The Conversation Series, sponsored by Ligne Roset, supported by Metropolis Magazine, and hosted by Grimshaw.
Saturday, May 18, 12-1pm
“Craftsmanship and Industry—The Reconciliation”
Moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Associate Editor, Metropolis
Addressing design as the valuable bridge between traditional technique and modern fabrication and featuring a panel of esteemed designer, manufacturer, and retail visionaries, will include René-Jacques Mayer (Creative Director, Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique), Alex Rasmussen (Neal Feay Studio) and Gareth Brennan (President and Founder, Eventscape Inc.).
Sunday, May 19, 12-1pm
“Designing for the Senses and Caring for Sustainability”
Moderated by Susan Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis
The subject of water in our everyday life through the lens of design and architecture.
With Philippe Grohe (Brand Manager, Axor), Michael Arad (Architect) and Joel Towers ( Executive Dean, Parsons The New School For Design).
Monday, May 20, 12-1pm
“The Growing Voice of Design in Latin America”
Moderated by Paul Clemence, Contributing Editor, Metropolis with Sebastian Ocampo (Mexico), Jacqueline Terpins (Brazil), Guillermo Parada /GT2P (Chile), Carlos Junqueira/Espasso.
A thriving community of Central and South American designers and manufacturers will debut at WantedDesign 2013. The Conversation Series will act as the premier venue for discussion about approaches, materials, social impact and the evolving Latin American market and more.
Highlighting the lounge will be Togo seating throughout the room. The Togo Collection, designed by Michel Ducharoy for Ligne Roset in 1973, is celebrating its 40th anniversary, marked by the introduction of a new style and two new upholstery patterns. One of the new patterns that will be on display in the Conversation lounge is an Alcantara® material in a very striking houndstooth motif.