Design Industry Zealot to Present

By February 22, 2019CMG Events, Conference

The definition of home is changing as humans are blurring their time between work, home, and play.

Design Industry Zealot Renee Hytry Derrington

Blurred Spaces – A Vision of Future Living

The concept of “Resimercial” is now the new norm for bridging the gap between public and private life.

In an age of telecommuting and co-working, there are new ways of entertaining and enjoying community.  Interior spaces need to be tooled up to deliver more function and more amenities for multiple purposes.

Starting with an international view on macro trends, this session will drill down to what will happen in the new public ‘home’ spaces of office, hospitality, as well as personal environments.  As society changes, new ideas and solutions are becoming evident and these will change our future living environments. Nature, humanity, and technology are blurring the landscape with new possibilities.   Technology innovations will change how we work in the future.

CMG’s 2019 Asia Pacific Conference Guest Speaker, Renee Hytry Derrington

With almost thirty years designing surfacing products for the world’s largest hard surfacing brands – Formica® Group; Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP Design, leads an international design team representing Asia, Europe, India, North America. These surfaces have shaped interiors in homes, business, restaurants, hotels, hospitals and many more spaces in four continents.

A design industry zealot, she has collaborated with Pentagram on the “Formica Forever” book for the company’s 100 year history published by Metropolis. Always challenging conventions of a classic material, Renee collaborated with Abbott Miller, Jonathan Adler and Laurinda Spear for unique laminate collections and worked with Zaha Hadid, Michael Graves, Massimo Vignelli to name a few, on a bespoke furniture exhibition. Taking sustainability into design process, Renee developed award winning Reclaimed Denim Fiber and Paper Terrazzo which incorporates waste from blue jeans and Formica’s own paper to create laminates with a new purpose.

CMG Member Renee Hytry Derrington formica Design Industry Zealot

In 2018, Renee was awarded Interior Design Magazine’s Designer: Lifetime of HiPness Award for her service to the design industry.

A past Board Director for Color Marketing Group; Renee was recognized for her role in expanding international activities in Asia, Europe and Latin America with the President’s Award. Renee lives her brand in a red ‘all Formica products’ home on Lake Michigan, and travels internationally to support the design industry with trend vision presentations.

Read more about Renee or register to hear her present at this year’s Asia Pacific Conference in Shanghai, August 28th to 30th.

Color Marketing Group's 2019 Asia Pacific Conference Shanghai China August 28-30, 2019

CMG 2019 Asia Pacific Conference, Shanghai, China

Country: China
Dates: August 28-30, 2019

2021+ Asia Pacific Forecast

We recently revealed the 2020+ Asia Pacific Forecast during our 2018 International Summit – now we begin to forecast color directions for 2021 and beyond and YOU can be part of that conversation. Our Conference Workshops offer a chance to explore and recognize subtle nuances in color, to envision which palettes and color combinations will best attract, inspire, and inform, and to explore the global influences and drivers that affect color directions.

At the very heart of all CMG Conferences is the Color Forecasting process where the world’s leading color and design influencers share, discuss and explore color directions. You will be on the cutting edge of color forecasting, and you’ll bring these insights back with you to shape and validate discussions and decisions on color directions for your industry, product, or service.  CMG’s Color Forecasting process is a collaboration of minds; a joint effort to understand and interpret what is happening in the world around us and how this will influence color.  The final result?  A 16-color Directional Forecast that is distributed electronically with a report identifying the trends and influences affecting color directions.  The Color Forecast shows notations in all the major color systems including Pantone, NCS, RAL, RGB and LAB.

Who Should Attend?

Global manufacturers, brands, and marketers understand the importance of color marketing to their bottom line. Your company will benefit from creating research fueled and validated products in colors that sell. As a project manager, product developer, designer, manufacturer, CMF specialist, color specifier, and anyone who works with color for products you won’t want to miss the important color discussions.


China Design Trends – 2019 – 2020

Color Design Professionals in Shanghai

CMG Member, Renee Hytry Derrington of Formica, Honored by Interior Design Magazine for “Lifetime of HiPness”

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