March 29, 2018
12-2PM

Design Manufacturing: My Experience Founding Chilewich

PresenterJoe Sultan, Co-Founder and CEO of Chilewich I Sultan LLC

Overview: Back by popular demand for a second lecture on American manufacturing, Joe Sultan, CEO and co-founder of Chilewich, will provide practical techniques and personal anecdotes helpful to design professionals who are beginning product design. Using examples of failures and successes in throughout history and his career, Joe will demonstrate how to learn from the past in order to collaborate successfully in the future.

Joe Sultan is the CEO of Chilewich | Sultan LLC, a textile design company best known for contemporary place settings and modern flooring. If you had asked Joe Sultan when he was a practicing architect with his own firm in New York City, what he would be doing today, he would never have said he would be the CEO of Chilewich | Sultan LLC. Though Joe didn’t realize it then, his fate lay with the textile industry. His father and uncles owned and operated a company based in NYC, selling tablecloths and placemats. He worked for them after school and during vacations from the time he was a child through his late teens. He graduated The Cooper Union in 1976 and set up his own practice in 1981. He specialized in special needs housing and corporate interiors. His last major commission was the design of the Long Island Children’s Museum. He practiced architecture for 25 years before starting this business with his wife Sandy Chilewich.

This lecture is accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through the American Institute of Architects.

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