The Edge Of New Possibilities

PRESENTING: KEYNOTE speaker Nolen Niu established his custom furniture design and fabrication firm
Nolen Niu, Inc. in 2005. His first collection was introduced at the 2006 Salone Satellite Milan
Furniture Fair. He has been showing his collection for the past 12 years at the International
Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, including 2017. With operations set up in California this makes
him one of the few American furniture designers with the ability to completely manufacture his
upholstery and cabinetry entirely in America. Somehow he also found time to be a season judge on
Spike TV’s show “Framework” which was the first ever furniture design competition series. YES he
is the DesignEDGE keynote speaker!

“WOW” look at this Afternoon Panel: moderator: nationally known Nick May of the Chaise Lounge
Podcast – Nick has a big presence at all the major shows and markets. The panel focus is on “how
to” take designs from “creation to consumer”.
Kelli Ellis… recently debuted a small art collection for Left Bank Art. Her Sunpan collection was
just introduced at the spring 2018 High Point Market.
Julia Buckingham: Buckingham Interiors + Designs Limited; owner of Phoenix’s Modernique boutique
catering to the high-end consumer. She authored a book: “Modernique, Inspiring Interiors-Mixing
Modern and Vintage Style” and has a collection with Global Views…furniture accents, lighting, rugs,
pillows, and decorative accessories.

Nina Magon: Contour Interior Design; recognized as one of the top designers in the country and
multi-award winning interior designer and TV personality renowned for her signature refined modern
aesthetic. Her collection with Universal will debut this summer.
Katherine Kalen…Marketing Director with Sunpan and past marketing manager for Sears, Canada Neil
McKenzie, Marketing Director, Universal. Neil is a dynamic and forward-thinking person with great
knowledge of the industry.
Angela Pickens; Director of Branding and Product Development at IBB Design Fine Furnishings,
Dallas, Texas. Angela was instrumental in helping to build the power brand Tommy Bahama. Her
instincts in buying for the home proved to be a very profitable division for the lifestyle brand.

Plus “First Look – Summer 2018” with JULIE SMITH VINCENTI

Spend some time at the Las Vegas Market towers and pavilions
Hear from a pro how to navigate the show and the benefits of attending:
• See the hot trends first hand
• Get a fresh view and add to your product selection to drive sales
Many opportunities to meet innovative exhibitors and take advantage of market-only specials.
You will see thousands of unique products

All of this plus DesignEDGE will help to grow your business

July 29, 2018 Las Vegas Summer Market

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Plan additional Vegas FUN:
A concierge service is available for all attendees to use for restaurants, shows, transportation,
and spa reservations – the whole works! wheretraveler.com -Marcey Esses; Convention Specialist;
Where Las Vegas; M: 702-338-4025 O: 702.731.4748 marcey.esses@morris.com

Registration is only $59.00 for IFDA members ($99.00 for non-members)
https://ifdaef.org/designedge

The SLS hotel, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd; is IFDA’s home base & on the LVM shuttle route
https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/plan/hotels

Las Vegas Market, registration required by all… www.lasvegasmarket.com/registerThe IFDA BOD/COP
annual meetings are scheduled just prior to DesignEDGE

Friday, July 27th – BOD meeting – 2pm
Saturday, July 28th –COP meeting – 8am – Educational Foundation Board Meeting 4 pm
#DesignEdge2018