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  • Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street New York United States (map)

12:30 doors open 

1:00 TASTE: Home & Lifestyle 2021 presented by Li Edelkoort 

1:50 FORM FOLLOWS FOOD: design & materials

2:10 Guest Speaker TBA

2:30 THE NEXT DECADE OF TASTE: Flavor 2020-2030 presented by Li Edelkoort 

3:30 Q&A

3:45 approximate end 

Tickets: $275 

Full Day (morning & afternoon sessions) including zero-waste lunch 

$550 per person

$380 current Trend Union clients

Taste is driving every aspect of our lives from homes to hospitality, from food to fashion, and from make-up to materials. The largest megatrend on our planet today must be people’s fascination with food, which is taking over our spending and inspiring all other interests. Kitchens are refurbished and enlarged, becoming the best place to be in the house, the room where everyone congregates to work, study, play and cook. Kitchen tools, tabletop design and pots and pans are conceived to better steam, roast, grill or bake foods that are organic, nomadic and authentic. Fabrics play the game as well, with darker linens and printed motifs, as if designed for the sophisticated amateur chef. Aprons come co-ordinated with shirting and watches are designed for the exact measuring of minutes and the reading of seconds – essential for any successful cake or roast. All this adds up to new shapes for furniture, new textures for materials, new needs for architecture, and new adventures for the great outdoors - all impacted by the textures, flavours and colours that define what we eat.