Suzanne Trocme, Designer and Author will be in Sydney on July 23 as guest speaker for the first in the Inforum Group’s new Talking About Series, which is held over the cocktail hour. Her talk on Seeing Red is about the power of the colour red in design, its application in fashion, interiors, art and architecture and, life. Red is the symbol of passion and over many years in pursuit of her brilliant career, Suzanne has written passionately on the subjects of art, fashion, music, interiors and architecture for The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, The Telegraph (UK) and Interior Design (European Editor). She is currently one of the principal designers for Bernhardt Design and Editor-at-Large for Wallpaper Magazine, having written for them since its inception 11 years ago. Born and educated in London, Suzanne Trocmé FRSA (née Huthert) moved to the USA where she began working in store development for Benetton. Her interest in retail space and design led her to also work subsequently for Paul Smith and Ralph Lauren. Being from London ‘Seeing Red would have been a major part of her experience. From the Roman tiles that paved the houses of first century Londinium to being a metaphor for the great fire of 1666, the formative event, which set in concrete London’s identification with the colour red, can’t wait to hear how Suzanne is Seeing Red for our modern design environment. Recently, Suzanne was honoured with the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Tribute Award. Talking About: Seeing Red with Suzanne Trocmé on Monday 23 July, 6pm – 8pm, $100 per ticket inc GST at the KE-ZU SHOWROOM, Level 1, 69 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria. Undercover parking available. BOOKINGS
Carolyn McDowall FRSA has gained considerable experience and business acumen in her professional career. An independent cultural and social historian, Carolyn is an interior designer by trade. She has been involved in the creative sector for over thirty years in Australia; completing interior design projects, creating and producing innovative corporate and not-for profit (social profit) community events. She has over that time continuously conducted independent research , while designing, developing, and producing educational art and design history programs in conjunction with renowned specialist colleagues.