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Design Outlaws To Duel It Out at #CSES2015

Posted: 1.26.15
Category: Special Events

Quick draw takes on a whole new meaning in this year’s Design Duel featuring two “outlaw designers” who must use their quick-witted skills to win the Wild West showdown of their lives.

Back for its fourth year, AFR Event Furnishings presents the fun-filled, action packed Design Challenge on the Event Solutions Tradeshow floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 20-minute duel will feature “outlaw designers” Andy Hopper of KG Designs and David Twigger of Vermilion Events and Design Group. All bets are off, and this year promises to be an all-fired great time as these two talented “outlaw” event pros design duel to the end.

Meet Design Outlaw 1: Andy Hopper

designdual1bWith a love of beautiful yet clean lines coupled with a sharp eye for color, Andy Hopper brings an instantly recognizable style to any design project he touches. With experience ranging from exotic international weddings to the Rose Bowl Parade and the Philadelphia Flower show along with many corporate and social event clients, his experience runs deep. Loving design as a young child, Andy’s talent has blossomed through travel experiences mixed with a formal interior design education and natural talent for creating beauty. With an array of design awards including Allies, ASFA, AIFD, and more, the world has taken note of Andy’s considerable design talent. Today, as the Head of Design for KG Designs, a sure trademark of Andy's events are meticulous attention to detail matched with a tailored experience that exceeds his clients expectations each and every time.

Meet Design Outlaw 2: David Twigger

Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 3.24.52 PMKnown for marching to the beat of his own drum, Creative Director and Owner of Vermillion Events and Design Group, David Twigger, has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and events industry. He and his team of award-winning designers and styleologists create events that push the boundaries of design and are easily picked out of the crowd. He volunteers as a board member for local chapters of Hospitality Industry Professionals and the National Association of Catering and Events and has been named Chair of the Viva Aunt Rita’s Charity Gala for 2015. A multiple award winner for his table scape designs, David was recently awarded the 2014 Zonie Award for Best Event Innovation and named to the Arizona Foothills Trendsetter list. He produces the award nominated Scottsdale Wedding Walk - Scottsdale’s top boutique bridal event. For his community outreach efforts, he has twice been nominated for the Scottsdale Leadership program. With creativity, innovation and a passion for design, the future is looking bright for David.

The Dueling Details:

These “outlaw designers” count their paces on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 1:30PM sharp. Each will be presented with a variety of furnishings including the new 2015 Showcase Collections from AFR Event Furnishings along with a variety of décor items provided by our sponsors. Then the design mayhem begins. Who will be the last “outlaw designer” standing at the end of the 20-minute duel?

Afterwards, spectators and tradeshow visitors can vote for their favorite design and talk with the “ design outlaws.” The ballots will be tallied at high noon on Wednesday, March 11th, and the winner of Dueling Designers will be announced at 3:15PM during the Conference Closing Session with Preston Bailey at the LVCC.

Stay tuned for more exciting information and details at the AFR Event Furnishings Facebook Page, @AFR_Rentals onTwitter and Instagram using the hashtag #afrdesignduel.