i+s and Stacy Garcia Announce ‘Trend Futures’ Exhibit at NeoCon 2022
Gallery experience will explore key design trends and the role of NFTs
in shaping commercial interiors into 2023.
NEW YORK, NY//May 16, 2022 –
Commercial interior design media brand i+s, in partnership with trend forecaster and design entrepreneur Stacy Garcia, announced today the launch of “Trend Futures,” a gallery showroom experience at NeoCon 2022 taking place June 13-15 at theMART in Chicago. NeoCon is the preeminent event of the year for the commercial design industry since 1969, offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. The Trend Futures exhibit, which will be located in the i+s showroom (10-109), will allow show attendees to explore the key design trends that will shape commercial interiors in 2023.
“We are thrilled to partner with Stacy Garcia to bring this exciting, forward-thinking activation to the NeoCon experience,” said Steven Sloan, brand director of i+s. “Stacy is a visionary designer whose deep knowledge and experience in trend forecasting makes her the ideal partner for this one-of-a-kind experience which we believe should be the first stop for every designer at the show.”
The exploratory Trend Futures exhibit, curated by Garcia, will give specifiers a firsthand look at the colors, patterns and textures that are setting the bar for design now and in the years ahead, featuring products that fall into key trends forecasted by the Stacy Garcia studio.
“Color and design are at the heart of everything we do at Stacy Garcia, Inc. and we couldn’t do our job well without the knowledge that we gain through trend forecasting,” said Stacy Garcia, founder of Stacy Garcia, Inc. “When my studio forecasts trends, we are predicting the mood, behavior and buying habits of consumers. Our Trend Futures installation with i+s is designed to help NeoCon attendees gain information, inspiration and insights about upcoming color, material and design trends. Partnering with i+s on the Trend Futures activation is the perfect opportunity to take what we do every day and bring it to life for NeoCon attendees.”
Attendees will also get a firsthand look into how these design trends can be expressed through digital artwork in the form of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) which will be featured in displays selected in partnership with art curators Artistic Design Works and Saphira & Ventura Gallery. For those new to NFTs, the space will also feature an NFT Lounge to help educate designers on this emerging technology and how it can bridge digital and physical environments.
“As the technology behind NFT’s evolves, so too will the commercial design industry’s utilization of them,” said David Cohen, founder Artistic Design Works. “Today, we see it predominantly in immersive experiences via moving digital art NFT’s, but as they develop, they will become integrated building blocks to create an even more interactive experience and design in both physical and digital spaces, which attendees at the showroom will be able to experience firsthand.”
Stacy will be in the space on Monday morning, June 13 at 10 am, presenting a talk on trend forecasting and the drivers behind the Trend Futures exhibit. Trend Futures will be on display at theMART from June 13-15 during NeoCon in the i+s showroom on the 10th floor, which will also be host to a Pride Party cocktail reception celebrating LGBTQ+ designers in the industry on Monday from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
In step with its brand ethos, “Design with Purpose,” i+s will once again donate $1 for every badge scanned in their showroom to IIDA’s Design Your World education pipeline program.
i+s exists at the intersection where design meets purpose. Our goal is to connect the design community to the vast web of people, projects and products that create beauty while making a difference. i+s focuses exclusively on commercial interior designers and architects who have the decision-making power to recommend and purchase products and services utilized in commercial structures. We have been a trusted resource for design inspiration, information and education for more than 35 years.
ABOUT STACY GARCIA
An established leader in the world of design, Stacy Garcia is a successful creative entrepreneur and founder of multiple business enterprises: LebaTex, Inc., a distinctive textile supplier and Stacy Garcia, Inc., a licensing firm and design house. This internationally renowned designer and forecasting expert has partnered with some of the world’s leading manufacturers to create products that span from floor to ceiling for resorts and homes all over the world. She was voted one of the 10 leading voices in the hospitality industry and honored by ASID for Design Excellence. Her work has been featured in Interior Design, Boutique Design, New York Spaces, LUXE, Rue Daily and Architectural Digest.
Stacy has an established reputation as a preeminent forecaster of color and design trends, and is a Chairholder of Color Marketing Group, the premiere international color forecasting association. Stacy is also a dynamic public speaker with experience hosting panels, workshops and keynotes.
ABOUT ENDEAVOR BUSINESS MEDIA
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