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Lawndale Design Fair 2013 Learn. Shop.Connect. April 24-28, 2013
Lawndale Art Center

March, 2013

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

 

Location:

Lawndale Art Center

4912 Main Street

Houston, Texas 77002

 

Co-Op Curators:

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

 


Lecture: 
 
Michael Bruno 
Photo by: Andrew French
Michael Bruno, Founder and Chairman of 1stdibs

Journey in the World of Online Luxury

 

Michael Bruno will share the story of how he built the world's leading online marketplace for antiques and design and his vision for the future of a centralized and global marketplace.

 

As Founder and Chairman of 1stdibs, Michael Bruno has always lived byhis motto: "Decide what you want, believe in it and then get ready for the ride of your life." It's with this spirit that he founded 1stdibs over 10 years ago, bringing a handful of antiques dealers from the famed Marché aux Puces in Paris to discerning American collectors through his newly launched website, 1stdibs.com. Michael is now focused on the long-term strategic vision of the company and also acts as 1stdibs' Chief Creative Officer. In addition, he continues to travel around the world, visiting prospective dealers.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:30 PM

Free admission

Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

 

Presented in partnership with The Design Council at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and generously underwritten by  Saint Cloud.

 

   

 


Preview Party:             

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6-9 PM  

Preview Party Co-Chairs: Martha Claire Tompkins and Pepper Paratore

 

ATTIRE: Contemporary Cocktail 

 

Tickets: $75 per person / $60 for Lawndale members

(includes admission throughout the weekend)

 

Shop early for the best modern and contemporary design at Lawndale Art Center. Sip on cool libations and nibble on tasty treats designed by CULINAIRE, Inspired Cuisine and Events, amongst the finest selection of furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. You won't want to miss this chance to pick up your next treasure. 

 

The Preview Party is underwritten in part by Poggenpohl Design Studio.

 




HOST COMMITTEE

Beth & Jeffrey Abel
Kenny Baldwin
Lourdes & Ray Balinskas
Brian Malarkey & Rusty Bienvenue
Zuzette & Greg Cullinan
Cathy Echols
Gina & Charles Fertitta
Jo & Jim Furr
Heidi & David Gerger
Matt Johns
Kristen Johnson
George Lancaster
Mark McCray
Don Mullins
Jay Monroe & Todd Novak
Judy & Scott Nyquist
Melanie Hertz & Chris Promecene
Mollie Middleton & Michael Rohan
Shannon Hall & Marcus Sloan
Leigh & Reggie Smith
Claudia Solis
Jim Hanlin & William Tadlock
Shana & Jay Tatum
Pattie Sue Brown & Kent Wiseman

 


Fair Days:             

Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10 AM-5 PM
General admission for the weekend is $5

 

Shop among a special selection of vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well as cutting edge contemporary design. Meet specialist designers and dealers offering the finest furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion for sale to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

 


Texas Co-Op:             

 

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.

 

The Co-Op is an excellent opportunity for seasoned collectors and enthusiasts alike to experience and learn about the most current and noteworthy Texas designers, and experience first hand 3D-printing technologies.

 


 

Participating Exhibitors:                  

 

The following will offer a wide selection of carefully curated items

including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion.          

 

 

PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS
as of Feburary 20, 2013

Amanda Medsger
BZIPPY & CO.
Carol Piper Rugs
Don Browne
Evens
Exquisite Corpse Booksellers
FL!GHT
Forma Revivo
Hidden vices
Manready Mercantile
ModMade Goods
ph Design Shop
plodes studio
Saint Cloud
Sal Miel Jewelry
Settlement Goods
Smith's Opticians  

 

Texas Co-Op
Nick Bontrager
Kellee Kimbro
Keith Moy

 

For exhibitor images, please email dnance@lawndaleartcenter.org.
 

Sponsors:

as of March 1, 2013 

 

Lawndale is pleased to announce the Title Sponsor for Design Fair 2013 is the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation. John R. Eckel, Jr. was a long-time supporter of Lawndale Art Center's Mid-Century Modern Market, today known as the Design Fair. Eckel was a passionate collector of mid-century and modern art and a champion of American modernism. After his death in 2009, The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation gifted The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston over 70 paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture and decorative arts. Lawndale Art Center is honored to receive such generous support from the John R. Eckel Foundation

 


TITLE UNDERWRITER

John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation

 

LECTURE UNDERWRITER

Saint Cloud 

 

PREVIEW PARTY UNDERWRITER 

Poggenpohl Design Studio

 

MEDIA SPONSOR

PaperCity Magazine

 

INDUSTRIALIST

David R. Graham / Felvis Foundation
Knoll  

 

CLASSIC

Anonymous
Jereann Chaney
Debner + Company
Tim Kollatschny & Stephen Goldberg
Mary Morrison
Myth and Symbol
Eleanor L. Williams

                                   

MODERNIST

James Bell
Pattii Montgomery & Brett Hanka
Cecily E. Horton
Gundi McCandless
McClain Gallery
H. Russell Pitman
Nicole & Joey Romano
H. Irving Schweppe Jr. M.D.
Heather Brown & Hank Segelke
Chris Ballou & Cindi Strauss

 

IN-KIND

 1stdibs
Anonymous
AIGA Houston
CULINAIRE
Keith Moy
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Spindletop Design
wacdesignstudio
Matthew Wettergreen
Workhorse Printmakers
 

 

About Lawndale Art Center:  

Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists. Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston's diverse artistic, cultural and student communities. Founded in 1979, Lawndale has owned its present location on Main Street in Houston's Museum District since 1993. With four galleries in its locally significant Art Deco building, Lawndale includes close to 500 artists annually in changing exhibitions. Over twenty exhibitions, informal talks and special events are offered yearly including annual events such as Día de los Muertos /Day of the Dead, Design Fair and The Big Show.

 

Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Art Colony Association, John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Chinhui Juhn and Edward R Allen III, Bevin and Dan Dubrowksi, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn and Walter Mayer, Paula Murphy, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, Gabriela Trzebinski, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Poggenpohl Design Studio and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers.



For More Information:

 

www.lawndaleartcenter.org 



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