HD Boutique gearing up
Staff Staff -- Home Textiles Today, September 3, 2009
Miami – HD Boutique, which takes place here at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Sept. 14-15, will hold a series of special events during the hospitality trade show.
Architect Jeffrey Beers, founder and principal, Jeffrey Beers International, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss the integration of art and architecture as well as his work with Dale Chihuly, Oscar Niemeyer, and I.M. Pei.
A panel of six designers will address “The Wave of the Future,” reviewing what design leaders are doing differently now. They include Gulla Jonsdottir, vp and principal designer, Dodd Mitchell Design, Los Angeles; Tonny Sadha, president, Tonny Sadha Interior Design, New York; Jun Aizaki, founder and principal, Crème, Brooklyn, New York; Andrew Alford, founder and principal, Andrew Alford Design Studio, San Francisco; Jason Goldberg, principal, Rowland + Broughton, Denver/Aspen; and Warren Foster-Brown, managing director, FBEYE International, Singapore and England.
In addition, the show will issue the HD/JHGI Second Annual Global Innovation in Hospitality Experience Awards, which recognize winners of a global contest that challenges designers to create a vision of the future of hospitality design. Winners are selected from juried finalists by a vote among hospitality professionals attending HD Boutique.
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