2016 Seminar Timetable

Materials in the New Now

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Seminar Details
Time Thursday, December 1, 2016, 01:30 - 02:30
Category:Acoustics, Architecture, Business, Colour, IDCEC, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Materials + Textiles, Trends, Workplace
IDCEC #SE-10418-264; OAA Continuing Education

This course will explore new, innovative, and alternative materials that are emerging in the field of architecture, interior design, and industrial design. The course is intended to inspire, delight, and challenge every designer’s notion of what materials are available on the market and how they can be used on projects. Designers will see unique materials as well as familiar ones, and learn how they can be used in unexpected ways, as well as learn how to source, utilize, and combine them. These materials will be examined in the context of current trends in the global design industry as well as popular culture, taking into account sustainability, advances in technology, globalism and human emotion.


  • Gretchen Wagner
    Product Stylist, Interface Inc.

    Gretchen Wagner has been a part of Interface for nearly three years as a member of the Creative Team. She is a Product Stylist based in Atlanta that works closely with Interface's social media team, website development and trend forecasting. Prior to working at Interface, Gretchen pursued a BFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where she met her love for trend research and design.