… AND A MICROPHONE
So many of my friends, fellow bloggers, and readers are interior designers. All of us have attended a talk or a conference within the Interior Design Industry, and have perhaps done both. As aesthetes and as professionals, we know that the set design of Designer speaking events and conferences could really use a helping hand. At events I’ve attended over the years, a solitary stool, maybe two, and a microphone have been the main, or the only set design.
FULL SET DESIGN
This is why it’s great to hear that the Interior Design Society has asked Barbara Viteri to again produce and host a live speaking event – with full set design –for the 2016 IDS National Conference in Dallas next week. On the shoulders of Viteri’s breakthrough success with the hit online show, Designerlebrity™ Talk, the Designerlebrity™ brand was born. For last year’s 2015 IDS Design Show, Barbara partnered with up-and-coming decorator Christine Conte to design the set for her Designerlebrity™ Interview with the Million Dollar Contractor, Steve Fanuka. The set design collaboration was so well-received that it was featured in a two-page article in House Magazine.
BUILDING A BREAKTHROUGH BRAND
Barbara Viteri’s movement to feature set design in interior design speaking events will gain further momentum in Dallas next week at the 2016 IDS Conference. In her second Designerlebrity™ Building a Breakthrough Brand presentation, Barbara has selected a panel of brand trailblazers: Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design, Jennifer Wagner Schmidt, Creator of Box of Chic, and Nick May, creator and host of The Chaise Lounge podcast. A passionate believer in the importance of diversity, Barbara’s Designerlebrity™ panels always represent multiple cultural backgrounds, “I think it’s important to show how colorful our industry is, as monochromatic can get boring in any situation,” she says.
APRIL 1 2016
Set design for the Designerlebrity™ Building a Breakthrough Brand presentation at the 2016 IDS National Conference on Friday April 1st at the Dallas Market Center will be presented by Dallas-based interior designer, Barbara Gilbert. Home furnishings will be provided by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, lighting by Arteriors, and handmade art panels will be provided by worldwide distributed artist, Alex Turco.