In response to a world in transition, the home environment becomes a sanctuary, an escape, a refuge and a comfort. Lifestyle embraces the federation of food, the connection of nature and the celebration of family, friends and pets. The spiritual home is a new domain in which our relationship to furniture, objects, materials and colours will gently shift, promising real change and great hope for the future. A profound search for simplicity, tenderness and humanity will pervade.
1:30 A SPIRITUAL LUNCH is served
2:30 MILAN REPORT
3.00 HOME & LIFESTYLE 2019 presented by Li Edelkoort
4:00 STILL: unique textiles from Mount Fuji presented by Li Edelkoort
4:30 approximate end
* Please let us know of any dietary requirements
* Program subject to minor changes
* Filming & photography are not permitted at this event
Li Edelkoort is arguably the world's most famous trend forecaster and colourist, working in industries from design and fashion to food, architecture, beauty, communication, automotive, and retail. Founded in 1986, her company Trend Union produces trend tools for strategists, designers and marketers at brands from Zara to Prada. She is also a publisher, humanitarian, educator and exhibition curator. In 2011, she launched an interactive online trend forum called TrendTablet.com. She has been named by TIME Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Fashion and by Icon as one of the Most Influential People in Design. Edelkoort is the recipient of numerous accolades and since 2015 is the Dean of Hybrid Studies at Parsons in New York, where she is also starting a Textiles Masters course in 2017. Her much-talked about ANTI_FASHION Manifesto was the first to raise awareness about the shifts and upheavals currently experienced in the global fashion industry. Most recently, she founded the first ever New York Textile Month, taking place during the month of September in collaboration with The New School and Cooper Hewitt.