Presenters will include international designers, import/export experts, executive chefs, trade editors & even a mystery graffiti artist. DCOTA, the Design Center of the Americas, will be hosting International Design @ DCOTA, three full days of design demonstrations and discussions featuring top industry insiders. Held on sequential Thursdays in July, International Design @ DCOTA is open for both design professions and design enthusiasts and there is no cost to attend. Thursday, July 17 - Starting at 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Design in South Florida: Brittany Kaplan of LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine will moderate a panel discussion among three outdoor design experts: Debra Yates and Stanley Matz, both previous award winners of DCOTA’s Stars of Design for Landscape Design and Architecture, and David Phillips of Lighting Concepts. Together, they will explore the various elements that work best for outdoor design in South Florida. Special Feature: Open House Events: Many of DCOTA’s exciting showrooms will host open house events on July 17, including Baker & McGuire, Donghia, Duralee Fabrics. JANUS et Cie, Jeffrey Michaels, Judith Norman and Pindler.