Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) to Host International Design this Month

Top Quote Major Designers & Industry Insiders will Share the Latest Luxury Products & International Trends with Design Professionals and Enthusiasts - July 16, 23 & 30. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 03, 2015 - DCOTA (, today announced that the Design Center of the Americas would be hosting International Design @ DCOTA on three sequential Thursdays in July.

    Professional designers and design enthusiasts are invited to learn from leading designers and key industry insiders during special showroom presentations, panel discussions, open houses and receptions on July 16th, 23rd and 30th. There is no cost to attend.

    Thursday, July 16th
    Opening Keynote
    Hot Trends in Outdoor Shading: 9-10 a.m. in Atrium A
    With a special introduction by Steve Stolow, founder of Total Window, Paul Rushfield, USA Consultant for Exterior Shading Solutions, will shed
some light on the latest trends in outdoor shading as well as demonstrated new products now available at Total Window.

    Outdoor Design in South Florida: 11 a.m. to noon in Atrium A
    Enjoy a vivid panel discussion with outdoor design experts Keith Williams, Principal at Nievera Williams Designs, ASLA; Drew Duncan, Southeast Regional Sales Manager from Dedon opening soon at DCOTA; and other industry professionals as they highlight the latest trends and functionalities of outdoor design in South Florida. Lunch reception to follow.

    Special Features on July 16th
    Showroom Program
    Jeffrey Michaels: 1-2 p.m. in Suite A-168
    Bring the Outdoors In with Thibaut's Portico Collection
    It's summertime and the living may be easy, but it's also HOT! Dive into Portico, Thibaut's new indoor/outdoor collection of coordinating Sunbrella fabrics. Presenters will be Thibaut's Florida Senior Sales Representative Michael Sprauer, Thibaut's Woven Designer Patricia Hoffman and Jennifer Hendren, Vice President of Design from Sunbury, the mill that produces Sunbrella fabrics. Attendees will have the chance to catch a sneak peek at new pattern designs and learn about the process of developing wovens for Thibaut. Refreshments and desserts will be served following the presentation, along with raffles and gifts, but seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

    Open House Events: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    JANUS et Cie, Suite A-123
    Join JANUS et Cie for this summer's fresh looks in outdoor furnishings, accessories and textiles, with a spotlight on outdoor entertaining and the 2015 collections.

    Jeffrey Michaels, Suite A-168
    Jeffrey Michaels will be featuring all of its exciting indoor and outdoor lines from Chella, Link Outdoor, Jab and Stroheim throughout the day.

    Michael Taylor Designs, Suite C-354 (2-3 p.m.)
    Taylor is thrilled to announce collaborations with designers Suzanne Tucker and Abe Jerome Tucker's California Collection, outdoor textile line, fuses casual design with timeless elegance. Jerome's sleek and contemporary outdoor furniture, inspired by historical European designs, adds interest and character to any outdoor space. Please visit the Michael Taylor Showroom to view these fabulous new additions and more.

    Duralee, Suite C-100
    Duralee will be showcasing the latest in indoor-outdoor fabric.

    PINDLER, Suite C-230
    Pindler will be highlighting new additions to the exclusive Indoor/Outdoor Weatherscape Collection, including new ethnic and geometric patterns, colors and textures. The Weatherscape Collection
is a grouping of modern and transitional patterns that are in very usable small to midsize scale, along with coordinating textures and plains. This collection is woven with UV resistant 100% solution dyed polyester that is easy to clean and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. This Collection is very well priced and each pattern meets up to 100,000 double rubs. Refreshments will be served.

    The Shade Store, Suite C-158
    Come see the latest in the world of window treatments in The Shade Store's brand-new showroom. Learn how they've been handcrafting the finest shades, blinds and draperies since 1946. View new fabric collections from some of the hottest names in home décor. Light refreshments will be served.

    Thursday, July 23rd
    Panel Discussion
    Design Influence on South Florida's Hospitality Business: 11 a.m. to noon in Atrium A
    Join Drew Limsky, Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors, as he moderates an informative panel discussion on international influences on South Florida, with a focus on hospitality. He'll be joined by Adriana Hoyos and other industry professionals as they divulge their influences on hospitality projects and highlight notable trends in the market. Lunch reception to follow at Adriana Hoyos, Suite C-350.

    Special Features on July 23rd
    Showroom Programs
    Adriana Hoyos with Innovations, starting at noon in Suite C-350
    Celebrate a new shop within a shop as Innovations finds a new permanent home in the Adriana Hoyos showroom. Discover how she uses wall coverings in her stunning interior designs and get a preview of the gorgeous new collection from Innovations. Lunch will be served.

    Donghia, starting at 3 p.m. in Suite C-250
    Join Carolyn Reed, Vice President of Residential Sales, as she introduces new collections form Donghia, Rubelli and SAHCO. Light refreshments will be served.

    Open House Event, The Shade Store, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Suite C-158
    Come see the latest in the world of window treatments in The Shade Store's brand-new showroom.

    Thursday, July 30th
    Panel Discussion
    Kitchen Trends in Today's Market, 11 a.m. to noon in Atrium A
    These days, the kitchen is more than just the heart of a home, it plays a major role in the future of the home - from the functionality of the space for the current resident, to the overall design appeal and how well it will aid in selling a property. Join revered designers Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor, CEOs of b + g design; Susan Rindley, Global Estate Agent for Sotheby's International Realty; and Anya Cesar, Design Sales Manager of Cosentino Center-Fort Lauderdale, as they discuss the recent trends in kitchen design, functionality and the most sought
after looks on the market today. Following the panel discussion, join the prestigious Brazilian manufacturer Florense for a reception as they unveil new kitchen displays showcasing the latest finishes. The new displays also feature Gaggenau appliances, Foscarini lighting and exquisite. Lunch reception to follow at Florense, Suite B-112

    Special Feature on July 30th
    Open House Event, The Shade Store, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Suite C-158
    Come see the latest in the world of window treatments in The Shade Store's brand-new showroom.

    About DCOTA
    Now celebrating its 30th anniversary as the hub of South Florida's design industry, DCOTA's prestigious tenant mix includes VERSACE Home at Abitare, Abitare - Minotti, Andrew Martin, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Lamborghini Tonino Casa at FORMITALIA d David Sutherland, Donghia, Judith Norman Collection, Jeffrey Michaels, Eggersmann Kitchens, Florense, Janus et Cie, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Poggenpohl, ROMO, Wired Custom Lighting, Aston Martin Interiors, The Shade Store, Roberto Cavalli Home Interior Collections and more, collectively representing more than a thousand premier manufacturers from around the world. Based in Dania Beach, DCOTA is conveniently located at 1855 Griffin Road in Dania Beach, right off I-95 and just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For more information, please visit

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