May 1st, 2013 by Lori Gilder | 1 Comment
Last post, I talked about the KBIS and NKBA’s 50th anniversary, but today I’d like to go a little deeper into my actual involvement with the show. While at KBIS, I gave two presentation, joined a panel discussion, and was even on a radio interview. It was a busy show, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
My two presentations were organized to introduce the revolutionary new showroom technology from QueX. This technology allows users to interact with a virtual showroom and virtual home designs to help designers and clients work more efficiently together when planning and creating a design project. It takes out much of the guesswork and the chance for miscommunications by providing a “virtual” face to face between the designer, client and any major supplier or GC – enhancing the collaboration process.
I was thrilled to be among one of eight designers selected to interpret a home space for different generations; my design assignment was the GenX Kitchen. We created drawings, concept boards and virtual 3D’s of our designs which were then loaded on to the QueX platform – allowing us to interact with our audience using the multi-touch display screens.
Our Fabulous Featured Designers: Andie Day, Carmen Christensen, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Corey Klassen, (me), Meredith Heron, Susan Serra and Tyler Wisler.
Working with QueX technology allows everyone involved to get a full overview of all aspects of the design process, at the same time enhancing the communication between the client and the design team as a whole.
I was also asked by Veronika Miller of Modenus to share some highlights and favorite finds from #BlogTourNYC and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. I was joined by other alum from previous Blog Tours: Tamara Stephenson – BlogTour London, Kelly Morisseau – BlogTourNYC, and Brandon Smith – BlogTour Cologne. They all had some great insights on how to use some of their favorite discoveries as design inspiration.
Finally, I was invited to do a radio interview for MyFixitUpLife. Mark and Theresa, the hilarious couple behind this helpful website take you on an insiders tour of the home improvement industry. They hosted three – hour long shows during KBIS and I was lucky enough to get a jam packed 15 minutes with them. They are so full of life and energy…I could have spoken with them for hours!
I was so glad to have had this opportunity to meet all of these talented people and experience the industry trends and emerging technology.
Stay tuned for more NOLA adventures!