Design Talk Roundtable March 26th 6pmMarch 26th Roundtable
Design Talk Roundtable at In Seven Words
Interior Design Industry Insiders Share how to find the Best New Design Driven Products
Thursday, March 26th | 6-8:30 pm In Seven Words | 1268 4th Street NE WDC 20002
@in.seven.words @michelevarian @jqwanders @archicky @rheavaflor @elevagecollection @guesstspace @wearedens
Host: Michele Varian owner of Michele Varian, Co-founder of Guesst
Jennifer Quail - Editor-in-Chief of i+D Magazine
Christy Schlesinger - Associate Principal at Perkins Eastman
Rhea Vaflor - IIDA, LEED AP ID+C Lifestyle Director, Associate Principal
Sponsors: Britt Roh Portfolio Consultant & Elevage Collection
Enjoy a wine tasting, specialty drink, and delicious treats as you connect with the design community before the conversations gets started! Join the First Design Roundtable at In Seven Words with Michele Varian leading the discussion and accompanied by local power houses in the Interior Design community Jennifer Quail, Christy Schlesinger, and Rhea Vaflor as they discuss some of the sticky questions regarding how best to navigate and be successful in the fast-changing design industry. Through this Roundtable we are hoping to create a space here at In Seven Words to bring the DC design community together as both a resource, but also as a place to grow a network of Interior designers, Architects, and all humans in the industry to tackle the difficult situations supported by other like-minded individuals.
Questions that will be discussed:
1. Where do you find the products that you specify - retail store or trade showroom visits? online resources, such as Wayfair? Pinterest? to the trade only platforms?
2. What would you recommend product designers do to get their products sourced for your projects?
3. How do you procure the products you specify? Do you have an in-house procurement team, or do you outsource procurement?
4. How do you ensure each item procured by the company is from the designer of the product that you specified, versus a cheaper knock-off? Is this something that matters to you?
5. How have you seen the sourcing of products shift in the last few years, and where do you see it going? What would you like to see happen?