If you are in Seattle Thursday, come see a sneak peek of new work from Seattle designers 16th Workshop, Chadhaus, Fruitsuper Design, Graypants, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Piano Nobile, Professional Associates, Seattle Design Bureau, Standard Socket, Urbancase, and Grain.
We'll be showing a one or two of the new items that we are taking to New York for ICFF in a couple weeks. Here is a link to to the Facebook invite for more info. Big thanks to Sallyann Corn of Fruitsuper Design for organizing and Greypants for hosting!
With only four weeks until our big launch at ICFF, we are officially working overtime around here. Above and below are a few photos from this afternoon in our Bainbridge Island studio and garden.
We're excited to be participating in the 5th edition of American Design in Paris organized by Jacques Barret of the Left Bank gallery Triode. This year's show, held at the Mona Bismark American Center for Art & Culture May 19th - 25th, will highlight work from independent designers such as Grain, Bec Brittain, Fort Standard, and Chen Chen & Kai Williams as well as more established American brands such as Roll & Hill, Bernhardt, and Emeco.
We'll be showing our Dish Side Table (pictured below) and promise to post photos from the exhibition once we have some to share.
We have Italy on the brain this week as we watch our feeds flood with images from Milan Design Week. We wish we were there, instead of rushing around getting the final details for our ICFF launch organized. That said, we did have the great fortune of spending a couple weeks on the Amalfi Coast last summer. Above and below is a little eye candy from that trip. Viva L'Italia!
Now that Seattle week on Sight Unseen is officially over, we thought we'd share a few of our outtakes. Above and below are shots from around the home and studio. See the official shots and article here.
A few photos from our last weekend getaway to Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast. Northwest rugged coastal at it's best. We still have sand in our shoes.
Huge thanks to Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov for featuring our work, home, and inspirations in Up And Coming on Sight Unseen as part of Seattle week! We were especially thrilled to see so many of our friends and family mentioned. Reading it back reminded us how lucky we are to have such talented and inspiring people in our lives. Read the full story here.
This just in: A proposal from Grain was selected by Shunpike and the Storefronts program as one of seventeen new projects to take over a Seattle storefront sometime in the next 18 months.
Our creative enterprise proposal, called Grain Open Studio, will be a studio and gallery of our work in collaboration with selected Pacific Northwest artists and designers demonstrating social and environmental responsibility in design.
The location of the actual storefront and dates of the project are still to be determined. We'll let you know as soon as we know more!
Image above is from the 2013 Storefronts project Somewhere Out There by Ryan Everson at the former Publix Hotel on 5th Avenue South in Seattle.
Big news: Sight Unseen, has declared Seattle the American design city to watch. Editor Jill Singer writes:
"Seattle is proof positive that these days you need only to find two or three talents in a local scene (that’s Iacoli & McAllister, Ladies & Gentlemen, and Grain, leading the way) before scratching the surface will lead you, Tumblr-style, to a whole community of creators who no longer feel the need to live in a major city in order to express themselves."
To celebrate their finds, Sight Unseen will be featuring a week and a half of artists, designers, and photographers working here in Seattle. We couldn't be more proud to be included in this roundup (Grain's post will be Thursday) with Jill Wenger of Totokaelo, Iacoli & McAllister, Amanda Ringstad, Charlie Schuck, Nicholas Nyland, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Ashley Helvey, and more!
Photo from our very own Washington State Ferries by Michael A. Muller.