Thursday, Global Design Trends


Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Global Design Trends from  
& the Streets of Milan

Pack your bags & come join us for an
Evening in Italy . . .  
Global Design Trends, Insider Tips, & Inspiration 
Thursday Evening 
June 7th  
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
      At Resource Furniture
969 Third Avenue at 58th Street
  4th Floor   
Prosecco & Antipasta
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Registration & Networking 
7:00 pm Presentations and Panel 
Challie Stillman   
Design Director, Resource Furniture  
Kristin Coleman
Vice President, Novità  
Christine Abbate   
President, Novità  
Challie Stillman will recap the trends of Salone del Mobile.   
 With more than 13 years in the luxury home furnishings industry, Challie brings a wealth of experience to her role as Design Director at Resource Furniture, overseeing nine showrooms across North America while curating an extensive collection of innovative furniture solutions. When she is not attending Stern School of Business in pursuit of her MBA, Challie also works on a variety of residential, hospitality, and commercial projects, including furnished micro-unit and co-living developments and extended stay hotels.    

Kristin Coleman will recap the trends of Fuorisalone.   
Kristin is a native New Yorker with ten years of experience in design marketing and public relations. She heads the Ceramics of Italy team and projects such as the Architecture & Design Film Festival and the US Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale. She is also on the creative production team for Brooklyn Designs, the PR Committee for NYCxDESIGN and the Marketing Committee for Coverings.  

Christine Abbate will give insiders Pro tips for attending and navigating Salone.
Prior to founding Novità in 1996, Christine was Director of Marketing & Promotion for the Italian Trade Commission - Tile Center. Fluent in Italian, Chris has developed Novità into one of the leading PR and marketing agencies serving the design industry. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for DIFFA, the Steering Committee for NYCxDesign, the board committees for Marketing, PR and Conferences for Coverings and the PR Advisory Committee for Plus Pool.          
Non-Member Guests: $40
IFDA Members: $20
Student Guests: $10 
Student IFDA Members: Free 

IFDA Gratefully Thanks our Event host and IFDA NY Gold Sponsor