Studio Van den Akker's October 13 "Meet the Makers" Event drew a 100-attendee crowd, among them designers Wesley Moon, Antonino Buzzetta, Alberto Villalobos, David Scott, Dennis Miller, Malcolm James Kutner, Christine Haney of Farrow & Ball and Dorothy Winkler of Reagan Hayes. Other attendees included Orli Ben-Dor and Lora Yoon of House Beautiful, and Joe Harper and Melissa Feldman of Departures. They gathered to celebrate the launch of the brand's new Decoration & Design Building showroom and to meet their band of makers, including Martyn Thompson, Pamela Sunday, Kathryn Scott and Christian Heckscher.
Shared Buzzetta, "Studio Van den Akker is at the top of my 'must see' list for sourcing interesting and innovative furniture makers, textile designers, lighting and ceramists. Their Pamela Sunday ceramic wall drew me into the showroom and it only got better from there!" As co-owner Rob Copley tells EAL, "We are thrilled to open our new showroom in the Decoration & Design Building. The designer traffic, energy and support have exceeded every expectation."