An eclectic mix of top California interior designers, architects and design experts present original new work along with their ideas and inspirations for the future at the California College of the Arts (CCA) summer 2006 Interior Designers Forum: "The Next Great Thing: New and Emerging Directions in Design."
Moderated by best-selling design author and editor Diane Dorrans Saeks, the Interior Designers Forum will focus on the latest directions in interior design, architecture, landscape design, home electronics and art. Seven leading design and architecture innovators will discuss issues pertaining to fashion and furniture design, arts and popular culture, sustainable design and the influence of new technologies in their professions.
The forum is presented by the CCA Extended Education Department and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at CCA's San Francisco campus.
The forum's program includes "Transcending the Trend: The Enduring Importance of Quality," with keynote speaker Douglas Durkin of Douglas Durkin Design, and "Luxury Hotels: New Design Directions," with featured speaker Gerry Jue of Babey Moulton Jue & Booth.
Other speakers include William Leddy and Marsha Maytum of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects on "Architecture in the Service of the Community"; Silvina Blasen and Eric Blasen of Blasen Landscape Architecture on "Green Is the New Green: Sustainability and Style in Landscape Design"; Richard Green of Rich Green Ink on "The Future of Home Electronics"; Todd Hosfelt of Hosfelt Gallery on "Art World Darlings: Recent Directions in Collecting Art"; and Elisa Stancil and James Stancil of Stancil Studios on "Engaging the Emotions in Design."
Diane Dorrans Saeks is the author of 17 books, including her most recent, "Michael Smith Elements of Style" (Rizzoli), "Hollywood Style" (Rizzoli) and "San Francisco Style" (Chronicle Books). A noted editor and lecturer, Ms. Saeks has written extensively for the New York Times, Departures, Garden Design 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.
The cost of the forum is $120 (plus $20 registration fee) and will include lunch. ASID members may earn 0.6 CEU credit. 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 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. Noted alumni include painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey and Peter Voulkos; filmmaker Wayne Wang; conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl.