LC20 Education Session: Industry Icons — The Next Chapter

One of the six powerful education sessions during the PHS Luxury Conference 2020 will combine four interior designer icons to share their stories of success and what’s in store for their future. These powerhouse designers and architects know the true definition of the word business. They’ve all set business goals, accomplished greatness and moving forward with new, more challenging endeavors that stretch them to grow – both personally and as an entrepreneur.

Get your Luxury Conference tickets today to hear from . . .

John R Wiltgen

John Robert Wiltgen and his award-winning design team created spectacular spaces from coast to coast – Chicago’s Gold Coast to Africa’s Ivory Coast. John will touch on his experience launching a new division in Nigeria along with the trials and tribulations of writing a book. Learn more about John here.


Scott Himmel

Scott Himmel received his master’s degree in Architecture from Tulane University and has developed his strong interior architectural and decoration skills along with extensive knowledge of design history. Scott’s continuous passion for interior decoration and furniture design led him to found two furniture lines. In 2013, he founded Truex American Furniture, a carefully curated line inspired by the great postwar American interior designers and their one of a kind creations.

Michelle Rohrer-Lauer

For 30 years, award-winning designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer has brought a unique perspective to her work: She believes that her clients’ homes should feel as relaxed and rejuvenating as their favorite vacation destination, every day.To that, Michelle adds a passion for sensible, eco-friendly design choices and a belief that even small changes can produce healthier indoor living. She is a certified GREENleader and member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, she knows that luxury and sustainability can be combined to create outstanding interior design. Learn more about this designer, leader, philanthroper and author here.

Lucien Lagrange

Lucien Lagrange is creating a legacy that already has made him one of the most respected architects of this generation. For 35 years, he has pursued his profession with recognizable intelligence, sensitivity, wit and style that influence all the projects his office creates. Born in France, schooled in Montreal, Lucien describes his early training as deep and eclectic. Lucien likes taking problems that are puzzling for owners and other architects and creating ‘diabolically simple’ solutions. See more about this fascinating architect/designer here.

More Education and Inspiration at LC20

In addition to the Industry Icons — The Next Chapter education session, five other stimulating topics are being offered including:

  • How Networking & Connections Can Grow Your Business
  • Authentically You, How To Succeed at Instagram for Interior Designers & Creatives
  • Construction: The Technology Desert
  • Design | Builder Delivery and TRUE Collaboration for Better Projects
  • How to Set Transparent Rates that Earn More and Build Trust

The above educational materials will be presented during the Luxury Conference on February 5th. New this year is Diane Primo’s MasterClass Add-On Session: How To Brand in A Purpose Driven World*. Get tickets for both the Luxury Conference and the MasterClass today! *Limited space available.

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