In terms of transitioning between residential and commercial design, the requirements for a hotel or office are of course more stringent. “Attention to detail is paramount,” says Huh, but as others will agree, “Each client has a unique point-of-view and my role is to transform that vision into reality while elevating it to its greatest potential.”
As far as furnishings, it makes sense to remind your clients that design is an investment, particularly when it comes to product. “I think people need to see furniture more like fashion, something that is worth the splurge,” concludes Rottet.
To hear more about the fluid crossovers between residential, workplace, hospitality, and product design from these multi-talented high-profile women designers at Fall High Point Market, register now for DesignEDGE, an industry summit by the IFDA Educational Foundation. This free event will be held on Monday, October 21, 9am-12:30pm, in the IHFC Ballroom, 11th Floor (Green Wing). Attendees must have a valid High Point Market pass and will earn .3 CEU credits.