NEW YORK - A highlight of the Surtex surface design show earlier this month in New York was a morning panel discussion, themed, "American Embraces Design ... Finally." The all-star line-up included Lynn Shanahan of Marimekko parent C2 Group and Revman's Rich Roman. At left, the panel from left to right included: Tom Mirabile of Lifetime Brands, Elizabeth Bournaud of Francois Bournaud Paris, David Hedley of Artwork Design, Michelle Ishay-Cohen of Abrams, David Bolotsky of UncommonGoods and Shanahan and Roman. Penny Sikalis of Surtex, at the podium, introduced the event, which was moderated by Dan Rubinstein of Surface Magazine.