At the helm of Allen Dean Home, is Dean Driver, a self-proclaimed Bon Vivant and avid party host. Dean started his creative career at the age of eight when he first took to the stage in his hometown of Richmond VA. This led him to a professional career in New York where he eventually traded greasepaint and tap shoes for a T-square and glue gun; capitalizing on his fondness and talent for design.
Dean has a reputation for developing wildly original, high profile events and design projects with his work featured in national publications such as Traditional Home, Elle Decor and The New York Times among numerous other publications.
Dean's events include production and design for some of the nations most celebrated companies and institutions including:
BMW, Warner Bros., Hermes, MIT, Lalique, The New York Design Center, Designer's Saturday, Cristal Saint Louis and the United Nations.
Considered a leading expert in the table-top trade, Dean has previously worked with Lalique, Rosenthal, Hermès, Haviland and Parlon, Philippe Deshoulieres, Jean Louis Coquet, and Puiforcat Silver and Seguso Viro. He has been invited to share industry insights as a speaker at many of the country's leading retailers including Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Ave.
Dean has provided registry advice for national wedding magazines including the Knot
He was a frequent guest on Good Day Dallas and Good Morning Texas and numerous other television news shows.
For 2 years Dean served as the Table-top and Wedding Registry Expert for Inside Weddings and was a contributing editor to the magazine.