Design Fair 2013: Learn. Shop. Connect. will take place April 24 - 28, 2013. Design Fair 2013 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.
The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, will become an on-site laboratory for the demonstration and interaction with 3D printing and CNC technologies. Design Fair 2013 curators, Scott Cartwright & Jenny Lynn Weitz-Amaré Cartwright, will invite designers and makers currently developing product ideas using 3D printers and CNC routers to come together during the Fair to collaborate and while onsite create, connect and develop new ideas.
Design Fair 2013 kicks-off with a free lecture, Journey in the World of Online Luxury, on Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 PM at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium, presented in partnership with the MFAH Design Council. Lawndale and the Design Council are delighted to welcome Michael Bruno, Founder and Chairman of 1stdibs, to speak for the first time in Houston.
Attendees should also mark their calendars for the most stylish gala of the year, the Design Fair 2013 Preview Party, Co-Chaired by Martha Claire Tompkins and Pepper Paratore on April 26 from 6 - 9 PM; then plan to keep shopping all weekend April 27 and 28 from 10AM - 5PM. Ticket sales for both events will benefit Lawndale Art Center.
Dates: April 24 - 28, 2013
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Scott Cartwright & Jenny Lynn Weitz-Amaré Cartwright
Preview Party Co-Chairs:
Martha Claire Tompkins and Pepper Paratore
Advisory Committee: Tatiana Bacci, Brian Black, Jenny Lynn Weitz-Amaré Cartwright, Scott Cartwright, Courtnay Elias, Michael Guidry, Garrett Hunter, Matt Johns, GeorgeLancaster, Michael Landrum, Cecilia Marquez, Jenny Morgan, Gene Morgan, Paula Murphy, Pepper Paratore, Cassidy Raymond, Alicia Redman, Megan Silva, Dutch Small, Cindi Strauss and Eleanor L. Williams