January 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to SoCal – IFDA Style!

Our first programs will include a photo tour of the IFDA-Japan chapter 2012 show house, our 4th annual Color & Design Event, and our first ever international and simultaneous design exhibition to be held in San Diego, San Francisco, New York City, and Osaka, Japan.  CalledTAKE A SEAT, it will feature up-cycled chairs redesigned by industry professionals for exhibit and auction.   All locations will hold the same event at the same time and proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief, Japan Tsunami Relief, and chapter professional development.  Participation details for this May event will be released soon.

As the 2013 IFDA-SoCal chapter co-presidents we want to welcome you.  The furnishings and ­design industry is dynamic – always looking back to references in the past and looking forward to the future to be on the cutting edge while striving to be completely relevant in the present.
We invite professionals from all aspects of the furnishings and design industry to join us in IFDA.  This all-industry profile of membership enhances our ability to bring the best products, practices, and services to our clients.   IFDA provides a forum for networking, education, professional development and community service to enhance our industry and our businesses.
As an international association, IFDA provides opportunities to network with professionals in most major U.S. cities as well as Japan where we have started a professional exchange program.  So please consider joining us in our journey into 2013. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Karen C. Wirrig, FIFDA              Lisa Davis

2013 Chapter Leadership

Karen C. Wirrig FIFDA
Lisa Davis
Kristin Kostamo-McNeil
Nathan Padilla Bowen
Rita Orland
VP-Educational Foundation