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Fall Market is teaming with panels and keynotes filled with energy and expertise. Be sure not to miss these highlighted programs.

GIL SCHAFER Wednesday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m. Architect Gil Schafer is renowned for his classic American style and his seamless integration of architecture, landscape, and interior decoration.

Wednesday, October 11th at 4:00 p.m.

This panel will spotlight those in our industry who take the extra step to ensure they are making a difference. Giving Back salutes those selfless members of our community and encourages self-reflection about how we can ensure that the growth of our business translates to a positive impact on others.

The BDC is a pioneer in a fast-changing industry. Our panel will discuss how we must innovate to stay relevant as consumers shift their priorities and new generations emerge.

Panelists: ·· Timur Yumusaklar – CEO, Schumacher

Moderator: ·· Gail Ravgiala – Editor, Design New England Panelists:

·· Peter Sallick – CEO, Dering Hall and Waterworks

·· Catherine Connolly – CEO & Owner, Merida

·· Elizabeth Brown – Viyet

·· Jakub Staron – Founder, J.D. Staron

·· Lee Rotenberg – Co-Founder of IvyMark

·· Olivia Lord – Jewett Farms + Co.


·· Philip Bershad – President, Phillip Jeffries

Thursday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m.


This year’s panel moves away from the traditional meaning of “trends” and focuses instead on trend forecasting. How does one actually anticipate what is going to be considered on trend in the future? What are some innovation tools that can help you stay ahead of the curve? We will explore these topics across the mediums of interior design, lifestyle, culture, and cuisine.

HEADING HOME TO DINNER is a celebration of tables and bar carts by the Boston design community to raise awareness and help end homelessness in Greater Boston. From October 12–14 at the Boston Design Center, designers and influencers will create a bar cart or table, with all products being donated and sold to benefit HEADING HOME. The event will kick off with a cocktail party co-hosted by New England Home magazine during which they will announce the New England Hall of Fame inductees.

Moderator: ·· Chesie Breen – Editor-in-Chief, ID Boston Panelists: ·· Jesse Lazarus – Executive Vice President, Business & Innovation for Kravet


GIVING BACK Thursday, October 12th at 4:00 p.m.

·· Kyle Hoepner – Editor-in-Chief, New England Home


·· Suzi Hlavacek – Art Consultant at Boston Art




·· Christine Liu – Executive Editor of Website Content for America’s Test Kitchen

For more information and ticket sales visit

ID Boston Vol. 9  

The magazine of Boston Design Center.