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I’m delighted to be participating next month in REAL LIFE, REAL DESIGN, a fundraising benefit for a great organization, Youth at Risk, which aims at transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through a program of sustained mentoring. I’ll be co-hosting the evening event, along with such design world luminaries as Kim Myles from HGTV, Christopher Coleman, and many others listed here. We’ll each be donating exclusive pieces of our own design, which will be up for auction starting at 50 percent off retail price. Tickets include full access to the featured designers showrooms, shopping, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a night of fun and networking. Here are the details:
28 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Wednesday, October 16, 6:00–9:30 pm
5:00: Guest Registration
5:00–8:30: Silent Auction
8:30: Silent Auction ends, Live Auction begins
You can purchase tickets here.
Lexus is conducting market research for a new luxury vehicle planned for the US and believes that interior designers can help their engineers, designers, and product planners better understand affluent American consumer design trends and tastes. The research will effect both the interior and exterior design of the new vehicle. In mid-October a lead design team at Lexus asked me to to consult with them on the luxury buyer and provide insight into new and innovative design features for future automobiles.
I suggested a round-table type meeting, but after Super Storm Sandy devastated my home borough of Staten Island, I had the meeting moved to the Cliff Young Ltd showroom in the New York Design Center with help the owner, my friend Leslie Young. Joined by Designers Collaborative member Barry Goralnick and designer Nitzan Tagansky, I met with the US and International Product Planning and Management teams along with Lexus Chief Engineer and Chief Designer. Here are some shots of what proved to be a very stimulating and inspiring discussion.
Nitzan Tagansky, Barry Goralnick, and Susan Arann at the Lexus roundtable meeting in the Cliff Young Ltd showroom at the New York Design Center.
The meeting included Lexus’s US and International Product Planning and Management teams along with the Chief Engineer and Chief Designer.
Susan Arann showing the Lexus Chief Designer around the showroom.
Susan and members of the Lexus team in the showroom.