Tuesday, February 06, 2018 | Michele Varian, 27 Howard St. | 6-8 pm
Theme No. 01 – Internet Disruption
Join us for Design Talk Roundtable, a live extension of Design Talk by MV. We’ll be exploring challenges and solutions regarding the ways in which the Internet has disrupted the traditional retail paradigm.
Hosted by Michele Varian and Jay Norris, CEO and Founder of Guesst, with a group of participants from the worlds of retail, real estate, digital media, design and entrepreneurialism.
(left to right: Malene Barnett, Malene B Atelier; Maxwell Ryan, Apartment Therapy Media; Darin Vest, L'Oreal; Jay Norris, CEO and Co-Founder, Guesst, Michele Varian, designer and Co-Founder, Guesst)
Malene Barnett, Malene B Atelier
Malene Barnett, Founder of Malene B Atelier, is a cross-media artist and designer, world traveller, and culture enthusiast. She invites us to experience her portfolio of fine art and design products inspired by culture and community.
Maxwell Ryan, Apartment Therapy Media
Maxwell Ryan, CEO and Founder of Apartment Therapy Media, left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The site has since grown to become a leading source of design inspiration and tips for real people looking for real-life decor solutions through a fascinating look into how people from around the country live at home.
Darin Vest, L'Oreal
Head of Retail Real Estate - Americas, L'Oreal
Lead Retail Real Estate strategy and execution for L'Oreal's 900 store, multi-brand mall, street and airport portfolios, including Kiehls, Urban Decay, NYX, The Body Shop, YSL, and Atelier Cologne, among others.
Jay Norris, CEO and Co-Founder, Guesst
Michele Varian, designer and Co-Founder, Guesst