ASID “I” on Design Business Conference

Last week the New England Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers held a business conference  which included several lectures on the business side of design, as well as vendors showcasing new product.  My favorite new product was by Edelman Leather.


Their Pinseal leather has a slight sparkle and full glamour effect.  The design is engraved on their full grain Royal Hide Leather.

The Moire, which is similar to a “faux bois” design, is roller embossed onto their Royal Suede.  Both are great twists to the standard leather and suede.

At the end of the business conference was a cocktail party where Dennis Duffy was our guest speaker.  He spoke about how he started out in the design industry and his journey to where he is now.  His speech was modest, refreshing and quite inspirational.

The evening ended with the presentation of awards for the 2010 ASID Design Excellence Awards.  I was proud to be part of the committee presenting awards to recipients and honored to receive an award myself.  Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s competition!


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