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6/1/21, 12pm - 1pm
1.0 HSW

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

This presentation celebrates the value of incorporating artisanal, handcrafted fixtures and furnishings into a building’s design. Not only are these products unique, functional, and aesthetically appealing, but they can also establish a sense of connection with their maker. Many artisanal handcrafted products are made using traditional techniques that have been passed down over time, often from generation to generation. And because many of these products are made from sustainable, recycled, or reclaimed materials that are locally available, they can help reduce the environmental impact of a new build. This course illustrates how sourcing artisan-made products for their projects can allow designers and builders to effect social, economic, and environmental change.

Learning Objectives

  • EXAMINE how designer and consumer interests have evolved to include products that demonstrate sustainable, environmental, ethical, and, socio-cultural values—and how these values are reflected in their enhanced appreciation of artisan products in hospitality and residential spaces
  • IDENTIFY a variety of sustainable and reclaimed materials used by artisans for home, commercial, and hospitality design, and discuss the importance of material transparency, traceability, and third-party certifiers to the maker and the consumer
  • DISCUSS how sustainable craft plays a strong role in protecting and caring for the environment, stimulates employment, enhances people’s lives, and preserves cultural heritage
  • RECOGNIZE why the look and feel of sustainably made, handcrafted kitchen and bath fixtures and furnishings can promote the physical, mental, and social well-being of occupants and users of these spaces


Stan Artman, Director of Sales Eastern US and Eastern Canada, Native Trails

Stan Artman has been engaged in the building products industry since 1985. He worked for Kohler Company in New York, managing the commercial projects team, working closely with the A&E community. He also was the Director of Sales for Delta Faucet, leading a multi-segment team, and was a key member of the Brizo brand launch. 

Currently, he is the Director of Sales, East for Native Trails, a leading boutique brand in the kitchen and bath industry. Since its inception 25 years ago, Native Trails has focused on artisan-crafted, sustainably made products that enhance the beauty of living spaces while opening markets to artisans engaged in the creation of hand-crafted products using methods passed down over several generations.

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6/1/21, 12pm - 1pm
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