Surtex to Offer Design-Trend Program

SurtexWHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Next month’s Surtex will include a series of sessions featuring design experts, who will present their views on trends in color, design, product and lifestyles for 2015-2016, at the show’s ReSource Hub.

The presentations will be situated on the show’s floor and will be offered free of charge to show participants. The program includes:

•Trendease Market Edge PowWow: Design Directions & Inspiring Materials, presented by Jennifer Castoldi, CEO and chief creative director of Trendease International
•Engaging With Color in Autumn/Winter ‘15/16, presented by Laurie Pressman, vice president, Pantone Color Institute
•Carlin International: Fall 2015/16 Trends, presented by Nicki Gondell, principal at Trend House
•Gathering: from Domestic Craft to Contemporary Design Process, presented by Philip Fimmano, partner at Edelkoort, Inc.
•Design Works International: Creative Concepts for Digital Textile Printing, presented by Nancy Fire, creative director and founder of Design Works International
•The Role of Color Through the Ages, presented by Pantone’s Pressman
•ItalianLab: Fall 2015 Seasonal Trend Forecast, presented by Trend House’s Gondell
•LUSCIOUS: Brazil as Inspiration for Lifestyle, presented by Ragna Froda, creative director, Edelkoort, Inc.
•Milou Ket–Interiors 2015/2016, presented by Dan Nazario, creator of Creativo (U.S representative of Milou Ket Styling and Design)
•Trends in Digital Textile Printing, presented by Danielle LoCastro, director of operations, First2Print
•Color Management: Ensuring Color Accuracy from Inspiration to Realization, presented by Mitch Cole, director of sales for North and South America, Pantone
•Prints & More: Design Inspiration + Direction, presented by Gondell
•BOLD: Interiors and Designs for 2015, presented by Edelkoort’s Froda

Surtex will be held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from May 18-20.