Modenus and Design Milk are partnering once again with this year’s Wanted Design for a 3 day series of talks May 19 – 21. You can find the full program here and we’re highlighting the talks by and with Modenus Media below. We look forward to seeing you at Wanted and if you can’t make it in person, be sure to follow #dmmtalks on Twitter during the listed times for live recaps of all main talking points.
Saturday May 19, 11AM
Trade talk: The Future of Kitchens, Baths and Interior Spaces: Minimalism, Maximalism and a Fresh Take on Luxury.
Where is kitchen & bath design headed? What will be the definition of luxury? Which cultural factors impact our desire for maximalism, minimalism or even a combination of the two? Join Scott Baker and Mary Ann Hesseldenz of Baker Hesseldenz, Richard Anuszkiewicz of Alt Breeding Schwartz Architects, Frank Liebetrau of Laufen Bathrooms, Nick Harris of Caesarstone and moderator, President of NKBA Manhattan Chapter Toni Sabatino as they discuss these important questions.
Sunday May 20, 2PM
Left Brain meets Right Brain – How to run a design business without losing money, your creativity or your mind”
Do you ever run into having to pour out your creative soul with a client in the morning and then review a business proposal in the afternoon? How is it possible to balance left and right brain thinking without neglecting either one? What can you do if you’re not able to do both (relax, you’re not alone and there are solutions!) . Listen to trade tips and tricks from Podcast Guru LuAnn Nigara of A Well Designed Business, NKBA Insider Elle Millard, Artisan/Maker and Stylist Stacy Kunstel of Dunes & Duchess and Modenus Media CEO Veronika Miller and learn how to fit creative & business under one hat, make money and not go crazy!
Monday May 21, 11AM
Trade Talk: Wellness as the new Luxury – Ideas and Considerations for the ‘Well’ Designed Home
When you work a new client, how important is wellness when you have your initial conversation? Do you tee up wellness centric questions if the client hasn’t brought them up? What are the top elements in your mind that consumers should consider in a home to help improve the way they live? For these and other important questions that help design pros build knowledge about wellness and thereby increase their value proposition, please join our talk on Monday. Panel: Jean-Jacques L’Henaff VP of Design at LIXIL Brands (American Standard, DXV and GROHE), Nora DePalma for Mr Steam, Michele Alfano, principal at Michele Alfano Design, Justin Koziol, COO at Bento Box and Amy Wax, Color Consultant and Inventor of Color 911. Moderated by Modenus Media COO Veronika Miller.
Monday May 21, 5PM
Sustaining the Sustainable Home: How to navigate a confusing industry and get clients to buy into sustainable design ideas and products
The choices to “go green” are endless but which make sense and which don’t? Often design pros and consumers are so confused by all their options that they may do the worst thing possible and ignore sustainability altogether. Materials expert, author and speaker Grace Jeffers joins Modenus Media CEO Veronika Miller in a fun and engaging conversation and leads by saying: Don’t take it personally doesn’t apply to sustainability. Whatever works for the individual, their passions and lifestyle is what they will stick to and appreciate for years to come, so focus on those. To learn about the right questions to ask yourself or a client, please join this important talk.
Sponsored by LIXIL Brands (American Standard, DXV and GROHE)