Design Industry Zealot Leads an International Design Team Representing Asia, Europe, India, and North America
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.
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.
CMG 2019 Asia Pacific Conference, Shanghai, 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.