Event description

On tour #2, you will visit Saitowitz, Jonathan Browning and The Wiseman Group, led by acclaimed design and architecture book author, Diane Dorrans Saeks.

Open to designers in all disciplines, architects, students, entrepreneurs, tech specialists, and the public!

– Seminars are limited to 25 attendees.
– Each afternoon visit starts at noon, with welcome refreshments, and ends at 5pm.
– Not suitable for children.
– Please arrive promptly on time as planned program and studio tour start immediately.
– Participants meet at the first location (address will be emailed to you after registration) and carpool or walk or Lyft between studios which are within close distance.
– No walk-ins, must pre-register.

ABOUT DYNAMIC MINDS SERIES led by Diane Dorrans Saeks

Creativity, ideas, inspiration and exploration, balanced with in-depth knowledge, remain essential elements in today’s interiors and architecture. This is evident on four special afternoon seminars at the studios of leading California architects, product designers, and interior designers in San Francisco, planned and led by acclaimed design and architecture book author Diane Dorrans Saeks.

We meet San Francisco’s leading architecture and design practitioners and view work in their studios. These exclusive and
private afternoon seminars offer the latest concepts on a broad range of residential, commercial and sustainable design.

During the entire series, over spanning four afternoon seminars, we experience the full range of aesthetics, from pure modernism to richly informed classical design, traditional, bold, minimal, and eclectic expression. All are based on intellectual and intuitive disciplines.

A highlight will be viewing and discussing works in process, as well as newly completed interiors and unpublished new residences. 

We will see how studios fully use newest technical advances such as VR and 3D printing (and continue to sketch) in their design concepts and in interactions with their clients.

At the end of the day, participants are invited to a private in-studio reception and celebration, offering the opportunity to meet designers and their staff and to discuss in-depth ideas and views.

Learn more about Diane Dorrans Saeks on Instagram @dianedorranssaeks and on her acclaimed blog THE STYLE SALONISTE

Diane is the author of 22 design books, including ‘Michael Smith A Certain Style’ (Rizzoli) and her most recent, “Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors’ (Rizzoli). She is an editor with C magazine, and a contributing editor for House Beautiful, along with PAPERCITY magazine and Gentry, and others. She has written for The New York Times, the Financial Times, and Harper’s Bazaar.


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