Fast Forward: What’s Next in Design?

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary on March 29, renowned San Francisco design showroom Zinc Details joins Remodelista and the Retail Design Institute for a look into the future of design.

The furniture showroom Zinc Details celebrates 20 years as a leading retailer and design authority in San Francisco.

Throughout the years, owners Vas and Wendy have shared their passion for modern design, making an international roster of exciting designers and their products accessible to a broad audience.

San Francisco’s leading design voices come together on March 29th from 6 to 9 pm for “Fast Forward: What’s Next in Design?,” a diverse panel about emerging design trends that also marks the 20th anniversary of Zinc Details, an independently owned furniture showroom, gallery, and design authority. Bringing together friends new and old, the evening is co-sponsored by the Retail Design Institute and the influential architecture and interior design site Remodelista. The free event will be held at the Zinc Details furniture showroom at 1905 Fillmore Street in San Francisco. The public can rsvp at rsvp(at)zincdetails(dot)com.

The five panelists reflect Zinc Details’ deep roots in the design community and in a variety of disciplines. The panel features furniture manufacturer and founder of Council Design Derek Chen, industrial design studio Mike and Maaike, lighting and industrial designer Pablo Pardo of Pablo Designs, innovative interior designer Nicole Hollis, and strategic design and trend expert Marieke van der Poel of the brand consultancy Proef. The panel will be moderated by Remodelista managing editor Lydia Lee.

"We are excited to partner with Zinc Details to celebrate this huge milestone for the San Francisco design community,” Lee says. “Throughout the years, owners Vas and Wendy have shared their passion and knowledge about modern design, making an international roster of exciting designers and their products accessible to a broad audience. At Remodelista, we've had that common goal: to introduce people to great design from all corners of the world and inspire them to make it an integral part of their lives."

Founded 20 years ago by Vas Kiniris and his wife Wendy Nishimura Kiniris, Zinc Details is known for its exuberant mix of art, design, and craft. With an ever-changing array of new products, the store’s unique collection brings together brand names like Knoll, Herman Miller and Vitra with work by emerging talents and local Bay Area artists.

Throughout the years, Zinc Details has celebrated design with the San Francisco community by hosting film screenings, camera workshops, exhibitions, conversations with artists, and even wine and chocolate tastings.

“This anniversary is a momentous celebration for us. But instead of reviewing all our accomplishments, we chose instead to look at what’s around the corner,” Vas says. “We love what we do and always think about how we can do it better. This outlook inspired our showroom, our community and our customers for 20 years, and it will continue to do so for the next 20 years and beyond.”

For more information,
see the video "Welcome to Zinc Details!" at https://vimeo.com/37757546
and visit http://www.zincdetails.com

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