Chapter’s 2015 Symposium. All are welcome to attend the event that is targeted for the kitchen, bathroom and interior design community.
The Eating, Living & Building symposium is an innovative and in-depth discussion of the future of kitchen design and implementation, focused through the lens of kitchens past and present. The subjects of food, sociology, and design will help guide the talks in a series of thought-provoking, one-hour programs followed by a hosted panel discussion with three industry experts. The event is sponsored by Hafele America Co at their NYC showroom just off Gramercy Park.
Culinary Culture – How Food and Its Production Fuel the Kitchen
A discussion of the future of food as it relates to kitchen design and the changing world of edible goods from origin to tabletop. Discussing production, transport, preparation and storage, the food-focused presentation will examine how food is a prism through which we perceive our lifestyle and how it touches every facet of society.
Leeann Lavin, -- that's me!! -- author ofThe Hamptons and Long Island Homegrown Cookbook …, contributing author (three chapters: Farm to Table, Greenmarkets, and Ladies Who Lunch) to Savoring Gotham: the “Food Lover’s Companion to New York City,” Examiner Food & Drink reporter, and garden designer and blogger at Garden Glamour by Duchess Designs, will present the future of food as it relates to kitchen design and our changing world of edible goods from origin to tabletop. I will present a back to the future snapshot of food’s recent history -- from “essential locavore” through Gotham’s food markets, to foods of the future, including plant-based, NbN, and entomophagy -- to the Kitchen as the Dashboard, driving a healthy, sustainable food-centric lifestyle.
Under the (Kitchen) Hood
The Virginia Tech FutureHAUS is a research concept of the VT Center for Design Research which proposes an innovative new approach to the way we construct buildings. This process promises energy-efficient, sustainable, and smart solutions for medium to high density urban housing. The prefabricated FutureHAUS Kitchen, a signature feature of the prototype which demonstrates the wirelessly “connected” kitchen. The kitchen and living room “cartridge" prototypes were featured in 2015 at KBIS in Las Vegas and AIA National Convention in Atlanta. Joseph Wheeler, AIA, Professor at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design will explore environmental and sustainable architecture and the implementation of advanced design theory and ideas.
Following the the three keynote presentations for Eating, Living & Building: The Kitchen of Tomorrow, there will be a panel discussion, moderated byJohn Morgan
John Morgan, is a well-respected 20-year kitchen and bath industry veteran. A manufacturer’s representative, consultant, trainer, and speaker, he has served on advisory councils of many industry manufacturers and Virginia Tech. In 2013 John Morgan proudly served as the 2013 NKBA National President. Morgan authored the popular “Rep’s View” column in Kitchen & Bath Design News for nearly a decade, and currently represents nationally-known cabinet and technology companies through his Baltimore/ Washington-based agency,Morgan Pinnacle.