The New Class of Trendspotters will Collaborate with Silestone for Upcoming Color Series
NEW YORK, NY (MAY, 2015) – Silestone (www.silestoneusa.com), a world leader in natural quartz surfacing, has announced the 2015 class of its popular Trendspotters program. The six industry influencers will collaborate with Silestone on colors to debut at KBIS 2016. The program, now in its fourth year, kicked off with a day of trendspotting around Manhattan, culminating at the Opening Night of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House where Silestone is showcased in the kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock. The new Trendspotters—an eclectic mix of influential interior designers from the United States and Canada—each hail from markets known for their distinctive design. Throughout the program, they will capture and share both regional insights from their hometown markets, as well as design inspiration and the latest trends using the hashtag #SilestoneTrends via social media and through the program’s website, SilestoneTrends.com. The collaboration will conclude in Las Vegas at KBIS 2016, the kitchen and bath industry’s largest tradeshow, where the Trendspotter color series will be unveiled for the first time. “Each year, the Silestone Trendspotter program proves to be a dynamic initiative that helps keep Silestone at the forefront of industry color trends by engaging top design talent,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America. “Not only is the 2015 Trendspotter class our biggest yet, it also reflects our expansion in the North American market with designers representing both the United States and Canada. We’re eager to see what they forecast for 2016 and how it inspires the new series of Silestone colors.” This year’s Silestone Trendspotters bring distinct and compelling design aesthetics from six influential markets: Toronto, Canada; Santa Fe, NM; Pensacola, FL; Palm Springs, CA; Dallas, TX; and New York City.
- Theresa Casey Theresa Casey is one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers and the principal of the Toronto-based award-winning architecture and interior design firm Casey Design/Planning Group. Extensive education in art history, fine art and design give her the mastery of period detail and style that inform her projects, ranging broadly from traditional to contemporary. With each project she aims to create architecturally authentic spaces that emphasize scale, color and proportion, and to enhance her clients lives through structure, order and beauty.
- Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID, NCIDQ started her interior design career more than 20 years ago in Dallas before relocating to Santa Fe, where she is a Principal Partner of HVL Interiors. In addition to serving on the National Board of Directors and other leadership positions for ASID, Steffany has appeared on HGTV’s Designers’ Challenge and her work has been featured across several books, including Leader Residential Interior Designers and New Adobe Home. She has also designed products for New Mexico-based lighting manufacturer Nicor, Inc.
- Cheryl Kees Clendenon is the owner and lead designer of the award-winning design firm In Detail Interiors in Pensacola, FL. She is known for her innovative design solutions in the most challenging of parameters, and chronicles her design project adventures and the products she loves on her blog, Details and Design. Cheryl recently launched 1514 HOME, a retail design studio featuring eclectic furnishings and vintage accessories. She serves on the Blanco Design Council, DXV Designer Panel and the Kitchen and Bath Business Advisory Board.
- Christopher Kennedy brings a synthesis of big-city style and relaxed resort living to his work. From the Christopher Kennedystorefront in Palm Springs, CA, he creates his furniture line, a candle line, lighting for Lamps Plus, along with an outdoor furniture line. In conjunction with Modernism Week, Christopher organizes and produces the only Decorator Showcase House in Palm Springs, attracting 3,000 guests in 10 days and raising nearly $100,000 for Modernism Week’s education and preservation efforts.
- Denise McGaha specializes in turn-key, concierge-level interior design service delivered in 90 days or less. Her Dallas-based firm, Denise McGaha Interiors, is rooted in a sophisticated methodology and solid business acumen evolved through her tenure with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, where she honed her well-trained eye.
- Drew McGukin brings a touch of the unexpected to each of his projects through beautiful textures and bold patterns that vibrate with the perfect amount of sophistication, warmth, innovation, style and approachability. Following his graduation from the New York School of Interior Design in 2010, Drew spent a year at Matthew Yee Interiors before launching his own New York-based firm, Drew McGukin Interiors.
During the program kick-off in New York City, the Trendspotters also met with Cosentino’s global head of product development, Valentin Tijeras Garcia, for a creative design session. In September, the Trendspotters will travel to Cosentino’s global headquarters in Almeria, Spain to continue the color collaboration process with the company’s research and development team. The series will then be tested in the marketplace and sent into production in time for the unveiling at KBIS. The entire program will be documented on Silestonetrends.com and through each participants social media platforms, all using the hashtag #silestonetrends. The inaugural Silestone Trendspotters program was launched in 2012 at the Kitchen and Bath Industry show in Chicago when four leading designers were sent to scour the show and report back in their local market. The program continued in 2013 with three new designers and a trendspotting trip to DWELL on Design in LA. In 2014 the program evolved to a new level with each Trendspotter developing their own color for the Silestone “Influencer Series” which debuted at KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas. To find out more about the program and the Silestone Trendspotters, visit Silestonetrends.com.