RECAP | "My Creative Space" Book Talk & Signing with Donald M. Rattner, AIA

On the evening of Wednesday, November 13th, we hosted a book talk and signing in our NYC showroom at the New York Design Center to celebrate the release of My Creative Space by Donald M. Rattner, AIA.

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Over a year in the making, this event was first conceptualized when Donald's team reached out to us about featuring one of our wall bed projects in his comprehensive guide. After learning more about how My Creative Space would teach readers how to transform their living space into a creative space to boost productivity and inspiration, we knew we not only had to be a part of the book, but bring design professionals and clients together to learn from the architect, author, and educator himself.


Holding a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Columbia and a Masters of Architecture from Princeton, Donald specializes in maximizing creativity in the workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality and retail environments. As principal of Donald M. Rattner, Architect, his work has been published in everything from The New York Times to the Robb Report. Donald has also taught at NYU and Parsons, so it was an honor to have him present in our showroom.

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The evening commenced with a networking session for attendees. transFORM Co-Founder Andreas Messis then welcomed guests and gave an overview of the brand's mission. He was followed by event co-sponsor Federica Toscanini. Owner of luxury bespoke hanger company Toscanini, Federica introduced her family-owned and Italian-made brand to the enthusiastic group.

When it was time for Donald's presentation, the crowd was fully engaged and asked thoughtful questions during the Q&A session. Afterwards guests clamored to get a signed copy of his book.

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book signing and artwork

my creative space attendees and presenters

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Thank you to Donald M. Rattner, AIA, Angelle Barbazon, Federica Toscanini, Marina Agliaudi, Vittoria Vicini, Marilena Puppi, Farzana Mamun and all those in attendance for making this an unforgettable and enjoyable evening!

To purchase your own copy of My Creative Space, please visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

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