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October 4, 2015
Dwell on Design New York commences its third and final day of stimulating discussions and exhibitions at Skylight Clarkson Sq. Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for can't-miss conversations with industry leaders, including Dwell President and CEO Michela O'Connor Abrams, who will share her CEU-accredited New Face of Affluence presentation.
Dwell president CEO Michela O'Connor Abrams New Face of Affluence

New Face of Affluence Survey: Designing for Today's Affluent Consumer, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | Cosentino Stage 

Michela O’Connor Abrams, CEO of Dwell, will discuss today’s new notion of affluence, defining key disruptors and how they are reshaping consumer attitudes and behaviors. Informed, tech-savvy, and discerning, the new affluent signals a period of transitional change. The new affluent is creative, design-conscious, reliant on personal tastes—and not shy about expressing opinions.

Credits: 0.1 IDCEC (SE-10332-109)

Originally appeared in Earn Education Units at Dwell on Design New York
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Barclays Center by SHoP Architects

From Passive Houses to Living Roofs: Green Design in the Heart of the City, from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM | Haier Stage 

Three New York–based architects—Julie Torres Moskovitz of Fete Nature Architecture, John Gulliford of SHoP, and Dan Piselli of FXFOWLE—will discuss what it will take to introduce green design on a mass scale across the city.

 

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Bruce Damonte
Originally appeared in Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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Twist by Astro LED light bulb and speaker

How Smart Is the Smart Home, Really? from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM | Cosentino Stage

As Smart Tech continues to gain traction as a buzz-worthy term, how can you make sure you’re investing in the future, and not just buying into the latest fad? Two experts—Ted Booth from Honeywell Connected Home and Shaun Springer of the startup Astro—weigh in.

 

 

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Campaign furniture white sofa

The Future of Furniture, from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM | Haier Stage

With the latest advances in technology, how can we improve the furniture industry to support better designing, buying, and shipping practices? Former Apple engineer Brad Sewell, who just launched the furniture startup Campaign, and independent designer Kiel Mead of American Design Club joins the discussion.

 

Originally appeared in A New Furniture Startup Tackles High Shipping Costs and Annoying Assembly Times Head-On
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Francis Bitonti's 3D printed "Molecule" Shoe Collection.

3D Printing and Intellectual Design, from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM | Cosentino Stage

3D-printing technology has enabled designers and consumers to reproduce and customize objects that might otherwise be patented. Designer Francis Bitonti and Duann Scott of Autodesk will explore the potentials of 3D-printing, as well as its complex effects on issues of intellectual property. 

 

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Francis Bitonti Studio
Originally appeared in Catch the 3D Printer of Haute Couture (and more) at Dwell on Design NY
5 / 11

At Home Anywhere: The Art of Designing Boutique Hotels in the Age of Room Share, from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM | Haier Stage

Room share services like Airbnb, Breather, and Couchsurfing allow users to experience new places in a uniquely human way, one that suits the modern traveler’s desire for authenticity. Art advisor Teriha Yaegashi will join Ace Hotel executive Kelly Sawdon and Jon Sherman, owner of Flavor Paper, to discuss boutique hotels’ curated alternative to the popularized trend. 

 

 

Originally appeared in 8 Great Modern Hotels
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Designing for a Good Night's Sleep, from 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM | Haier Stage

Studies show poor sleeping habits have been associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression. Sam Pardue, CEO and founder of Indow, and Liz Heinberg, director of marketing at Marpac, will join this panel to discuss the products and furniture that optimize rest, and how bedroom design can determine sleep quality.

 

Originally appeared in Highlights from Greenbuild 2012
7 / 11
Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a retreat for visiting families on an idyllic lakeside expanse of land at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan. To drastically reduce a

The New Prefab, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM | Cosentino Stage

How well do prefab dwellings stand up against the elements? Jim Garrison and Ammr Vandal, both leading architects specializing in prefab, will discuss how prefab units compare with site-built structures from several resiliency angles: affordability, strength, longevity, and construction time.

 

 

Originally appeared in Modular Retreat
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Home Security Illustration 6

Smart vs. Safe Tech: How Security Startups Stay One Step Ahead of Hackers, from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM | Haier Stage

Though no software is failsafe, truly “smart” technology guards property and privacy from hackers. This panel, featuring Chris Rill, CTO of Canary, and Scott Ledterman, COO of Myfox, will reveal the measures designers and technologists take to stay one step ahead of today’s cyber criminals.

 

Originally appeared in How Secure Is the Modern Smart Home? We Ask a Professional
9 / 11

Retrofitting New York's Waterfront, from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM | Cosentino Stage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and in anticipation of natural disasters of the future, some of the city’s best architectural thinkers devised ways to increase the resiliency of New York’s waterfront. Architects Jeremy Siegel from Bjarke Ingels Group and Gena Wirth from SCAPE will speak to each of their firm’s winning proposals to HUD’s recent Rebuild By Design competition.

 

 

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The New Skyscraper, from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM | Haier Stage

As developers plan large-scale residential projects around New York City, a surge of needle towers have begun to redefine Manhattan’s skyline. Designer Dror Benshetrit will join Roy Kim, CCO of Douglas Elliman and former key design chief for Extell Development, developer of One57, to discuss what tomorrow’s skyscraper will look like.

 

 

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Dwell president CEO Michela O'Connor Abrams New Face of Affluence

New Face of Affluence Survey: Designing for Today's Affluent Consumer, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | Cosentino Stage 

Michela O’Connor Abrams, CEO of Dwell, will discuss today’s new notion of affluence, defining key disruptors and how they are reshaping consumer attitudes and behaviors. Informed, tech-savvy, and discerning, the new affluent signals a period of transitional change. The new affluent is creative, design-conscious, reliant on personal tastes—and not shy about expressing opinions.

Credits: 0.1 IDCEC (SE-10332-109)

Get your tickets for the show now. For a full list of panelists, see this page of Dwell on Design New York's website.

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