Hi all. Yian here. Just got back from BOLD Summit. This year it was in Chicago.
What’s BOLD Summit? BOLD (Business of Luxury Design) Summit is a biennial 3-day event in which interior designers learn business strategies and techniques from industry leaders.
The mind behind BOLD is Julia Molloy, who may be the most well-known operations and luxury branding experts within the design industry. The emcee – returning for his second consecutive summit – was designer Benjamin Huntington.
BOLD was held at the Auditorium theater in Chicago – a national landmark.
BOLD Summit hosted panels on topics including luxury branding, marketing, licensing, video, emerging technologies, revenue streams, and billing models.
Small group breakout sessions.
Cocktail party at the Hilton Hotel, sponsored by Cambria.
The BOLD Master blacktie dinner
The dinner honored the three BOLD Masters Jamie Drake, Barclay Butera, and Pamela Babby. Pictured here are the 3 BOLD Masters being interviewed by Arianne Nardo of Editor At Large.
View of Chicago from the 95th floor
Cocktails and mingling.
Surprise auction items: bracelets made by the women of an African tribe as part of the Thorn Tree Project.
Designer Heather Bates showed her support and earned a kiss from Julia and Benjamin.
And finally, some faces of BOLD Summit