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IFDA to Host Trend Session

The International Furnishings and Design Association New York Chapter will host a Rugs and Flooring Trend Report looking at the design and market forecast for 2009 and 2010.

Two panelists will present at the session, which will examine area rugs, carpeting, wood, tile, luxury vinyl and other floor treatments.

Lissa Wyman, editor-in-chief of rugnews.com will explore current fashion trends and project styles and colors for the future.

Joe Amato, vp of residential styling at Mannington Mills, will discuss how color and design are being applied to hard flooring.

The event will be held Wednesday, June 18 at the Odegard showroom, 12th floor, in the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave.

The one-hour program will start at 6:45 p.m.; cocktails and networking begin at 6 p.m.

Fees are $30 for members; $45 for guests; $15 for student members, and $25 for students. From each ticket, $5 will go to Rugmark Foundation, a global nonprofit organization working to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in Nepal, India and Pakistan.

R.S.V.P. by Monday, June 16 to ifdanyny@verizon.net or (212) 686-6020.

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