Taylor Thormahlen, Naomi Benatar, Catherine Grace, Joshua Kaswell, Adelia C. Schleusz
Taylor Thormahlen, Naomi Benatar, Catherine Grace, Joshua Kaswell, Adelia C. Schleusz

Photography by Tavits Photography

Interior Design’s re:Source Goes Offscreen and into the Arizona Desert

Interior Design‘s re:Source event returned to its live format in sunny Arizona after more than two years in the virtual realm. Earlier this month, 75 designers and manufacturers gathered at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia for the four-day event, which kicked off with a welcome reception on the lawn followed by dinner.

Sandow Design Group EVP and design futurist, AJ Paron, opened day two activities with insights into the many design opportunities and challenges shaped by the pandemic. “How do we design such an incredible, user-center, multi-sensory experience that will outweigh the virtual experience or staying at home?” she asked the group. One thought: sensory integration. Not mention designing for accessibility and inclusion. After Paron’s remarks, designers and manufacturers jumped into a series of meetings before taking time in the late afternoon for some rest and relaxation followed by cocktails and dinner. Meetings continued into the third day as attendees took advantage of the chance to see friends and colleagues in person, soaking up a welcome dose of IRL face time. Spa, yoga or a meander through the desert botanical gardens anyone?

Check out our event highlights below:

A very special thank you to our event sponsors: Architectural Surfaces, Arden Studio, B+N Industries, Bover, Cascade Architecture, Cosentino, Davis Furniture, Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions, Garden on the Wall, Kaswell Flooring Systems, Moores & Giles, MPS Acoustics, National Solutions, Perennials | Sutherland, Rakks, Sloan, Turf, Woodard | Craftmade, Xtreme Interior by Tamlyn

Are you a US-based, actively specifying designer who would be interested in attending an upcoming re:Source event? Apply today for a chance to be considered.