Designer Workshops
Design professionals are invited to join us for our designer workshops, with renowned guest speakers covering relevant, timely topics such as fabric and decorative hardware, sustainable kitchens, keeping your clients coming back for more and photographing your projects. 

From Concept to Creation: The Process of Design | Claire and Eleanor Niermann

Wednesday, April 8 | 11 a.m. | Grand Hall, Fourth Floor

Joe Niermann’s daughters, Eleanor and Claire, grew up side by side with the business, and have taken over the design reins since Joe’s retirement. They will discuss the different methods, both old and new, of designing, fabricating and finishing products. The process involves everything from cardboard cutouts and 3-D computer modeling to hand forging and lasers. Prepare to be amazed!

Founded in 1978 by Joe, Niermann Weeks is a family-owned company now in its second generation. The company’s classically inspired pieces and design aesthetics relate to both traditional and contemporary interiors. All products are handmade and finished in their Maryland studio, and almost half of their business is dedicated to custom designs to meet the special needs of professional interior designers.

Continental breakfast  |  10 a.m.  |  Fourth Floor
Light fare following the event  |  Third Floor

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In My Room | Hunt Slonem

Wednesday, April 8 | 2 p.m. | Grand Hall, Fourth Floor

Hunt Slonem, acclaimed artist and author, will discuss the greatest inspirations behind his artwork and his new collection for Lee Jofa.

Slonem is a nationally recognized painter, sculptor and printmaker best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings. Slonem has traveled all over the world, but it was his childhood spent in Hawaii, and a year studying in Nicaragua, that had the most profound impact on his life’s work. The vivid color combinations and exotic wildlife he encountered there inspire him to this day. The motifs he explored in his early works, tropical birds, butterflies, bunnies and portraits, have been reduced to their essence and have become recurring themes in his exceptional paintings. This past fall, Groundworks introduced an exclusive collection of fabrics, wallpapers and carpets inspired by Slonem’s extraordinary art.

Reception and book signing following the event
Lee Jofa  |  Suite 316

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Industry Events

Trade professionals are also invited to attend ASID PA East Chapter events and IFDA Philadelphia Chapter events.

ASID PA East Chapter Events

Career Day
Thursday, April 9
9 a.m. to noon
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Ave., Philadelphia

Food, mock interviews, speaker
and portfolio reviews


Interior Design Awards (IDA) Kick-Off Party In conjunction with the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show
Saturday, April 11
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
23rd St. Armory,
22 S. 23rd St., Philadelphia
Visit for more information.

IFDA Philadelphia Chapter events

App-ercise – Flex Your
Technology Muscles

Wednesday, March 25
First session: 9 a.m. to noon
Second session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hi-Fi Sales
1732 Rt. 70, Cherry Hill, NJ

Bring your iPad devices as Springboard Media will be showing you great new apps to help you run your business.

Lunch will follow the morning session.

$35 members | $70 non-members
(for each session)


Designing Outdoor Spaces
Wednesday, April 29
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kieffer’s Appliances
785 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, Pa.


Ask the Expert
Wednesday, May 20
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Taylor Made Custom Cabinetry & Design
7035 Central Highway, Suite 200
Pennsauken N.J.


Behind the Scenes of
“Passion” the Play

Thursday, June 4
5 p.m. (dinner and tour); 8 p.m. (play)
Arden Theatre Co.
40 N. 2nd St.
Old City Philadelphia
(between Market and Arch)


Note: IFDA membership status will be verified for each event.

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