April 30, 2019
Michigan Design Center Design News, to the trade
Sean Low

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 | 10:30 A.M.
Mid-America Room | Suite 86 | To the Trade

The Power of Niche with
Sean Low

Trade members are invited to a lively presentation by Sean Low at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Mid-America Room. The Power of Niche will focus on understanding your unique talent and how to hone your special skills, as well as deepening client relationships. Sean is founder and president of the consulting firm The Business of Being Creative. Please RSVP to Debbie Homenik by Friday, May 3. Breakfast will be served.

Michael Poris Photo by Marvin Shaouni

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 | 11:30 A.M.
Mid-America Room | Suite 86 | To the Trade

Don’t Miss This!

Michigan Design Center presents The Detroit School: Defining Today’s Place-Based Design, a lunchtime lecture featuring Michael Poris, AIA, on Thursday, June 6, at 11:30 a.m. Noted architect Michael Poris will show and discuss his work during this hourlong lunch presentation for trade members. See the new spaces that are changing the face of Detroit, and learn how Michael combines his practice of adaptive re-use and contemporary design to create spaces that are uniquely defining Detroit design. Lunch will be provided for this complimentary event. Registration is required by May 30. Please RSVP to Debbie Homenik.

colorful vignette

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 | 11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Mid-America Room | Suite 86 | To the Trade

Sherwin-Williams CEU: “Design's Role in the Healthy Home Movement”

Join Sherwin-Williams for a presentation navigating the complex maze of paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client’s home with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew, and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. You will also learn how to find paints and coatings that are third-party certified and strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory. Lunch will be provided. Limited to maximum of 40 trade professionals, so RSVP here by Friday, May 10. This CEU is .01 LU for IDCEC & AIA.

designers looking at fabric

TUESDAY, MAY 21 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Mid-America Room | Suite 86 | To the Trade

Chet’s Cleaning Lunch & Learn: Debunking Myths and Discovering Truths

You’re invited to learn from industry professionals about textiles and the “truths” about cleaning. Lunch will be provided. Experts will dispel myths regarding cleaning and care of fabrics such as rayon, viscose, jute, sisal, silk, and Crypton. Also, two attendees will win either a $500 gift certificate toward Diamond Protection Services or a $100 spotting kit from Chet’s Cleaning. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, May 17, to jennifer@chetscleaning.com or register here.

performance fabrics

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 | 11:30 A.M.
Mid-America Room | Suite 86 | To the Trade

Pindler hosts a Lunch & Learn CEU

Trade professionals are invited to join Pindler for a Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mid-America Room. A representative from Applied Textiles will present a CEU on “The Science Behind Performance Textiles.” Please RSVP to Michigan@Pindlercorp.com by Friday, May 17.

Villeroy and Boch

MONDAY, JUNE 3 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Mid-America Room | Suite 86 | To the Trade

Maximizing Tile Installation with Trim Profiles CEU

Virginia Tile invites design professionals to join Craig Weiss, Commercial Sales Manager for Schluter Systems, for a presentation on how trim profiles improve the integrity of tile installations and increase the versatility of tile in various applications, including floors, walls, countertops, and more. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, May 24, to Kristen Fantin at KFantin@schluter.com or 586.255.5049.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 | 5 - 8 P.M.
Suite 82 | To the Trade

“The Unexpected Mix”
Trade Reception

RJ Thomas, Ltd. and Judy Frankel Antiques are collaborating to bring you an ongoing series, “The Unexpected Mix: The Beauty of Mixing Old with New,” in which notable designers combine contemporary furnishings with antiques in their vignettes. The next designers are Dan Davis and Amy Vucaj, whose vignettes will be on display from June 1 - July 15. Trade members are invited to a reception with food and drinks on Wednesday, June 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. in Suite 82 of the RJ Thomas showroom. Please RSVP by Friday, May 24, to info@rjthomasltd.com or 248.822.1300.

Untitled by Steve Tobin

Habatat Galleries’ 47th Annual Glass Art Exhibition

Habatat Galleries invite you to celebrate their 47th Annual Glass Art Exhibition at Michigan Design Center (Suite 39), as well as at their Royal Oak art gallery. Habatat offers the finest works of contemporary art glass from around the world. The event is open to the public May 4 through July 5.

Designers, bring your clients by for a special tour; Habatat welcomes the opportunity to work with all design professionals interested in artworks at both locations. Artworks are posted on Glass47.com. Habatat also will be presenting an exhibition of works in clay and glass, Exploded Earth, by renowned artist Steve Tobin in Suite 103. There will be a reception to meet the artist, whose work is pictured, on May 2 from 3 - 5 p.m. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment, through June 30.

Earthscape Home Products

Earthscape Has a New Home

Earthscape Home Products has moved from Suite 95 to a more spacious showroom in Suite 19, which also affords bountiful natural light. Earthscape carries certified organic mattress brands, eco home furnishings, and zero VOC solid-wood bed frames. More info at earthscapehome.com or 248.677.4999.

built in bookcase

Display Sale at E.W. Kitchens

E.W. Kitchens in Suite 93 is cooking up some delicious new displays for spring! They are clearing out the long-standing French Provincial bar and bringing in a new kitchen. As a result of this pending change, the Quality Made quarter-sawn built-in oak bookcase has been priced to hop into a savvy collector’s home! This well-made piece is solid quarter-sawn oak with shelving, crown molding, and a smart center cabinet. Contact the showroom at 248.649.0500 for pricing and dimensions.

broadloom samples

The Ghiordes Knot Is
on the Move

The Ghiordes Knot will soon be moving from Suite 20 to a more spacious showroom in Suite 90, on the north side of the building. The projected move should be completed sometime in June. The Ghiordes Knot has been selling distinctive rugs and flooring since 1977. Come visit them soon in their new home!

Photo by Beth Singer

Design Tips: Designers’ Go-to Colors

Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or instead opt for a neutral background, such as this family room designed by Jane Synnestvedt, updating a room’s paint color is a simple way to make an immediate impact. Several top designers share their tried-and-true favorite colors they rely on again and again in their design projects.
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