Month: June 2015

Monogram Modern Home in Phoenix June 26 and 27

We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, Califormia; and this weekend we will be in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area!

mmh-phx-header-updatedWe will be popping up at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art at the Civic Center Mall June 26th and 27th during the MetaModern exhibition, featuring modernist design objects of the mid-century.

On Friday, June 26th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!

On Saturday, June 27th, the doors of the Monogram Modern Home will be open to the public. When you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here. Sign up for CEUs, join us at the open house and follow us on social media for surprise events and giveaways.

See you there!

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Welcome Susan Cozzi

We are excited to welcome Susan Cozzi to the Monogram team as our New York Design Center Manager.

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Following a career in publishing, Susan received her degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and ran her own design studio for eight years. She was showroom manager for Grohe, launching their trade showroom in NYC; and for Artemide in the A&D Building in NYC. Susan’s work has been published in K+BB Kitchen and Bath Magazine; the books Green Interior Design, Residential Design for Aging in Place, Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide; and on Style Me Pretty Living. She was a National Media Spokesperson for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) from 2009-2013 and has spoken on Sustainable Design.

Please stop by the Monogram Design Center in the A&D Building to say hello to Susan!

 

Designer profile: Robin Fisher

The Monogram Experience Center (MEC) brings designers to Louisville, Kentucky, for three-day experiences to learn about Monogram, the design process, our appliances – and even cook with them! We interviewed each designer to learn a little more about their background and design experiences.

Today’s profile highlights Robin Fisher with Robin Rigby Fisher Design in Portland, Oregon.

Robin Fisher, recent participant at the Monogram Experience Center in Louisville, Kentucky

Robin Fisher, recent participant at the Monogram Experience Center in Louisville, Kentucky

SRFD: How did you become interested in design?

Robin: I have always been a struggling artist. After high school, I started college to become an engineer, but dropped out to move to NYC and become a hairdresser. I quickly became bored with that industry and went back to school to study Architecture and Art History, finally settling on Interior Design. By creating designs that are functional, easy to maintain, and are high quality, I love how my work enhances my client’s lives. 

SRFD: Tell us about a recent project you really enjoyed.

Robin: I recently completed a kitchen for a couple on a budget in a small home. They are both professors at a local university, love to cook, and entertain on a small scale. We created a kitchen that is functional for both of them to cook at the same time without making the room any larger. Every space was designed for maximum storage, materials were chosen for ease of maintenance and low impact on the environment (water efficient fixtures, LED lighting, composting, locally sourced, low VOCs, and recycled content).

SRFD: A trend you’re over?

Robin: Hard-core industrial design. Design should not be “trendy,” design should be what makes a contact with your soul!

SRFD: A trend you’re excited about?

Robin: I really don’t like or use the term “trend.” I dislike that Sustainable Design has been a trend, sustainable design should not even exist as a term, it should JUST BE HOW WE ALL DESIGN!

SRFD: What did you learn in Louisville?

Robin: Where to start? I LOVE LOUISVILLE! What a lovely town (I am hesitant to use the term “city” – it doesn’t quite fit the charm). The architecture, the art, the friendliness of the people, the food and wow – the bourbon! Love it all

My favorite part of experiencing Louisville was visiting Churchill Downs. I have had horses in my life until the past five years and have always dreamed of visiting. Thank you.

My visit to GE was great! I enjoyed learning about your products, especially the Advantium! What a fabulous appliance. I have revised my design to include one in my new kitchen. Cooking in your kitchen was a wonderful experience, although the Iron Chef Cook-off was more stressful than I thought.  I would much rather take my time and enjoy the process!

One year anniversary!

For us this is big news – we are celebrating the one year anniversary of Save Room for Design. It seems like just yesterday that Valinda wrote our very first post.  Thanks to each and every one of you for following along with us over the last year as we interviewed designers, attended fabulous events, shared kitchen remodeling tips, and so much more. In honor of our “blogiversary” we created an infographic with some fun facts.

Cheers to the next year of Save Room for Design!

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