New York 2013

This last summit took place in the fast changing Meatpacking district of New York City.

Our accommodation and meeting headquarters for the summit was the Standard Hotel Highline which straddles the starting point of this major urban renewal project. The summit was a great opportunity to review the recently completed collaborative projects for S.Pellegrino in Italy, DeLaval in Sweden and Devondale in Australia and to discuss and develop the network groups increasing creative dialogue.

One of the weeks highlights was to catch up with George Beylerian, a legend in the New York design scene through his various roles as retailer, curator and author.  George has been the founder of some outstanding retail and commercial furniture companies and was VP Marketing and the creative director of Steelcase before founding Material ConneXion, a global materials consultancy and library of innovative and sustainable materials.