For the second year in a row, NKBA Manhattan Chapter member Felicitas Oefelein with F.O. Design participated in the 2017 Monogram Designer Summit here in Louisville. Read her Facebook post to learn what Felicitas thought of this year’s Summit.
2017 Monogram Designer Summit Recap
Written by Scott Powers, interior designer with J. Hettinger Interiors (shared in their March newsletter)
I Just returned from my second annual trip with Monogram Appliances.
The Monogram Designer Summit, held in Louisville, Kentucky, was a great opportunity to meet and mingle with approximately 80 designers from around the country in order to share and brainstorm new ideas for future products.
This year’s theme was Creating Empathy, standing in the position of others who may face different difficulties, and how we can be more caring and kind in our daily lives. I was very appreciative of being invited again, for the second time.
We were welcomed our first evening to The Louisville Palace in Louisville, Kentucky. The theater, which features Spanish Baroque décor, opened in 1928.
Our first full day was held at the Speed Art Museum, the oldest, largest, and foremost museum of art in Kentucky. The day consisted of various talks and exercises dealing with physical limitations and how we as a society deal with them. And for those that are dealing with some sort of limitation, how we can be more empathetic. This was a real eye-opening experience, and I am so glad I was asked to participate.
On our last night we were treated to dinner at the Hermitage Farm, where a number of past thoroughbreds reside, including a number of champions and Kentucky Derby winners.
What a privilege it has been to be a part of this incredible design summit with Monogram. I appreciate the opportunity it affords me to become a more well-rounded designer and to pass this knowledge on to benefit my clients.
Recap of the 2017 Monogram Designer Summit
National award winning interior designer, Patricia Davis Brown, NCIDQ, ASID, CKD, CBD, was one of the attendees at this year’s Monogram Designer Summit last month. She shared her thoughts on the event and the need to consider what empathy, the theme of the 2017 summit, means to all of us on her blog, Dig This Design.
Read Patricia’s blog and tell us what you think!
Deconstructing the Process to Empathy and Design
Thoughts on Empathy
Nancy Hugo, Certified Kitchen Designer and attendee at last week’s Monogram Designer Summit 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky, shared her thoughts about the theme of the conference – Empathy – on her blog, Designers Circle HQ. Take a look and let us know what you think!
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