Pivot to Progress: How 3D Technology is Transforming our Design Industry

Join this designer discussion to learn how the design community can upgrade their workflows using 3D art. Discover how to better communicate with clients in a new way, using 3D assets from your favorite suppliers. Deliver beautiful imagery before projects are executed. Learn how 3D project presentations look like in VR Goggles.

 

Speakers

Sangeeta Gupta

Owner/CEO, Dôme Deco US at Decor Concepts LLC

Home Furnishings industry veteran Sangeeta Gupta began her career with her degree in I.T. & Economics. She transitioned into the home furnishings industry with the launch of Modelli Creations in “2009”, where she gained valuable experience in product design/development and the building of a brand. Modelli was supplying the likes of Nordstrom , Urban vendor group, and HomeGoods with hand crafted textiles from her home country of India. She then launched leading European lifestyle home furnishings brand Dome Deco in the US in January 2019, with the goal to achieve the same level of success the brand has achieved in Europe.

To find out more: https://domedeco.us/

 

Jennifer Farrell

Interior Designer/Founder, Jennifer Farrell Designs

Celebrity designer and television host Jennifer Farrell is a familiar face to audiences who have enjoyed her shows and designs for nearly two decades. Jennifer became nationally known hosting the longrunning A&E home improvement series “Find & Design.” She currently hosts “Find Me a Vacation Home,” “Most Amazing Homes,” and “Behind the Gates” for AWEtv. Founder of the awardwinning interior design firm Jennifer Farrell Designs, she was named “Design Visionary 2020” by The International Surface Event. Her showcase house Diablo Ranch was featured on the Dwell on Design Home Tour, and she was the celebrity designer for the 2018 Dwell on Design Method Home. Her work has been highlighted in Dwell, Mountain Living, Redbook, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, House & Garden, Ventura Blvd., FCW, and Sunset. Her most popular venture has been The Jennifer Farrell Collection, featuring hundreds of furniture and décor pieces at nearly 1400 stores nationwide. She is a spokesperson for Realtor.com and a Brand Ambassador for Lamps Plus. Jennifer became nationally known hosting the long-running A&E home improvement series “Find & Design,” has co-starred on Emmy-nominated “Home Made Simple” for OWN, and hosts the hit webisode series, “Cleaning & Organizing From Top to Bottom” and “The Two-Minute Home Makeover” on msn.com. She currently hosts “Find Me a Vacation Home” on AWEtv.

She has also hosted A&E’s “Point, Click, Design” and “The Big Fix.” Jennifer has been a regular contributor on Hallmark Channel’s Emmy-nominated “Home & Family,” a real estate correspondent for Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” and has written for Realtor.com with her real estate column “Get This Look.” Her most popular venture has been The Jennifer Farrell Collection, featuring hundreds of furniture and décor pieces at nearly 1400 stores nationwide.

Founded in 2001, the award-winning interior design firm Jennifer Farrell Designs was named “Best of Houzz,” and Jennifer’s collaboration with Method Home is the centerpiece of the 2018 Dwell on Design. Her signature home Diablo Ranch is on the world-renowned Dwell on Design Home Tour, and Jennifer’s work has been featured on prestigious design tours as well as in publications including Dwell, Redbook, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, House & Garden, and Sunset.

To find out more: https://jenniferfarrelldesigns.com/about-jennifer-design/

 

Christopher Grubb

President/Interior Designer, Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc.

Christopher Grubb is an award winning interior & product designer, as well as being the Founder and President of Beverly Hills based Arch-Interiors design group, inc. Celebrating 27 years in luxury design their globally recognized and exemplary work has been celebrated in both interior and exterior applications, high-end residential, commercial, medical, health, beauty and in retail design projects. Establishing two distinctive product design studios in 2010, Autograph by Christopher Grubb offers exclusive luxury collections and has led to collaborations with Theodore Alexander, Laguna Tech Stone Tile, and an award winning StyleDrain ™ Collection with California Faucets.

Whereas, C.G. Collection by Christopher Grubb, geared towards an affordable luxury market, won several product design awards for The Wyndham Collection, a stylish line of bathroom furnishings for Modern Bathroom ™ that is sold to nationwide audiences, via trade showrooms, online and through retailers’ Home Depot ™and Lowes ™. Showcasing an additional level of diversified talents, Christopher is also a sought after guest lecturer, moderator and media host on international and domestic stages, as he shares his expertise in the design industry with lessons on how to successfully navigate the world of luxury interior design and how to forge brand partnerships to collaborate on product licensing.

Visit him online to learn more: www.christophergrubb.com

 

Tracy Metro

TV Host & Interior Designer, Tracy Metro Designs

Tracy Metro began designing when she was a teenager growing up in Washington, DC. Her parents were silly enough to think she knew what she was talking about so they let her designer her bathroom… and lo & behold a designer was born!

Metro studied theater and set design at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation, she spent the next several years in front of the camera as a TV spokesperson. When not shooting, she honed her passion for interior design by making beautiful interiors for friends — until TV & design collided.

Tracy got the opportunity to design homes on makeover TV shows! She’s been on Channel 5, Netflix, HGTV, Hallmark, OWN, NBC, Reelz, YouTube, various DIY digital platforms, etc., jazzing up properties, one room at a time. Most notably, she hosted 45 one-hour episodes of Fremantle Media’s House Doctor in which she IS the House Doctor.

Concurrently with her on-camera career over the last 20 years, Tracy has continued to grow her design business, helping clients from all over the world create beautiful spaces in which to live, work, visit and even float! She has designed everything from prototypical suburban homes, to call centers, lofts, flats, restaurants, warehouses, offices, art galleries and boats spanning design styles including Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, Modern Industrial, Shabby Chic, Classic, French Provincial, Transitional, Tribal and her personal favorite… 70s RETRO!

Tracy is a hands-on designer actually doing much of the renovation alongside of her team. She is skilled at wallpapering, building, crafting and painting. As such, she has represented various DIY, crafting, paint and power tool brands, over the years including Cricut, Dunn Edwards, Skil and Worxx, etc.

To find out more: https://www.tracymetrodesigns.com/

 

Thomas Wolosik

Creative Director, Visualizer Plus

Thomas Wolosik is quite simply a master of creative technology and brand marketing customization. With 15 + years of experience supporting and developing projects in the design and trade industry, Thomas also holds a Master of Architecture Degree, he shares his expertise and experience and Bring forth his diverse background as a professional photographer, graphic designer, web developer and content strategist with his proven ability to inspire and motivate creative teams, it is not surprising that both of his roles as Creative Directors for Visualizer Plus & House Tipster lead the way in cutting edge technology and revolutionary 3D visualization.

To find out more: Visualizerplus.com

 

Patti Carpenter

Co-Founder, The Kaleidoscope Project

Patti is Principal of carpenter + company and an award- winning Designer in globally sourced home décor, accessories, fragrance and gifts, with experience in product design and development, merchandising and color + trend forecasting. As a Micro-Enterprise specialist with U.S. presidential recognition for domestic and international expertise in artisan development, small producer and entrepreneurial training and economic development she has designed and sourced Private Label collections for Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, The Phillips Collection, ABC Carpet and Home, Donna Karan Urban Zen and Ralph Lauren.

She has worked in 57 countries. Patti is an expert in Color + Trend research and forecasting and consults with Pantone. She is the Global Trend Ambassador for Maison & Objet, Paris. She is an active board member of SERRV International and BADG (Black Artists and Designer Guild), and the co-founder of the Kaleidoscope Project. Patti is also the recipient of the Gift For Life Industry Achievement Award for 2021.

To find out more: https://www.patticarpenter.com/

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