Celebrating global trends in design and the international icons that create them. Meet international tastemakers in fashion, interiors, architecture, fine art and culinary arts. Pull back the curtain to their worlds of glamorous living and discover their secrets on their best projects, favorite new products, and the people and places that are inspiring them now.




Keynote Presentation + Garden Party

Juan Montoya Book Signing

12:00 Noon, Atrium A


Pedro Maal, editorial Director, Complot Magazine


Juan Montoya, international interior Designer

Pepe Calderin, international interior and Fashion Designer

Join DCOTA as we present international tastemakers in outdoor

living. From the pool to the yacht and the great outdoors, pull back the curtain to their worlds of glamorous living and discover their secrets on their best projects, favorite new products, and the people and places that are inspiring them now. Immediately following the presentation – join the panelists and DC0TA showrooms as they host a garden Party reception, celebrating the launch of the newly redesigned  A Building.

Outdoor Chic Tablescape Contest

DCOTA hosts the first outdoor Chic Tablescape Contest highlighting design creativity and showcasing the wide-ranging resources offered throughout the center. Top designers will work hand in hand with sponsoring showrooms to create eye catching tabletop looks from casual to extravagant.


Aldo Puschendorf, Puschendorf interiors

Joseph Fava, Fava Design group

Jay Britto, J. Britto Designs

Osirys Mendez, mendez international & assoc.

Alfredo Brito, Brito interiors

Eloise Kubli, asiD, Collective Construction & Design

Alex Matamoros, asiD, DCoTa Design services

Antonio Cabrera, antonio Caberera interior Design


Baker Knapp & Tubbs, suite a-200

Brown Jordan, suite C-154

Casual Environs Luxury Outdoor Living, suite B-200

Century Designer Showroom, suite B-228

Inside Out, suite B-216

Nessen Showroom, suite B-260

Terrace 436, suite C-436

Entertainment: From swimwear Fashion shows and everything Fresh and sweet for outdoors to the Latest Pool Party Tunes showrooms will be hosting parties for all guests to mingle with designers giving one on one tips of how to create focal point tables for all occasions.

Lifestyle features from: Jo Malone, Zingara, and the W Hotel

Judging: visit the participating showrooms and fill out voting ballots with 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices; turn in ballots at the concierge and be entered in a raffle to win incredible prizes!

Editor’s Choice: select magazine editors will come together to pick the most creative out of the box outdoor Tablescape designer who will then be published in their book.


Living Glamorously Green

Showroom Presentations

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

11:00 AM Yoga Class

visit www.dcota.com for locations

Be eco-Chic with hot new trends for living glamorously green.  DCOTA offers a holistic approach to balanced and sustainable living.  Indulge in sustainable fashion looks, fitness tips, healthy tastings, organic spa treats from the Ritz-Carlton, and a plethora of green Products available exclusively at the DCOTA showrooms.


Design of Entertaining

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

meet star Chefs Sam Gorenstein, Jouvens Jean and Jose Mendin who will share their culinary secrets, their signature recipes, and tips to entertain fabulously at home! Special tastings, demonstrations, and events in Eggersmann Kitchens, SieMatic Kitchens, Poggenpohl, Downsview Kitchens, and more.


Design Talks Art

11:00 AM, Presentation and Gallery Opening at Giovanni Rossi Gallery,

Suite C-200

Initiating the dialogue between art and design, with special talks, exhibitions, and  receptions.  Carlos M. Luis, renowned art critic, will discuss the pleasure of collecting,

and the current trends in Latin art. Don’t miss Edelman Leather’s Andy Warhol inspired Croco Loco Collection Launch Party, at 2Pm, suite B-400.

In addition to all of these exciting events, DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas) DesignHouse has been extended through August 14, 2010. The house will be open daily, Monday through Friday, 9AM through 5PM, through and on Saturdays from July 15-August 14.   To date DCOTA DesignHouse has raised more than $18,000 for The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach; the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Broward; and the Vizcaya Museum, Miami/Dade.

A model house of 14 rooms, ranging from grand entrance foyer, to kitchen/family room, wine cellar, balcony terrace, and master bedroom suite, has been created within the DCOTA building.  The nine thousand square foot show house highlights the newest and premier product available in the marketplace, as seen through the eyes of the industries most creative minds.

In accord with DCOTA’s continuing efforts to support the advancement of the arts and culture of the tri-county area, and strengthen the community, DCOTA Design House will benefit three outstanding cultural institutions, who will be the beneficiaries of the initiative.  Three outstanding museums, representing each of the three counties of South Florida, have been selected as beneficiaries: The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach; the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Broward; and the Vizcaya Museum, Miami/Dade. A  $10.00 admission fee will be charged per visit for entry to the DesignHouse and will be divided equally between the three museums.

In collaboration with the coveted showrooms of DCOTA, designers have drawn upon the world class resources to create dazzling room settings that will stimulate and inspire the design community and visiting public. Over 14,000 visitors are expected to view the house during its five month run.

This year’s inaugural exposé allows designers to express their own personal styles through surprising and unusual uses of color and materials as it reflects Florida’s climate and lifestyles.

The outstanding designers showcased will be:

A. Keith Powell, A. Keith Powell Interior

Aldo Puchendorf, Puschendorf Interiors

Alfredo Brito, Brito Interiors

Alfred Karram Jr., AKJ Design Concepts, LLC

Allison Paladino, Allison Paladino Interior Design

Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor, B+G Design, Inc.

Cecil Hayes, Cecil’s Designers Unlimited

Jack Fhillips, Jack Fhillips Design, Inc.

Joseph C. Fava, Fava Design Group, LLC

Kim Collins and Sherron Dupont, Collins & Dupont Interior Design

Osirys Mendez and Sabrina Vela, Mendez International & Associates

Timothy Dupont, Blue, A Design Company, Inc.

Wade Hallock, Hallock Design Group, Inc.

For more information please call 954.920.7997.  DCOTA is located at 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida.

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