Sunshine and DesignConnect 2019


A day full of sunshine and design wraps up another year of San Diego DesignConnect. Marketed with the Pantone color of the year this event is San Diego’s premier contract interiors exhibition highlighting the latest products and trends released by a diverse range of vendors. Reaching over 500 people in attendance, this event is a popular networking event across multiple disciplines including designers, architects, landscape architects, contractors, brokers and end users. Paired with amazing food, drink, live DJ and art, the Broadway Pier location allows attendees to view over 60 vendors, showcasing their latest and greatest in an indoor/outdoor setting. See photos from the event HERE.


Switching up the Best of DesignConnect, our esteemed judges pre-judged vendor products for a variety of categories based on creative solutions, unique applications, aesthetics and application. Our top five winners were featured on the “Walk the Pier” Map where attendees visited and collected stickers to enter a raffle for some awesome prizes. Sponsored prizes included 1.National Furniture Bean Bag Chair 2. 45 minute Photo session with Andy King 3. 1 year IIDA Membership and 4. A weekend VRBO in Coronado. This year’s top five winners were: SDLA’s Coronet LSR1 BKO, USG’s Ensemble System, Stylex’s Free Address, SpecCeramics’ Venice Villa and MDC’s Zintra Sculptured.


The San Diego Designconnect experience is unique in that we utilize our community, environment and feedback to continue to elevate the event each year. No successful event comes without a team of volunteers behind the scenes planning for months prior to the show. This event would not be possible without the IIDA Southern California Chapter Sponsors, Event Sponsors and committee members.

Mark your calendar for next year as we are looking forward to another exciting event, September 22, 2020.

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