Each year, the ICFF sets the stage for a remarkable education component with its series of ICFF Talks. For this show, the line-up of presenters is more stellar than always. So is the bevy of partners.
Saturday, May 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Bloomberg Businessweek: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Ross Lovegrove, Jephson Robb, Jerry Helling
Good design? Good business? Legacy? Future? How do they intersect? Bloomberg Businessweek hosts a discussion of these always pressing questions with designers Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Ross Lovegrove, Jephson Robb, and Bernhardt Design president Jerry Helling, moderated by design editor Belinda Lanks.
Sunday, May 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Surface: Luca Nichetto
What’s modern now? And what will be modern next? Seems like the questions are predictable, and maybe even old hat. But when Surface presents industrial design polymath Luca Nichetto in discussion with Spencer Bailey, the modern design publication’s executive editor, hold onto your Panama. Surprising answers await.
Monday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Metropolis: Adam D. Tihany
Interested in hearing two true design experts discuss what makes iconic design? Metropolis hosts Adam D. Tihany, longtime whiz of hospitality design, in conversation with publisher and editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy, the industry’s intellectual center. After the talk comes the book signing: Szenasy for Design Advocate, her recent volume of collected essays, and Tihany for his latest, Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors.