Some of the talks taking place as part of the Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit are listed below:
Tuesday 05.12 — 03:00 – 03:45pm - Hall
Keynote Specch: Dror Benshtrit - Dreams
What does it mean to be a dreamer? What can one do with dreams, and why do they matter? When is it time to put knowledge aside, forget everything, and trust intuition?
Dror explores the importance of the pursuit in relation to life, work, wisdom, and art, and explains how dreams can be utilised to provoke visionary ideas.
In addition to these, there will also be a profusion of additional activities in various locations in and around Miami Beach, the Design District, and Ironside, all in celebration of M&O Americas. These include the following:
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR / RISING TALENTS CELEBRATION
The combined presentation of the Designer of the Year and the Rising Talents awards will take place at an event at Frank Gehry’s breathtaking New World Center on May 13th, 2015 before an audience of design, media and real estate elite, among others.
Several of the areas museums and galleries will be creating pop up displays to celebrate MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS, and fair goers will also receive free admission to the museums. Committed to date are The Perez Art Museum, Wolfsonian /FIU, MOCA, Lowe Art Museum, and the Bass Museum.
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT SHOWROOM EVENTS
In coordination with the Miami Design District, many of the showrooms in the area will be hosting their own special programming with cocktails. The streets of the district will be bustling as everyone enjoys the multitude of first class offerings. The evening will culminate with a cocktail party on the newly completed promenade in the Design District.
MIAMI IRONSIDE EVENTS
This hot new area will be hosting cocktail parties, special events and lectures from top designers during the fair. The evening of friday May 15th, there will be several events, including a performance by the forerunners of wall design creating on the spot, and a a soiree with all the showrooms opening their doors, with live jazz, french flair cuisine and specialty cocktails.
For more information, visit www.maison-objet.com/en/americas