Past Events

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Past Event

Future of Home Conference

Panel: Why Wellness in Design matters. Moderated by Business of Home’s Dennis Scully. Panel: Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane, co-founders of Well-Designed and Amanda Hilton Wellness Consultant and Founder of The Simply Well.

The Wellness Lounge at Future of Home by Well-Designed:
Throughout the conference, experience design and wellness coming full circle. Caleb created this thoughtful environment in which to soothe and refresh your mind and body while communing with colleagues. The Wellness Lounge is presented by Benjamin Moore®, Crypton® and Kohler®.

  • Enveloping the space is Well-Designed charter founding partner Benjamin Moore’s luxurious, highly pigmented AURA® paint in a delicate, soothing pink. It’s the signature hue of Well-Designed, Love & Happiness (1191).
  • Caleb proposes a future-centric world of calming, curvilinear shapes, hanging gardens and reflecting pools. Take a moment to gaze upon Kohler’s Composed Tall bathroom sink faucet within. Timeless and intentional, the Composed collection exhibits the beautifully understated elements of minimalist design.
  • Baskets of cozy boucle seat cushions hold a remarkable surprise: the first bio-responsive woven upholstery fabric. A Crypton® Home, Celliant® and Kravet® collaboration, the material transforms your natural body heat into healing infrared energy with clinically proven health benefits, including improved circulation, faster recovery and better sleep.
  • But don’t nap yet! Instead, delight your senses with a range of healthful elixirs and mindful practices, all curated by Well-Designed.

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What’s New What’s Next at the NYDC

Well-Designed launch week continues with an exciting two-part launch event at WNWN2022 in co-collaboration with Founding Partners Benjamin Moore® and Kravet®.

Panel: Why Wellness in Design Matters. First, hosted by our charter Founding Partner, Benjamin Moore, a timely and relevant panel discussion will be moderated by Editor in Chief of LUXE Magazine and wellness advocate, Pamela Jaccarino. Pam, Caleb and DeAndre will be joined in conversation by wellness expert Amanda Hilton, and Well-Designed lead facilitator Vallori Thomas.

Launch Celebration: Following the panel, the Well-Designed Launch Party will be hosted in the Kravet Workspace, where guests will have an opportunity to meet the panelists while enjoying health-forward light bites, a delightful elixir bar, and other sensory experiences all while connecting as a meaningful new community.

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Designing for Wellness

ASID spotlights Benjamin Moore as they present an expert panel on a topic that is at the core of their company ethos. Designing for Wellness explores how your wellness as a designer can contribute to well-being in the spaces you create for others.

Join interior designer Caleb Anderson, co-principal of Drake/Anderson and co-founder of industry organization Well-Designed for an engaging conversation with two designers whose practices focus on holistic wellbeing. Gala Magriñá and Carrie Leskowitz will discuss their personal wellness journeys and how that informs their approach to interior design, mindful materials and connecting the life journeys of clients with their surroundings. Through this heartfelt conversation, discover how a focus on your own well-being will profoundly support your design practice and nourish your desire to create spaces that positively impact the wellness of others.

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Design Chicago: Why Wellness in Design Matters

Well-Designed Founding Partner, Kravet, hosts a timely and relevant panel discussion moderated by life and business coach Desi Creswell. Caleb and DeAndre will be joined in conversation by Finding Sanctuary designer Lisa Kahn. Following the panel, designers will have an opportunity to meet the panelists while enjoying a health-forward reception and connecting as a meaningful new community.

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Past Event

Panel: Why Wellness in Design Matters

Since it launched in New York a few weeks ago, Well-Designed, the new wellness organization for designers founded by Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane, has been the talk of the design industry. Well-Designed will celebrate its West Coast launch at the new Tai Ping showroom at the PDC with a conversation about wellness and design.

This intimate and enlightening event will help you define and embrace your personal idea of wellness. It will also answer the question: “Why is wellness important in design?”, a timely and relevant question that currently has our industry inspired and engaged in new ways. Thoughtfully curated and seamlessly facilitated especially for designers by Caleb, DeAndre and Well-Designed lead Facilitator Vallori Thomas, it will be an interactive conversation on creating access to wellness in ways you may never have imagined.

After the conversation, your hosts at Tai Ping and Well-Designed invite you to stay and enjoy the company of your colleagues together over light bites and healthful beverages in the beautiful new Tai Ping space.

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Well-Designed Yoga at NYSID Wellness Week

Well-Designed is thrilled to be a part of this special week.

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Virtual Panel: Why Wellness in Design Matters

If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend one of our launch tour experiences, here’s a chance to attend our popular panel discussion on Why Wellness in Design Matters. Hosted by Well-Designed Founding Partners, Benjamin Moore and Kravet, this timely and relevant virtual panel discussion features Caleb and DeAndre with industry leaders, wellness advocates and experts.

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Autumnal Ayurvedic Nutrition

Autumn beckons us to gather. Please join us for a delicious, enlightening, seasonal Ayurvedic Nutrition Experience thoughtfully guided by Ayurvedic Healing Practitioner Amita Banerjee, and Fisher & Paykel Executive Chef Anthony Marzullio.

Intention: For this intimate and enjoyable evening, the focus will be on Ayurvedic nutrition and leaning into the current season. Learn how to apply the fascinating principles of Ayurveda to your own food choices and enjoy a delightful autumnal meal in harmony with your design industry colleagues. Ayurveda’s mission is to promote good health and relieve stress and anxiety. Fall detox practice reduces inflammation, improves digestion, cleanses the respiratory channels, maintains healthy weight, aids weight loss, reduces bloating and acidity, boosts immunity, releasing stored emotional toxins and alkalizing the body.

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Sound Meditation

Well-Designed Sponsoring Partner, Stark, hosts our Sound Meditation experience. Meditation can help to quiet an over-active and/or distracted mind which in effect helps to relieve stress and allow one to find balance in a state of calm, relaxation and mental clarity. Sound Meditation facilitates a deeper experience by using overtone-emitting instruments (such as singing bowls, gongs, and vocalization) where the sound vibrations help guide one to a heightened state of self-awareness. These vibrations can help focus energy and attention and help provide access to sub-conscious release.

Intention: relieve stress, increase feelings of calm, boost access to empathy, creativity and memory.

Design Equity Interior Design
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Discussion: Design Equity in Interior Design

How can interior designers leverage their skills as agents of change to challenge structural inequalities in the built environment? Join us as we explore the questions of design equity with leading practitioners engaged in equitable, community-centered and sustainable interior design.

Black Culture in Design
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Celebrating Black Culture in Design

Alongside renowned Los Angeles -based interior designers Breegan Jane, Adair Curtis of JSN Studio and architect Gabrielle Bullock of Perkins + Will, Well-Designed co-founder DeAndre DeVane will be leading a thought-provoking and timely discussion exploring Black culture, its many influences on modern-day design, and its legacy.

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Sound Meditation

Well-Designed Sponsoring Partner, Stark, hosts our Sound Meditation experience. Meditation can help to quiet an over-active and/or distracted mind which in effect helps to relieve stress and allow one to find balance in a state of calm, relaxation and mental clarity. Sound Meditation facilitates a deeper experience by using overtone-emitting instruments (such as singing bowls, gongs, and vocalization) where the sound vibrations help guide one to a heightened state of self-awareness. These vibrations can help focus energy and attention and help provide access to sub-conscious release.

Intention: relieve stress, increase feelings of calm, boost access to empathy, creativity and memory

Enlightened Noursishment
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Enlightened Nourishment

In this glorious seasonal exploration of flavors, we’ll celebrate the beginning of nature’s annual rebirth, the transition from late winter to early spring. A contemplation of changing light, seamlessly demonstrated by Lutron’s Ketra Lighting, will accompany a multi-course menu by Well-Designed’s own Chef Miguel, with sommelier-curated wine pairings. Guests will enjoy the cadence of various dayparts embodied in a thoughtful menu exposition, showcasing the deliciousness, beauty and wellness benefits of nourishment that’s in sync with nature.

Dine and Design
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Dine + Design Dallas

Well-Designed co-founders Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane are joined by Dallas-based designers Bridgette Pridgen, Daniel Stanley and Rome Lima-Stanley for a conversation on Designing for Wellness. Through this heartfelt conversation, discover how a focus on your own wellbeing will also support your design practice in creating spaces of wellness for others. Benjamin Moore’s favorite color is wellness and at this one-of-a-kind event, we’ll explore an actual color palette of wellness, thoughtfully curated by Well-Designed based on the seven pillars of holistic health. We’ll call on science to explain the healing power of words and learn a fast, fun way to give one another the gift of authentic positivity.

Design for Wellness
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Designing for Wellness at Kravet

This exciting two-part event is made possible by Well-Designed Founding Partners Benjamin Moore and Kravet. The day starts with an immersive wellness experience tailored specifically for design professionals. Guided by Well-Designed expert facilitator Milagros Simon, it is a peaceful, meaningful and mindful combination of meditation, sound and movement. Designed to remove your body from daily stresses and offer enhanced access to your creative subconscious, it will help you relax into a state of inspired being.

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Well-Designed Yoga Series

Well-Designed has a core value of inclusivity. It is our guiding light. So, this is yoga for everyone. Whether you’re deeply steeped in your yoga practice, or simply looking to add another element to your wellness regime, our expert facilitators will make sure you have a peaceful, meaningful and mindful experience, structured specifically for designers. We’re sure you’ll love practicing with your colleagues, in the calm and quiet of the New York Design Center after-hours, high above the hustle and bustle of the city. In this way we can remove ourselves from the stresses of the day and open our hearts and minds together in silent community.

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Finding Synergy in Sustainability

Join Well-Designed and Edward Fields for an important roundtable on a topic that’s critical for our community in order to nurture, promote, evolve and advance sustainable design.

A gathering of top experts will focus on how to foster communication, collaboration and connection among various fields within the sustainable design and build landscape. The discussion with explore the inherent interdependence of these various roles in sustainable design:

  • interior design
  • media
  • fabrication/manufacturing
  • environmental science
  • education