6 episodes

Network Next Gen connects A-listers in the Design Industry in their 20’s - 30’s.
We curate dinners 4x a year across the country with 20 guests (1 per firm). We connect manufacturers to Designers + Architects that are decision makers, specifying products, and generally overlooked, leading to huge ROI for Manufacturers + Sales Reps. We help brands build targeted and genuine relationships with our crew.

Network Next Gen Podcast Network Next Gen

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Network Next Gen connects A-listers in the Design Industry in their 20’s - 30’s.
We curate dinners 4x a year across the country with 20 guests (1 per firm). We connect manufacturers to Designers + Architects that are decision makers, specifying products, and generally overlooked, leading to huge ROI for Manufacturers + Sales Reps. We help brands build targeted and genuine relationships with our crew.

    NNG NeoCon 2023 Panel: Sustainability, Health & Wellness

    NNG NeoCon 2023 Panel: Sustainability, Health & Wellness

    NNG’s first NeoCon Panel brought three heavy-hitters from companies that have their finger on the pulse of sustainability in manufacturing. Panelists include: Rebecca Best - VP of Sustainability for Material Bank, Malisa Maynard – Chief Sustainability Officer for Mohawk Group, and Victoria Engles – Director of Commercial Sales for Fireclay Tile. We get a few different perspectives on how these companies see sustainability and how they’re making proactive strides to affect lasting change.

    • 35 min
    NeoCon 2023 Panel: Innovation & Future of Design

    NeoCon 2023 Panel: Innovation & Future of Design

    What is the future of design? How will technologies like AI help, hider, or revolutionize the design industry and our world as we know it? Our second NeoCon Panel jumps head first into chatting through these huge topics and some of the benefits and concerns they have with AI as it continues to seep further into many areas of design. Panelists include: Farshid Taffazoli – Cofounder and CBO for Material Bank, Cynthia Sarria – Senior Interior Designer for HOK, Kendra Shea – Owner of KS Shea Designs, and Susan Suhar, Principal at HDR Architecture.

    • 46 min
    NeoCon 2023 Panel: Career Development

    NeoCon 2023 Panel: Career Development

    As we look at innovation and future of design – we can’t look any further than the next generation of designers and architects entering the industry. We get hind-sight perspectives from our panelists and advice they have for the those they’re passing the torch to. Panelists include: Kelly Weertz - Executive Director A&D Initiatives for Material Bank, Keri Caune – EVP of Business Dev for Summer Classics & Gabby, Rae Cook – Design Specialist for IHG, Kayla Felice – Interior Designer for Gresham Smith, and Alyssa Alvarez – Interior Designer for IA.

    • 45 min
    NNG NeoCon Live Podcasts: Keri Caune / Summer Classics & Gabby

    NNG NeoCon Live Podcasts: Keri Caune / Summer Classics & Gabby

    Summer Classics & Gabby provided the gorgeous furniture in the NNG Social Hub at NeoCon. We sat down with Keri Caune, EVP of Business Dev for Summer Classics & Gabby, to chat through a few of the NeoCon crowd favorites and a little background on the family behind the brand.

    Website:
    https://summerclassics.com/

    IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/summerclassics/
    https://www.instagram.com/summerclassicscontract/
    https://www.instagram.com/summerclassicshome/
    https://www.instagram.com/gabbydecor/

    • 18 min
    NNG NeoCon Live Podcasts: Maria VanDeman / OFS

    NNG NeoCon Live Podcasts: Maria VanDeman / OFS

    Maria VanDeman, co-author of ‘Design Your World’, chatted with us about the process of writing a children’s book and why it’s important. The book focuses on the value of design and the impact it can have on your daily life. OFS created the book to inspire children of all backgrounds and foster a more diverse and equitable world through design that works for everyone.

    Purchase ‘Design Your World’:
    https://ofs.com/design-your-world?search=Design%20Your%20World
    https://shorturl.at/cfhtI

    IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/ofs/

    • 16 min
    NNG NeoCon Live Podcasts: Natalie Hartkopf / Hightower

    NNG NeoCon Live Podcasts: Natalie Hartkopf / Hightower

    Hightower Group has been a family-owned furniture manufacturer for 20 years, and Natalie Hartkopf, Owner and CEO, sat down with us to walk us through how the business has evolved and changed over the years. Hightower, now a certified B-Corp, is innovating and changing perspectives on furniture and not just stressing how the furniture feels but how it makes you feel.

    Website:
    https://hightoweraccess.com/

    IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/hightowergroup/

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

samantha__jay ,

Talk of the Town

I’ve heard about this podcast for literally months. And you know that in an industry like design if you’re hearing from folks over and over again “you need to check this out, I think you’ll love it!” then you better check it out! I’m glad I did!

Sunny Reed ,

Senior Interior Designer

Very excited to listen in to the future podcasts! I think this platform will be great for reaching a broad audience and providing insight on several revelant topics specific to the design industry!

Ermanfull ,

GRL PWR

So excited for this- The two women are so easy to listen to, and are incredibly knowledgeable! Great for younger designers.

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