designedCOLLECTIVE: Master Class

The designedCOLLECTIVE of San Francisco hosted three masters in automotive, industrial and architectural design for a panel discussion “Sustainability in Design” at Atelier LeeQuen on last June, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The fourth in a series of annual events created by Paige Loczi, owner and creative director of sustainable interior design house LOCZIdesign, drew close to 80 designers, artisans and craftspeople from across the creative spectrum.

Guests of the June 2011 forum of the designedCOLLECTIVE were given the unique opportunity to casually engage in stimulating conversation with three masters: Geza Loczi, awarded the Michelin Lifetime Achievement Award in Automotive Design in 2011; Dave Deppen, architect and thought leader, winner of the first ever Livable Buildings Award; and popular award-winning furniture and lighting designer, Rick Lee.

“I found it to be a wonderful, inspirational, and thought-provoking conversation that sparked some new ideas for me on thinking about the intersection of creativity and sustainability.” -- Gautam Barua, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Aclaria Capital, LLC, a private equity firm focused on resource productivity and environmental sustainability.

“Several of the students attending told me they were totally energized by the event—it inspired them to reach higher and to double their efforts to become successful designers who contribute to the greater good!” -- Dave Deppen, architect and thought leader, winner of the first-ever Livable Buildings Award

“To Geza [Loczi] and Dave [Deppen]...It was such honor and fun to participate in this creative discussion. You both have inspired me in so many ways and I am sure to many others were there that night!” -- Rick Lee, popular award-winning furniture and lighting designer, Rick Lee.

“The space for the event was memorizing, and in itself gave a great foundation for the evening’s success. Again, it was an honor to be a part of the designedCollective." -- Geza Loczi, awarded the Michelin Lifetime Achievement Award in Automotive Design in 2011

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Namaste. Paige