DESIGNERS CAN SEE THE LATEST GLOBAL TRENDS IN TILE + STONE
WHEN THE COVERINGS SHOW COMES TO ATLANTA, APRIL 29-MAY 2
Submitted by Coverings
Written by Coverings Show Director Karin Fendrich, National Trade Productions, the show management company for Coverings
|Design Installation Showcase - Foreman Rogers, ASID & Allison Issacs, AIA of tvs design|
Georgia designers can travel the world of tile and stone without leaving their home state when Coverings The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience, comes to Atlanta for the first time in its 20+ year history, April 29 through May 2, 2013.
IIDA Georgia is a co-sponsor of Coverings, the nation’s largest tile and stone trade show where more than 900 exhibitors from over 50 countries will introduce some of the most innovative products in the world. Designers will also find inspiration and information on new ways of using these materials through Coverings seminars and special events.
“We are looking forward to the Coverings event here in Atlanta," said Cynthia Hovorka, President, IIDA Georgia, and interior designer at Hughes Litton Godwin. “It's a unique opportunity for the design community to get updated on the latest trends in tile and stone and talk to the top experts in the field.”
Coverings is tapping into hometown industry experts with the creation of an honorary Attendee Advisory Council to help ensure its entrée in Atlanta is an unmatched success. IIDA Georgia immediate past president Michelle Lyden is one of the local professionals sharing her expertise.
One of the show’s must-see highlights is the Installation Design Showcase where four distinguished Atlanta-area designer firms will team up with NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) Five-Star contractors to make beautiful and amazing tile and stone projects come to life right on the show floor.
Bringing their creativity to Coverings 2013 is IIDA and ASID member Foreman Rogers, Senior Associate, and AIA member Allison Isaacs, Associate, both of tvsdesign; along with Mark Williams, Principal, Mark Williams Design Associates; Michael Neiswander, AIA, ASID, principal, ASD and Margaret Nysewander, Associate, ASD, Inc.; and Craig Anderchak, Senior Project Director, and Mary Porter, Project Director, both of VeenendaalCave HealthCare (a division of VeenendaalCave, Inc.).
This year will be a repeat performance for Rogers, who wowed visitors to Coverings 2012 with his “sophisticated and luxe” hotel guestroom.
Designers can expand their professional knowledge through Coverings robust seminar program aimed specifically at the A&D community. Just a few of the fascinating topics lined up are designing with the latest tile, stone and glass materials; major new directions in style and color; and ways of re-centering visual thinking.
There is no fee to visit Coverings. And unlike many other shows, there is no charge to attend any of the educational sessions either, many of which offer free CEU credits.
Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer's Association (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and The Tile Council of North America (TCNA)
To register for Coverings, go to www.coverings.com.