Design San Francisco: The Curated House — Michael S. Smith
Michael S. Smith is considered one of the most original and respected talents in the design industry today. With an international
profile of residential, hospitality, and commercial clients, Smith’s style is a seamless blend of European classicism
and American modernism – always fresh, always evolving, always underscored by the belief that everyone should live with
things they love.
He possesses a curator’s knowledge of and appreciation for the past, nurtured by studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum
and extensive work in the antiques business. Whether in designing his own collection or in the interiors he creates for
his clients, a deep respect for tradition – viewed through a modern eye – is ever-present. Join Michael in conversation with
interior design icon Suzanne Tucker.
About Suzanne Tucker: Suzanne Tucker is recognized today as one of the country’s leading interior designers, known for
her timeless style, elegant interiors, and her passion for architecture and the decorative arts. Having worked under the
legendary Michael Taylor and often referenced as his protégée, she and her husband/partner Timothy F. Marks, founded
Tucker & Marks in 1986. Suzanne Tucker Home was launched in 2010 with her textile, tabletop, and home furnishings line.
Register at https://michael-s-smith.eventbrite.com. Luncheon to follow at Shears & Window.
Benjamin Moore Open House
Benjamin Moore, Galleria 407
Please join Benjamin Moore for an Open House. For over 130 years, Benjamin Moore has set the standard for excellence when it comes to premium paints and stains. At Benjamin Moore, they manufacture their own resins and proprietary Gennex® colorants. This technology sets them apart by delivering unmatched color and durability. Stop by the showroom to learn about their recently introduced products, tools for the trade, and designer programs. Refreshments will be served.
Brand van Egmond Open House
Brand van Egmond, Azari Designs, Galleria 400
Please join the Brand van Egmond lighting showroom for an Open House. Dutch architect William Brand has designed custom luxury lighting in the Netherlands for over 30 years. His work is evocative, iconic, and stirs both the imagination as well as the senses. Stop by for a drink, a light bite, and view the beautiful collection of Brandvan Egmond.
De Sousa Hughes Outdoor Pop-Up
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 380
De Sousa Hughes is pleased to present an exciting new outdoor lifestyle display featuring Link Outdoor. Stop by to explore their latest furniture and textile offerings and get inspired to create the perfect indoor/outdoor space in your next project.
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors Open House
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Galleria 206
Take a few minutes to escape the hustle and bustle of Design San Francisco and join Carlisle Wide Plank Floors for tea cakes and a cup of soothing, hot herbal tea from De La Terre Skincare while viewing their beautiful new Tranquil Collection. Please bring your business card for a chance to win a De La Terre gift basket.
Copello Curtain Hardware and Installation Essentials
Laurel Sprigg Inc., Galleria 440
Come and meet David Copello, of Copello Guild, to see his exquisite new line of curtain hardware. David will explain what to look for in fine metalwork, and his metalworking process. Laurel Sprigg will give essential tips for planning a successful installation of both hardware and curtains including blocking walls, and space requirements for curtains. Both Laurel and David are known for their fine craftsmanship and will share lots of useful information and ideas.
Luncheon with Michael S. Smith
Shears & Window, Galleria 256
Please join Shears & Window immediately following the Keynote Presentation to raise a toast to Michael S. Smith. His belief that beautiful, elegant, and luxurious objects can exist in environments of warmth and comfort can be found in his gallery at Shears & Window’s second floor showroom. Enjoy a delectable lunch and sparkling beverages while catching up with colleagues. Space is limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
A Conversation by Design
Walker Zanger, Galleria 412
Join Walker Zanger and Interiors magazine for a designer (collaboration) conversation. Enjoy this panel discussion led by Interiors Editor-in-Chief, Erika Heet, with interior designer Pietta Donovan, and Erika Egede-Nissen of Walker Zanger. In this conversation, they will explore Pietta’s design process, why tile, why Walker Zanger, and what she learned about product design along the way. Attendees will walk away from this session with thought-provoking information on brand collaborations and Walker Zanger’s newest products. Light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to https://walkerzangeraconversationbydesign.eventbrite.com.
The New Glamour: Book Signing with Jeff Andrews
A. Rudin, Galleria 140
In The New Glamour: Interiors with Star Quality, Jeff Andrews reveals his secrets to creating cinematic interiors that still function as warm and welcoming homes. This book is a must-have source for cool California living and modern Hollywood glamour. Jeff’s collaboration with A. Rudin brings timeless architectural pieces to the venerable four generation Californian maker of handcrafted furniture. The newest generation has an exciting announcement! Books available on site. Enjoy California-inspired dessert bites and bubbly. Chat with the author and the Rudin family.
Legacy Building: Mentorship + Apprenticeship with Jonathan Browning and Kyle Urbaniak
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 320
The venerable craft tradition of mentor and apprentice is alive and well in modern design, thanks to visionary leaders and dedicated students. Join esteemed lighting designer Jonathan Browning and his studio’s director of industrial design, Kyle Urbaniak, for an inspired conversation about how their eight--year mentor-apprentice collaboration has cultivated talent, developed new aptitudes, grown the business, and ultimately, helped ensure the legacy of craft and company. Moderated by author and editor Alisa Carroll. RSVP to https://dh-legacy-building.eventbrite.com.
Inside Out | A Conversation about the Art of Outdoor Living
Dunkirk, Galleria 270
Join interior designers Paul Wiseman, Tineke Triggs, and landscape designer Jenna Bayer in a lively conversation about designing for indoor/outdoor living moderated by California Homes publisher Heidi Gerpheide.
Introducing Rock Garden with JANUS et Cie
JANUS et Cie, Showplace 195
Introducing Rock Garden, a new collection from acclaimed Hong Kong designer André Fu created exclusively for JANUS et Cie and featured at the St. Regis Hong Kong. Join us in the showroom as we celebrate Rock Garden and our latest 2020 offerings!
A Wandering Eye: The World Through the Lens of Miguel Flores Vianna
Cowtan & Tout, Showplace 170
Please join photographer and author Miguel Flores Vianna as he takes us on a journey around the world through the lens of his smartphone in his newest book, “A Wandering Eye.” He will share the stories that are behind the images and making of the book. The presentation will be followed by refreshments and a book signing.
In the Making with De Sousa Hughes
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 320
Join De Sousa Hughes cofounders Erik Hughes and Geoffrey De Sousa, and Editor-in-Chief Alisa Carroll for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their new limited-edition book, In the Making. Joined by featured makers Christopher Farr and Jeff Behnke, the panelists will share the journey of bringing the book to life, from collecting the stories of a vast range of artisans—including glassmakers, textile designers, and woodworkers—to creating the final handcrafted object. Reception and book signing to follow. RSVP to https://dh-in-the-making.eventbrite.com.
Zak of ZAK+ FOX Cocktail Reception
Kneedler | Fauchère, Galleria 170
Zak Profera founded ZAK+FOX in 2012 after studying conceptual art at the San Francisco Art Institute. From the beginning, Zak’s work has been driven by the notion that the greatest ideas can come from the most unlikely places. His relentlessly curious nature has forged him a reputation for creating an aesthetic that is classic, contemporary, and ever shifting. Shake a hand and sip a drink with Zak of ZAK+FOX. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design San Francisco: Technology School for Interior Designers — From Novice to Nerd in Just Two Hours
Technology is not a tool for tomorrow’s design. It’s already arrived. So, if you’re not tech-savvy, not only is your design
business not operating at peak efficiency, but you’re leaving valuable dollars on the table as well – a common challenge
for the majority of Bay Area interior designers, including the most experienced and successful. Capitalizing on the success
of last year’s inaugural program, TechDesign ’20 takes you on a role-playing journey as we accompany an experienced
designer and client through an actual, real-time design project while incorporating the latest leading interior design
technologies to execute the assignment. You will learn how today’s technology can help you to:
• Gain clients through more effective business development techniques
• Use CAD programs to design and present your work in a manner that is timely, budget-friendly, and client-centric
• Manage and budget the project to deliver maximum profitability (for you) and precise budget management (for your clients)
• Source design materials online, including furniture, fabrics, accessories, etc.
• Integrate all of your tech programs into one manageable platform for efficient collaboration with your clients
Breakfast and registration: 8:00 AM at Walker Zanger, Galleria 412
Please RSVP at https://tech-design-20.eventbrite.com.
Celebrate Art Decade – Spring 2020 With Philip Jeffries
Phillip Jeffries Showroom, Galleria 490
It’s a new year and a new decade! Join Phillip Jeffries for an open house celebrating the Spring 2020 collection ART DECADE – over 20 new designs inspired by the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco movement. Bubbles & bites served throughout the day. Roaring new inspiration awaits.
Mark Butcher: Master Class
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 320
Join De Sousa Hughes for a master class with visionary textile creator Mark Butcher, design director of Mark Alexander. In his first-ever San Francisco talk, London-based Butcher delves into the history and cultures that imbue his fabrics and exquisite new wall coverings with such texture and presence. From hand-colored Japanese papers to finely cut strips of water hyacinth, the poetic elements of Butcher’s work reflect his mastery of handcraft traditions and love of natural materials. Moderated by author and editor Alisa Carroll. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to https://dh-mark-butcher.eventbrite.com.
Galleria Atrium Fourth Floor with HEWN
Join Madeline Stuart, Jeffry Weisman, James Hunter, and Kendall Wilkinson in a cut-throat, hilarious, and extremely competitive round of this much-beloved game. With Madeline channeling the role of esteemed host Alex Trebek, they’ll explore design-related themes such as Famous Female Decorators, Grandiose Starchitects, Iconic Furniture, and Celebrities who Dabble in Design. The prize is a donation to the winner’s favorite charity. Enjoy a HEWN-style lunch and festive beverages immediately following Designer Jeopardy. Match your wits with the contestants on designer-related questions of your own! Space is limited.
The Refined Palate: Kitchen Collective Design Competition Celebration Luncheon
Bay Area interior designers have truly raised the bar for residential kitchens, crafting bespoke spaces that combine high design, practicality, and the latest technology.
In November 2019, the SFDC created the Kitchen Collective Design Competition to showcase these interior design talents. Designers were provided with floor plans and elevations for a kitchen and butler’s pantry, then given five days to submit their concepts. Eight SFDC showrooms were their resources for the latest in materials and products: Ann Sacks, Artistic Tile, Country Floors, and Walker Zanger for tile, Cosentino City for hard surfaces, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors for flooring, and Christopher Peacock and Kitchen Matrix for cabinetry.
The winning kitchen by Greene & Grey, a San Francisco firm led by founder Kristin Riccio, will be revealed in a large screen
3D Virtual Reality Tour during the luncheon.
The designs by first runner up, Karen Graham of Karen Graham Interiors – and second runner up, Lindsay Alstrom of Lindsay
Alstrom Interiors will be on display.
Riggs Distributing is hosting a luscious lunch and an array of beverages. Join us by registering at https://kitchen-collective.
Hartmann&Forbes – New Year | New Digs | New Arrivals
Shears & Window Textiles, Galleria 452
Hartmann&Forbes has moved! Come check out their new digs in the Shears & Window textile showroom and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with them. Regional Manager, Cara Webb, will be sharing a sneak peek of this year’s Spring Arrivals including new designs for natural woven shades, fabrics, and wallcoverings. Enter to win and take home your very own hot cocoa and marshmallow kit for two. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Designing with Light CEU Seminar with Currey & Company
Witford, Galleria 348
Join Witford Luxury and Currey & Company for Designing with Light seminar and earn 0.1 CEU. Presenter Jackie Von Tobel will focus on the technical functions of lighting with an emphasis on how to make a good lighting plan for any room in the home. There will be in-depth analysis of bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, home offices and more. Lunch to follow.
Designing with Glass CEU
Country Floors, Showplace 100
Julio Velez will take you through a brief history of decorative glass for interiors and modern application techniques and tips for design. Glass is the premier material for interior design, whether bathed in light or dimly lit according to the mood and purpose. The sheer aesthetic brilliance of glass is a great choice for interior designers, architects, and decorators. This course will review decorative glass in the 19th and 20th centuries and how it has evolved into the hundreds of choices and applications available to modern and contemporary design. Please RSVP to Jim Eruyan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scaling Up: John Pomp and Rosemary Hallgarten
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 320
How do you grow without losing your soul? How do you constantly switch between left and right brain? How do you stay creative and not become solely administrative? Join two extraordinary designers who have successfully grown their companies from small studios to international brands: lighting and furniture designer John Pomp and textile designer Rosemary Hallgarten share how they approach building infrastructure, creative problem solving, and risk-taking, without losing touch with their creative core. Moderated by author and editor Alisa Carroll. RSVP to https://dh-scaling-up.eventbrite.com.
A Maya Romanoff Beadazzling Event
Shears & Window Textiles, Galleria 452
Join the Maya Romanoff team and be an artisan for a day! Create your very own Beadazzled glass beaded design in the Shears & Window Textile Gallery. If you’ve never experienced this unique wallcovering, you’re in for a treat. Get hands-on and take home your own beautifully framed and bedazzled design. Kindly RSVP to email@example.com.
Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca Introduces...Tierra
Shears & Window Textiles, Galleria 452
Sandra Jordan, founder of Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, will introduce her luxurious new collection of Prima Alpaca fabrics called Tierra. With 15 new designs, Tierra celebrates the varied and lush natural wonders of Peru, Sandra’s homeland. The new designs include sheers, versatile wovens, and plush textures. The earthy palette is punctuated with desert gold, rainforest green, and a touch of the deep blue of the Peruvian night sky.
The Soul of Design: The Neuroscience of Beauty
Sloan Miyasato, Showplace 300
Lisa Staprans, of San Francisco Bay Area-based interior design firm, Staprans Design, is known for creating interior spaces that nurture the soul and create Neurobeauty. Her artistically driven and emotionally connective interiors have a profound effect on the lives of her clients, and are an authentic expression of the way they live their lives. In this talk, Lisa will explore how the spaces we create for ourselves are one of the truest expressions of who we are, and how spaces have a profound effect on our brains, our lives, and our souls. Please RSVP to https://lisastaprans.eventbrite.com.
NICOLEHOLLIS for McGuire Collection Cocktail Party
Baker/McGuire, Galleria 350
Join heritage furniture brand McGuire and distinguished San Francisco based interior designer Nicole Hollis during Design San Francisco for a cocktail party to celebrate the intrepid NICOLEHOLLIS for McGuire collection.
Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shake Shack + Champagne at Christopher Peacock High/Low: Unglamorous Tales from Luxury Design
Christopher Peacock, Galleria 445
Please join Christopher Peacock, Jay Jeffers, Dina Bandman, and Jonathan Rachman at the Christopher Peacock showroom for a high/low night of champagne, Shake Shack burgers and fries. A panel discussion will be held, moderated by Pati Poblete of Modern Luxury’s San Francisco magazine, about the unglamorous tales from luxury design. They will share the ups and downs of working on some of their most high profile and anonymous projects. What could be more fun than dishing about the sometimes rough and tumble world of uber luxury design – with some of the biggest names in design. The panelists are luminaries who are celebrated for their incredible work. What isn’t celebrated – and usually never discussed(!) are the backstories behind the beautiful projects. Let them tell you … sometimes it gets ugly! Please RSVP to email@example.com.