Bravo’s “Top Design” Star to Attend INTERIORS 08

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Matt Lorenz traveling to New Orleans to participate in conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2008) – Celebrity spokesperson for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Matt Lorenz, Allied Member ASID will lead several events during INTERIORS 08: The ASID Conference on Design, March 13 – 16 in New Orleans. The Chicago native and winner of the Bravo television show “Top Design” will participate in a resume and portfolio review for design students, serve as honorary chair of the ASID Foundation evening auction event, Jubilation, and be on hand to talk about the Society’s new mentorship program, RealWorld DesignWeek.

As a spokesperson for ASID, Lorenz is the voice of RealWorld DesignWeek, the first cohesive, national program to connect aspiring designers with the professionals in the design community and provide them with the support and resources to succeed in the industry. The week-long shadowing experiences will take place October 19 – 25, 2008 and will include online instructional seminars leading up to and following the event.

ASID has 12,000 student members nationwide and a good portion of the conference is geared toward the student. In addition to the general sessions and events that apply to the entire attendance, students can take advantage of:

  • Student Panel—Live Design, presented by the ASID South Central Chapter, Louisiana
  • Joining the Real World: Getting from College to Career
  • Networking lunches
  • ASID resume and portfolio review
  • Off-site experiential learning at historic New Orleans locations

Lorenz will be available for interviews in New Orleans during the conference and interested press should contact Media are urged to attend other INTERIORS 08 programming, visit to browse the conference schedule.

ASID Foundation live and silent auction: Jubilation 08
Sheraton New Orleans
Armstrong Ballroom
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Friday, Mar. 14, 2008
6 – 8 p.m.

INTERIORS 08 sponsors include: Delta Faucet, Lutron, Meadwestvaco, Rhodec, Sherwin-Williams, Sunbrella, Olhausen Billiards, Professional Publications Inc., Wallcovering Source, Vista, Viking Range Corporation, Scandia Down, and Williams-Sonoma. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Jubilation sponsored by ASID Industry Partners: Armstrong,, Benjamin Moore, Designtex and TOTO

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

About Matt Lorenz, Allied Member ASID: Lorenz currently runs ML Design Studio in Chicago, which specializes in high-end interior design, interior architecture and landscape consultation. The winner of Bravo’s popular “Top Design” show received his bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Illinois Institute of Art.  As a spokesperson for ASID, Matt is an advocate and role model for individuals interested in a career as an interior designer.

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