Friday, April 19
Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
Followed by a book signing in the Lenhardt Library – be the first to purchase his May 2013 new release (limited quantity available).
Advance (purchased on or before April 18) member/nonmember: $60/$65
Fair weekend (purchased after April 18) member/nonmember: $65/$70
Combination (Smith/Stick lectures) member/nonmember: $100/$105 nonmembers
This lecture ticket includes a three-day Fair pass.
Honorary chair and guest speaker Michael S. Smith is one of the most original and respected talents in the design industry today. His style is a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism. Smith’s historical knowledge and appreciation for the past were nurtured by both his studies at the Victoria and Albert Museum and his antiques work. His design firm, Michael S. Smith, Inc., was launched in 1990, expanding from projects solely for private clients to his Jasper line of fine furniture and fabrics sold exclusively in multi-line showrooms around the world. Whether designing his own collection or interiors for his residential, hospitality, and commercial clients, Smith maintains a deep respect for tradition as viewed through a modern eye.
Smith has received many prestigious awards. He has been named three times to Architectural Digest’s The AD 100, and is the recipient of the Pacific Design Center's West Week Stars of Design. His designs are often featured in major publications including Architectural Digest. In 2010, he was appointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
Generously supported by The Scout Guide, Chicago