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Dallas Design Week Schedule Announced

September 12-15 event for the Design community.
By Dallas Market Center |
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Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design marketplace in the country, announces the schedule of events taking place during Dallas Design Week, September 12-15, 2022. 

The fall edition will feature events and promotions for the design community taking place across more than 1.5 million square feet of design showrooms. Dallas Design Week is taking place at the same time as Total Home & Gift Market, ArchLIGHT Summit, which is the new commercial and architectural lighting event in the Trade Mart; and two design events at Market Hall: WestEdge Design Fair and Artexpo Dallas. 

The centerpiece event is Dine + Design Colormix 2023 with Sherwin-Williams, a lunch event taking place on Tuesday, September 13 at noon. Registration for Dine + Design is available here.

The keynote address with interior designer and product designer Mat Sanders will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 on the topic of The Impact of Lighting in Design. 

“Design Week is our largest design event of the year, uniting the industry for insights and inspiration from experts and influencers,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Please join us for seminars and events plus a chance to see so many new exhibitors and new collections.” All guests are invited to stop by the Designer Lounge, sponsored by Aspire magazine. The lounge, with workspace and daily complimentary cappuccino and wine, is located in IHDC 1D407. 

Monday, September 12 

Vignette Viewing Opens 

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., World Trade Center Atrium

Custom vignettes created exclusively for Design Week are open for viewing in the atrium of the World Trade Center. 

The Future of Living: Designing Multiuse Spaces in the Home 

1:00 p.m., World Trade Center Atrium 

Presented by D Home magazine. Moderated by Gillea Allison. Rooms that can “do it all” have become a significant focus in design, as more and more bedrooms are serving as offices, game rooms as home theaters, and kitchens as classrooms. Utilizing square footage in clever and sophisticated ways present unique and exciting challenges as needs for the home expand. Design techniques in lighting, furniture selection, color, and more influence how a dual-purposed space comes together effortlessly. Panelists include Matthew Wilson of Palecek, Mark Hoesterey of SHM Architects, and Amy White of Fagan White Design. 

Designer Wine Walk 

3:00 p.m., World Trade Center Atrium 

Hosted by Platinum Design Week Sponsors. Meet on the 1st Floor of the World Trade Center to kick off your shopping adventure with a red or white pour and a list of design showrooms to peruse. Scan each QR code inside the listed showrooms for your chance to win a diamond necklace from the 7th-floor exhibitor Expressions Diamond. 

Tuesday, September 13

Vignette Viewing 

8:30am-5:00pm, WTC Atrium 

Network with peers and exchange ideas while viewing a variety of incredible vignette displays provided by our event sponsors. 

Dine + Design Reception 

11:00 a.m., WTC Atrium 

Kick-off Dine + Design by networking with peers and exchanging ideas while viewing a variety of incredible vignette displays provided by our event sponsors. Registration is available here.

Dine + Design Presents Colormix 2023 with Sherwin-Williams 

Noon – 1:30 p.m., WTC 11 

Join Dallas Market Center and Sherwin-Williams for an inspired and in-depth survey of the influences and drivers for design color in 2023. Lunch and announcements will begin at 12:00 pm followed by a one-hour CEU presentation, which is IDCEC | AIA approved | CEPH accepted by TBAE.

CEU: Creating Indoor Design in Outdoor Spaces 

1:30 p.m., Kalco Lighting and Allegri Crystal by Kalco Lighting, TM 4915 

This CEU presentation tackles one of the most significant architectural trends in design today: Bringing the indoor living environment to the outdoor living space. Libby Hartman, Director of Creative Marketing for Kalco Lighting and Allegri Crystal by Kalco Lighting will explore the best indoor trends used outdoors and how high-quality decorative exterior lighting offers a distinctive design element while withstanding outdoor environments. Registration is available here.

Wednesday, September 14 

The Power of Personality & Personal Touch in Spaces 

11:00 a.m., World Trade Center Atrium 

Presented by Luxe Interiors + Design magazine. Moderated by Paulette Pearson. No more keeping up with the Joneses. We are seeing fewer and fewer all-white kitchens and more design risk-taking within the home that reflect individualism. Let your true personality be the theme of the room 

by mixing patterns and textures, introducing pops of color, quirky artwork, and incorporating furnishings that make the most sense to you. Join Luxe Interiors + Design Texas Homes Editor, Paulette Pearson, as she leads a discussion with four incredibly talented designers on how to curate beautiful spaces that highlight your most unique self. Panelists include Mike and Bryan Yates of Yates Design, Shay Geyer of IBB Design, and Traci Connell of Traci Connell Interiors. 

CEU Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Performance Fabrics: Fiber to Design 

12:30 p.m., Designer’s Patio, WTC 9009 

Marcia Blake will present on the manufacturing process from fiber to fabric, define and characterize performance fabric qualities, how qualities are determined, and how they can be used in application. We will explore sustainable initiatives and how performance fabric can be used in design. 

The Science of Design with Kelli Lamb and Danny Seo 

3:00 p.m., World Trade Center Atrium 

Presented by Rue magazine. We often see pictures of gorgeous rooms in magazines and pinned on our Pinterest page, but we’re never told why the room looks gorgeous. Just like baking, having the right ingredients in the right amount is crucial for success. Join Kelli Lamb, Editorial Director of RUE Magazine, and Danny Seo, designer and Co-Principal of RUE, as they discuss the science of why a beautiful room works. It’s not just about having good taste and an endless bank account, it’s about knowing why certain things work, why they cost what they cost, and then how to use this information to transform your home into a pin-worthy home. Stay after the session to meet Kelli and receive a signed copy of her book “Home With Rue” – limited copies available. 

Women in Lighting + Design Welcome Party 

6:00 p.m., D15TRICT Lounge, WTC 15 

The three Texas chapters of Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) welcome everyone to Dallas for the first-ever ArchLIGHT Summit with this special pre-show reception open to all participants (attendees, exhibitors, agents, sponsors, and more). Catch a spectacular view of downtown Big D from the top floor of the World Trade Center while enjoying food, drink, and networking with your peers. Pre-register to reserve your drink tickets for this not-to-be-missed kickoff! 

Platinum Sponsor: Aluz 

Silver Sponsors: Barbican, Putterman Scharck & Associates 

Bronze Sponsors: Artemide, EcoSense, Tech Lighting 

Thursday, September 15 

How Lone Star Architecture is Setting Directions in Design 

11:30 a.m., SMART Center (Trade Mart 4826) 

Texas is enjoying the largest state population growth in the country, with a tandem boom in construction and renovation turning attention to the Lone Star State. ARCHITECT Editor-in-Chief Paul Makovsky moderates a panel of three industry leaders from firms representing major Texas cities about the latest projects and untapped property opportunities across the state. Themes range from architecture and design at all scales, from adaptive reuse in a downtown high-rise that radically activated a city block; to hospitality projects creating placemaking in small towns by drawing upon local vernacular and history; as well as how lighting can enhance projects. Learn how urban planning, innovative interiors, and design process are transforming Texas architecture into a unique model for the rest of the country. 

The Impact of Lighting in Design with Mat Sanders 

1:00 p.m., World Trade Center Atrium 

Lighting is arguably one of the most important design features in a space. It creates an atmosphere, establishes dimension, determines if a space feels larger or smaller, and draws attention to the outstanding features of a room. Join Mat Sanders of Studio M for an in-depth conversation about giving lighting the position of importance it deserves. A “light” lunch will be served. 

This session is sponsored by the Lighting Concierge, a new service at Dallas Market Center. The Lighting Concierge is a complimentary service to inspire, guide, and provide access to the latest in lighting at Dallas Market Center. For more information, contact Arturo Maluy at [email protected]

High-End Residential Lighting Tour 

3:00 p.m., Trade Mart Koi Pond 

Michael Bauer, Vice President of Home & Design at Dallas Market Center, will lead a small group of participants on a guided tour of selected manufacturers with the focus on learning more about lighting options within “High End Residential” settings. Participation is by advanced reservation. Contact Michael at [email protected]

Designing with TM-30 

4:00 p.m., Trade Mart 4814 

This presentation will explain how specifiers can use ANSI/IES TM-30 Recommendation for Specifying Light Source Color Rendition and the color rendering specifications found in Annex E. Annex E provides specifiers with a system that is easy to understand and use, which helps make TM-30 the specifier’s primary color rendering framework. The presentation will review the Design Intents of Preference, Vividness, and Fidelity at all three Priority Levels and will include a demonstration of light sources that fall into each category. The focus will be on selecting appropriate criteria for various applications and on TM-30 related deliverables at each phase of the design process. Live demonstration will be provided. 

Throughout Design Week there will be showroom specials and hospitalities across the marketplace. Check the website and mobile app for the latest list. 

Sponsors for Dallas Design Week include Platinum Sponsors: Ashore, Avenue Home, Currey & Co., Designer’s Patio, Gabby, Game Rooms By Design, Hubbardton Forge, Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael, Minka Group, Park Hill, Rose Casual, Summer Classics, Taylors, Unique Loom, Uttermost, Wall Snobs, Kalco Lighting, and Kalalou. 

Diamond Sponsors: Cyan Design, Dallas Rugs, Danny’s Fine Porcelain, Feizy, Global Views, and Sonoran Range. 

To make plans visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Blog.

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