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This is a podcast about people, places, and design that will help you learn and grow. Our guests share insight, stories, and big ideas that inspire courage and curiosity. Whether it's our workplace, our home, or all the places in between, interior design is shaping the human experience every day.

Imagine a Place Imagine a Place

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 132 Ratings

This is a podcast about people, places, and design that will help you learn and grow. Our guests share insight, stories, and big ideas that inspire courage and curiosity. Whether it's our workplace, our home, or all the places in between, interior design is shaping the human experience every day.

    NeoCon + Remembering Our Matriarch with Doug Shapiro

    NeoCon + Remembering Our Matriarch with Doug Shapiro

    On this episode Doug is by himself talking about his 19th NeoCon and what caught his attention. He also talks about the future of this time of year as OFS is moving to Fulton Market for Design Days. Doug also takes time to share memories of Phyllis Menke, Matriarch of OFS who recently passed away at the age of 98.

    • 13 min
    Designing for Identity | Jack Travis, Architect, Author, Designer, & Professor

    Designing for Identity | Jack Travis, Architect, Author, Designer, & Professor

    In honor of Juneteenth, we welcome Jack Travis, an esteemed interior designer, architect, author, and educator whose profound insights have significantly shaped the design and education landscape. Jack is an incredible storyteller and today, he shares his journey from childhood into the business of architecture. You’ll hear about his experiences of overcoming racial barriers and learn his unique framework and approach to design that incorporates cultural identity. Jack's way of thinking will inspire you with a deeper understanding of how architecture and design can reflect and honor cultural heritage and still push the boundaries of innovation.

    To learn more about Jack Travis, please visit: https://www.jacktravisarchitect.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Building a People-First Culture + A Check-In with Alexandra Tseffos

    Building a People-First Culture + A Check-In with Alexandra Tseffos

    In this episode, host Doug Shapiro shares some insights on corporate culture that came from a recent encounter. He also checks in with The Design POP podcast host, Alexandra Tseffos. Alexandra shares some learnings from her recent virtual event POP into Excellence.

    • 16 min
    In the ROOM at ICFF: Part 2 | Lee Broom, Shreya Somani, Alain Gilles, and Sadig Alekperov

    In the ROOM at ICFF: Part 2 | Lee Broom, Shreya Somani, Alain Gilles, and Sadig Alekperov

    Join host Doug Shapiro for part 2 of 'In the ROOM' LIVE from ICFF. Today, Doug explores the essence of ICFF, capturing the spirit of design through the voices of global influencers, such as Lee Broom, Shreya Somani, Alain Gilles, and entrepreneur Sadig Alekperov.

    In this episode, Lee Broom shares his inspiring journey from theater lighting design to international acclaim, exploring the emotional depth of his creations. Next, Shreya Somani joins us to discuss her dual roles as a commercial designer and artistic creator, revealing how joy fuels her work. Finally, Green Mood founder Sadig Alekperov and designer Alain Gilles discuss their groundbreaking mission to bring nature indoors, blending innovation with natural beauty.

    • 30 min
    In the ROOM at ICFF: Part 1 | with Amy Devers, Luca Nichetto, and Giulio Cappellini

    In the ROOM at ICFF: Part 1 | with Amy Devers, Luca Nichetto, and Giulio Cappellini

    Join host Doug Shapiro "In the ROOM" LIVE from ICFF 2024. In this two-part series, Doug explores the unique energy and innovation at ICFF - featuring insightful conversations with industry leaders such as Amy Devers, Luca Nichetto, and Giulio Cappellini, listeners will hear inspiring stories, fresh perspectives, and valuable advice. Highlights include Amy Devers, discussing the importance of student work and the evolving role of materials, Luca Nichetto's take on balancing tradition with innovation, and Giulio Cappellini's humorous anecdote about Queen Elizabeth II.

    Let's escape the noise and join us "In the ROOM."

    • 43 min
    "In the ROOM" - A new series on the Imagine a Place podcast

    "In the ROOM" - A new series on the Imagine a Place podcast

    Join host Doug Shapiro at ICFF in New York City as he kicks off the new series, "In the ROOM," part of the Imagine a Place podcast. Inspired by the innovative ROOM products, this series offers intimate, on-the-scene experiences from design events across the country. Be sure to tune in next week, as Doug chats with design luminaries Giulio Cappellini, Luca Nichetto, Susan Lyons, Amy Devers, and many more, to discover fresh insights and personal takes on the latest in design. Don’t miss out—step "In the ROOM" with us!

    The debut episode of "In the Room" airs on The Imagine a Place podcast feed on Tuesday, May 28th, across all major podcast platforms.

    To learn more about ROOM, please visit room.com

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Rad.izdaname ,

Checks all the Boxes

If you haven’t heard #theimagineaplace
#podcast, you are truly missing out on wonderfully crafted and inspirational conversations. Tune in, you won’t regret it! 🧡

Kia Weatherspoon ,

Authenticity and Care

This podcast has a depth of care, conversation, and designing connections with humanity at the forefront! Bravo! Bravo!

BoomerSooner91 ,

Furniture is not a four letter word

I loved listening to Dianne and Doug interact. I think Furgatory is one of the best words ever created! We need to put that on a t-shirt 🔥
I look forward to hearing LOTS more conversations about decommissioning furniture. It’s a massive global issue and is going to take everyone working together to try and solve the problem.
Thank you for talking about designing your life. It’s something I am also super passionate about. Design your life; you only have one.
Thanks for what you do, Doug, and your positive influence on the world!

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