Join us to learn what truly makes Authentic Luxury. Distinguish yourself as an authority who can articulate what makes the difference. This event will give you the insights and information you need to educate clients, distinguishing you as a master of the topic.

The Auth Lux Summits were started in 2017 by ROHL to better understand and educate others on what makes Authentic Luxury in design. Along with the ROHL Auth Lux Designer Guild and design partners Victoria + Albert and Walker Zanger, these day-long events provide design professionals with the knowledge to distinguish themselves as an authority on the topic, learn how to vet and select Authentic Luxury products, educate clients on original design, and develop key marketing strategies to elevate your design business.



11:30 AM–5 PM

Lunch will be served.

Wine reception following presentations.


1 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94109

Event co-hosted by Jonathan Rachman of Jonathan Rachman Design & Greg Rohl, VP of Marketing, ROHL



11:30 AM–5 PM

Lunch will be served.

Wine reception following presentations.


3109 Piedmont Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

Event co-hosted by Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Designs & Greg Rohl, VP of Marketing, ROHL


11:30 AM–5 PM

Lunch will be served.

Wine reception following presentations.


301 Australian Ave

Palm Beach, FL 33480

Event co-hosted by Amy Vermillion of Amy Vermillion Interiors & Greg Rohl, VP of Marketing, ROHL


11:30 AM–5 PM

Lunch will be served.

Wine reception following presentations.


250 Franklin St

Boston, MA 02110

Event co-hosted by Mally Skok of Mally Skok Design & Greg Rohl, VP of Marketing, ROHL


The ROHL Auth Lux® Designer Guild was formed out of a desire to inspire and educate designers, architects, and other professional influencers about the concept of Authentic Luxury and its importance to high net worth customers. ROHL is proud to announce Lisa Mende, Amy Vermillion, Mally Skok, and Jonathan Rachman as members of the 2018 ROHL Auth Lux® Designer Guild.  Like ROHL, each of these designers shares a commitment to Authentic Luxury – creating outstanding original design, a passion for craftsmanship, and use of the finest materials.

The 2018 ROHL Auth Lux Designer Guild joins an elite group of designers including Marcia Tucker, Julia Buckingham, and Denise McGaha, members of the 2017 Auth Lux® Designer Guild.



Mally Skok is a South African born designer who has run a residential and small commercial interior design firm in Lincoln, MA since 1997. In addition to her design projects, Mally’s love of fabric, color and pattern led her to launch her fabric and wallpaper line in 2008. All of Mally Skok Design fabrics and wallpapers are hand-screened locally in Great Barrington, MA and are represented in many prestigious showrooms throughout the US and Canada.

Mally is involved in several local organizations, including the Junior League of Boston Show House, Heading Home to Dinner and the Emerson Umbrella Arts Association. Mally is also an active member of the Design Bloggers Conference Advisory Board.

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As one of the Bay Area’s most celebrated interior designers, Jonathan Rachman brings an international story to all of his work.

Born in Sumatra, Jonathan developed an appreciation of Indonesia’s natural beauty and attention to detail in the craftsmanship of their furniture, textiles, and sculpture. An education in Switzerland afforded him the luxury of traveling across Europe to some of the best antiques markets in the world. Living in Paris, he frequented its famed flea market and developed a keen eye for collections-something for which he’s now well regarded.

Rachman is also known for the buying trips he takes with clients around the world. His knowledge of other countries, their markets, and their languages gives him confidence to lead clients to the best each place has to offer.

He opened his first antiques and floral design shop in the heart of San Francisco. It became a favorite of design enthusiasts and the media alike, and Rachman began giving patrons advice on interior design. That led him to start his own design firm.



As the principal of Lisa Mende Design for over two decades, Lisa is known for her luxury interiors which are modern enough to be livable, yet traditional enough to have a sense of performance.  Vintage pieces and antiques, mixed with modern classics and original art, are hallmarks of her design aesthetic.  Lisa harkens back to her southern roots to create custom interiors centered around family life, tradition, and heritage.  Her portfolio includes a vast range of projects that include everything from historic preservation to new construction, as well as commercial design. Her work can be found in the country’s most recognized national shelter magazines as well as showhouses from east to west coast. As a sought-after speaker, tastemaker and trend forecaster, Lisa often is asked to serve as a brand ambassador for luxury product lines, companies, and events across the country and internationally. Travel to global markets allows her a worldly perspective which she employs in her projects thru cutting-edge technology and furnishings. Lisa is a member of NKBA and is an Allied Member of ASID.

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As one of the Southeast’s leading interior designers, Amy Vermillion believes strongly in the collaborative relationship between client and designer. Amy is known to have an eye for detail that makes the interiors she designs unique and fresh. An expert with color, texture and scale, she not only chooses exquisite fabrics and furnishings but has the innate ability to edit her client’s existing interiors in a thoughtful manner. Amy is highly sought after because of her unique approach to home renovation which focuses on architectural finishes, customized details and thoughtful space planning.

Amy’s work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Stark Carpet’s Decorating with Carpets, Charlotte Magazine, Southpark Magazine and Charlotte Home & Garden Magazine among others. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Illinois State University. Outside of her busy design practice, Amy is a member of the Junior League of Charlotte, the Mint Museum and the Daniel Stowe Botanic Garden. When she isn’t working with clients, Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter, shooting sporting clay, traveling and gardening.

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Marketing Authentic Luxury for Designers

A fact-based look on the importance of understanding the nuances between authenticity, luxury, and Authentic Luxury. Authentic Luxury isn’t a marketing message or a price point but a commitment to craft, material, and originality.

Samantha Nestor, Chrysanthemum Partners

Crafting the Authentic Luxury Bath

Understanding what goes into the making of artisan crafted tile, luxurious freestanding tubs and basins, and exquisite decorative plumbing will give insights into the variety of manufacturer types, as well as materials and places.

Samantha Nestor, Chrysanthemum Partners

Greg Rohl, House of Rohl

Jonathan Rachman, Jonathan Rachman Design, Auth Lux Designer Guild member

Jonathan Zanger, Walker Zanger

Christine Elderkin-Campos, Victoria + Albert


Understanding ORIGINAL Design & Why It Matters

“Imitation is not ALWAYS the sincerest form of flattery.” A panel discussion on the importance of original design and how to educate and protect designers and manufacturers who are committed to preserving its integrity.

Jonathan Rachman, Jonathan Rachman Design, Auth Lux Designer Guild member

Greg Rohl, House of Rohl

Martin Goebel, Goebel & Co.

Daniel Schneider-Weiler, de Gournay

Designing for Luxury Boutique Hotels, Restaurants & Resorts

The desire to bring beautiful residential design to luxury hospitality properties continues to be important. During this Q&A discussion, learn best practices to successfully “cross-over” to the boutique hospitality design world.

Greg Rohl, House of Rohl

Jonathan Rachman, Jonathan Rachman Design, Auth Lux Designer Guild member


4.0 CEU Credits

*Eligible for 4.0 CEU credits — Must attend entire program to receive




Greg Rohl is the Vice President of Marketing for ROHL, a leading decorative plumbing brand for the residential and hospitality markets whose mission has been to discover exceptional, authentically luxurious products for the kitchen and bath. He is primarily responsible for achieving the marketing goals of ROHL, including advertising, PR, merchandising, and trade shows. Previously he was the Western Regional President, working in collaboration with four Regional Sales Managers, 28 Independent Sales Representatives and over 400 showrooms and wholesalers that display ROHL products.

Prior to joining ROHL, he was an editor at Kasmar Publications, a publisher of both trade and consumer magazines covering kitchen and bath.

Greg and his wife Mishel are active supporters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Orange County chapter, and the Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School in Marin County, CA.

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Samantha leads Chrysanthemum Partners, a strategic communications consulting business she co-founded in 2010.  She advises domestic and international, and established and emerging luxury brands.

Her background includes more than two decades of experience in real estate, design, arts, media, and not-for-profit work.  Degrees in Art History and Communications from Cornell University led to positions at the New York Public Library, The Frick Collection, the New York Design Center, Elle Decor and Metropolitan Home Magazine. While she was an editor at Met Home, Samantha also authored two books published by Random House titled The Luxury Bathroom and Living with Wine.   

In addition to work in the cultural arts sector Samantha also gives back to her local community as the Chair of the Communications Advisory Committee and as an elected member of the Weston Board of Education.  She and her husband, Michael, have two young boys and live in Weston, CT.



Jonathan Zanger is President of Walker Zanger, which has 14 luxury tile and stone showrooms, and ten slab yards, around the country.  The company also has 200 dealers in North America, carrying the Walker Zanger line of fine tile and stone.  The firm was founded by Jonathan’s father Leon, in 1952.

Jonathan grew up in the business, and visited his first marble quarry at the age of five.  After graduating from Bates College, in Maine, in 1979, he spent a year working in Carrara, Italy, learning the stone business, and cutting and polishing stone in two factories, before joining the company’s Carrara office.

Upon returning from Italy, Jon worked in the company’s California offices for a short time, before returning to New York and founding Westchester marble & Granite, with partners, in 1981.  WMG was later folded into Walker Zanger, where Jonathan is now President.

Among many Walker Zanger “firsts,” WZ was the first American company to sell thin stone tiles, the first company to sell Engineered Quartz Stone in the U.S.A.  The company owns a factory in Mexico, where is produces many of its collections of fine, hand-made ceramic tiles and mosaics, as well as a limestone quarry, in Oklahoma, and has sourcing and quality control offices in Italy, Brazil, China, and the Philippines.

Jonathan is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Building Stone Institute, and the Board of Directors of the Marble Institute of America.  He was the President of the Marble Institute of America, the industry’s largest Trade Organization, with over 1,600 member companies, in 2013, and is still active with the MIA local New York Chapter, as well as the national organization.   Jonathan also served as the MIA delegate on the Board of the Natural Stone Council, from 2010 to 2014.

Jonathan is a regular speaker at Coverings and StonExpo, the two largest trade shows in the United States, and has lectured for the Italian Trade Commission, and in 2016 spoke at the Xiamen Fair, China’s largest industry trade show.

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Martin Goebel was traditionally trained in cabinet and furniture making at age 19 in Fort Bragg, California at the College of the Redwoods. Returning to Saint Louis, Martin spent the next 6 years creating custom pieces for clients on commission while studying Journalism and Studio Fine Arts at University of Missouri and finally an MFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design. While on the East Coast Martin spent time in the Design and Engineering departments of some of America’s premier Northeast furniture brands.

Martin co-founded Goebel & Co. Furniture in 2011.  In their 8th year of business Goebel & Co. Has emerged as one of America’s newest furniture brands for Residential, Contract and Hospitality markets.

“Our furniture embodies original design and traditional construction, but most of all facilitates quality experience.  The longevity of our work allows personal significance to grow between our clients and their furniture. The furniture isn’t made to serve our purpose as designers or makers; it’s made to serve the needs of our clients. It will look good and perform well even as life occurs on, around, and to it.”

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After obtaining an Interior Design degree in 2006, Christine Elderkin-Campos, AKBD joined a kitchen and bath design-build firm while becoming certified as an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer with NKBA.  Afterwards, she began her tenure with the luxury showroom Decorative Plumbing Supply, Inc. in San Carlos, CA.  As the Showroom and Marketing Coordinator, she co-designed their brand new destination showroom along with advertising responsibilities, hosting designer events and consistently achieving top performance in sales.

Now with Victoria + Albert and the House of Rohl, Christine aspires to leverage her decade-plus years of decorative showroom experience along with her design background to elevate the House of Rohl portfolio and set it apart from everything else on the market.

Christine lives with her husband and two year old son in San Jose, CA.



Daniel Schneider-Weiler is the director of a new San Francisco showroom opened by de Gournay, the famed British luxury retailer of bespoke, hand-painted wallpapers and fabrics. He has worked on notable projects for commercial institutions like Bergdorf Goodman, the Waldorf Astoria, the Ritz Carlton, and David H. Koch Theatre, and on magnificent residential projects across the globe. He currently oversees de Gournay’s Midwest, Rocky Mountain Region, West Coast and South Korean territories.

Born in New York, he grew up on the Gold Coast of Long Island and received his BA in Art History from Oberlin College. In the years since, he has worked in New York City, London, Paris, and San Francisco. He now happily calls San Francisco home.


ROHL—a company whose mission for decades has been to discover exceptional, authentically luxurious products for the kitchen and bath—features products crafted in the towns and villages of Western Europe, New Zealand and North America. Each has a story all its own.

These very exceptional collections, made by artisans employing techniques passed from generation to generation, are crafted using genuine materials sourced regionally and often unique to the area of origin.

Each Series is also created with the legacy of architectural periods and influences, from the Italian Palladian Series influenced by the work of Andrea Palladio, or the Michael Berman Graceline Series informed by the yacht designs of early 20th Century America.

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We believe distinctive stories are what make life exceptional.  At the House of Rohl, we pursue the discovery of time-honored craft that opens the door to stories unlike any other. Stories of place and provenance. Stories of dedication and passion. Stories of artistry and heritage.

Through our collection of brands, you will find countless stories in every detail. And the closer you look, the more you will see the details of your own story. A story of a life well crafted.

The House of Rohl.