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March 4, 2019From: Boston Design Week Festival
The Sixth Annual Festival returns and themes will span the entire design spectrum to provide an insightful, provocative, and diverse experience. This will be our most diverse Design Week yet with events including graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, historic preservation, architecture, and much more!
?All programs, events, and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge, but many require RSVPS and fill up quickly!
Schedule of Events
March 27, 2019
4:00pm - Meet the Influencers
Join us for a panel discussion with some of New England's interior designer social media influencers. Moderated by Kevin O'Connor from This Old House, panelists Meredith Rodday, Ben Uyeda, Jill Goldberg, and Dina Holland will discuss their biggest social media tips and secrets, how to utilize social media to empower your career, their favorite influencers and blogs, top things to avoid, and more! A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
Location: Landry & Arcari Rugs & Carpeting, 333 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Behind the Scenes of Resilient Waterfront Design
Enjoy a cocktail reception at Boston Symphony Hall, prior to an in depth panel discussion with design professionals on resilient waterfront design. Get a glimpse behind the scenes to their holistic approach in designing residential homes that withstand the elements, while protecting the environment and preserving natural resources. All guests will be treated to a "Behind The Scenes" tour of Boston Symphony Hall at the end of the event.
Location: Morehouse MacDonald & Associates, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
5:00pm - 7:00pm: March Open Studios
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at our current projects, view art for sale and be inspired by our enterprising teens by taking a guided tour of our six creative studios. End with wine + cheese in our Painting Studio and start a conversation! Location: Artists for Humanity's (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.
Location: Artists for Humanity, 100 West Second Street, Boston, MA 02127
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Top Places to Live
Join Boston Magazine for a panel discussion and celebratory event bringing the March "Top Places to Live" feature to life. Editor Chris Vogel and a curated panel of home and real estate experts will shed light on the "hipification" of an increasingly popular place to live: the city's suburbs. The evening will be accompanied by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before and after the conversation.
Location: Boston Design Center, 2nd Floor Galley West, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
5:00pm - 8:00pm: Sustainable Luxury
Timeless design, exceptional materials + craftsmanship, heirloom quality, the concept that a single item of perfection is ‘so much more than many' – it's what defines luxury – and inherently makes the design sustainable. Artefact hosts a panel with friends Tom Verellen of Verellen Furniture, Greg Lombardi of Gregory Lombardi Design, and John Day of LDa Architects as they discuss "sustainable luxury" in their design work. Moderator Colleen Barry, CEO of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty will keep the conversation flowing and lively. Join us at 5pm for a little ‘liquid luxury'! Presented in partnership with Boston Design Guide.
Location: ARTEFACT Home & Garden, 1317 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
March 28, 2019
11:00am - New Lighting Technology: Color Tuning and Its Effects on Design
Tunable white light; RGBW color control, Circadian Rhythm, Human-Centric Lighting… You've heard the terms. Now experience how these technologies can enhance your environment and refine your space. Learn how you can create a happier and more comfortable space while accentuating your artwork, fabrics and surfaces. You may even win a Sonos speaker!
Location: Boston Design Center, One Boston Design Center Place, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Boston, MA 02210
11:30am - 1:30pm: Designing for the New Modern Aesthetic in New England
While architects have designed contemporary homes in New England for decades, a new surge in interest in clean lines, uncluttered lifestyle and a new modern aesthetic is gaining new traction among the region's designers and homeowners alike. This event will share the way New England architects, designers and builders are embracing this opportunity and what homeowners are asking for in terms of design features, materials and products to realize their vision.
Location: Seven Tide, 7 Tide Street, Boston, MA 02210
2:00pm - The Organized Kitchen How to Create Functional and Beautiful Spaces
Join Jewett Farms + Co. kitchen designers, Paula Accioly and Pam Gould, Interior designer Kelly Rogers, and professional organizer Doris Hasbun for a lively discussion that will lead you on the path to an organized kitchen, through lifestyle changes, and design modifications. Is your space chaos? Bring your problem spaces in photos or plans. Following the event our panelists will be available for short one-on-one consults and design ideas and advice.
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Suite 626, Boston, MA 02210
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Ballparks, Budgets, and Bids
From informing feasibility of a project, through design development and choosing a team of professionals, how can these tools be used; how many, how often, and when are they appropriate. Our panel of experienced professionals will offer their recommendations and experiences and will take questions from the audience. Anecdotes and case studies will be shared that will be certain to resonate with and inform all attendees.
Location: FBN Construction at the Favreaulous Factory, 12 Channel Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA 02210
4:00pm - 7:00pm: Sherwin Williams Colormix Presentation
Come in. Get inspired. Paint is key to any design. Gabriela Gonzalez from Sherwin-Williams will share the new Colormix Forecast 2019 line. Inspiration to celebration with wine, hors d'oeuvres & conversation. View new product. Need design advice? Our talented team is ready to assist both designers and homeowners alike. Enjoy an extra 10% off all special orders placed this evening.
Location: Cabot House Furniture, 266 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02188
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Art Makes the Room: How to Elevate Interiors with Fine Art
With Lisa Tharp Interior Architecture & Design
Please join us for an evening of inspiration as we explore how fine art can transform interiors, whether you are a first-time buyer, seasoned collector or design professional. Talk will begin promptly at 6pm featuring Gallery NAGA Director Meg White, Associate Director Andrea Dabrila, and designer Lisa Tharp. Wine reception to follow. Artist on exhibition, Dinorá Justice, will be present to discuss her paintings. We look forward to having you join us!
Location: Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Heighten with Handmade: How to Use Handcrafted Art in Residential and Commercial Setting
Join interior designers and artists for a panel discussion on incorporating one-of-a-kind handmade craft throughout residential and commercial settings. Before and after the panel, enjoy light refreshments while taking in an artist demo. Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over one hundred years.
Location: Society of Arts & Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Boulevard, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm - 8:00pm: The Aesthetics of Sustainability: Architectural Design for the Human Experience
By making human experience the focus of architectural design, the sensibilities of aesthetics and the physics of sustainability become powerful symbiotic forces resulting in buildings that are experientially rich and miserly with energy. Through the exploration of the design process of three different projects: a South End townhouse, an historic suburban home, and a coastal pool house, BUTZ + KLUG Architecture will demonstrate the decision-making processes that drive the firm's buildings towards aesthetic sustainability.
Location: Bulthaup Atelier, 138 Newbury Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
4:00pm - 7:00pm: Grand Opening of Lee and Sonder Living Galleries
Come in. Get inspired. Join Jed Reich, President of Sonder Living; factory representative Christy West from Lee Industries; and the Cabot House design team, for a night of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation as you view our newly renovated 5000 square foot Sonder Living and Lee lifestyle galleries. See something you love? Our designers are ready to assist. Enjoy an extra 10% off on all special orders placed this evening.
Location: Cabot House Furniture, 220 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Autodesk Design Night
Design Night Boston, presented by Autodesk, gathers 250+ design enthusiasts at the BUILD Space to explore, network, and exchange ideas centered around the future of making. At Design Night, guests will explore a theme that challenges the conventionally narrow definition of design. The theme is reflected in all aspects of the event, from the activities that guests enjoy, to the food they eat or the music they hear. Eat! Drink! Make! Learn!
Location: Autodesk at the BUILD Space, The Innovation and Design Building, 23 Drydock Avenue, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02210
6:45pm - 8:45pm: Endless Letterpress (Los Últimos)
Join AIGA Boston for a screening of the Argentinian documentary Los Últimos / Endless Letterpress, directed by Pablo Martin Pivetta and Nicholas Rodriguez Fuchs. In Spanish with English subtitles. The film explores what may be the final days of letterpress print shops in Buenos Aires. As printers resign themselves to the end of their craft and their business in the digital age, young people are discovering and taking up letterpress with passion and excitement.
Location: AIGA at the Capitol Theatre, Theatre #6, 204 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
March 29, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm: Bauhaus 100: Object Lessons from a Historic Collection
Join the conversation with leading and emerging scholars as they share their latest insights on the Bauhaus's enduring impact. Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus was the 20th century's most influential school of art, architecture, and design. A century later, we continue to learn from the rich trove of student exercises, iconic design objects, photographs, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials in the Busch-Reisinger Museum's extensive Bauhaus collection. Join us as leading and emerging scholars share new research on these objects and related works in Harvard collections.
Location: Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02128
3:00pm - 6:00pm: Future Cities and Inclusive Public Transit
The Institute for Human Centered Design is teaming up with Wentworth Institute of Technology for a cross-disciplinary event at the new Center for Engineering and Sciences building. We will investigate the nearby four-block area of Huntington Avenue and Green Line to assess what works and what fails users who are varied in ability, age and culture. Taking the observational data, teams will return to the CEIS to map out design solutions that address the goal of inclusive urban space.
Location: Institute for Human Centered Design, 550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
4:00pm - 5:30pm: Complete the Look! Choosing Fine Art to Enhance Your Design Vision
Nicole Hathaway and Kathy LaDuca of architecture firm DiMella Shaffer will discuss their approach to enhancing their interiors with fine art. In this discussion, hear from the experts on the latest color and design trends are, how to work fine art into the budget, and how galleries help to make choosing art easier. Learn how the right work of art can transform a space that hums into a space that sings!
Location: Edgewater Gallery at the Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Suite 206, Boston, MA 02210
4:00pm - 6:00pm: How Are Public Spaces Designed?
Throughout Boston's neighborhoods, parks and playgrounds, harbor fronts and streetscapes, cultural districts and community murals weave together Boston's social fabric of the city. Amid the city's building boom, these places are serving an increasingly vital role as accessible, democratic, and inclusive common ground for all Bostonians. How are these public space designed? Who is responsible for their upkeep and programming? And what are the latest plans for new, culturally vibrant and socially diverse public places?
Location: Fenway Alliance at the Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
6:00pm - 7:00pm: The Power of a Photo
Join influencer, interior designer, and photographer Linda Holt for a discussion on using your Iphone to create quality pictures to convey a concept to your clients or proudly share a creative project. Designer, photographer and blogger Linda Holt shares with us a step-by-step tutorial on how to transform that random IPhone shot into an opportunity to engage your audience and enhance your brand. Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and an additional 10% off any order placed that evening.
Location: Cabot House Furniture, 66 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
6:00pm - 9:00pm : Design Showdown - Final Round
The signature student design competition of Boston Design Week! Design Showdown is a shark-tank style competition in which interior design and interior architecture students present and defend their designs for the showroom of the future, with an emphasis on health and wellness, to a panel of judges and before a live audience. Tensions run high as the judges decide the winners, who will have their work shared broadly within the New England design community.
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, The Loft, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
March 30, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm: Mastering a Successful Home Renovation
Join three home design and renovation experts for an engaging discussion, and learn the tips and secrets to a successful home renovation. Bring your questions and concerns for a lively exchange. Sean Cutting, President of Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders, has renovated some of Massachusetts' oldest and most beautiful homes. Colin Hand of A Blade of Grass, has thoughtfully-crafted and maintained landscapes in the Boston Metro area for over 20 years. Jackie Hempel of Finding Lovely brings her design expertise and insights from the recent renovation of her historic 1870's Wellesley home.
Location: Cutting Edge Homes at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
10:00am - 12:00pm: Open House: Journey Through the Design Process
Come and tour our studio workrooms and see the entire fashion design process from sketch to finished garment. Our master instructors will share their skills during live demonstrations. Participants will also get to try their hand at sketching fashion designs. The School of Fashion Design is committed to excellence in educating students in the complete fashion design process, from creation and innovation to comprehensive technical expertise. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.
Location: School of Fashion Design, 136 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
11:00am: Preserving a Local and Global Treasure: The Restoration of the Mother Church
Travel with us through the history of The Mother Church from 1894 to the present. We start with a presentation of the building design and construction, renovations and repairs, and behind-the-scenes construction photos of the current restoration project. Then we tour the exterior of the building to highlight ongoing repairs and then into the Original Mother Church to showcase the recently completed interior restoration project.
Location: Boston Preservation Alliance at the Christian Science Church Plaza
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Exhibition Tour: In the Public Interest
Get an in-depth look at the current exhibition, In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect's Role and Responsibility, through this 45-minute exhibition tour with Taylor Johnson, Assoc. AIA, graduate of Syracuse Architecture. The exhibition will showcase six innovative architectural practices reimagining the architect's contribution toward the public good. After the tour, please ask questions, continue to explore the exhibition, and enjoy!
Location: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Screening: The Human Shelter
Join us for a screening of Danish filmmaker Boris B. Bertram's film The Human Shelter. The film explores different people's ways of creating their homes around the globe. During the film we will travel to some of the world's extremities concerning climate change, growing megacities and conflict zones – across four continents in nine different countries, throughout the journey asking questions about shelter. Bertram delves into the concept of home. Universally understood but entirely personal.
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street, Newton, MA 02465
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Vintage Modern Design Open House
Explore behind-the-scenes at Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers with a specialist led tour of an unparalleled variety of furniture and decorative arts to meet today's interior design trends. Learn how approachable and affordable buying mid-century modern is at auction with an up-close look and discussion of examples by iconic US and International designers and manufacturers spanning the 20th century.
Location: Skinner, Inc., 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
March 31, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm: Full Circle: The Future of Boston Design
Join Circle Furniture at their Back Bay/Park Square Boston location for a brunch-time panel to learn about the future design of Boston, and its impact on your next move. How to plan, and how to be a part of what is unfolding in the city. Hear from a top Boston realtor, urban planner, and financial planner about strategic investments and how to secure your spot and your future. Our panel of speakers include real estate expert Pauline Donnelly of Donnelly & Co., and Joe Selvaggi of Bay State Financial.
Location: Circle Furniture, 31 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
April 1, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Building Your Happy Home: Can You Handle the Truth?
Are you ready for a renovation or are you thinking of building a home? Do the possibilities of the shiny and new blind you to the reality of structural surprises, cost overruns, and scheduling delays? When your design and building team warns you of the pitfalls, are you really listening? Presented by S+H Construction with panelists Sarah Lawson, President/Owner, S+H Construction; Kyle Sheffield, Principal, LDa Architecture & Interiors; Lisa Catapano, Life Coach & Strategist; and renown blogger and author David Lupberger, President of Remodel Force as Moderator.
Location: S + H Construction at the Boston Design Center,One Design Center Place, Suite 634, Boston, MA 02210
April 2, 2019
7:00am - 6:00pm: Mad*Pow's Health Experience Design (HXD) Conference
Person-centered design and innovation can improve health and drive systemic change. In this spirit, the Health Experience Design Conference (HXD) was created to provide a crossroads for a diverse community of practitioners in strategy, innovation, research, design and technology to accelerate transformation across the health ecosystem. Attracting 500+ visionaries, HXD 2019's two days of inspiring presentations, workshops and discussions drive real-world change.
Location: Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Smart Homes in Smart Cities
Smart homes and smart cities are emerging in response to an increasingly urbanized world that desires improved energy efficiency and quality of life. Join Shade Light Solutions and Yusen for an informative program on how to improve energy efficiency, security and convenience thanks to the introduction of intelligent, connected devices. CEU credit available.
Location: Shade Light Solutions by Ver-Tex, 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
2:00pm: New Lighting Technology: Color Tuning and its Effects on Design
Tunable white light; RGBW color control, Circadian Rhythm, Human-Centric Lighting… you've heard the terms. Come experience how these technologies can enhance your environment and refine your space. Learn how you can create a happier and more comfortable space while accentuating your artwork, fabrics and surfaces. You may even win a Sonos speaker!
Location: Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Hamlen Walls in Bloom, Wallpaper of Exquisite Antique
Join a conversation on the power of storytelling in antique garden panoramas, hand painted with touches of fantasy and high comedy. Join a garden tour along flowering trees hosting an exotic aviary in elegant old style chinoiserie. Learn how to use new print-to-order wallpaper and prints, pillows and curtains, to open rooms to be auspicious, memorable storytellers. Enjoy a reception and Q & A with Dev Hamlen, founder;
Location: Hamlen Collection at the T & R Club Bar, 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Color Antique Storyteller Prints of French Wallpaper Scenes, Antiques Anew
Join art director Holly Alderman to colorize new 8x10 art prints in your own style, while viewing their 1820 panorama in a new limited edition, and join the conversation on the power of storytelling in tableaux by Dufour, "the leading French maker of scenic wallpapers" (Wendy Moonan, NYT'98). Enjoy sophisticated wit composed in this comédie humaine as "a box in the theatre of the world", in words of Walter Benjamin, 19th century Paris. Q & A.
Location: Alderman Arts at 1855 | Bar à Vin de La Voile, 259 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116
4:00pm - 8:00pm: Open House and NKBA Meeting
Join luxury importer and distributor of stone and marble, European Granite & Marble and National Kitchen and Bath Alliance (NKBA NE) to celebrate at the EGM Norwood showroom. As the new, premier distributor for Cambria quartz, we invite you to view the latest collection of this American-made product. Join us for an open house beginning at 4:00pm, followed by a meet and greet with cocktails and appetizers at 5:00pm. Thad Whittenburg, President of Kitchen and Bath Global Partners, will speak on behalf of the NKBA at 6:30pm.
Location: European Granite & Marble, 675 Canton Street, Norwood, MA 02062
5:30pm - 7:30pm: A Conversation with Stuart Weitzman
MassArt's Industrial Design & Fashion Design celebrates their connection to footwear design by hosting Stuart Weitzman -- designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist?and founder of the eponymous company. Stuart started designing in his twenties for his father's factory, Seymour Shoes in Haverhill, MA. Fueled?by his Wharton degree, he and his brother Warren ran the business for almost a decade after his father's death. In 1986 he went solo with this own company, known today for his one-of-a-kind, million-dollar shoes, dazzling aesthetic and unique materials. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.
Location: MassArt Fashion Design and Industrial Design Departments - Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Decades Vintage: A Night of Conversation, Book Signing, and Pop-up Shop with Cameron Silver
Serenella?presents?Cameron Silver,?author of? Decades: A Century of Fashion.? Cameron?was named one of Time Magazine's 25 most influential names and forces in Fashion and is the owner of Decades, the legendary L.A. boutique. Join us for an evening of vintage luxury, couture, conversation and a book signing with the author. Sip wine and shop a specially curated selection of luxury ready-to-wear, eveningwear, jewelry, and accessories, featuring Valentino, Chanel, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Versace and more.
Location: Serenella at Marc Hall Design, 535 Albany Street, #105a, Boston, MA 02118
6:00pm - 8:00pm: The Power of Color
Join Metropolis and Poppin for a launch of Metropolis's April 2019 issue, where Editorial Director Samuel Medina will introduce the issue's theme, "Color and Light." Color plays a vital role in architecture and design that goes far beyond aesthetics. In this issue of Metropolis, we explore color in art, craft, technology, and beyond, including groundbreaking research into the impact the color of light can have on human wellbeing. Plus, we go behind the scenes for the renovation of Boston's City Hall.
Location: Poppin, 285 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm - 8:30pm: Modern Tablescapes
IL Decor, in collaboration with local businesses, will be bringing back its showcase of the elegance of table setting in our annual "Modern Tablescapes" exhibition. Enjoy an array of fine dinnerware and flower arrangements that will decorate the designer dining room tables in our showroom. We hope our "Tablescapes" will inspire the viewer to rethink this aspect of classic hospitality in the modern era, and help bring back this art form in a contemporary lifestyle.
Location: IL Décor, 10 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
April 3, 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm: Mad*Pow's Health Experience Design (HXD) Conference
Person-centered design and innovation can improve health and drive systemic change. In this spirit, the Health Experience Design Conference (HXD) was created to provide a crossroads for a diverse community of practitioners in strategy, innovation, research, design, and technology to accelerate transformation across the health ecosystem. Attracting 500+ visionaries, HXD 2019's two days of inspiring presentations, workshops, and discussions drive real-world change.
Location: Mad*Pow at the Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142
11:00amL How Design Thinking Will Grow Your Business and Thrill Your Customers
Our design skill makes us exceptional designers. We can harness this same skill to solve problems, build relationships and grow businesses. Design Thinking is more than the hottest trend. It is a reliable and repeatable method to improve your business today.?This workshop introduces the power of Design Thinking to create sustainable long-term success. Join us for this hands-on experience to learn and grow.Read more...
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, 4th Floor Seminar Room, Boston, MA 02210
11:00am - 1:00pm: Hospitality Around the World: CEU & Lunch
Join Snow and Jones and Kohler for an artistic journey around the world for Boston Design Week! Kohler will present a Continuing Education training on Hospitality Bathrooms Around the World. Learn about global hotel design trends, design business practices, and bathroom design preferences, followed by delicious Mediterranean lunch. We will have Kohler's Traveling Artist Editions sink showcase. Every Artist Edition bathroom sink begins by studying globally influenced patterns and palettes, and uses distinct glazes, textures, and materials.
Location: Snow & Jones, Inc., 85 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061
1:00pm: Beyond Social Media
Come meet our panel of internet design-entrepreneurs LuAnn Nigara, Michele Williams, Heather Gillette and Esther Dunbar-Cullum. Moderated by Peter Cullum. From internet media to consulting to a streamlined designer marketplace, these women have created businesses bridging tech and design, allowing you to expand and streamline your business. Join the conversation, Q&A, and learn how harnessing the internet for your design business goes far beyond Social Media.
Location: Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
3:00pm: Women in Design
Modern Luxury Interiors Boston?Publisher Shannon Pastuszak welcomes design professionals and enthusiasts to attend a panel moderated by Editor-in-Chief Jaci Conry. Panelists include lighting designer Lindsey Adelman; Boston interior designers Paula Daher and Stephanie Rossi; celebrated designer and television personality, Taniya Nayak; and Annie Selke. These remarkable women will share their career success stories, keys to creative confidence and skills and strategies to succeed as well as the issues facing women in design.?
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
3:00pm - 5:30pm: Show Don't Tell - New Ways to Use Immersive Experiences
Try 'em all, use ‘em all, is how we roll, and why we are excited to share with you the latest spatial, design, and educational experiences we're working on with our clients. Join us in our new Research and Development Lab along with other industry leaders to hear how innovations in technology are transforming the way we tell stories. This free event includes a panel discussion followed by a reception with hands-on demonstrations.
Location: Neoscape, Innovation and Design Building, 23 Drydock Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
4:00pm - 8:00pm: Diving into Luxury Design
Examine aesthetic trends in luxury kitchen design and explore modern cooking technologies available for the luxury client.?Our Newton-based design studio is home to some of the hottest trends in modern kitchen design and known for high-quality German cabinetry. We invite you to come to take a tour of our stunning showroom, where you will be treated to a chef explaining the latest in cooking technology. Convection, steam and induction cooking are a few items on the list.?
Location: YGK Kitchen Cabinets and Design, 308 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460
5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm - Your choice of 3 sessions!
Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork
MFA Design Curator Meghan Melvin takes you behind-the-scenes look at the artists' archives that inspired the current exhibition "Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork" and the related publication Boston Arts and Crafts Jewelry: Frank Gardner Hale and his Circle. A rare opportunity to see original designs and working drawings for jewelry and silver by Frank Gardner Hale, Arthur Stone and Edward Oakes, some of the leading Arts and Crafts artisans in the early 20th?century.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Room 107, Boston, MA 02115
5:00pm - Elements of Family Style
Join New York Times best-selling author Erin Gates discussing her new book, Elements of Family Style. Kyle Hoepner, Editor-In-Chief of New England Home will interview Erin as she shares her signature honest advice on how to cultivate a stylish and tasteful home amid the wonderful chaos of family life. Erin will reveal where to splurge and where to save, how to find the perfect fabrics, and how to transition rooms as your family changes. A book signing will follow – register today and reserve your book in advance! Sponsored by New England Home.
Location: Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Lecture: Undesign the Redline: the Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America
A highlight event of the interactive exhibit showing at the BAC March 9 through April 29, this lecture is an explorative and visioning framework for addressing systemic challenges.? These challenges - inequalities in housing, education, income, criminal justice and health - are far from separate issues. They are rooted in a deep and entangled history of policies, practices and processes that remain unrevealed and misunderstood. As new forces begin to transform cities and towns, decisions about interconnected challenges are, therefore, often made ‘in the dark.' Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder
Location: The Boston Architectural College at Cascieri Hall, 2nd Floor, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Passport to Luxury
Take a trip around the world with Splash!? Join the adventure when our showroom?is?transformed into a globetrotting interactive experience.?Upon arrival, receive a "passport" with a list of countries?whose?products we offer in our showroom.?Visit each country, learn the latest trends, see a demo, enjoy their most iconic beverage and food pairing and get your passport stamped.?Once your "passport" is complete, enter it?into the "World Traveler" raffle for a fabulous prize!?
Location: Splash, 244 Needham Street, Newton, MA 02464
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Design Then & Now
Explore the timelessness of great design as we look at the life of iconic pieces from designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and Lucian Ercolani. We'll be tracing the design history of these pieces from creation to present-day through an immersive, visual experience of their legacies – sip and snack your way through some of the most impactful designs on modern history.
Location: Lekker Home, 1313 Washington Street, Suite 117, Boston, MA 02118
6:00pm - 9:30pm: Marketplace Trends: What the Homeowner Wants
As design trends evolve, homeowners and buyers have begun to demand functional homes with unique design elements and integrated smart home features. Empowered by a deepening knowledge of contemporary trends, buyers know what they want from a home. We'll discuss with local experts on the North Shore what their clients are looking for in their next home—from architecture to interiors and everything in between! Moderator Nancy Berry, Editor, Northshore Home.
Location: Northshore Home at Turner Hill, 3 Manor House Lane, Ipswich, MA 01938
6:00pm - 8:00pm: MassMaker- Moving Minds at MassArt
Join Jeff Schantz and Peter Jurgensen to learn about an innovative way of teaching and working—using arduinos, art, maker bots, and architecture to create and produce. Jeff and Peter take us through their intensive process and wide-ranging minds. View student projects along with those of the designers, followed by a Q & A to dive deep into what is possible when you open up your thinking. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.
Location: Massachusetts College of Art and Design Architecture Department - Huntington Studio, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
April 4, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm: Mining American Architecture: The Roots of a New Style
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - NE Chapter
Join the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architectural & Art and the Boston Design Center in Celebration of Boston Design week as Thomas A. Kligerman discusses influences on Ike Kligerman Barkley's houses, both built and on the boards. Tom considers American architecture from the shingle style cottages to the Anasazi ruins of the Southwest.
Location: Boston Design Center, Galley West, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
12:00pm - 2:00pm: Design – X- Change
Suffolk University's Design-x-Change will provide an interactive showcase for materials, products and services. The event will allow visitors to meet representatives from a variety of material and furnishing companies and see their newest innovations in sustainable design. The event will enable you to network with local organizations who are championing a more inclusive, diverse and multigenerational Boston. Suffolk faculty and students will show how process-based leaning is fostering collaborations across the campus and beyond.
Location: Suffolk University at the Sawyer Building, 8 Ashburton Place, Stoll Room, Boston, MA 02109
1:00pm - Get Smoked
Boston Hardwood & Kitchen
SMOKE SHOP BBQ is our honored guest as we celebrate the introduction of our new ‘Smoked Woods' line of wood flooring in conjunction with a book signing by Smoke Shop BBQ celebrity chef and author Andy Husbands. Please join us for a chance to meet the chef, taste some of his amazing barbeque and enjoy some delicious cocktails while previewing our new ‘Smoked Floor options. These beautiful wide plank European white oak floors have been smoked and fumed to create a deep penetrating color that permeates the wood floors with color.
Location: Boston Design Center, Suite 543, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
3:00pm - Roger Thomas: 2019 Boston Design Week Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Named 5 times to the Architectural Digest's AD100, and inducted in 2015 into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, as EVP of Design for Wynn Design and Development, Roger Thomas is best known for his iconic interiors at the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, and numerous others. His current project is the Encore Boston Harbor, scheduled to open in June 2019. Come and hear his views on luxury design and the challenges he sees ahead while he shows his recent work for Wynn Palace Cotai, a $4.5 billion luxe design opportunity. A reception will follow.
Location: Boston Design Center, 2nd Floor Galley West, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Radical Design: Illuminating Cities through Public Art
IES Boston and Rhode Island, DLF New England
How can we enhance public spaces in cities so that they engage individuals and community? What can encourage us to slow down and take a moment of pause in our busy lives? Janet Echelman shares her journey exploring these questions in cities from London, Amsterdam, and Boston to San Francisco , Singapore, and Sydney. She combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create monumental, ultra-lightweight art that moves gently with the wind.
Location: Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room, One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm - 8:30pm: Restoring Old Ironsides for Her Fourth Century of Service
With Margherita Desy, Maritime Historian
Boston's own War of 1812 icon,?USS Constitution,?underwent her first dry-docking of the 21st century between 2015 and 2017.?Utilizing the second oldest naval dry dock in the country, Old?Ironsides'?most recent restoration included structural work, renewed hull planking, rigging, and 2,200 sheets of copper hull sheathing.?Join us for an illustrated presentation and learn about the on-going preservation of America's Ship of State.? A reception generously hosted by Trefler's will immediately follow. Image Courtesy of: Naval History & Heritage Command.
Location: Trefler's, 29 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464
6:30pm - 8:30pm: Change Makers for Boston Design Week
Join us for an evening of "craftivism", the practice of engaged creativity for political change and social justice. Beth McLaughlin, Fuller Craft Museum's Chief Curator and a leader in this global movement, will talk about craftivism's history and its influence today. Her presentation will be followed by an affirmation stitching workshop where you can use your creativity to make the world a better place. Wine and appetizers will be provided.
Location: Room & Board, 375 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Design Takes on Cancer
No one wants to think about cancer. But it has a large impact on society and a profound impact on individuals and families. About 1.7 M people are diagnosed with it each year in the US. The majority will survive. This session intends to catalyze design innovation that responds to the physical and sensory onslaught of those in treatment and in recovery. Success would deliver improved quality of life and an invaluable restoration of confidence.
Location: WeWork Boston, 200 Portland Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
April 5, 2019
8:30am - 10:00am: Inclusive Tech
Kristen Ransom, CEO and Founder of IncluDe, challenges technology to be inclusive and equally accessible to all. By redesigning the way industries offer their services and developing more inclusive software, Kristen proves that accessibility is not only ethically intelligent but also profitable. Technology will change the world, but only if it's accessible to everyone. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.
Location: Design Museum Boston at Hill Holiday, 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
12:00pm - 1:00pm: MIT Campus Art and Architecture Tour
Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing art and architecture highlights across campus. View architecture highlights with accompanying artworks on this tour of the List Center's public art collection of renowned contemporary artists featuring I.M. Pei, Sol LeWitt, Frank Gehry, and newly installed works by Nick Mauss, Olafur Eliasson, and more.
Location: MIT List Visual Art Center - Weisner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
1:00pm - 2:30pm: Art & Design: How to Maximize Synergy between Art and Home Design
This practical illustrated tutorial will help you make the most of the relationship between your art and your space. Whether you're living with Picassos or posters, learn classic rules of proportion, space and layering art. How art can enhance a space and how it can also be used to solve design and architectural problems. Presented by award-winning fine art consultant Jacqueline Becker and interiors and fine art photographer Sarah Winchester.
Location: Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services & Sarah Winchester Studios, 261 Franklin Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458
1:00pm - 2:00pm: North Bennet Street School Tour
Fabrication is the process that can give tangible life and quality to design. Come and see trade and craft education in action. Join us for a tour of North Bennet Street School's nine full time programs from Bookbinding to Violin Making & Repair, Continuing Education courses and Gallery of student and alumni work. NBSS was founded in 1881 as North Bennet Street Industrial School. Our founding mission was to enable immigrants to adjust to their new country by learning the skills needed for gainful employment.
Location: North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109
4:00pm - 7:00pm: Designing Small, Living Large: Space Saving Solutions for Urban Dwellings
Are you constantly wishing you had more space in your home? Do you want more flexibility in the rooms you already have but don't know where to start? Join The Sliding Door Company and Inspired Closets at their Boston showroom for a fun evening of presentations and discussions on convertible spaces, making the most out of your storage, and low-profile systems that can take any space to the next level. The event will begin and end with time to mingle while helping yourselves to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.?Read more...
Location: Inspired Closets & The Sliding Door Co., 409 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
5:30pm - 8:30pm: Global Impact Challenge 2019: A Health & Human Rights Hackathon
The Boston University School of Public Health sponsors an evening of diverse experts presenting and discussing entry-points to innovation on this year's theme, Health & Human Rights, as part of their Global Impact Challenge. This signature event challenges participants to place humanity at the forefront of design thinking and innovation. There will be light snacks and drinks provided to participants throughout the event.
Location: Innovate@BU the BUild Lab, 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446
5:30pm - 8:30pm - Boston Design Week Awards!
Join us at the?2019 Boston Design Week Awards co-sponsored by Location: Artists for Humanity in the stunning new gallery at the AFH EpiCenter.? The Awards are the culminating event of Boston Design Week and we expect?300+ invited guests, general public, Design Week participants and sponsors, media, and the BDW Leadership Committee.? Enjoy a 21+ catered event, special displays and dancing.? We will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to internationally-known designer Roger Thomas, currently completing the Encore Boston Harbor. Other Awards to be announced and presented at the event include Mentor of the Year,?co-sponsored by The Over My Shoulder Foundation;?Newcomer of the Year, co-sponsored by Autodesk; the?Social Impact Award;?and?Producer's Choice: Outstanding 2019 Design Week Event.
Location: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, 100 West 2nd Street, Boston, MA 02127
April 6, 2019
8:30am - 5:30pm: Interventions: Narrative
Interventions is the second annual day-long design conference put on by Northeastern's student-led design studio, Scout. We work to foster the creative community on campus and through Interventions, start a dialogue centered around student-led design in Boston. 2019's theme, Interventions: Narrative, brings together designers and creative thinkers to explore how we create, own, and maintain narratives in our work that have inevitable effects on society.
Location: SCOUT- Northeastern's Student-Led Design Studio, 805 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
11:00am - 3:00pm: Designed by Nature Drop-In Art Making
Get inspiration from the Lily Impeller found in our special exhibition "Wild Designs", which features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. Notice the many possibilities of the spiral while creating both a 3D origami pinecone sculpture and a veggie print. Consider where else in nature you might see spirals.?
Location: Peabody Essex Museum at the Art & Nature Center Create Space Studios, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
12:00pm: Docent Led Tour
Trinity Church Boston is designated as "one of the ten most important buildings in America" by the American Institute of Architects. More than 70,000 visitors tour this National Historic Landmark building each year. A one-hour docent led tour of the church interior will be offered. Check the church website for hours and admission prices. Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builder.
Location: Trinity Church in the City of Boston, 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
12:00pm - 4:00pm: Tours of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
In 1883, Frederick Law Olmsted established the first full-scale office for the practice of landscape architecture in Brookline. In 1980, the firm closed when the site became a unit of the National Park Service. Olmstead's firms left a portfolio of 6000+ projects in 47 states and Canada - from expansive public parks to private gardens. Come visit and tour the studios where some of America's most beloved spaces were created and designed. Check the website for hours and additional information.
Location: Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, 99 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02445
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Tour of the Fine Art Treasures of the New England Historical Genealogical Society
On Newbury Street in the Back Bay is one of Boston best-kept secrets: the Fine Art Collection of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Spanning eight floors and four centuries, this unique and little-known collection encompasses all mediums: portraits, statues, family trees, rare books, furniture, and icons of American history. You can see the highlights of this special collection during a tour with NEHGS Fine Art Curator Curt DiCamillo. Space is limited.
Location: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 99 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
April 7, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Fibers Inside & Outside the Body
Two entrepreneurs who use fibers inside and outside the body compare their work. One adapts free weaving to wearable art; the other invents fiber-based body implants and methods for treating damaged tissues and preventing disease. Kevin Ohashi is a life scientist and venture capitalist. Mihoko Wakabayashi is a philosophical educator and fiber artist.
Location: The Eliot School at the Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Date: March 27-April 7, 2019
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