On Oct. 7, 2011, I visited the Vitra Museum in Wiel am Rhein, just north of the German/Swiss border on the outskirts of Basel, to talk to the curator Jochen Eisenbrand and to go on a guided tour of their Charles Eames permanent collection. Their Charles Eames' collection includes physical artifacts and forms of what came out of his office after he passed away. I went to see their collection of Eames' work and to talk about the possibility of getting some of that work back to the US for display.
The IDSA was proud to have 5 of its members represent the American Furniture Design Industry this past week at an International Design Forum sponsered by the CDI Lifestyle Group and hosted at the Famous Furniture Fair (3F) in Dongguan China. Participants included Brooke M Davis, IDSA Furniture Section Chair, Scott Mason, IDSA Mid Atlantic Chapter Vice Chair, Dario Antonioni, Douglas Fanning, and Gregary Vargo. Topics from our experts ranged from lessons from the Luxury Design and Contract Furniture Markets to utlizing social media and the web for successful ventures in launching product lines to creating brands and liscensing agreements between designers and manufacturers.
Please come and join IDSA at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2011 NYC! Get you work seen at one of the most highly publicized event in North America!
IDSA is proud to announce another spectacular opportunity for our members to showcase their designs and promote their business at the 23rd which runs from May 14-17th 2011at the Javits Convention Center in NYC!
Teach Design is a new initiative founded by Rob Stokes of frog design in Austin, TX! Under the guidance of Rob Stokes and fellow froggie Christopher Robbins, students at McCallum High School designed and created new interactive seating for the school courtyard affectionately dubbed "The bubble project!" This project was then posted on kickstarter.com and funded to bring their idea to reality. To see more about the project and the process the students are making on a weekly basis check out...
What to do with all of those carpet cut offs? How about creating a beautiful Tessilated Floorscape! Come see the genius of Igor Siddiqui in persona at the IDSA Event: Rough Cut: Furniture Design in Austin, TX!