The NY Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers recently held its first "Diversity in Design" Symposium at the NY School of Interior Design located on the Upper Eastside in Manhattan.
The panel consisted of Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home (via video message as she was due to give birth at any moment), Anisha Clarke of Ishka Designs, Joy Moyler of Joy Moyler Interiors, Freeform & Deform Creative Collaboration, and Michel Boyd of Smith Boyd Interiors. Among other design luminaries in attendance were Malene Barnett of Malene B Carpets, Orlando Dominquez of GIN Designs and Karen Young of Hammocks and High Tea.
|(L TO R) JOY MOYLER, MICHEL BOYD, MODERATOR, ANISHA CLARKE, ARCHITECT, ARCHITECT, AND MALENE BARNETT|
The panel displayed examples of their work and discussed the important role of designers of color. During the Q&A session, the common theme communicated was (1) build your brand, (2) collaborate with like minded individuals and (3) always be prepared. I was extremely pleased that ASID recognized the need to emphasize the role of designers and architects of color in the industry. Bringing a broad perspective to design ignites creativity for all the enjoy.
I'm looking forward to future discussions of the same...
Peace and Blessings,