Haute Activity: Interior Design Camp NYC

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New Yorkers interested in interior design will soon have the unique opportunity to take part in an intensive five-day, hands-on program known as “INTERIOR DESIGN CAMP.”

Participants will have exclusive opportunities to go behind the scenes to the two main trade buildings that are normally off-limits to the general public. The program will include in-depth interactions with some of the most highly influential interior designers, showroom personnel, magazine editors and members of the contributing trades that comprise the industry.

INTERIOR DESIGN CAMP was created by New York-based Interior Designers Evelyn Benatar and Susan Morrow. Evelyn Benatar is a graduate of The New York School of Interior Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology. She is known for an uncompromising ability to create rooms that are imbued with elegance and originality. This year Benatar was one of only 30 designers invited to join the prestigious Access to Design program at the New York Design Center. Susan Morrow holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Education from New York University, and a New York City teaching license in High School Art. A published Interior Designer for many years, she has participated in several Mansions and Millionaires Designer Showcases.

INTERIOR DESIGN CAMP includes a Teen Program (up to age 19) and will be run as an open classroom with one-on-one instruction to encourage individual development of style and overall understanding of the basic elements that makes a room “work.”  There are two 5-day camp sessions. Session 1 August 13 – August 17, 2012 or Session 2 August 20 – August 24, 2012.

The Adult Program (for ages 20 and up) offers a similar experience to the Teen Program, but will culminate with a “Design Run.” Participants in the adult program will walk through the trade buildings and be able to purchase items in the showrooms at net wholesale prices.


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