Boston Design Market 2015

  • Type  Trade and Consumer
  • Location  Various Locations
  • Time  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue  Boston Design Center
Boston Design Market 2015

Explore the region’s preeminent destination for luxury interior furnishings over two full days of design immersion. Boston Design Market 2015 features keynote events, panel discussions, special guests, product launches, demonstrations, workshops, and more.


Day One
The Considered Interior with Marisa Marcantonio
October 7 | 11:00 a.m. | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548 | RSVP
Design authority Marisa Marcantonio of Stylebeat blog reports on fresh looks for 2016

A reception at JANUS et Cie, Suite 114, will take place immediately following the presentation.

20x20xDesign: What’s Next?
October 7 | 4:00 p.m. | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548 | RSVP
Industry experts share their perspective on what’s next in design

Design Showdown 2016 Kick-Off Party
October 7 | 5:00 p.m. | Galley West | 2nd Floor, Suite 203 | RSVP
BDC’s student design competition kicks off with Design New England and ASID New England

Day Two
Kerry Joyce: My Life in Design
October 8 | 11:00 a.m. | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548 | RSVP
Interior designer Kerry Joyce converses with Chuck Comeau of Dessin Fournir

A reception at the Martin Group, Suite 515, will take place immediately following the presentation.

Wired & Inspired: Behind the Scenes of a Virtual Showhouse
October 8 | 4:00 p.m. | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548 | RSVP
Designers of BDC’s Dering Hall digital show house discuss inspiration found online and IRL

New England Design Hall of Fame Inductee Unveiling Party
October 8 | 5:00 p.m. | Lobby | 1st Floor | RSVP to
Join New England Home and the BDC as we announce the 2015 New England Design Hall of Fame Inductees

Click here for more details on keynote events.

After six successful years, the ASID New England Board of Directors decided to merge the annual Fall Business Conference into Boston Design Market. Seven CEU courses will be held in ASID industry partner showrooms throughout the BDC. Each will offer the 0.1 unit accredited through Interior Design Continuing Education Council. There is no cost and no registration for the courses. RSVP here.

Day One
Introduction to Natural Stone
October 7 | 10:00 a.m. | Christopher Peacock | Suite 633
Stacey White of Marble and Granite, Inc. provides a better understanding of various types of natural stone.

Paint Technology: Chemistry and Performance
October 7 | 10:00 a.m. | Century Furniture | Suite 447
Marion Beaulieu of Benjamin Moore explains the various components of paint and their impact on quality.

Modern Textiles in America: The Early Years
October 7 | 1:30 p.m. | Waterworks | Suite 147
Megan Parsons from KnollTextiles explores the development of post-war modern textiles in the United States.

Optimizing Water Efficiency in Multi-Family and Single-Family Homes
October 7 | 2:30 p.m. | Carlisle Wide Plank Floors | Suite 541
Presented by Lani Smith of Moen, this course provides an overview of the business case surrounding green building for single-family and multi-family homes.

On Thursday, October 8, return to Carlisle for a light snack and sip of wine.

Day Two
Sustainable Bath and Kitchen Design
October 8 | 9:30 a.m. | Ann Sacks | Suite 317
Learn how to design healthy and sustainable baths and kitchens with Kate Linneman from Ann Sacks.

Artistry Meets Innovation
October 8 | 1:30 p.m. | Discover Tile | Suite 647
Geoffry Balough from DiscoverTile highlights the various types of tiles made available from the earliest and modest handmade technologies to modern day 21st century water jet techniques.

The Color of Branding: Recreating Your Vision and Value
October 8 | 2:30 p.m. | The Bright Group | Suite 350
Eric M. Haydel, Allied ASID, explores the success of companies in today’s market while allowing participants a hands-on approach to recreate their company or personal brand in the marketplace.

Click here for more details on CEU courses.

In addition to keynote events and CEU courses, BDC showrooms are hosting a variety of engaging events.

Day One
Stark & Alhambra Fabric
October 7 | 9:30 a.m. | Stark | Suite 101
Stark welcomes Carlos Hernandez, Export Manager for Alhambra Fabric. A light breakfast will be served before the presentation.

Lunch with Remains Lighting
October 7 | 12:30 p.m. | Christopher Peacock | Suite 633
Based in New York, Remains Lighting provides custom and made-to-order lighting for design firms and manufactures all of its fixtures in its own LEED-Gold certified facility.

Behind the Walls: An Inside Look at Wallcovering
October 7 | 2:00 p.m. | Designer Lounge | Suite 342
Meet Phillip Jeffries’s Director of Marketing Michelle Daniels as she discusses the art of handcrafted wallcoverings. Reception in the showroom, Suite 526B, to follow.

Custom without the Chaos
October 7 | 2:00 p.m. | Robert Allen | Suite 200 | RSVP
Interior Designer Steven Favreau provides insider tips on designing a custom, chaos-free room with Robert Allen furniture. Refreshments will be served.

Pillement to Redd: Tales from the Archives Vault
October 7 | 2:30 p.m. | Schumacher | Suite 529 | RSVP to
Join Schumacher for dessert and bubbly as their very own Archivist, Avodica Ash, talks about the history of their best-selling prints and gives a tribute to Miles Redd.

Boston Home Décor Show Patron Party
October 7 | 3:00 p.m. | TBA
Join Fusco & Four at the Host Committee’s kick-off party for the Boston Home Decor Show. Preview the show, meet committee members and show exhibitors, and learn more about the Home Decor Show. Enjoy raising a toast amidst the other Design Market activities!

Introducing Fuse Lighting and New Bright Chair Collections
All Day | The Bright Group | Suite 350
Visit the Bright Group to see their new handcrafted luxury lighting line, Fuse Lighting, and take a look at new additions to the Bright chair collections. Refreshments served.

Day Two
Lunch & Presentation with Scalamandre’s Creative Director
October 8 | 12:30 p.m. | Scalamandre | Suite 339 | RSVP to
Scalamandre’s Creative Director, Susan North, presents their Fall 2015 collection over lunch.

Yankees Engage with the World: The Ongoing Evolution of New England Design
October 8 | 12:30 p.m. | J.D. Staron | Suite 332 | RSVP
J.D. Staron hosts New England Home’s editor-in-chief, Kyle Hoepner, as he discusses how design in New England is more open to contemporary and global influences.

Online Visual Marketing: Why Is It So Powerful?
October 8 | 1:00 pm | Venegas and Company | Suite 620 | RSVP to
Venegas and Company in partnership with FBN Construction host Adam Japko as he presents ways on the power of photographs, images, and graphics in marketing.

The Show House Authority
October 8 | 12:30 p.m. | Christopher Peacock | Suite 635 | RSVP to
A regular contributor in the country’s prestigious charity show houses, Christopher Peacock will present on his luxury custom cabinetry designs. Lunch provided.

John Lyle Meet & Greet
October 8 | 2:00 p.m. | Ailanthus | Suite 434 | RSVP to
Stop in for a drink and a bite to eat and meet John Lyle! Explore the exotic finishes and discover the inspirations behind his innovative designs.

The Lifelong Home: Designing for the Young Old Generation
October 8 | 2:00 p.m. | GRANGE | Suite 210
Join GRANGE Furniture in their new home for French treats, sparkling wine, and a presentation from Lisa Bonneville, FASID.

From Fantasy to Floor with Tai Ping and Steven King
October 8 | 3:00 p.m. | Steven King Decorative Carpets | Suite 405 | RSVP by October 5 to

Steven King and Tai Ping discuss custom carpets and collaboration. Light refreshments will be served.

Both Days
Portraits, Inc. Painting Exhibit & Demonstration
October 7 & 8 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Webster and Company | Suite 242
Portraits, Inc. welcome designers to an exciting exhibit that celebrates the time-honored tradition of portrait painting.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on the 6th Floor
October 7 & 8 | 12:30 p.m. | 6th Floor Showrooms
Craving something sugary after the morning keynote events? Satisfy your sweet tooth on the 6th floor.

Festive Fall Coffee Bar and Treats
October 7 & 8 | 1:00 p.m. | Baker Furniture and Ann Sacks | Suites 300 and 317
Treat yourself to a festive fall coffee bar at Baker Furniture and Ann Sacks. Discover inspiring and innovative new products for every room and style.

Fall in Love with Textures, Exotics, Glitter & Glam!
October 7 & 8 | All Day | Edelman Leather | Suite 344
Celebrate textures, glitter, and glam this fall at Edelman Leather. Stop by the showroom any time during Boston Design Market to see their exciting new collections.

Masterpiece Pop-Up Gallery
October 7 & 8 | All Day | Suite 634
For a glimpse of the best in New England art and photography, visit Masterpiece Framing’s pop-up gallery.

ROMO Black Edition: Redefining Elegance for Contemporary Interiors
October 7 & 8 | All Day | ROMO | Suite 528
An experimental approach to design, Black Edition offers high fashion for interiors with an assemblage of contemporary designs in a captivating palette of vivacious shades.

Sip, Sit, and Savoir with O’Henry House and David Iatesta
October 7 & 8 | All Day | Studio 534 | Suite 534
Stop by Studio 534 anytime during the Design Market to sip some cocktails, enjoy some snacks, and savoir our beautiful furniture.

Stop By & Have a Beer!
October 7 & 8 | All Day | The Boston Shade Company/System 7 | Suite 627
Although still under construction, The Boston Shade Company/System 7 invites the design community to stop by and say hello.

Click here for more details on showroom-hosted events.

Visit the Market Stalls during Design Market for special appearances and programming.

Raffle at Restoration Resources
October 7 & 8 | All Day | Market Stalls | Suite 203
Visit Restoration Resources in the Market Stalls for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for any of their architectural treasures.

Porcelain Repair & Restoration
October 7 | 1:30 p.m. | Market Stalls | Suite 203
Visit the Trefler’s booth to meet Laura Sheehan, department of decorative arts, as she demonstrates a porcelain repair.

Furniture Repair & Restoration
October 8 | 1:30 p.m. | Market Stalls | Suite 203
Trefler’s specializes in the repair and restoration of personal treasures. Join Craig Lupien, department of furniture, as he demonstrates a restoration.

Click here for more details on Market Stalls events.


Day One
Boston Home Décor Show Patron Party
October 7 | 3:00 p.m. | Webster & Company | Suite 242 | RSVP
Join Boston Art Fairs for a Host Committee Kick-Off at the Boston Design Center and get a sneak preview of the Boston Home Decor Show.

Both Days
Celebrating the Finest Designer and Contemporary Rugs in the World
October 7 & 8 | All Day | The Rug Company | Suite 206
Stop by The Rug Company pop-up space to see their exciting new collections including Diane von Furstenberg, Rodarte, and Jonathan Saunders.

Beni Ourain: A Timeless Design Classic
October 7 & 8 | All Day | Imports from Marrakesh | Suite 144
Imports from Marrakesh presents a collection of new and vintage Beni Ourain carpets at the Boston Design Center.

Click here for more details on bonus material at Boston Design Market.