- What: Apartment Therapy Design Evenings
- Who: Danny Seo on Wednesday, May 11 -- rsvp here
- Who: Todd Bracher on Thursday, May 12 -- rsvp here
- Members: 2,786(rsvp on Meetup.com)
- Where: NEW LOCATION! ABC Carpet & Home | 888 Broadway NYC
Join us next week as we do two huge design evenings in one week in honor of ICFF.
On Wednesday evening, I'll be interviewing environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo and the next night, Thursday, I'll be hosting product designer Todd Bracher. Both of these fellows have conquered the design world in very different ways, and have created successful design careers with tremendous skill and entrepreneurial savvy. Come hear their stories.
As always, we'll kick off the evenings with two short design presentations, and this month we're featuring four notable students from Pratt's design programs (two per night). Each student will have three minutes to pitch the audience on their latest work. I've seen it, and it's all good.
Please RSVP on Meetup.com to each Design Evening individually, and make sure to include the first and last name of you and your guest by 3pm on May 10th.
Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo calls his eco-friendly way of living "Simply Green." Through his best-selling books, television programs, products, magazine and syndicated newspaper columns and his how-to lifestyle lectures, Danny Seo continues to share the creative ideas that have made him America's leading lifestyle authority on modern, eco-friendly living.
Born on Earth Day in 1977, Danny has championed the natural biodiversity of our planet from a very young age. On his 12th birthday, he founded the organization Earth 2000 with just a few friends and $23. By his 18th birthday, he had transformed the grassroots organization into the country's largest teenage activist charity, spearheading worldwide campaigns on behalf of the environment.
Danny encourages America to live a greener lifestyle with great style. His first of six lifestyle book Conscious Style Home (St. Martin's Press; 2001) chronicles his renovation of his parents' home in Green Hills, Pennsylvania, using easy-to-find, eco-friendly materials. The beautifully photographed book received rave reviews in The New York Times, Elle, Food & Wine, Elle Decor, and USA Today, who raved "Say 'environment' to Danny Seo, and it's as if you've punched the word into the search engine Google: Out roars an avalanche of ideas and references that threatens to scramble your brain." Conscious Style Home helped Danny soon become America's favorite environmental lifestyle authority.
Danny's environmental activism and teachings earned him honors from the Albert Schweitzer Institute and, in an honor of a much lighter note, was named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." Danny has also given keynote addresses around the world, including the State of the World Forums, The College of William & Mary and the commencement address to the graduating class of UC Berkley.
Danny's creative how-to approach towards green living is the blueprint for Danny Seo Media Ventures, which includes a multi-platform portfolio of products, corporate partners, and media properties all designed to help people do just one thing to help the world around us.
Native New Yorker Todd Bracher, founder of Todd Bracher Studio LLC, is a Designer and Educator currently based in New York City after a decade working in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and London. Todd has collaborated with some of the world's most prestigious brands around the world from Furniture and Object Design to Interiors and Architecture.
Todd has been pinned as 'America's next great Designer' by the NY Daily News as well as received several nominations for Designer of the year in 2008 and 2009. His experiences range from working independently, heading Tom Dixon's Design studio, acting Professor of Design at l'ESAD in Reims France, to having been appointed Creative Director of the Scandinavian luxury brand Georg Jensen.
DATE: Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 & 12
LOCATION: ABC Carpet & Home | 888 Broadway NYC