The first series recorded during Art Basel incluses Interior designer Donna Moss, fine furniture craftsman of Martha Stewart, Christophe Pourny, and shoe designer Donald J. Pliner
MIAMI – August 9, 2016 – Wynwood Lab, a new members-only design collaboration space, gallery, and event venue for enthusiasts of high-end art, home decor, fashion, and luxury products in Miami’s trendy Wynwood Arts District, has announced the availability of the first video recordings from its Wynwood Talks series. The sessions can be viewed on the homepage of the Wynwood Lab website (www.wynwoodlab.com).
The Wynwood Talks series invites one or more of the Lab’s successful members each quarter to provide interesting and enlightening details on how they got their start in business, what they learned as their career progressed, and what drives them to continue to create today. The live talks, some of which are sponsored by design-related brands, can only be attended by Lab members and their invited guests. However, video recordings of some of the sessions are made publicly available on the website for a limited time to inspire and educate the general public.
The first set of three videos, recorded during Art Basel Miami in December 2015, is currently available online. They profile:
- Donald J. Pliner. The renowned shoe designer discusses how he lost everything in life — including his own name — three times, and what he learned from his experiences.
- Christophe Pourny. The author of “The Furniture Bible” and furniture refinisher for Martha Stewart shares how he got his start in the furniture business and key principles for establishing yourself as an authority, in a session sponsored by Erinn V. furniture collection.
- Donna Moss. The host of HGTV’s Donna Decorates Dallas, affectionately known as the “Queen of Bling,” educates her audience about the different types of crystals used in interior design, with an emphasis on Swarovski crystals.
“We’re extremely grateful to our presenters for sharing their time and talents with us,” said Wynwood Lab co-founder Christi Tasker. “These are busy, in-demand essential people who make Wynwood Lab the place it is. Their time and their crazy schedules to inform and entertain Wynwood Lab members — and now with the videos available online, the design-loving public is a critical component of what we envisioned for Wynwood Lab members and guests..”
Wynwood Talks speakers are chosen by Wynwood Lab management, including co-founder Boyd Tasker, based on their knowledge and experience in their area of expertise, as well as the benefit of the information presented to Lab members. Members and non-members are welcome to submit suggestions for a Lab Talk and/or presenter via the Wynwood Lab contact us page.
“At its core, Wynwood Lab is a design idea and incubator for the entire industry,” said Boyd Tasker. “Not only are these fantastic sessions interesting when they are presented, there’s no telling how they will influence and inspire the audience, and what wonderful creative works will result down the road. Through the process of introductions and Wynwood Talks collaborations between high profile brands and street artists and prize winning artists alike have already developed. Our goal is to see people connecting with the right people through valuable networking opportunities.”
Opportunities do arise for non-member invitations to Wynwood Lab for Wynwood Talks and other high profile events. To receive these invitations sign up for newsletters and emails on the Wynwood Lab website and follow Wynwood Lab on Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat: @WynwoodLab and subscribe to Facebook events.
About Wynwood Lab – www.wynwoodlab.com
Wynwood Lab is a members-only luxury lifestyle collaboration space, gallery, and event venue. Located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, the Lab brings together artists in all mediums – from fine art to music to the culinary arts – and companies looking to work with them to create new art-inspired products and promote existing product lines. Wynwood Lab is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, Boyd and Christi Tasker.
Boyd Tasker is originally from Great Britain and has resided all over the U.S.A. for over 30 years. He is the founder and CEO of Tasker International and Executive Vice President of Steelyard, a website built for interior designers to easily curate products for projects. Tasker is the former director of leasing for the Better Home Goods division of International Market Centers, a Las Vegas and High Point, NC-based commercial real estate investment group owned by Bain Capital LLC and Oaktree Capital Group LLC. In addition, he has extensive experience in currency trading, magazine publishing, and travel. Boyd is a renowned foodie and advid Yelper and sometimes blogger.
Christi Tasker is CEO of PuTTin’ OuT, an award winning digital media and social media marketing agency. She is also ringmaster of sister company, Tasker Agency, a traditional marketing firm focused on experiential marketing for luxury brands. Previously an award-winning interior designer and retailer, she is a respected international social media consultant, marketing and branding coach, renowned author, and expert social media speaker. She has shared her advice and expertise on NBC News, PR News Press, and is a regular contributor to several online social media and marketing platforms and other publications such as P.S. This Rocks! magazine.