Design NC: Modernism to Maximalism, Form and Function Reimagined

Thursday & Friday April 29 and 30

Fundraising event for The Cameron Art Museum


Inspiration comes in all forms: modernist and maximalist, interiors and exteriors, in person and virtually! Join Design NC and the Cameron Art Museum on April 29th and April 30th as we live stream presentations from influential and renowned interior designers Thom Filicia and Celerie Kemble along with modernist architect Robert Gurney and ornamental and architectural plaster craftsman Foster Reeve. This year’s conversations will be set in a virtual forum where participants will enjoy live discussions on these varying design aesthetics as we explore how they differ and how they might be the same.

Vision of Design NC

The Vision of Design NC is to elevate support and awareness for Cameron Art Museum through an annual forum that celebrates the craft of design and provides regional outreach to design professionals, students and arts enthusiasts.

Virtual Keynote Speakers

Dialogues on Modernism

Influence on modern design with a twist

10:30- Opening remarks followed by a presentation from Thom Filicia moderated by WWAY Senior Evening News Anchor Randy Aldridge
11:30- Break for lunch and break room chats
12:30- Presentation by Robert Gurney moderated by Wilmington-based architect Michael Kersting

Thom Filicia

Thom Filicia Inc. has emerged as one of today’s most influential and respected interior and product designers. His projects range from residential, hospitality and commercial interiors all over the world.

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Robert Gurney

Robert M. Gurney, FAIA is dedicated to the design of modern, meticulously detailed and thoughtfully ordered residential and commercial projects that are sensitive to site, program and budget.

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Dialogues on Maximalism

Infusing personality into design and artful fabrication

10:30- Opening remarks followed by a presentation from Foster Reeve moderated by Randy Aldridge
11:30- Break for lunch and break room chats
12:30- Presentation by Celerie Kemble moderated by design expert and journalist Sophie Donelson

Foster Reeve

After 30 years of exploration and executed work, Foster has amassed a group of standard products and practices that he feels embody the best and most beautiful aspects of plaster.

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Celerie Kemble

Celerie is known for her professional versatility in terms of budget, location, and style. She’s full of clever solutions that deliver a mix of pragmatism and beauty.

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Past Events

2019 The Language of Design: Inside and Out

Design NC’s inaugural fundraising event for CAM, The Language of Design: Inside and Out, took place in May of 2019. Celebrated New York interior designer Alexa Hampton presented her keynote address followed by Greensboro-based landscape architect Chip Callaway. Honorary Chair and renowned interior designer Marshall Watson led a panel discussion about designing a seamless flow from the indoors to exteriors. Attendees gained a bountiful amount of inspiration and enjoyed many laughs. We look forward to when we can gather in person again at CAM and thank everyone for their support along the way.

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