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Digital Art, NFTs and Hospitality: The Intersection of Tech and Design

Sept. 22, 2022
Learn how NFTs are intersecting with the design of commercial interiors and how they can help create dynamic experiences in the hospitality market.

What are NFTs and why should interior designers be paying attention to what's happening in the metaverse? In this episode, Artistic Design Works founder David Cohen sits down for a conversation with i+s Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen about how digital art in the form of NFTs is intersecting with the design of commercial interiors, and how they can help create dynamic experiences in the hospitality market, specifically. Cohen also talks about a new hospitality focused program at High Point Furniture market that's drawing a lot of attention at this historically residentially focused event. 

Meet Our Guest

Through his years of experience David founded Artistic Design Works, a multi-faceted company providing custom artistic products to the design industry, creating visibility for unique artists for Hospitality projects and facilitating product licensing collaborations between designers and manufacturers to create new designer product lines, marketing opportunities and distribution channels. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit David founded three unique companies within the building supply and design industry over the past fifteen years. With a vision for innovation he built one of the first nationwide E-commerce tile and stone stores as well as a decorative mosaics brand that facilitated a new way for designers to create custom mosaics for projects. He has extensive experience with Interior Designers in Hospitality and Residential design, overseeing projects from luxury homes to the Palms Casino. With expertise in brand building, product development, customer interaction and market channel distribution, he has an uncanny ability in connecting people within the industry to forge meaningful relationships geared towards mutual business growth. With a passion for both Hospitality and Residential design he looks forward to bringing these two parts of the industry closer together as a hospitality ambassador for High Point Market.
About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

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