Today I was truely inspired by Eric Cohler.He was invited by the Kravet/Lee Jofa Showroom in Portland, Oregon to give a lecture. It was great to be around my peers. There were about 75 to 80 interior designers that came to hear Eric speak about bridging interior design today and tomorrow. He spoke about how we are influenced by our past to create good design. It is our job as interior designers to bring quality, service and ideas to our clients.
He has been published in many interior design magazines.He has been described as the mix master of design. through his use of material and classical elements of design. Below is a short Bio about him.
Eric Cohler creates interior designs that infuse traditional forms with the unexpected. Considered one of the country's leading designers, industry magazine editors have dubbed Cohler the "Mixmaster" for his use of contemporary materials, which, juxtaposed with classical elements, give his interiors a jolt of unusual color and texture, as well as great comfort. Since establishing his firm in 1991, House Beautiful has described him as one of the 14 "best of the best" in the "next wave of designers in America," and he is included annually in their "Top 100" issue. His aesthetic is sought after for the country's top showhouses, including the Kips Bay and Hampton Designer Showhouses. Cohler's work often appears in leading domestic and international periodicals, books, and design television shows. Interior design manufacturers have taken notice of Cohler's distinctive design aesthetic, with Visual Comfort carrying his lighting designs, and Lee Jofa premiering a Cohler fabric collection in September 2006. Eric Cohler holds a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation from the Columbia University School of Architecture and a certificate in design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
I was very fascinated by his zeal and passion for design. I don't recall everything he talked about.As there was so much to take in. I felt driven to continue my quest for great design, to strive for excellence with every project that I do for my clients. His inner passion really has inspired me. His words "Find your own direction" really gave me insight for my own passion for design. I realize if I can survive the last year with my battle with stage 3 colon cancer, then I am truly ready to challenge myself. I believe i truly understand that "LIFE IS MY MUSE"
I will make it mine.