the pacific design center presents at the silverscreen theater
the interiors magazine keynote address n march 25th, 11AM
design evolution or revolution n fact fantasy n design for the 21st Century n diciplines—effects on design
MEET AND HEAR FROM THE MOST PROVOCATIVE THINKERS
IN OUR INDUSTRY
OF OUR TIME
Design icon Orlando Diaz-Azcuy is one of America's most respected
and awarded designers for his elegant, disciplined and intelligent
work—and recognized as one of the five most respected designers in
the United States. Orlando's work has been published in periodicals
around the world. His recent book on the Rizzoli imprint is now in its
second printing. An architect, interior designer, an award-winning
product designer, Orlando is also an educator at the Graduate
School of Design, at Harvard University.
Roger Thomas, is the recognized leader in interior design for
the hospitality industry including the most important properties
on the Las Vegas strip—the Mirage Resort, Treasure Island and
the world-famous Bellagio Resort. Elected to the Hospitality
Design Platinum Circle in 2005, a Jay Sarno Lifetime Achievement
award winner, Roger has also earned the distinction of AD’s top
100 designers. The Roger Thomas Collection was inaugurated
in 2006, and today includes furniture, textiles, lighting and outdoor furnishings. A gubernatorial appointment, he served on the
Nevada Arts Council.
Production Designer Carlos Barbosa hails from Bogota, Colombia.
As a trained architect Carlos started his professional career in New
Orleans as staff designer for the 1984 Louisiana World’s Exposition.
Recruited by architect Charles Moore’s Los Angeles firm of MRY
brought him to Los Angeles where the world of designing for the
silver screen became a reality. His first credit was for Roger Cor-man's film Ultraviolet, and the rest is history. Today Carlos' work
as a production desiger reads like a who's who list of productions
— 24, Lost, CSI-Miami among many others.
Merging her background in fashion, art and design, Kara Mann's
gutsy interiors re-imagine the possibilities of mixing the modern
and traditional. Kara Mann Design has achieved a balance
of edgy design, producing interior landscapes that are both
timeless and unexpected. InStyle has dubbed Kara an 'of-the-moment' designer, and Vogue has recently appointed her a
member of 'The Vogue 100'—for distinctive taste in fashion
and culture. Honored by Metropolitan Home in their 'Design
100,' and chosen as one of domino magazine's 'domino 10'.