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Winter Market pays homage to the skilled creators, artisans, and innovative minds who continue to redefine design, and explores the next-gen, digital trends impacting the future of the interiors industry.

Design Center of the Americas

Organizer of WINTER MARKET 2018 | TECH+TECHNIQUE: Craftsmanship, Commerce & Creativity in the Digital Age

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for free which includes all Winter Market events!



MORNING KEYNOTE // 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

EVOLUTION: Interior Design for a New Generation
Moderator: Robin Gordon, The Robert Allen Duralee Group’s VP of Marketing
Panelists: Brian Patrick Flynn, Anne Maxwell Foster & Suysel dePedro Cunningham

From digital design services and social media to client relations and licensing, technology and new methods of connectivity have shaken up the interior design industry as we once knew it. Robin Gordon, VP of Marketing for The Robert Allen Duralee Group, will moderate an engaging discussion with Anne Maxwell Foster & Suysel dePedro Cunningham, principal designers at boutique firm Tilton Fenwick, along with former set decorator turned private residential designer, Brian Patrick Flynn, whose recent production design credits include the HGTV Dream Home and HGTV Urban Oasis home giveaway series. Together, they’ll speak to the challenges — and opportunities — facing the designer in a modern, ever-changing world.

MID-DAY KEYNOTE // 12:05 PM – 1:00 PM

THRIVING AND SURVIVING: Tools, Tips & Tricks for Navigating Ecommerce
Moderated by: Pam McNally, SANDOW’s Executive Director of Digital, Luxe Interiors + Design
Panelists: Century Furniture President, Alex Shuford III, and Allison Paladino

The world of ecommerce and design continue to evolve as advanced online platforms, apps and software are undeniably shifting the landscape of the design business. Join Luxe Interiors + Design, Century Furniture President, Alex Shuford III, and other expert panelists as we examine the technology and the greater impact e-commerce has on our business. Gain expert tips on thriving and surviving in the digital age, while keeping your services and messaging relevant for this new wave of consumers.


CREATION: A Peek Behind the Scenes with Patrick Frey

The creative process is innate and mysterious, with inspiration coming from expected and unexpected sources alike. Patrick Frey, Chairman and Creative Director for La Maison Pierre Frey, finds inspiration around the world – from travel, exhibitions, discussions, archives, or even the street. “We are typically French in our tradition and expertise,” Patrick Frey affirms, “but we won’t achieve anything by keeping ourselves to ourselves.” It is in his studio that a rug found on the sidewalk or a visit to a show on aboriginal art becomes the genesis for a fabric, wallpaper or carpet and rug collection. Join Patrick as he shares a glimpse of the authentic craftsmanship and artistry behind Pierre Frey’s creations in celebration of the showroom’s grand opening here at DCOTA. The newly completed showroom features all five brands – Pierre Frey, Braquenie, Fadini Borghi, Boussac and Le Manach – and an open workspace designed to accommodate custom products like made-to-order Toile de Tours fabrics and extensive carpet offerings.



Live Weaving Demonstration, Morning Toast
All Day Demo
DEDON, Suite C-120
Kick off the morning with a mimosa toast to craftsmanship. True to DEDON heritage, we’ll host an all-day live weaving demonstration performed by expert weavers trained by the master craftspeople of Cebu Island, Philippines. Stop by for your own hands-on tutorial and experience what goes into the extensive world-renowned weaving process.

Home Theatre and Premier Display Technology Breakfast
9:15 a.m.
CinemaTech and Planar-Leyard, Resource Center, Suite A-124
Visit the Resource Center for a presentation on Home Theatre advancements and seating and Display technology for commercial and residential use.

The ABCs of COM with Lee Industries
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mantra Furnishings, Suite B-218
Diane Rowe from Lee Industries will be diving into the ABC’s of Customer’s Own Material to answer all your custom fabric questions. Topics will include railroading versus up the bolt, pattern repeats, drop repeats, half drops, print placement on the fabric, and how all these can affect how the COM is applied to the frame.

The New Dynamic | Design Meets Technology
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Crestron, Suite B-108
The communities of design and tech are collaborating more than ever before. Learn how these dynamic fields are working together to create innovative spaces that bring style to life. Gain insight and best practices for collaborating with Home Technology Professionals to ensure the client’s needs are met from a holistic approach. See project examples and an interactive Q&A opportunity with some of the best Tech Pros in the market. Moderated by Jenny Cortes, Crestron Showroom Manager.

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Donghia, Suite C-250
Please join David Toback, Donghia Director of Textiles, for an energetic presentation of the brand’s new spring collections; a mix of Hinson and Donghia. Donghia’s 3D has been cleverly paired with print, weave or embroidery to best create durable product of intriguing surface dimension, texture, and depth.

A toast to all things new
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
JANUS et Cie, Suite A-123
Join JANUS et Cie in their showroom as they toast to DCOTA Winter Market with a chic “Sip & Cie.” Sip champagne while browsing their Spring 2018 collections with stunning new introductions in lounge, dining, café, accessories, and Masterpieces.

The Deconstruction of a Chair | CEU .1 Credit
3:05 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Century Furniture, Suite B-228
Century’s President Alex Shuford III will present a visual and verbal exploration of the materials and techniques found in fine upholstery. By de-constructing a chair, the presenter is able to “peel-back” each layer to provide a detailed understanding of how every component works together to provide support and quality. Alex joined Century in 2000 and was named President April 2013. Fluent in the lexicon of retailing, product development and marketing to the luxury segment, he grew up in the furniture business and is a third generation furniture veteran, as his grandfather, Harley F. Shuford, founded Century Furniture.

Fireside Chats, Sips & Celebration
4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
DEDON, Suite C-120
Join DEDON around the bonfire for end-of-day cheer to Winter Market. As the sun sets, the showroom’s mood will follow suit as we gather for farm-to-table bites, handcrafted sips, casual fireside conversations, and a conclusion to the day-long furniture weaving demo. Takeaways will include fascinating facts about how each piece of woven DEDON furniture becomes the embodiment of modern technology and centuries-old craftsmanship.



Click HERE for detailed Open House information. You do not need to RSVP for our Showroom Open Houses.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Armazem Design, Suite A-136

Cowtan & Tout, Suite B-254

Donghia, Suite C-250

Inside Out, Suite B-216

J.D. Staron, Suite C-370

John Rosselli, Suite A-128

Kravet, Suite B-180

Lee Jofa/Brunschwig & Fils, Suite C-150

Tai Ping, Suite C-228

Date(s): 02/15/2018 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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1855 Griffin Road
Dania Beach

United States