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Round Table Discussion: Good Carpenters Celebrate Their Tools

  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Thursday February 23, 2023
  • Clubhouse | Ace Hotel Palm Springs

As a part of Originality Deconstructed programming, join for a round table exploration of the literal and metaphorical inputs designers, architects and creatives implement in their practices and how these tools allow them to develop original ideas and ultimately, stand out.

Panelists will include:  Brad Wilson, Partner and CEO, Ace Hotel, Primo Orpilla, Co-Founder, Studio O+A, Lawrence Lazzaro, Owner, Modern Hacienda, Amy Auscherman, Director, Herman Miller Archives, Annie McKenna, Head of Contract, Fritz Hansen and Ann Petersen, Director, Brand & Trade Marketing, Lumens.


About Be Original Americas

Be Original Americas is a non-profit creative advocacy committed to informing, educating, and influencing manufacturers, artisans, design professionals, and consumers about the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.

About Lumens

Lumens is North America’s premier destination for modern lighting, furniture, and decor, serving trade and contract professionals as well as consumers. The company travels the world to source from over 350 global design brands, curating a product assortment that features iconic designs as well as the latest in contemporary interior décor, including exclusive pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. The Lumens mission to inspire and connect the world with good design has led the company to be a pioneer of innovation, delivering a best-in-class customer experience through our website, editorial content, customer support teams, dedicated trade program and print publications.

About Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen’s collection of furniture, lighting and accessories spans iconic designs from renowned Danish and international architects and designers to contemporary pieces by today’s most acclaimed creatives. From Arne Jacobsen’s Egg, Swan, and Series 7 chairs and Poul Kjærholm’s PK22 chair and PK80 daybed to Jaime Hayon’s Ro chair and Cecilie Manz’s Caravaggio lamp, each piece of applied art profiles a sculptural expression that unites function and form in unprecedented ways.

About Crypton

In 1993, Craig and Randy Rubin hatched an ingenious plan from the basement of their Michigan home. The duo wanted a fabric that could stand up to life’s messes and still be touchable and beautiful, a fabric that would change the way many people live their lives. They established Crypton to achieve that goal. Today, the company sells a wide range of products worldwide with the aim of making life easier. Crypton has 27 years of innovation and industry experience, 15 patents, and branded some of the most reliable, environmentally friendly, high-performance textiles in the world. In situations where heavy demands can be placed on fabric, Crypton offers superior performance with exceptional protection from stains, moisture, and odors.

About Adrian Madlener

 Adrian Madlener is a Brussels-born, New York-based writer, curator, and consultant. Over the past ten years, he’s held editorial positions at The Architect’s Newspaper, TL mag, and Frame Magazine while also contributing to publications such as AD Pro, Cultured, Disegno, Domus, Dwell, Hypebeast, Icon Design, Galerie, Luxe, Metropolis, Modern, and The Design Edit, He also develops copy and curates exhibition for select industry clients and cultural platforms. With a particular focus on topics that exemplify the best in craft-led experimentation and sustainability, he’s committed to supporting talents that push the envelope in art, architecture, and design.

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