WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 | 10 A.M. | Lunch & Learn at The Ghiordes Knot

Trade members are invited to join The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 20, for a Cork, Bamboo, and Hardwood as a Flooring Material CEU at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 26. Tom Hoffmeyer, certified National Wood Flooring Association presenter, will discuss the characteristics and benefits of cork, bamboo, and hardwood, as well as heartwood vs. sapwood, annual growth rings, wood grain, texture saw cut, and Janka (hardness) ratings. He’ll also cover cork and bamboo harvesting, growth cycles, sustainability, and environmental benefits and indoor air quality. CEU credit: 0.1. Lunch will follow the presentation. Please RSVP by April 21 to or call 248.643.0333.

THURSDAY, MAY 11 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Celebrations Around the World Gala

Join MDC as it marks its 40th anniversary with a “Celebrations Around the World” Gala evening on Thursday, May 11, from 6 - 9 p.m. See 25 designer-created vignettes with global themes in various showrooms and enjoy live music, strolling dinner, and cocktails.

FRIDAY, MAY 12 | 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Celebrations Around the World

Join the festivities as Michigan Design Center marks its 40th anniversary with a “Celebrations Around the World” event. In more than 20 participating showrooms, designers will create celebratory vignettes with a global motif, including stops in India, Morocco, Big Sur, Paris, Venice, and Thailand.

THURSDAY, MAY 18 | 11 A.M-2 P.M. | Duralee CEU Event

Trade members are invited to join Lisa Nicholl of JF Fabrics for a special two-part event in which you’ll learn all you need to know about wallpaper and performance fabrics. The CEU begins at 11 a.m. with “Wallpaper 101,” followed by lunch at noon, courtesy of Duralee. The CEU resumes at 1 p.m. with “The ABCs of Performance Fabrics.” The presentation is hosted by Duralee and is IDCEC approved. Click here to RSVP.

THURSDAY, JUNE 8 | 10-11 A.M. | Virginia Tile CEU

Feras Irikat, director of design and marketing at Lunada Bay Tile, presents “Color Theory and Its Application,” a CEU for trade members outlining the basics of color theory and psychology on Thursday, June 8. Irikat will examine the impact of light and color in the design environment and will discuss how to decode colors down to their original DNA. Registration at 9:30 a.m. The CEU runs 10-11 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. RSVP by June 2 to