events & shows

Five makers to watch at San Francisco’s American Craft Show

industry insider | July 17, 2017
In honor of its 75th anniversary, the West Coast’s largest juried fine craft show is getting even larger, thanks to the introduction of four expanded showcases and more than 50 craft vendors. The American Craft Show, held at San Francisco's Fort Madison Center for Arts & Culture on August 4-... By Melissa Studach

Abstract designs take centerstage in exhibit at The Rug Company

industry insider | July 17, 2017
The Rug Company is exhibiting "The Art of Abstraction" in its showrooms throughout the summer, featuring new designs Nacre, and Terrazzo, as well as collections from Elie Saab, Rodarte, Adam Hunter and Kelly Wearstler. Marble, designed by Rodarte. Kate Judd, head of visual merchandisi... By STAFF

The top finds from this year's Neocon

industry insider | July 17, 2017
Anyone over the age of 35 has, at some point, languished inside an ugly office. Thanks to start-up culture, intrepid millennial style and some innovative thinking, the modern workplace looks nothing like it did even a decade ago. This year’s edition of NeoCon, which took place at The Merchandise... By Arianne Nardo

Makers form lineup at NY NOW summer market

industry insider | June 23, 2017
In light of the industry’s growing demand for artisan goods, NY NOW has announced it will be expanding its Handmade Designer Maker section for its summer market from August 20 to 23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. With more than 30 years of semiannual markets to its name, NY NOW contin... By Melissa Studach

Las Vegas Market partners with contemporary art fair

industry insider | June 22, 2017
Redwood Media Group is bringing Artexpo, the world’s largest fine art trade show, to Las Vegas Market starting next winter. The inaugural semiannual Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas will showcase 100-plus exhibitors of fine art, sculpture, wall art, prints and more. It marks the first large-scale ... By STAFF

BOLD Summit returns with Barclay Butera, Jamie Drake and Pamela Babey headlining

industry insider | June 16, 2017
Open to principal designers, the Business of Luxury Design (BOLD) Summit runs workshops and presentations on topics including PR, product lines, digital marketing strategy, building referral networks, and, as the organizers note, meeting 40 percent gross profit margin. It will be held September ... By STAFF

1stdibs Gallery reveals RISD MFA textiles

industry insider | June 12, 2017
The 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex is casting a spotlight on the thesis work of five new MFA grads from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Textiles program, alongside first-year process and development work by six students beginning their second year of the program this coming fall. MFA gradu... By Katy B. Olson

Summer textile camp launches in Italy next month

industry insider | June 12, 2017
Lottozero, the Italian textile laboratory founded in 2012, will host Textile Summer Camp, a five-day intensive immersion in Italy’s Prato textile district. The “camp,” which starts July 3, is produced in collaboration with the Textile Museum of Prato (Museo del Tessuto) for the Textile Clothing ... By STAFF

Top 5 not-to-miss events at San Francisco Design Week

industry insider | June 9, 2017
San Francisco Design Week, the West Coast’s largest design festival, begins on June 14. From tech to interiors, the show features some 200 panels and exhibits covering more than 30 design disciplines across various Bay Area locales. Here are five events interior designers should keep on their ra... By By Melissa Studach

Euro craft fair arrives in Brooklyn, with textile, glass workshops

industry insider | June 2, 2017
Keeping craftmanship alive is the focus of Craft in Focus, a three-day fair coming to Brooklyn with a full schedule of lectures and workshops on topics and techniques including leaded glass panel creation, marbling, textile pleating, woodworking, Delft earthenware and more. The fair, founded in ... By Taylor Barker
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