Designers Talk Workplace Trends at Sarasota re:Source

Summer is around the corner and attendees at Interior Design‘s latest re:Source event in Sarasota, Florida, certainly got an early start, taking time to soak up the sun—and talk design. Held at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, nearly 80 designers and manufacturers across the U.S. gathered in the picturesque locale May 5-8 to exchange ideas and connect, sharing insights into top trends and introductions to novel products.

Fueled by nourishing foods and time to explore the surrounding area, including the Sarasota Art Museum and nearby Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, attendees embraced the opportunity to learn from those around them. The first full day of activities began with a thought-provoking talk about the future of the workplace led by Erica Waayenberg, head of research and content development for ThinkLab, who was joined by three design experts. Then the meetings between manufacturers and designers got underway (hundreds of them!), enabling both groups to form new connections, learn about product and material innovations, and build lasting relationships. From cocktails on the hotel terrace to garden strolls, re:Source attendees were treated to a restorative retreat that delivered a dose of lasting design inspiration.

Designers discussing products at Interior Design's latest re:Source event.
Designers and manufacturers discussing products at Interior Design’s latest re:Source event.
Designers at Interior Design's re:Source event in Sarasota, Florida.
re:Source attendees share a laugh during lunch with AJ Paron (second from right), design futurist and EVP of Sandow Design Group.

A very special thank you to our re:Source event partners: Andreu World, Arktura, B+N Industries, CRL, Davis Furniture, Dedon, Four Hands, Garden on the Wall, Gloster, Kohler, Juniper, Lutron, Mohawk Group, MPS Acoustics, Regupol, Rockfon, Sancal, Turf, Tuuci, Ultrafabrics, Unika Vaev, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Business to Business, and Woodard|Craftmade. The carbon footprint for the event was generously offset by Material Bank.

See coverage of previous re:Source events.

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