BONDX Multi: Interiors Edition
The Forum for America's Leading Multifamily Interior Designers
May 11-13, 2021
BONDX Multi: Interiors Edition is an intensive one-on-one meetings program that connects America’s Leading Multifamily Interior Designers with interiors product manufacturers who can help solve their design challenges.
Spread over 3 days, you’ll have an intensive schedule of 1:1 meetings with the most senior interior designers working in Multifamily. You choose who you want to meet. All meetings are pre-scheduled and guaranteed.
It’s a winning formula that our clients have relied on to drive their sales for over 15 years. We’re talking million dollar deals for some! So don’t let BOND continue to be your competition’s best kept secret… It’s time to find out more.
Until we can meet each other again in person >
BONDX has got you covered!
Fabulous all around. To have the opportunity to meet with firms at management level is rare. Very impactful experience.
The primary element of BONDX is the 1:1 meetings
BOND personally invite the most influential Interior Designers that specialise in Multifamily.
Attendee applications are vetted to ensure we pick the most senior designers with the most work. Attendees are selected from North America’s Top Multifamily Architecture firms, Interior Design agencies and Developers. Only Principal-level Architects and Designers are accepted. Attendees work across large-scale multifamily projects of all types – from low rise to high rise, affordable to luxury, and student to senior living.
You select the Principals you want to meet from our list, then we do the matchmaking and meeting scheduling for you.
Past attendees include:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Director of Specifications
Anabella Vogeler Smith
Partner & Director of Interior Design
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
Hord Coplan Macht
Director of Interior Design
The one-on-ones were excellent opportunities to show and discuss a new product direction, get validation on messaging and better understand the architects needs. We met architects that had some immediate interest/need which should provide us with a quick and measurable ROI, something tradeshows seldom do.
Timings are shown in Eastern Standard Time.
This is a draft program – content and timings may be varied at our discretion.
Tuesday, May 11
With his inimitable humor and vigor, Eliott will take you on a whirlwind journey through the economy. Starting with a macroeconomic overview of how the US is likely to perform, he’ll talk you through every variable (from employment to population growth to interest rates) that will impact demand for architectural services, and look ahead to construction activity for the coming year.
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.
Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, serving as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on talk, and public radio.
Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions and investment advisory groups.
Elliot’s interests include walking at least five miles a day and reading as many newspapers as he can get his hands on. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!
Wednesday, May 12
Our knowledge of Human existence is built on 100,000 years of analog life and less than 40 years of digital. Analog was material and digital is immaterial. So what will happen to our material world? How will it catch up to our digital age?
Presently the analog physical world has fallen prey to the seductive lucrative infinite possibilities of the digital age. The Digital age has eradicated borders and is giving more heightened experiences than our physical world.
Today it is very clear that analog life is something of the past, a disconnect from our present time. The Analog age was heavy, permanent, energy consumptive, formal, intensive, dishonest, and rigid. But the digital age is lightweight, dematerialized, kinetic, temporary, casual, extensive, transparent and relaxed. There is a major schism between the analog and digital and – the time we live in. It is the first time in history, as we know it, that the present has little to do with the past; that the analog and digital are simply evolutionary and seamless. So how will design inform this change, and how will physical social behaviors change?
The world is becoming very savvy – both visually and about information. The energy and times are hypertrophic and consumers are perpetually interested in being stimulated, in being excited about their physical environment. It is the residue of the digital age. Everything needs to be designed. I see the future of our aesthetic world crossing all the aesthetic disciplines so that design, art, architecture, fashion, food, music, fuse together to increase our experiences and bring greater pleasure to our material and immaterial lives. Our motivations should focus around our conscious collective memory and a desire to fill it with ideas that are seamless between art and life. I bring differentiation, innovation, and human needs and desires to companies– all necessary in business today, without this, brands will not survive in our shrinking global highly competitive marketplace.
BiographyVisionary and prolific, Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Eschewing style in favor of designing in the modus of our time, Karim’s designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Alessi, Veuve Clicquot, and Riva 1920; democratic products for Umbra, Paul Mitchell, and 3M; timeless furniture for Bonaldo, Tonelli, BoConcept, and Vondom; exquisite lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte; high-tech products for Asus and SirinLabs; surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati; iconic branding for Hugo Boss and Citibank; and award- winning packaging for Method, Paris Baguette, Kenzo, and Eos. Karim’s influence expands beyond product to interiors, including restaurants like Switch in UAE; hospitality design for Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West, Temptation Resort Cancun, and budget hotels for Prizeotel in Bremen, Hamburg, Munster, and Erfurt; public environments like Universita Metro Station in Naples; residential design like Paraiso Bayviews in Miami; and retail design for Fun Factory in Berlin and Munich. Additionally, he has collaborated on innumerable concept exhibitions for clients such as Dupont Corian, Deutsche Bank, PepsiCo, and Audi. Numerous awards and accolades attest to Karim’s contribution to the world of design. He is a recipient of the American Prize for Design Lifetime Achievement award, as well as a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, Pentawards, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Carlton University, Pratt Institute, OCAD in Toronto, British Institute of Interior Design, and Corcoran College of Art & Design. Contemporary artwork created by Karim ranges from digital prints to public art/ installation and sculpture. His works are featured in 20 permanent collections in various art institutions worldwide, including Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA, and The Center Pompidou. He has exhibited across the globe and is a frequent contributor to the Venice Biennale, as well as exhibiting major retrospectives of his design work in Sao Paulo, Seoul, Milan, and Ottawa. A cultural shaper, Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally, aspiring to change the world by making design a public subject. He is also regularly featured in print and digital platforms by media companies like CNN, Vogue, Elle, GQ, The New York Times, and countless more. This reach allows Karim to fulfill his ambition of disseminating the importance of design in everyday life. Karim’s last monograph, XX (Design Media Publishing, 2015), features 400 pages of work selected from the last 20 years. Other monographs include From The Beginning, an oral history of Karim’s life and inspiration (Forma, 2014); Sketch, featuring 300 hand drawings (Frame Publishing, 2011); KarimSpace, featuring 36 of Karim’s interior designs (Rizzoli, 2009); Design Your Self, Karim’s guide to living (Harper Collins, 2006); Digipop, a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005); Compact Design Portfolio (Chronicle Books 2004); and classic titles Evolution (Universe, 2004) and I Want to Change the World (Rizzoli, 2001). Karim established his private design studio in New York City in 1992. He expanded his global reach with a studio in Shenzhen, China in 2014. In his spare time Karim’s pluralistic practice flirts with art, fashion, and music and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical and virtual landscape.
Thursday, May 13
Linda Kozloski Creative Design Director, Lendlease Development
Joseph Shivell Vice President, A&E, The Micheals Organization
Derek Veerkamp Vice President, Development, Servitas
RK Stewart Non-Executive Vice President & Former AIA National President
A year ago, we were all forced to come to terms with the severity and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing our panel of Multifamily Developers, RK will ask our experts to reflect on their organization’s initial response. Did that involve putting projects in design/construction on hold? Halting sales or leasing operations? And how long were those initial steps maintained?
They will discuss the reactions of their investors and financiers to the changes in the market and company operations, as well as their strategies to cope with a shortage of skilled labor coupled with “spot shut downs” as crews were exposed or tested positive for the virus.
As we all pray for a utopian future, unfortunately the news is inundated with reports of a lack of housing supply and subsequently the supply chains (particularly lumber, cement, steel, copper) are having huge impacts on costs. RK will ask the panellists to explore the impacts this might have on projects but also what it will mean for the future. Will there be a change in focus for future developments?
RK will then open the floor for questions from the audience.
We invest in your success:
You’ll have the support of a dedicated member of the BOND team from day one. They’ll guide you through the experience, and make sure meetings run smoothly. We’ll also provide Online Meeting Success training ahead of the event.
Experienced event organisers:
1:1 events are our business. Not a side gig. Our experienced team know how to run meetings like clockwork.
Higher calibre of attendees:
We have a team dedicated to architect invitation and quality control. We know our architects inside out, meaning you’ll meet the most senior architects with the best projects.
We keep it simple:
You’ll get a simple, focussed, virtual experience with no complex systems or distractions.
BONDX is a Virtual Event
Everything takes place through the BONDX website; a simple platform that makes it easy to follow your meetings schedule, attend webinars and discover attendees. Your dedicated member of the BOND Team will take care of you throughout.
Further information will be supplied on sign up.
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Vendor packages include:
- Chosen number of 1:1 architect meetings
- Virtual Sales Training webinar
- Company profile on event website, including document and video upload for all architects to see
- Delegate profile on event website
- Event Directory containing contact info of all attendees after the event
- Dedicated BOND customer success manager to guide you every step of the way