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Full Coverage From Interior Design’s Giant Ideas 2023

See event highlights from Interior Design‘s Giant Ideas conference in Encinitas, California. The three-day design extravaganza took place March 5-7, 2023, at the Alila Marea Beach Resort hosted by editor in chief Cindy Allen. From discussions about surf culture to the digitization of design, attendees left the event with an abundance of inspiration and connections for the year ahead.

Video Highlights: From Dreamy Sunsets to Conversations and More

Event Kick-Off: Architects and Designers Convene in Encinitas

The party kicked off with a cocktail hour hosted by Cindy Allen Sunday, March 5, followed by a beach clean-up Monday morning. Read more.

Attendees at Interior Design's Giant Ideas event do a beach clean up
Photography by Ryan Kang and Steven Wilsey.

Read the Full Report: a Play-by-Play of Conference Festivities

What’s your biggest, boldest design vision? That question hung in the air throughout Interior Design‘s Giant Ideas event. Read more.

Photography by Ryan Kang and Steven Wilsey.

Research Insights: 3 Prescient Topics in Design

Sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion, and Web3 are driving change—in and out of the industry—but how do design firms and projects measure up? Read more.

Photography by Ryan Kang and Steven Wilsey.

Get a Closer Look at the Building of the Resort

In 2018, Zeff evoked this history in a pitch to design the Alila Marea Beach Resort—the locale of Interior Design‘s 2023 Giant Ideas conference—in Encinitas, a beach city in San Diego County. Read more.

In the lobby of the 130-room Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas, California, by Markzeff, custom leather-upholstered white-oak benches and mahogany lounge chairs with seagrass seats overlooked by native Torrey pines evoke a subtle oceanside vibe.
Photography by Eric Laignel.

A very special thank you to our 2023 Giant Ideas partners: Alila MareaAndreu WorldASIDBernhardt DesignCosentinoCR LAURENCECraftmade WoodardDesigntexIIDAJanus et CieKeilhauerKinonLutronMaterial BankMomentumParador/Matter Surfaces/BolonPure + FreeformShaw ContractTarkettTHE MARTTURFTuuciWilliams-SonomaYellow Goat Design.

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