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Universal Furniture invites interior designers to learn, connect and relax this Market. The company’s showroom and high-tech Learning Center are hosting multiple events Friday, October 12, through Tuesday, October 16. Come experience one of designers’ favorite stops at Market. Here’s what’s on the calendar this fall.

Friday, October 12

 

Steelyard Designers Lounge

  • Event Name: The Steelyard Designers Lounge

     

  • Date: Friday, October 12, - Tuesday, October 16

     

  • Time: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (except Friday, noon – 6 p.m.)

     

  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line

     

  • Description: Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime!

     

  • Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Luxe Interiors + Design and Crypton CEU

  • Event Name: Crypton Home: CEU on Performance Fabrics, Presented by Luxe Interiors + Design and Crypton
  • Date: Friday, October 12
  • Time:  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  •  Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Luxe Interiors + Design and Crypton Home present a CEU on performance textile technology. Given by Sydney Vigotov.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Digital Marketing for Designers

  • Event Name: Digital Marketing for Designers
  • Date: Friday, October 12
  • Time:  3 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Join online brand builder FZK Franziska for a look at how designers should approach websites and digital marketing.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


Design Manager App Launch Party

  • Event Name: Designer Manager App Launch Party
  • Date: Friday, October 12
  • Time:  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Join us for food and drinks to celebrate the up-coming release of the Design Manager iPhone app.  Have a cocktail and learn more about this new app for your design business.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


Saturday, October 13

 

Simple and Profitable Residential Fee Estimating

  • Event name: Simple and Profitable Residential Fee Estimating
  • Date: Saturday, October 13
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: - Hear from interior design coach Gail Doby about how to create profitable estimates.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Chaise Lounge Podcast Panel

  • Event name: Chaise Lounge Design Panel
  • Date: Saturday, October 13
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: - Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast hosts a panel discussion with designers.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Designing Your Media Empire

  • Event name: Designing Your Media Empire
  • Date: Saturday, October 13
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Join us for a witty, fast-paced dive into the world of bringing your brand to the next level as Barrie Livingstone, Justin Shaulis and Julia Buckingham share with you how to design your media empire. The first 100 attendees will receive an exclusive Steelyard nail polish designed just for this event!
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting

  • Event name: Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting
  • Date: Saturday, October 13
  • Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Join us in the Steelyard Designer’s Lounge for tastings from the Rickety Bridge Winery in South Africa. The following vintages will be available: Brut Rose N.V, Chenin Blanc 2018 and Pinotage 2016/17
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


Sunday, October 14

 

Flower Magazine Panel

  • Event name: Flower Magazine Designer Panel: Authentic Design
  • Date: Sunday, October 14
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Authentic Design featuring Paloma Contreras, Richard Keith Langham, Jennifer Boles, and Jeffrey Dungan. Moderated by Editor-in-Chief Margot Shaw.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Top Tips for Social Media Success

  • Event name: Social Media Mavens Top Tips for Social Media Success
  • Date: Sunday, October 14
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media as he talks with interior designers Shayla Copas, Natalie Reddell and Lori Paranjape about the top social media trends right now. Keep abreast of the myriad of changes in social media so you won’t get lost in the shuffle.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting

  • Event name: Rickety Bridge Wine Tasting
  • Date: Sunday, October 14
  • Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Join us in the Steelyard Designer’s Lounge for tastings from the Rickety Bridge Winery in South Africa. The following vintages will be available: Brut Rose N.V, Chenin Blanc 2018 and Pinotage 2016/17
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Monday, October 15

 

Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2019 CEU course

  • Event name: Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2019 CEU course
  • Date: Monday, October 15
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: The Sherwin Williams 2019 Colormix Color Forecast predicts the colors that will drive conversation and inspiration for the coming year, offering new perspectives on societal influences and their impact on color and design trends.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Coastal Trends for 2019

  • Event name: Coastal Living Presents Coastal Trends for 2019
  • Date: Monday, October 15
  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St. (Shuttle Stop 15) Red Line
  • Description: Hear from Coastal Living Magazine Homes Editor Ellen McGauley and her designer panel about the top coastal trends for 2019. Panel TBD.
  • RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

Universal Coastal Living Celebration  

  • Event name: Universal Furniture Coastal Living Celebration
  • Date: Monday, October 15
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location:Universal Furniture Showroom, 101 S. Hamilton St.,Shuttle Stop 15, Red Line
  • Description: Join Universal Furniture for its celebration of the new Coastal Living Collection. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music from Lulu the Giant.
  • RSVP:  www.universaltothetrade.com/events

More about Universal: Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Smartstuff™ (Baby and Child), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers. For more information, visit www.universalfurniture.com.

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