About FGI Charleston
Fashion Group International ® is a global non-profit professional organization with over 5,000 members in 35 regions around the world from New York to Paris to Tokyo. Its mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design including: apparel, accessories, retail, beauty and home. FGI achieves its mission in person with unique programming, on-line and in print with its monthly newsletters and trend reports. FGI provides unparalleled access to business professionals in the fashion and design industries around the world. The Charleston region of FGI was formed in 2011.
For more information visit: www.fgi.org/charleston or call 843-696-2688.