Design Chicago 2020 Virtual Programming Kicks Off Next Week, October 6-8

(Chicago, IL) Design Chicago 2020 celebrates three full days of virtual programming Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 6-8, 2020. Hosted by Design Center at theMART and LuxeHome, virtual programming for Design Chicago 2020 will feature more than 40 presentations and CEUs from industry experts, along with strategic media partners and well-respected editors representing: Business of Home, Elle Décor, Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Traditional Home and theMART’s own Design Chicago Magazine.

Programming highlights include:

Tuesday, October 6:

Roaring Twenties to 2020: Restoring the Home that Inspired the Great Gatsby
Gaggenau, Thermador, Bosch Experience & Design Center
Featuring Jeanette Hodgkinson, Belle Design LLC, and Design Chicago Magazine
9-10AM CT

An Exploration of Naturally Luxurious Design with Elle Décor & Kara Mann
Baker Furniture
Featuring Ingrid Abramovitch, Elle Décor & Kara Mann, Kara Mann Design
12-1PM CT

COVID Conundrum: Designing during a Global Pandemic (CEU)
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
Featuring Christina Gallo, AIA, Via Chicago Architects + Diseñadores Chicago; Gregory Williams, AIA, Gregory Ramón Design Studio, Inc; Julie Hacker, FAIA, Architect, Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker Architects; Manuel Hernandez, AIA, Design Seed, Inc.; Miriam Neet, Neet Architecture, LLC; and Scott Cook, Carlisle. Partnering with AIA Chicago CRAN
3-4PM CT

Wednesday, October 7, 2020:

The Rich History (and Future) of Liberty of London
Featuring Genevieve Bennet, Liberty of London
9-10AM CT

Innovative Home Office Design Solutions
Studio Snaidero Chicago
Featuring J.P. Anderson, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago and Rama Dandamudi, Snaidero Chicago
11-12PM CT

De-Construction of the Chair
Century Furniture
Featuring Alex Shuford III, President RHF Brands, Century Furniture
12-1PM CT

Thursday, October 8, 2020:

Practical Guide to Outdoor Furniture & Fabrics (CEU)
JANUS et Cie
Featuring Jarred Simons and Patty Fox O’Connell, JANUS et Cie
9-10AM CT

How to Stand Out in a Virtual World
Monogram Design Center
Featuring Shannon Sharpe, Luxe Interiors + Design Chicago; Richard Anuskiewicz, Design Galleria; Young Huh, Young Huh Interior Design; Monet Masters, Forbes Masters; Tavia Forbes, Forbes Masters; Executive Chef Jon Liddell, Chicago Monogram Design Center.
12-1PM CT

Passports Please: Celebrating Travel and How It Feeds Our Creativity
Samuel & Sons
Featuring Laura Kirar, Laura Kirar Design; Lori Weitzner, Weitzner Limited; Patti Carpenter, Carpenter & Co; Roger Thomas, Wynn Hotels, and Timothy Corrigan, Timothy Corrigan Inc.
3-4PM CT

For more information, and to register for virtual programming, please visit
Design Chicago 2020 welcomes trade professionals from across the country, including members of trade organizations; such as, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

Rowland HolmesDesign Chicago 2020 Virtual Programming Kicks Off Next Week, October 6-8