2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
The Big Shift: Why Circular Design is the Way of the Future
Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace
Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse
The next generation of consumers are more mindful about the environment and climate change than ever before, and demand is high for the furnishings industry to shift from the linear make-take-toss lifecycle into more circular and sustainable practices. Join circular design expert Laurence Carr, as she hosts a lively discussion with industry pioneers and manufacturers, including Chad Bolick (Unifi), Susan Inglis (SFC), Cisco Pinedo (Cisco Home), and Kathryn Richardson (Libeco), who seek to replace the end-of-life concept with upcycling, shift toward renewable energy, reduce carbon emission, eliminate the use of toxic chemicals, and importantly, aim to eliminate waste.
Speakers: Laurence Carr, Susan Inglis, Kathryn Richardson, Cisco Pinedo, Chad Bolick