Join eggersmann Houston for a special film presentation of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, the revolutionary architect of the Frankfurt Kitchen. A panel discussion will follow featuring Professor Dietmar Froehlich, Interior Designer Anne Breux, Interior Designer Marie Flanigan and will be moderated by publisher of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, Jennifer Cope.
German fare & refreshments
5:30pm Pre-event reception
6:45pm Panel Session
7:15pm Audience Question and Answer
7:30pm Post-event reception
About our special guests
Panelist, Professor Dietmar E. Froehlich
A native of Austria, Froehlich graduated with a Diplom-Ingenieur in Architecture from the Technical University Graz, Austria [diploma with Günther Domenig] and is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate studies at University of Houston.
He received his Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.] with distinction from the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Architectural | Art History and Film and Media Theory.
A licensed architect in both the United States and Austria, Froehlich has worked on large scale commercial projects, ranging from hospitals to theaters, and collaborated with various offices [Günther Domenig, TEAM A, Graz, Keyes Condon Florance, Washington, D.C.] on numerous winning architectural competitions before returning to Houston [williams + froehlich]
He is Professor of Architecture at the GD Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, where he also serves as the Associate Dean.
The focus of Froehlich’s scholarly endeavors is the exploration of cinema, new media and architecture.
His book The Chameleon Effect – Architecture’s Role in Film [Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH. Basel, Switzerland, 2018; ISBN 978-3-0356-1190-8] discusses how film with its multifaceted changing atmospheres reveals new layers of architecture which, outside the cinema, would remain concealed, and how in conclusion, film as a mass medium influences the way architecture is perceived, and its image in society.
Panelist, Anne Breux, Interior Designer
Anne Breux is a freelance interior designer in Houston, Texas. Originally from Paris, France, where she received her Bachelors In Design from the prestigious Ecole Superieure des Arts Modern es (ESAM), Anne arrived in Houston 20 years ago after an exciting career in New York City and Los Angeles.
Her robust client list includes numerous collaborations with architects in locations from Palm Springs and Aspen to Houston and Austin. During her time in France and the United States, Anne developed a strong interest for art and art history and shares her experiences as a senior docent at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as well as a docent at the Asia Society Texas Center. She gives weekly tours in English or In French.
Panelist, Marie Flanigan, Interior Designer
Marie Flanigan is an award-winning interior designer whose passion and achievements in design have positioned her as one of the nation’s best. As a classically trained and practiced architect, Marie unlocks a unique level of depth through her mutual consideration of interior and structure; her homes revealing the magic that transpires when each is made to augment the other. Her trademark style is evident through the sophisticated use of color, texture, and light, and every home she designs receives her personal signature of timeless elegance and innovative simplicity.
Her distinguished designs can be seen in luxury homes and commercial spaces throughout the country, and her work and expertise have been featured by premier publications and websites including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Vogue, Southern Living, Domino, Traditional Home, Elegant Homes, Southern Home, and Luxe Magazine. She regularly shares her design and lifestyle advice with TV audiences, including her most recent role on HGTV’s internationally broadcast series, Property Brothers: Brother vs. Brother.
Moderator, Jennifer Cope, Publisher at Modern Luxury Interiors Texas
Jennifer Cope boasts two decades of experience in magazine and digital publishing, marketing and advertising strategy, event planning, business development, social media strategy, publicity, public relations and consulting.
Jennifer has over 17 years of experience at the nations largest luxury media company, in addition to working in public relations at one of the nation’s largest luxury retailers.
As founding Houston Publisher of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, Jennifer has developed contacts and connections in the home design category and beyond. Jennifer is experienced in advertising strategy, collaborations, sponsorships, show homes, events and social media marketing. As a former marketing director of a luxury lifestyle publication, Jennifer has extensive experience in event planning and management, photo shoots and marketing strategy.
A native of the Houston area, Jennifer resides in Houston with her husband, whom she met as a student at the University of Texas at Austin, and two young children in a dream house they built for themselves. Most days, the goal-driven travel enthusiast can be found in the detached garage apartment turned home office sanctuary or at an array of local events.