Cover Magazine Presents Designer Day At The Rug Show
Monday 27th August
Join us for a series of CEU accredited events and a cocktail party in The Cover Lounge!
Please register to attend
Beyond the Mad Men Effect: Scandinavian ModernismMonday August 27th 1:30 - 2:30pm
With a panel of experts, we take a comprehensive look behind the marketing descriptor du jour and unearth the origin and meaning of Mid Century Modern Design with an acute focus on Scandinavian Modernism.
Opening speakers, designers, authors and Scandinavian furniture specialists Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems will take you on a breath-taking visual journey that will touch upon Viking Runes, 18th century Northern folk art traditions, the Nordic Romantic Movement and the unsung design visionaries who were the precursors to the designers we know today as the Scandinavian Mid-Century Masters. This will be followed by an in-depth discussion on the current understanding of Mid Century Modern, why its hold is so powerful on the modern consumer and how to source authentically for clients.
Cocktail HourMonday August 27th 2:30 - 3:30pm
Join us in The Cover Lounge at The Rug Show for complimentary cocktails, refreshments and canopes between each panel!
Sustainable LuxuryMonday August 27th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The consumer’s perception of luxury is evolving rapidly and big business is wise to take note. The current buyer can afford and is driven to ask what impact their purchase has environmentally, socially and on their own health.
Opening speaker, Kathleen Jordan presents an in-depth study on the ethical drive of the modern consumer and opens a discussion with a panel of experts in the field on what it means to source responsibly, produce ethically and understand the growing presence of the ethical consumer in the landscape of luxury living.