Extended Education Presents Interior Designers Forum: Beyond Green

Speaker John Danzer

Top California designers show new work at the winter 2006 Interior Designers Forum, "Beyond Green," sponsored by the Extended Education Department at California College of the Arts (CCA) and presented by best-selling design author Diane Dorrans Saeks. This dynamic, multidisciplinary forum looks "beyond green" to consider environmentally friendly design and inspiration in the broadest sense. The forum examines stylish architecture, interiors and furniture that embody wise, ecologically benign and environmentally smart practices. The speakers—seven leading interior designers, furniture designers, design practitioners and architects—will show images of their newest work and discuss their design philosophies, including aspects of the "green" house: color, sustainable materials and landscape. The forum will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2006, at the CCA San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street.

Sim Van der Ryn of Van der Ryn Architects is the forum's keynote speaker. The program also includes special guest speaker John Danzer of Munder-Skiles, Inc., and featured speakers Martha Angus of Martha Angus, Inc.; Olle Lundberg of Lundberg Design; Melissa Mizell of Gensler; Henry Siegel of Siegel & Strain Architects; and Anni Tilt of Arkin Tilt Architects.

Moderator Diane Dorrans Saeks is the author of 17 books, most recently "Michael Smith Elements of Style" and "Hollywood Style" (both from Rizzoli). A noted editor and lecturer, Ms. Saeks has written extensively for the New York Times, Garden Design, Departures and many other design publications around the world. She is the interior design editor of PaperCity, the San Francisco editor at large for C Magazine and the California editor of Metropolitan Home.

Please note that speakers are subject to change. The cost of the forum is $120 and will include lunch. Preregistration is required. Those interested should call (510) 594-3710 to register or receive more information.

About the College

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts) is the largest regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in the western United States. Noted for the interdisciplinary nature and breadth of its programs, CCA offers studies in 19 undergraduate and 6 graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts and master of fine arts degrees. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,600 full-time students.