As Mies Van Der Rohe is said to have remarked, "God is in the Details." Kitchen designer, author, and blogger Jamie Gold and GE Appliances director of industrial design, Lou Lenzi, explore how the details make the design, with a focus on GE's Monogram line.
Presenter: Jaime Gillin, Deputy Editor, Dwell Media, LLC
Jaime Gillin is a Deputy Editor at Dwell, where she edits the magazine's Profile, My House, and feature stories and contributes regularly to Dwell.com. When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, she's experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is an NKBA-certified, independent kitchen and bath designer and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist in San Diego, Cal.
Her first book, New Kitchen Ideas That Work, was published in December 2012 by Taunton Press.
Jamie's design philosophy is one she calls Sensible Style, where each project is customized to the client's lifestyle needs, budget, home and neighborhood - be it a modest tract home bath or a custom mansion's showplace kitchen.
Jamie brings this same Sensible Style philosophy and hands-on design experience to the articles she writes for numerous publications. She has been published in Fine Homebuilding, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Kitchen + Bath Business, Houzz.com, HouseLogic.com and many other print and online media. She is also a regular contributor to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Her design blog, Gold Notes: Nuggets from the World of Residential Design, publishes weekly and can be found on her website.
In addition to writing and designing, Jamie frequently speaks to trade and consumer groups, and consults for major housing industry corporations and Wall Street analysts on product development and trends.
Lou Lenzi is the Industrial Design Director at GE Appliances, where he is responsible for all industrial design, user interface design, and user experience design activities for GE and GE Monogram major appliance products.
Prior to joining GE Appliances, Lou held senior design leadership positions with IBM, RCA, Thomson, Audiovox, and GE Healthcare. Over the course of his career, Lou's design teams have received numerous design and innovation awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Consumer Electronics Association, and a Design-of-the-Decade award from BusinessWeek for the DirecTV on-screen user interface and program guide.
Lou is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Industrial Design and is a member of the Academy of Fellows of the Industrial Design Society of America.