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    DesignEx | IDC & IDNL St. John's 2018

    Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Event Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018

    Forum and Function DesignEx St. John’s 2018 is the ideal opportunity to connect with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and other colleagues from the built industry. Save the date and come out to earn CEUs, mingle with fellow designers and see the latest and greatest products from sales representatives based in your area - all in one convenient location.


    SEMINAR SCHEDULE

    More information to follow!

    11 a.m. -12 p.m. 

    More info TBA

    PRESENTER: LISA MACVICAR, WORKPLACE CONSULTANT STEELCASE lisa_1.jpg

    Lisa works closely with the Architectural & Design Community, supporting their efforts to create inspiring and optimized work environments. Her primary responsibility is to share workplace research, tools and resources so they may be applied to the client’s unique workplace needs. Lisa is an Interior Designer, certified yoga teacher, IWBI WELL faculty member and WELL AP. Her 30 years of experience spans Facilities, Project and Project Management, Sales and Marketing communications. She is an advocate for Well-Being in all aspects of life. Her current endeavor is becoming a Certified Professional Coach.

    MATERIAL CULTURE AND THE IDEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF DESIGN IN LATE CAPITALISM
    1 - 2 p.m. 

    While much concern has been correctly registered about the human implication of what is called the “Anthropocene”, or the so-named period of recent and contemporary geological time that acknowledges the documentable changes to the ecology of the earth wrought bythe rise of industrialization and the technological imperative, it is arguable that such(contested) awareness has not resulted in any radical remaking of technological society. For although there exists a rising awareness of the need to change human behaviors around the linked, behaviorally-imbedded phenomena of over-production and over-consumption, the fact remains that what can be called human materialism – the tangible consequences of the curiosity, investigation, experimentation and creativity which are fundamental to consciousness and existence – it is arguable that the sensual pleasures and intellectual promise of making the “new” (whether substances, structures, spaces, or things) persist in ways that invites concern about the material culture of the future and the future of material culture.Indeed, in the context of capitalism, the imperatives, obligations, and results of creativity have too often distracted people from the environmental implications of their actions. The endless, urgent and ever-accelerating cycles of style, fashion and taste that have defined material (meaning western) existence since the early 17 th century constitute a type of Faustian bargain: every creative and productive exercise in the quest for the improved, advanced or unprecedented moves the human community closer to its end. As such, there exists entwined questions about the trajectories of western design culture where the perpetuation of hegemonic thinking and the support of systems of resource depletion point towards a tipping point of irreversible consequence. Accordingly, the question of how material culture of the future will be assessed is compelling (mindful that unless certain changes are effected the relevance of collective memories will be in doubt).

    PRESENTER: MICHAEL J PROKOPOW PH.D

    Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies Michael J. Prokopow is an historian and curator of material culture, the built environment
    and the histories of art. He has written widely on aesthetics, modernity, architecture, post-colonialism and the histories of design. In 2016, he co-curated "True Nordic", a national, traveling exhibition on the influences of Nordic and Scandinavian craft and design in Canada after 1920. In 2018, he published a monograph on the acclaimed 1966 West Vancouver, BC, house designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson for artists Gordon and Marion Smith. Currently he is working on two projects: a survey exhibition on artisans and craftspeople working in fashion in Canada between 1950 and 1980 and a study of the operations of middle class taste in North America after 1940. Prokopow is an Associate Professor at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

    GREAT DESIGN IN PRACTICE 
    2 - 3 p.m. 

    Ashley Rumsey will explore the lessons she’s learned, and the progress she’s working for with her firm, Mason Studio. Mason Studio is an award-winning interior design firm focused on the integration of art, objects,graphics and technology. Mason Studio’s portfolio of hotels, restaurants, retail stores, multi-unit residences, exhibitions and conceptual installations can be found on almost every continent. The keys to comprehending a global context is through an innately sensitive attitude to cultural perspective, dedicated research on human interaction with environments, and a network of professionals with specialized talents. The minds of creative professionals are merged with the traditional skills of interior design to expose multidisciplinary solutions. Through collaboration, unconventional solutions arise to bring awareness and a renewed perspective of everyday spaces. There is no aversion to tradition and no fear of change; the motivation behind Mason Studio is established on a truthful response to needs and an understanding for the significance of interior design in comprehensive and effective environments with commercial purpose.


    PRESENTER:
    ASHLEY RUMSEY (BID, NCIDQ, IDC, ARIDO, LEEP AP), PARTNER, MASON STUDIOashley_1.jpg

    Ashley has an acute understanding of cross-disciplinary relationships and how they can increase the success of a project. She is a specialist in interior design and visual arts through her studies at leading Canadian and Australian institutions. She has worked with multiple top Canadian design firms on projects in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and was previously a lead designer for a Toronto and New York based studio managing large scale projects for international hoteliers.

    DESIGNEX ST. JOHN’S - WINE & CHEESE
    5 - 6:30 p.m.

    An amazing line up of industry suppliers will be exhibiting at DesignEx. Come out to network with colleagues and check out all the new products in a casual environment post-exhibition.


    ROOM RATE

    Guest rooms are available to exhibitors and attendees of IDC’s St. John’s DesignEx at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. The room rate starts at $152.00 per night, reserve your room now.

     


    SPONSORS

    SPEC FURNITURE

    STEELCASE

    ARCHITEX

    BENJAMIN MOORE

    CAESARSTONE

    CERAGRES

    CSA ENTERPRISES

    ELEGANT FLOORING

    FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS

    HAWORTH

    ISLAND OFFICE

    J. WRIGHT SALES LTD.

    LUTRON/VIGILANT TECHNICAL SALES

    METRO WALLCOVERINGS

    MOHAWK GROUP

    RICHELIEU

    ROCHELEAU

    TAPPATEC INC

    TANDUS CENTIVA

    SCHLUTER SYSTEMS CANADA


    Wine and Cheese Sponsor

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    Lunch Sponsor

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    Coffee Sponsor

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    LocationSheraton Hotel Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square, St. John’s, NL A1C3K2 (Map)
    RegisterPlease click here to register
    ContactAnna Smith
    National Industry Partners
    Midgley Mohawk Group Shaw Contract Levey Industries Milliken Upper Canada Forest Products
    keilhauer Benjamin Moore Samsung Hunter Doulgas Lutron Knoll
    Cosentino Architex Caesarstone Canada