Experience Innovation Firsthand at the 2018 Design Symposium & Industry Trade Show

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will hold its 2018 Design Symposium & Industry Trade Show at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Themed Design I T: Design, It’s in Our DNA, the event promises to inform and inspire attendees and have them experience innovation firsthand.

The Chapter invites all area trade, including interior designers, architects, industrial designers and students, to participate in this day-long event. Members of other ASID chapters, the Interior Design Society (IDS); the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA); the International Interior Design Association (IIDA); the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) are among those welcome.

The morning begins with a choice of two out of four CEUs that are sure to keep everyone informed:

  • Moen: The latest in shower design and technology (HSW credit & NKBA, AIA, GBCI-approved)
  • Steelcase: Wellness and the Visual Environment (HSW credit)
  • Steelcase: Speech, Privacy and Sound Masking (HSW credit & AIA-approved)
  • Phyllis Harbinger: Getting Organized and Streamlining your Workflow

Then, the keynote luncheon features interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, who will speak about creating happiness. A firm believer in the aesthetics of happiness, she runs a design firm in New York City with a strong belief in collaboration and experimentation. Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa, her international background allows Ghislaine to design with an eyes-wide-open approach. Her designs push the boundaries of color, scale, and form in ways that continue to innovate, inform and inspire.

The trade show runs from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and will continue to inform and inspire attendees with products and 70-plus resources.

Following, attendees can experience wonders of the night sky in a planetarium. Last but not least, attendees can end the day by celebrating with live music, a Steinway and refreshments.

Blackman, with over 20 locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Florida, is a Platinum event sponsor. Porcelanosa is a Gold event sponsor. Media sponsors include Aspire Design and Home and Design NJ: New Jersey’s Home and Design Magazine.

Design I T: It’s in Our DNA allows attendees to gain new insights in the field of design, cultivate new relationships and discover new products and resources,” says Joan Ravasy, president of the New Jersey Chapter of ASID. “It’s also an opportunity for our industry partners and others to exhibit their innovations and to strengthen connections with the design community. Exhibitors and sponsors will enjoy opportunities for product and brand visibility.”

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