DCOTA reimagines the future of design

Local design professionals and aficionados will talk tips and trends at The Design Center of the Americas’ virtual winter market. Called “Navigating the New: Reimagining the Future of Design.”

According to a release, the day’s conversations “will explore the methods in which the design community has transcended this period of adjustment through togetherness, while reevaluating normalcy and its defined meaning all while fashioning forward into an optimistic 2021.”

DCOTA offers an elevated experience for design professionals and design enthusiasts, showcasing impeccably curated to-the-trade showrooms with an unrivaled bespoke product selection,” says Jessica Idarraga, Director of Digital Marketing in the release. “Locally and internationally sourced, DCOTA—like all four Cohen Design Centers—are distinguished by having the finest in residential and commercial furnishings, exquisite craftsmanship, and home décor. Certainly, Cohen Design Centers continue to inspire and be inspired, enduring the test of time as the preferred luxury design hub in the world.”

The event takes place Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Check out some of the talks below.


Coffee Talk: Getting a Book Deal
10 a.m.
Kate Hume, Jeffrey Bilhuber and Celerie Kemble discuss the lessons learned from their book deals. Jacqueline Terrebonne, Editor-in-Chief of Galerie Magazine, moderates.


Dynamic Design: New Furniture Collections by Legacy Brands Baker and McGuire
Check out the latest collections from Baker Interiors Group: Baker Luxe (featued image) and Kara Mann for McGuire.


Past, Present, Future: Togetherness in the Industry
2 p.m.
In an important conversation surrounding brand evolution for these times, SoFlo Home Project host Alena Capra chats with designers Jennifer Lynn Arteaga and duo Jay Britto and David Charette.


Powering the Luxury Residence
3 p.m.
In a look at how technology is changing homes today, Creston Smart Home Technology presents its residential control solutions.


Florida Design and Century Furniture Present: Inside the Designer’s Mind
4 p.m.
Interior designer Allison Paladino talks behind the scenes about her outdoor line SAIL in this talk with Daphne Nikolopoulos, editorial director of Florida Design Magazine.

Showroom Conversations
Throughout the day

From Glass Art to Exceptional Design: The Rug Company and Chihuly Studios on their recent ‘Masterpieces’ Collaboration
Rug Company CEO James Seuss and Chihuly president and CEO Leslie Chihuly discuss how the new Chihuly collection pays “homage to craftsmanship.”


Deep Dive with Dara: Timothy Corrigan on Creating Comfortable Interiors
Timothy Corrigan shares the secrets to stylish and livable spaces with Schumacher Creative Director Dara Caponigro.

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