Adorne Legrand Event NYC: Morning Panel Discussion

November 14th, 2013

Recently (I know, I know, I should have shared this last week!) Legrand brought 4 other bloggers and I to NYC for a couple events. Kicking it off was a morning panel discussion about ‘The Intersection of Design and Innovation’.

Seated down and center we got to listen to the panel discuss  innovation in their own work and have some Q&A after. My design crush Tom Filicia was one of the panelists, so I was pretty excited about seeing him and listening to his remarks; but listening to Phil Prestigomo, Legrands Director of Industrial Design I think was my highlight. Listening about bringing a redesign of the forgotten light switch to market and the process was pretty interesting. It was remarked that the light switch came out in 1908 and it wasn’t until 1968 that the ‘decora’ or paddle type switch came out -then nothing else! The travesty!

Since my job is paying attention to all the details it’s been frustrating having such a lack of options. I put some of the new Adorne switches in my own half bath and I though I personally love them and think they sit quietly in the space, I get more and more remarks on them each time someone new visits my house. Works for me – fun, functional and pretty! Check out the original blog post here.

Kristina Crestin Design Panel LegrandPhotos: Blogging team (left to right) Jenny Komenda of The Little Green Notebook, Jill Nystul of One Good Thing by Jillie, Rayan Turner of the Design Confidential and Vicki Bolick of The Ace of Space.  Panel (left to right) Phil Prestigomo, Legrands Director of Industrial Design, Susan Tilloston, Marc Kushner, Travis Rotelli and Tom Filicia.

Thanks Legrand for the tip – what fun!

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