Join us Monday, July 29, 2019 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Market in the Norwalk Furniture showroom (A225) for a thought-provoking discussion designed with your interests and challenges in mind.
How can interior designers, retailers and manufacturers work best together? How can the process allow designers to do what they do best: design? How can retailers offer procurement and logistics support, and boost sales? What can manufacturers do to ease the burden?
The panelists, moderated by Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey, will include a terrific group of industry insiders with valuable experience and perspective.
The expert panel features Wendy Glaister, an ASID Allied interior designer with more than 10 years of industry experience; Dann Foley, a seasoned design professional whose work is influenced by his global clientele and extensive travel; Carrie Arnold, third generation owner of Modesto, California-based Phillips Lighting & Home; Emma Grover, owner and designer at Suite 52 Living, a boutique retail and design resource based in Modesto, California and Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture.
“As a designer-friendly manufacturer, we work directly with both retailers and interior designers in our daily business,” says Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture. “This panel aims to share best practices for making these relationships work in the best interest of the end consumer. Each vendor, whether it’s a retailer, designer or manufacturer, plays a key role in the design process and when each can focus on what they do best, we all benefit from the additional sales.
“Creating synergies between these three-way partnerships where designers can focus on design and retailers can help with the procurement and logistics of the manufacturers’ products can be tricky, but our expert panel has some tried and true tips to share that can benefit the industry as a whole,” she continues.
The panel discussion is free and open to all interior designers, retailers, and other market attendees with a valid July market pass. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will also be available during and after the event.