Episode 1: Designing to the Beat of a Different (Oil) Drum
Wednesday, May 26 | 7:00 PM CDT – 7:30 PM CDT (8:00 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT)
Duration: 30 min
Program Description: This series highlights manufacturers of furniture, textiles, and other materials who are demonstrating circular, regenerative, and sustainable practices. Designers have a major responsibility to make healthy choices, and educate consumers about which materials and products are harmful to the environment. These industry pioneers seek to replace the end-of-life concept with restoration, shift toward renewable energy, eliminate the use of toxic chemicals, and importantly, aim to eliminate waste.
Episode Description: Phillips Collection is widely recognized as an industry leader in sustainable furnishings and circular practices. Their motto is “every piece a conversation,” and their furniture pieces celebrate and honor nature, never taking away from it. Phillips’ legacy is one of innovation and preservation, dedicated to environmental transparency and stewardship, championing their use of the “waste of the waste” – ever-evolving and improving in their artistry, vision, approach, and practices.
Laurence Carr | CEO and Creative Director, Laurence Carr Inc.
Mark Phillips | CEO, Phillips Collection
Jason Phillips | Vice President, Phillips Collection