Designer Thomas to Keynote Casual Furniture Market

       

       

CHICAGO—Roger Thomas, executive vice president of design for Wynn Design and Development, will deliver the keynote presentation at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in September.

Thomas, who created the interiors of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will showcase his hotel design work and discuss his philosophy and approach to designing outdoor spaces. He will also address the trend of moving indoor furnishings outdoors and outdoor furnishings indoors.

Among Thomas’ honors are his listing in Architectural Digest’s AD 100 in 2007 and this year, and his designation as Designer of the Year in 2008 at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show. In 2005, he was elected to Hospitality Design Platinum Circle and received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality.

Thomas will deliver his speech at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 in room 1520 of the Merchandise Mart, where the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market will take place from Sept. 21 through Sept. 24.