Desert Design Days is a bi-annual event, hosted by Arizona’s top design trade showrooms. Please join us on November 30, 2017 for a full day of learning, networking, celebration and fun as we bring you the latest trends and news related to our industry.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Crafting the Perfect Dining Table: CEU taught by Keith Fritz
CEU Lisa Nicholl, VP of Sales & Merchandising will present her CEU: Specifications- beyond double rubs
Jack Glasheen President of Hancock & Moore will present a brief history of the company and share his broad knowledge of Hancock & Moore product.
CEU: A very informative talk about area rug construction, fiber content and their advantages and disadvantages with Scott G William from Rug Worx. Light lunch will be served. After the CEU presentation please stay for a short show and tell of our November 2017 design/buying trip to India.
Lunch: Join us for a catered lunch and socializing.
“Livable Luxury” Durable design for dynamic Interiors. Performance fabrics have come a long way; soft hand, high style with paramount protection from life’s messes. Crypton’s local specialist, Kristin Wren, will present the different finish options available in the market today. Refreshments will be served.
“Art Inspires Light” with Fuse Lighting. Inspiration is around us everywhere every day. Join us for a discussion on how art has played a role in the latest from Fuse Lighting.
Panel Discussion: Mark Landres, Creative Director of Burton James and Philip Chavez, Buyer/Merchandiser of C.A.I. Designs come together to discuss TRENDS IN THE MARKETPLACE 2018
Scalamandre Presentation by Christopher Renzo, West Coast Regional Manager, debuting the latest collections and highlights from the brand.
Meet the Artists: Joan Waters and Jules Gissler: Stop in and see new works. Joan Waters will be showing new contemporary metal sculptures and mixed media pieces and Jules Gissler will be here with her whimsical artwork and gifts.
“It’s Not Your Mother’s Wallpaper” with Dale Reeves of Reeves Paperhanging and Sandy Bloniarz with LBI Boyd Wallcoverings
Acrylic CEU: Join Sean McFadden, Vice President of Interlude Home for this 0.1 CEU course which will include: the history of acrylic in design, what visual and material benefits acrylic offers your projects, the manufacturing process, and lastly, how to care for acrylic furniture.
One Year Anniversary Celebration: Relax and Mingle with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate our ONE year anniversary at the Scottsdale Design District!
ALL DAY EVENTS
Below are the showrooms that are open all day for events. Please RSVP with each individual showroom that you are interested in attending.
Stop by for light refreshments and to view our latest exclusive collections… Pendleton by Sunbrella, born from the idea of bringing two heritage brands together, combining Pendleton Woolen Mills authentic and distinct aesthetic with the enduring performance qualities of Sunbrella fabrics. Boho Collection, an eclectic Bohemian inspired collection featuring designs taken from traditional rugs, embroideries, and Kantha quilts. Andean Collection, a modern grouping that draws inspiration from the rich traditions and culture of Andean textiles spanning across the Andes Mountains from Ecuador to Chile.
Throwback Thursday, Retro Lounge
Enjoy flipping vinyl while watching a groovy slideshow of our Designers BEST throwback designs. Don’t forget the Fro-Yo Bar with soft serve yogurt and a plethora of toppings for a fresh and healthy treat!
Send in one of your first designs to be caste in the voting for the best #TBT Design! The Designs will be displayed all day! Showroom visitors will decide the winner! The Designer who receives the most votes will receive their choice of TWO European Throw Pillows – Valued up to $500.00. Submit your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles to the Century Showroom. Stop by anytime during the day for a glass of champagne and a look at our new product.
Week Old Turkey & Champagne ALL DAY
COSTELLO CHILDS GALLERY
Group show featuring new work from: Erik Gonzales, Michael T Hensley, Jose Sierra, David Dauncey, & introducing Laura Nugent.
Floor Styles will be presenting techniques for fabricating area rugs from broadloom carpet, all day long, with several rugs as door prizes.
Open House featuring new accessories and art by Maeve Harris
Waterworks, the premier luxury brand for the bath and kitchen will be joining the Scottsdale Design District in Early 2018.
Visit them at Design Days at the registration booth for a chance to win* a copy of The Perfect Bath, a book by Waterworks Co-Founder & SVP of Design, Barbara Sallick.
*rules and regulations apply.