Cover Magazine Presents Designer Day At The Rug Show


Cover Magazine Designer Day

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 Modernism 

Monday 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 Hour

Monday 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 Luxury 

Monday 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.


Beyond the Mad Men Effect Speakers:

Editor, Cover Magazine
Director Brock Forsblom, Inc.
Eleish van Breems
Director Rug & Kilim
Eleish van Breems

Sustainable Luxury Speakers:

Opening Speaker
Editor, Cover Magazine
Director Crosby Street Studios
President, ASID NY Metro
GoodWeave’s Chief Communications & Impact Officer
President Elect, ASID NY Metro
Managing Director, Label STEP
Director, Sustainable Furnishings Council