See our Digital Magazine! Inside ILC: 18 Designers Chosen to Showcase for 300+ Hotel Leaders

18+ Wescover designers were chosen to showcase at the International Lodging Congress.
18+ Wescover designers were chosen to showcase at the International Lodging Congress.
Once a year, hospitality leaders gather to share ideas, innovate, and network at the Independent Lodging Congress. We met founders from iconic hotels like Kimpton and Ace Hotels, heard talks from the Digital Manager of Architectural Digest and Conde Nast, enjoyed video call-ins from Mumford and Sons (really though, Ben Lovett was a speaker!), and mingled with the next generation of hoteliers dreaming up properties we can’t wait to stay at. 
In addition to putting on a successful event, the ever-creative ILC team lead by example and encouraged the industry to invest in local design. Instead of renting all their furniture, they asked Wescover to help find independent Creators to fill the space with outstanding art & designs. From the stage to each lounge area, the event showcased the chairs, tables, ceramics, and styling by 18 original Creators. Even the hotel itself, the William Vale hotel, is known for its emphasis on local art! 
See their selections and the story of the space in our event magazine: 
 The cover of Wescover's event magazine for the International Lodging Congress We're excited to be a part of ILC. We encourage you to learn more about each of these unique pieces, their Creators and hope you'll tell your design story with Wescover" - From Rachely Esman, CEO & Founder, Wescover. All kinds of people are design curious. We reveal outstanding spaces and the creators behind then. 35 Reasons to Love the William Vale Hotel "I love the sublime that's hidden in ordinary 'light-occurrences.' What drives me is the desire to thrill an be thrilled. "Creators are the unsung heroes of every adventure." From Wescover's ILC event magazine. "Quite simply I want people to experience my designs by first considering their beauty and style and then to experience their comfort. We use all five natural Feng Shui elements - wood, fire, water, glass, and leather -- in our seating designs to provide ultimate comfort and an all-important sense of well-being" - Marie Burgos Design. "My father likes to say 'keep it simple, stupid' so I try to take that to heart by moving back to quiet, classic lines that feel organic or innate" - From Asa Pingree Founded in 2004, Uhuru began as high-end custom furniture design and build company with a focus on timeless, sustainable design. Konekt's sculptural forms combine both modern and centuries old techniques to achieve an elevated, contemporary aesthetic. Broughton and built by a team of San Franciscan tradespeople, this local studio aims to inspire a sense of connection between people, places and materials. Milanese by birth but New York-based for the last twelve years, Mario Milana has brought his artistic approach overseas, fusing cutting-edge design with traditional craftsmanship. Facture Studio is a contemporary art furniture company headed by designer, Quincy Ellis & artist, Nebojsa "Shoba" Seric. Steven Bukowski is a furniture and accessories designer based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. "The Modern Rustic series began in 1994 when I discovered this wonderful embossed steel rod. My first table bases were composed with the idea of pick-up-sticks game." - Christopher Poehlmann. Minduny finds that interacting with thoughtfully-designed and meticulously-crafted objects is a continuous source of pleasure. Family owned boutique atelier, Moses Nadel, offers an eclectic range of handmade bespoke lifestyle leather goods. Josh Urso continues to focus on the design and hadmade production of uniquely modern furniture and lighting. "Our textiles marry ancient Indian craft techniques with modern designs." - Sunday/Monday Lesley has always loved text and letterforms.  After having several of her stories that she both wrote and illustrated published, she moved towards hand-drawn letters, then into sign-making and lettering art where she is able to combine her illustration, hand-lettering, and her love of challenge.
Congratulations are in order to the ILC Team and these exceptional Creators for creating such a unique experience. We are excited to see what comes of it and so proud of everyone involved for putting it together. Keep an eye out for hotels with Creator furniture in 2019!
Creators, if you’d like to be involved in our next event, let us know you’re interested!
Wescover's Digital Magazine for the Independent Lodging Congress
Wescover’s Digital Magazine for the Independent Lodging Congress

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