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Universal Furniture International, Inc.

- 101 S. Hamilton St.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Smartstuff™ (Baby and Child), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest furniture manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.universalfurniture.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter @UniversalFurn.

9am - 6pm, October 12

Steelyard Designers Lounge

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


RSVP Required

12pm - 1:30pm, October 12

Crypton Home: CEU on Performance Fabrics

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Luxe Interiors + Design and Crypton Home present a CEU accredited talk on performance textiles. Given by Sydney Vigotov. RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Sydney Vigotov

RSVP Required

3pm - 4pm, October 12

Digital Marketing for Designers

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join online brand builder FZK Franziska for a look at how designers should approach websites and digital marketing. In today’s business world, having a powerful online presence has never been more important - even for designers busy creating beautiful offline worlds. In this hands-on workshop with brand builder Franziska Neumann, designer and owner of the creative agency FZK Franziska, you’ll dig deep into the heart and soul of your business. Get your hands dirty uncovering your brand values, narrowing in on your ideal clients and discovering an online strategy that works for you. You’ll walk away with powerful insights and a three-step process on how you can build (or grow) an online presence that connects with the right people and drives.


Speakers: Franziska Neumann

RSVP Required

5pm - 7pm, October 12

Design Manager App Launch Party

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join us for food and drinks to celebrate the upcoming release of the Design Manager iPhone app. Have a cocktail and learn more about this new app for your design business.


RSVP Required

9am - 6pm, October 13

Steelyard Designers Lounge

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


RSVP Required

9am - 10am, October 13

Simple and Profitable Residential Fee Estimating

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Hear from interior design coach Gail Doby about how to create profitable estimates.


Speakers: Gail Doby

RSVP Required

11am - 12pm, October 13

Chaise Lounge Design Panel

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast hosts a panel discussion with designers. (panelists announced mid September)


Speakers: Nick May

RSVP Required

9am - 6pm, October 14

Steelyard Designers Lounge

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


RSVP Required

11am - 12pm, October 14

Flower Magazine Designer Panel

Educational

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join Flower Magazine editor-in-chief Margot Shaw as she hosts a design panel with interior designers Richard Keith Langham and Paloma Contreras plus Jennifer Boles, blogger and author at Peak of Chic.


Speakers: Margot Shaw, Paloma Contreras, Richard Keith Langham, Jennifer Boles

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm, October 14

Social Media Mavens Top Tips for Social Media Success

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media as he talks with interior designers Shayla Copas, Natalie Reddell and Lori Paranjape about the top social media trends right now. Keep abreast of the myriad of changes in social media so you won’t get lost in the shuffle.


Speakers: Adam Japko , Shayla Copas, Natalie Reddell, Lori Paranjape

RSVP Required

9am - 6pm, October 15

Steelyard Designers Lounge

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 15

Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2019 CEU course

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

The Sherwin Williams 2019 Colormix Color Forecast predicts the colors that will drive conversation and inspiration for the coming year, offering new perspectives on societal influences and their impact on color and design trends.


CEU Hours: 0.1

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm, October 15

Coastal Living Presents Coastal Trends for 2019

Educational

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Hear from Coastal Living Magazine Homes Editor Ellen McGauley and her designer panel about the top coastal trends for 2019. Panel TBD.


Speakers: Ellen McGauley

RSVP Required

5:30pm - 9pm, October 15

Universal Furniture Coastal Living Celebration

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join Universal Furniture for its celebration of the new Coastal Living Collection. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music from Lulu the Giant.


RSVP Required

9am - 6pm, October 16

Steelyard Designers Lounge

Social

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


RSVP Required

Postscript: A collaboration of Universal Furniture and Alexander Julian

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