SFDC Sessions: Design in Real Time

This week we delve into the hidden groves and magical gardens of botanical textiles. Our guides are three extraordinary design minds: Dara Caponigro, creative director of Schumacher; Pamela Marshall, vice president of design at Schumacher; and Rachel Doriss, vice president and design director at Pollack. Join us for a fascinating exploration of antique documents, modern craftsmanship, and the surprising history of female botanical illustrators as we trace the origins of fabrics that celebrate the natural world and the creation of new collections.

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Editor and Host: Alisa Carroll
Video Editor: Mikka Tokuda-Hall
When we decided to focus our 2020 issue on Design + Nature, little did we know how personal that concept would become for all of us. In this time of quarantine, so many in the community have shared that they are turning to their gardens and to the California landscape for restoration of both body and soul. Today, join us in the garden for a conversation with three leading voices on living in the landscape: author Linda O’Keeffe; Bernard Trainor, founder of Monterey-based landscape design firm Ground Studio; and San Francisco interior designer Stacy Stone. 

To see a list of resources mentioned in this session, please visit our Resource page: https://www.sfdesigncenter.com/sfdc-sessions-resources/

Editor and Host: Alisa Carroll
Video Editor: Mikka Tokuda-Hall
A conversation with four of the Bay Area’s most esteemed designer/makers: Randy Tuell and Victoria Reynolds of Tuell & Reynolds; Kellie Menendez of Half Full; and Ted Boerner of Ted Boerner Inc. In this episode, they share how the design community can continue to support makers during Shelter in Place; insight into their practices and new products; and how they’re drawing inspiration from sources ranging from goddesses and golden bees to found objects and gardening.

Editor and Host: Alisa Carroll
Video Editor: Mikka Tokuda-Hall
SFDC is joined by three next-generation leaders who are helping guide their industry-defining companies through Shelter in Place: Chad Stark, vice president of Stark and president of Scalamandré; Philip Bershad, president of Phillip Jeffries; and Daniel Kravet, vice president of sales for Kravet. In this episode, they provide both a global perspective and updates on production and shipping, designer services, new product, and community outreach. 

Editor and Host: Alisa Carroll
Video Editor: Mikka Tokuda-Hall
SFDC showroom directors, David Dickson from Sloan Miyasato, Erik Hughes from De Sousa Hughes, and Michael Pittman from Kneedler | Fauchere, offer updates on how they are powering ahead with vendors, shipping, new products and more.