Boston Design Week 2018

Arts and Entertainment

April 2, 2018

From: Boston Design Week Festival

We have more than 70 engaging and informative events from our Non-profit partners, product designers, technology designers, architects, design showrooms, family programs, urban planners, interior designers, the City of Boston, and more!

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Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Our vision is to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design.

We are honored to announce that BDW is now a member of World Design Weeks, an international coalition to share knowledge, resources, and best practices, fostering the exchange of products and ideas, sustainable development and the growth of individual design events. We proudly join Barcelona, Beijing, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Mexico, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto and several others globally.

2018 Theme & Special Tracks NOW, NEW, NEXT!

This year we will highlight current, new, or future design in all design arenas. And, if the event falls into one of the categories below, it will also have a special designation to help you find and follow a track that interests you.

Schedule of Events

April 4, 2018

4:00pm - 8:00pm : MetroWest Design Center Celebrates Boston Design Week
The MetroWest Design Center welcomes homeowners, designers, builders, and manufacturers to kick-off Boston Design Week! Explore our offices, showrooms, and workshops ranging from architecture and construction firms to manufacturers and installers of cabinets, countertops, flooring, roofing, siding, and windows. Discover new materials, innovative technology, and recycling programs that are integral to our industry. Join us for a fun and informative evening of demonstrations, drinks and design dialogue!
Location: MetroWest Design Center, 60 Pleasant Street, Ashland, MA 01721

4:00pm - 9:00pm : Fenway
Experience all the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has to offer with extended evening hours and complimentary admission on Wednesday evening from 4-9pm. There is something for everyone between the stunning permanent collections and current exhibitions. The Museum’s world-class collections of design and decorative arts makes this an ideal evening to kick off Boston Design Week. Plan your visit at www.mfa.org.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

5:30pm - 7:30pm : North of Boston
Through Rain, and Sleet, and Snow and Sun - Designing and Building for the New England Climate
So you're ready to build or renovate. What new products, technology, innovative ideas and design trends will sustain your home for years to come? And, once your dream home is finished, what can you do to protect your investment from the ever-changing, harsh New England weather? Learn from the experts on how to be build and maintain your investment for the long run. Moderated by Kevin O’Conner of This Old House.
Location: Cumar, Inc. 69 Norman Street #4, Everett, MA 02149

6:00pm - 8:00pm : Seaport
Top Places to Live
Join Boston magazine for a panel discussion and celebratory event bringing the March “Top Places to live” feature to life. Associate Editor, Madeline Bilis and a curated panel of home and real estate experts will guide guests through finding the best deals in today’s suburban housing market. The evening will be accompanied by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before and after the conversation.
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

6:00pm - 9:00pm : Back Bay
Building Buzz with Boston Tastemakers
Join Boston tastemakers Ricardo Rodriguez of Coldwell Banker, Karen Akunowicz of Myers+Chang, David Goldman of New Boston Ventures and Alina Wolhardt of Wolf in Sheep Design as they share their thoughts about creating buzzworthy projects and cutting through noise and distraction to build and maintain an engaged and enthusiastic audience. Explore Room & Board’s new assortment of beautifully designed artisan-made furniture while you enjoy delicious food and enter to win a $500 gift card.
Location: Room & Board, 375 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

April 5, 2018

8:00am - 5:00pm : MITX DesignTech Summit
For the 4th year in a row, the MITX team will bring together the industry’s leading experts to discuss how design thinking and design principles are being applied within organizations to shape culture, customer experience, and drive innovation. The MITX DesignTech Summit is also the only local event focused on design as a strategic force in your quest to build brands and businesses that connect beyond compare with consumers. Members: $125, Non-Members: $195.
Location: MITX at Google Cambridge, 355 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

12:00pm - Lunch & Learn and Paint Your Own Tile
Join Snow and Jones and Bellew Tile for an exciting day of bath and kitchen design! Learn about the steps for selecting a kitchen sink with Rohl, an industry leader in luxury kitchen and bath products and enjoy a delicious lunch and explore the South Shore’s luxury kitchen and bath showroom. After lunch paint your own custom tile with Bellew Tile. The tile, paint, and tools will be provided, just come ready for some fun! This seminar includes CEU credits for the trade.
Location: Snow + Jones, 85 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Editors: The Inside Scoop on Getting Published
A panel discussion with the editors of the region's preeminent interior design magazines: Boston Home, Design New England Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, New England Home and Northshore Home, moderated by celebrity designer Mark Brunetz. Learn from the decision makers: how to gain access, how to submit your work, top things to avoid, see samples of what articles they would like to see more of, and more! A question and answer session will follow the panel.
Location: Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting, 333 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm - 4:30pm : The MIT Moderns
Join Gary Van Zante, Curator at the MIT Museum, and Julia Meer, visiting faculty in the MIT School of Architecture, for an overview of modernist graphic design by examining the important contributions of the MIT Office of Design Services in the 1960s-1980s, one of the most innovative design practices of its time in the country. Learn about its designers while gaining insight into the design process, including the influence of printing and layout techniques.
Location: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:30pm - 7:30pm : Building Before Building: Augmenting Design with Technology
BIM. CAD. VR. What do they mean and how are they relevant to our industry? This cutting-edge panel of experts, moderated by Sean Clarke and comprised of Architect Chris Brown of b Architecture Studio, Interior Designer Michael Ferzoco of Eleven Interiors, Director of Virtual Design and Construction for Windover Construction, Amr Rafaat and Marketing Strategist for A.W. Hastings & Co., Miana Hoyt Dawson, will discuss recent technological advances in the industry and how they are being used to streamline the design and construction process.
Location: 7-Tide, 7 Tide Street, Boston, MA 02210

5:30pm - 8:00pm : Finding the Perfect Art Work for YOU And Staying Ahead of the Trends While Doing It
Boston artist Kim Radochia, interior designer Vivian Robins and art consultant Jacqui Becker will share their insights into how to find the right artwork source, and the perfect artwork. We will highlight the use of innovative and interesting new mediums and media during a panel discussion that gets your questions answered, helping you find artwork you love while having fun in the process.
Location: IFDA New England Chapter at Casa Design, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

5:30pm - 7:30pm : Curator Tour for the 17th Mosaic Arts International Exhibition
Join exhibition curator Debora J. Aldo, of Pietre Dure Design, for an inside look of the 17th Mosaic Arts International Exhibition, at BSA Space. The tour will focus on the two juried segments of the Mosaics Art International Exhibition on view: Fine Art and Architectural & Site Specific. Visitors will learn about the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications and how all the works exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation.
Location: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

6:00pm - 9:00pm : Making the Best Of It: A Conversation with Ezra Shales, Emily Zilber, and Joost During
Join a curator, a craftsman and a scholar as they discuss the ways that they are in dialogue with objects and the dimensions of participation. Through their eyes, we will learn about the intimacy of the craftsperson with their materials, their tools, and techniques to create something really extraordinary. We'll discuss concepts of design, workmanship, and the process of channeling vibrant matter into form to create 'the best' for here and now in our own time.
Location: The Society of Arts & Crafts, 100 Pier Four Boulevard Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210

6:00pm - 9:00pm : PUMP
The Blochaus Art Gallery is partnering with the W Hotel Boston and local Advertising & Design Agency, 36creative, to fuel Boston’s art community. Join us for PUMP; a 50’s inspired, vintage show, exhibiting work from local artists, amongst a collection of custom designed antiques. Walk the red carpet as you enter an era that embodies progression; accompanied by music, drinks, and a live painting by Adam O’Day. Join the movement as we assist in the expansion of Boston’s creative community.
Location: The Blochaus Art Gallery at the W Hotel, 100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

6:00pm - 10:00pm : Beyond Walls 2018 Kick-Off Fundraiser
Celebrate Boston Design Week in Lynn! Join us for food, music, and ART! Celebrate the past year’s initiatives in downtown Lynn and kick-off the second season of Beyond Walls programming. We will present the official project launch for 2018 including a sneak peek of the 2018 Mural Festival. Enjoy a “Taste of Lynn” with complimentary food and drink from Lynn and North Shore businesses. Come early to check out the downtown art and then get ready to party!
Location: Lynn Museum, 590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901

6:30pm - Discovering an American Masterpiece in a Beacon Hill Basement
Join interior designer Heidi Pribell for an engaging presentation on the riddle of a caryatid mantelpiece found in the basement of a client’s brownstone. Pribell’s research led her to encounter fascinating personalities from America’s first generation of citizens, including the Cambridge-born visionary Thomas Appleton (1763-1840), who designed the mantelpiece. As a result of Pribell’s scholarship and perseverance, the mantelpiece will be installed at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts as part of its 150th anniversary in 2020. A reception generously hosted by Trefler’s will immediately follow the discussion.
Location: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art & Trefler's, 29 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464

April 6, 2018

8:30am - 10:00am : Design Museum Mornings
Join Design Museum Boston for Design Museum Mornings, their monthly, morning, mini-lecture series. This month they’re featuring Heather Henriksen, Director of the Harvard University Office for Sustainability, where she’s served as the chief sustainability officer since 2008. Heather will discuss designing and maintaining a sustainable campus including piloting ideas, scaling innovation, and applying systems thinking.
Location: Design Museum Boston at Stantec, 311 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

10:00am - uBuild: Case Studies and How-To Guides for Implementing Engaging Community Service Projects
Since 2008, YouthBuild Boston has successfully implemented 40 low budget, high impact community service events in the Boston area. Focused around “making” and “building”, these events connect corporate sponsors and groups desiring to invest in their communities with local organizations and people doing meaningful work. Learn how to create and implement your own “making” and “building” focused events to serve your community and engage in positive community building.
Location: YouthBuild Boston, 27 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02119

1:00pm : Modern Luxury Interiors Boston Inaugural Issue Sneak Peek
PLUS: Successful Photography for Print Publication & Beyond
Modern Luxury Interiors Boston’s Editor-in-Chief Jaci Conry provides a behind the scenes first look into the inaugural issue and will discuss what sets this stunning new shelter publication apart and how it will influence the New England design community. Photographer Michael J. Lee will shed light on the sequential steps of documenting your design project and how to style projects for different types of publications. Additionally, he’ll offer insight on submitting your work to editors and writers and how to self-market through social media.
Location: Modern Luxury Interiors Boston at the Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place Suite 410 Boston, MA 02210

2:30pm - 4:30pm : Inclusive Design in Boston’s Innovation Economy
IHCD has created a new initiative focused on making homes that do more, that support health, safety, comfort, and independence across our lives. This hub offers opportunities for exploration and inspiration as well as practical information in a demonstration-showroom-research-testing-learning space in IHCD’s downtown Boston headquarters. Immerse yourself in exploring the global state-of-the-art of inclusive residential design. Peruse the literature in books and digital publications, take away tip sheets, recommended product cards, and a schedule of upcoming events.
Location: Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114

5:00pm - 9:00pm : First Friday Stroll
Immerse yourself in a world of creativity at the SoWa Art + Design District, Boston’s leading arts destination. On the First Friday of every month, 200+ artists, contemporary art galleries, design showrooms and one-of-a-kind boutiques open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture and inspiration along the plaza between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street.. Meet the artists in their element, view the latest gallery exhibitions, discover new trends in design, home furnishings, textiles, jewelry and more.
Location: SoWa Art + Design District, 450 - 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

6:00pm - 9:00pm : Design Showdown - Final Round
Design Showdown is an astonishing competition in which interior design and interior architecture students present their projects to a panel of design professionals before a live audience. Eight finalists defend their designs for a live/work space that combine innovation, functionality, and social responsibility. Tensions run high as the judges decide the First Place and the Runner-Up and the audience votes for the People's Choice winner. Special thanks to our sponsors: Williston Weaves, American Society of Interior Designers, Boston Design Center.
Location: Design New England at the Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02210

April 7, 2018

8:30am - 5:30pm : Interventions: A Student-Led Design Conference
Interventions is a conference that examines the intentions and consequences of design that alters large-scale behaviors, experiences, and values. The conference is hosted by Scout, and strives to bring together interdisciplinary students and professionals to better understand the world and creatives' impact on it. In a society where design is used as a powerful tool for change, prominent designers will explore topics such as what role design plays in dividing or connecting us, measuring the impact of design, and examining the societal responsibilities of designers.
Location: Scout: Northeastern's Student-Led Design Studio, Northeastern University Science + Engineering Complex, 805 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02120

3:00pm - Take a WGBH Studio Tour
Our state-of-the-art building both reflects and fosters the creativity and innovation for which WGBH is known. We are the top producer of content for PBS on television, the Web, and mobile. Many of your favorite nationally distributed shows are produced right here in Brighton. Our Brighton headquarters also mirror our values and support our public mission. Built using environmentally friendly construction practices, our facility is LEED-certified and includes a solar farm and "green" roof. We couldn't be more proud of our home, stop by and let us show you around. Please RSVP in advance to confirm tour times and dates.
Location: WGBH, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135

5:00pm - 7:00pm : Concertize Your Home
Learn how to connect your brand and your work to Steinway, one of the most respected and admired brand names in the world.? The new Steinway Spirio offers options for including Steinway in any home, even when no one plays.?Spirio's high resolution ‘re-performance' technology allows Steinway Artists such as Lang Lang, Olga Kern, and other legendary pianists to become part of your in-home entertainment experience.? Learn how M. Steinert & Sons is building relationships with the Boston design community using Steinway's first new product in 40 years.
Location: M. Steinert & Sons, One Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

5:00pm - 7:00pm : Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business
Do you need a change from your 9–5? Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Own Business is a pop-up shop/exhibition that showcases artists creating new business models across the country. Join curator Lucas Spivey and get inspired at this reception and networking event with other motivated arts professionals. 5-7 pm at the Mills Gallery. No RSVP Required.
Location: Boston Center for the Arts - Mills Gallery, 551 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

6:00pm - 9:00pm : Screening: Big Time
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has built his career on defying convention and distancing himself from his peers. According to The Wall Street Journal Bjarke Ingels has 'rapidly become one of the design world's biggest stars' and his name recently appeared in TIME'S 100 Most Influential People. An intimate insight into the life of a genius innovative mind and his struggle to maintain his own persona while making the world a better place to live.
Cost: $5, free for members.
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street, Newton, MA 02465

April 8, 2018

10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm : Upcycling: Sew Your Own Clothing from Found Fabric
Sponsored by F.H. Perry Builders
Learn how to use found and repurposed fabrics to sew your own clothing! Participants in this workshop will learn how to turn pillowcases, t-shirts, and more into shift dresses, shorts, and other items. Upcycling is a way to express your own style in a sustainable way. Reuse, recycle, upcycle! Plus, you'll get valuable hands-on sewing experience. Beginners and advanced sewists welcome. Please note the entrance to this event is on Malden Street.
Cost: $20
Location: Boston Makers at FABRIC, 38 Wareham Street, Boston, MA 02118

April 9, 2018

5:00pm - 6:30pm : Achieve Inspired Textiles in a Modern World
Join us in the Thos. Moser Boston showroom with our partner Knoll Textiles. For 70 years, Knoll Textiles has been a leader in design. Knoll representative, Ryanne Sanderson, NCIDQ, LEED AP will be speaking about Knoll's history of design influence and how to create a modern always look using textiles and natural materials, such as handmade wooden furniture.
Location: Thos. Moser, 19 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

5:30pm - 8:00pm : Equitable Boston: Design, Development & Access to Opportunity
Using Imagine Boston 2030 as a framework, panelists from the planning, design and development community will address how parts of the city's vision for the future can be achieved using more inclusive and equitable practices to shape the built environment. Designers and developers are playing a significant role in the future of Boston, and who gets a seat at the table impacts more than just how our city looks.
Location: Boston Society of Architects at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119

April 10, 2018

11:00am : Beyond Sustainability: Designing an Heirloom House with Lasting Impact
This panel discussion brings together local experts in sustainable residential design and will focus on creating sustainable heirloom houses. By choosing environmentally responsible practices and materials, homeowners leave a sustainable legacy for the next generation. The discussion will also focus on how to educate clients on the importance of making sustainable choices for their projects. Lunch will be served following the discussion.
Location: Jewett Farms + Co. & Northshore Home, At the Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place Suite 626, Boston, MA 02210

3:00pm - Planning for Change: Widett Circle and the Economies of Climate Preparedness
In addition to sea level rise over this Century, climate change will bring extreme precipitation resulting in flooding, long periods with little or no rain, and economic challenges to Boston we are only beginning to appreciate. Join Bob Zimmerman of Charles River Watershed Association and Elizabeth Turnbull Henry of Environmental League of Massachusetts to discuss a very different vision of how we might manage the vagaries of climate and thrive economically. Image Courtesy of David Ryan, The Boston Globe.
Location: ?American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

3:00pm - 5:00pm : Meet Merida: An American Textile Design Company
Join Merida's in house design team for a conversation on beauty, sustainability and crafted-to-order, American-made textiles. Merida will also be previewing their new Portfolio Collection with a reception to follow the discussion.
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place Suite 330, Boston, MA 02210

4:00pm - 9:00pm : Hard Hat Tour + Open House
Luxury importer and distributer of stone and marble, European Granite + Marble has just opened in the Boston area! Join us as part of Boston Design Week for a hardhat tour of our test kitchen and showroom as we reveal the construction plans for our premier Boston location. Located in Norwood, the 90,000 SQ. FT. stone gallery is being transformed into a state of the art showroom, slab viewing, and training facility. Enjoy live music and light bites as part of the evening.
Location: European Granite + Marble, 675 Canton Street, Norwood, MA 02062

5:30pm - 8:00pm : Opening the Door to Discovery: Cultivating Creativity in B/A/D Companies
Produced by United Marble Fabricators, Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers, and New England Home. Imagination and inventiveness, although easy to lose in the day-to- day grind, are the wellspring for success in residential design, custom building, or any other creative field. How can you harness the power of inspiration and discovery to drive your work every day, from fresh ideas for a particular project to strategic planning for your firm? Some of our region's top professionals discuss how they keep the juices of ingenuity flowing.
Location: At Windgate Gallery at North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109

6:00pm - 8:00pm : Make Your "House" Your Dream "Home"
Explore the value of hiring a team of strategic partners working to design, build and produce your dream home. Discussion topics include the benefits of how a team approach saves not only time and money but provides the homeowner with an integrated approach to creating their vision. From architectural plans to breaking ground thru to finishes and furnishings we will address the journey we all take together. The evening will continue with a Question and Answer period with the panelists and finish with a bit of adult cheer and small bites.
Location: Mackenzie & Company at We Work Fort Point, 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210

6:00pm - 7:30pm : KidsBuild! All Grown Up
Celebrate the KidsBuild! city with a creative, grown-ups-only evening. Why should the kids have all the fun? Channel your inner child as you build a structure to add to the city using KidsBuild! materials while enjoying beer, wine, and pizza. Design teams will go through the KidsBuild! process: choosing a site and building type, receiving a building permit, building in the construction yard, and finally, receiving Certificates of Occupancy before they place their structure in the KidsBuild! city.
Location: BSA Space, 200 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

6:00pm - 8:30pm : Modern Tablescapes
Join us for a conversation with AJ Williams, President + Creative Director of AJ Williams Events, on furniture layout for your party, the art of entertaining, tableware and floral display, followed by a discussion with Candace Masterson, the Owner of Brassy Knobs, on photo styling for Instagram and other social platforms. The event will include live music, wines and hors-d'oeuvres by Davio's.
Location: IL Décor, 10 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

6:00pm - 9:00pm : Duncan Hughes for Dowel Launch Party
Join us for cocktails and snacks as we celebrate the Boston launch of Dowel's new collection with award winning designer Duncan Hughes. Reviving the subtle femininity of American mid-century furniture as filtered through the prism of warm masculinity, the Duncan Hughes Collection harmonizes pared-back historic shapes with lavish modernity while glowing with warm woods, metal accents, and rich, luxurious fabrics. Come see the furniture and join us for drinks.
Location: Dowel Furniture at Lanoue Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue # 31, Boston, MA 02118

April 11, 2018

11:00am - Take A WGBH Studio Tour
Our state-of-the-art building both reflects and fosters the creativity and innovation for which WGBH is known. We are the top producer of content for PBS on television, the Web, and mobile. Many of your favorite nationally distributed shows are produced right here in Brighton. Our Brighton headquarters also mirror our values and support our public mission. Built using environmentally friendly construction practices, our facility is LEED-certified and includes a solar farm and “green” roof. We couldn’t be more proud of our home, stop by and let us show you around. You must RSVP in advance to confirm tour times and dates.
Location: WGBH, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135

11:00am - Bright Side of LED- New Normal in Residential Lighting
We invite you to understand how the world of LED lighting can simplify the residential interior and exterior.  A discussion panel of Lighting Professionals will describe how LED’s have change the way they design their projects.  Learn how LEDs have made it possible to create special lighting effects that were not possible prior to this evolution. After our discussion, light lunch will be served to eat at the site or take on the road for more Boston Design Week festivities.
Location: DLF/Boston Lights at 7-Tide, 7 Tide Street, Boston, MA 02210

11:00am - 1:00pm - What Does Contemporary Mean Today?
Noted furniture designer Eric Chang of Brooklyn’s Hellman-Chang talks with New England Home’s editor-in-chief Kyle Hoepner, about what counts as “contemporary” in today’s design world. Hellman-Chang’s furniture is typically sleek and bold, but the ways designers across the U.S. have used these artisanal pieces in context becomes part of the story. Just what counts as modernity at a time when, seemingly, almost anything goes?
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Seminar Room, Boston, MA 02210

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Unique: How to Be the Designer Who Stands Out!
The Global Design Post presents an inspiring designer panel for anyone who participates in the interior design community. The professional life you have depends on the style you create – in your work and your presentation. Are you a design star, a showman, the problem solver, the lifestyle guru, or the artist? What is your style? Why should a client come to you instead of others? Be inspired by our incredibly talented designer panel as they share their success and suggestions.
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02210

3:00pm - 5:30pm - Fuel Your Creative Engine
Looking for new ways to inspire creativity for yourself or your team? Afraid to leave your comfort zone and try something new? Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn how to let go of bad ideas and find fresh, new perspectives. In an open atmosphere that invites curiosity, we will explore how personal aesthetics and experiences predispose us to certain solutions--and what we can do to move beyond them.
Location: Neoscape - Innovation and Design Building, 23 Drydock Avenue Suite 710W, Boston, MA 02210

4:00pm - 7:00pm - The Mosaic Seaport Sampler
Join Artaic and Design New England for a unique tour of Boston’s Seaport district. After a tasty Harpoon and seeing some mosaic production in action at the manufacturing studio, a trolley will be waiting to take you to several popular destinations throughout the district. Enjoy drinks and light fare at each location. Founder & CEO of Artaic, Ted Acworth along with Design New England’s Publisher, Mary Kelly, will host the lively trolley tour. Space is limited!
Location: Boston Design Center, One Design Center Place Suite 644, Boston, MA 02210

5:00pm - 8:00pm - Dana Morales Presents Her Inspiring Design of the Dutchmaster Floral Vessel by Kohler
Please join us for an exciting presentation followed by an Open House of the newly remodeled Premier Kohler and Kallista display areas at Splash in Newton, MA.  We will be featuring the Industrial Designer, Dana Morales, who will give a presentation on the new Artist Edition design Dutchmaster Floral. Attendees will also have a chance to complete a “stamp card” for a raffle! Cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served. Can't make the presentation from 5-6? Join us anytime from 6-8 in the evening for the Open House!
Location: Splash Showroom, 244 Needham Street Suite 4, Newton, MA 02464

5:00pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm - What’s New in the Design Collection
Join Meghan Melvin, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design to view a selection of recent additions to the MFA's design collection of works on paper. From an architectural alphabet to studies of luminous butterflies and beetles commissioned by a textile design firm, inspiration and innovation is to be found in designs old and new. Space is limited for each session. The MFA is free and open to the public on Wednesday evenings.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Room 107, Boston, MA 02115

4:00pm - 9:00pm - Hard Hat Tour + Open House
Luxury importer and distributer of stone and marble, European Granite + Marble has just opened in the Boston area! Join us as part of Boston Design Week for a hardhat tour of our test kitchen and showroom as we reveal the construction plans for our premier Boston location. Located in Norwood, the 90,000 SQ. FT. stone gallery is being transformed into a state of the art showroom, slab viewing, and training facility. Enjoy live music and light bites as part of the evening.
Location: European Granite + Marble, 675 Canton Street, Norwood, MA 02062

5:30pm - 8:00pm - Design & Drinks: EM NARI Networking and Marketing Seminar
Join Divine Stoneworks, GMT Home Designs, and Marra Flooring for a night of networking and learning! Uncover how these three businesses cooperate on design projects and enjoy food and drink in the MetroWest Design Center’s showrooms. Plus, watch as speaker Dakota Lotz presents “How Star Wars Socks, a Bathtub, and a Cellphone Revolutionized our Business!” Presentation begins 6:30PM in Divine Stoneworks’ Showroom. Members and Nonmembers: $25.
Location: MetroWest Design Center, 60 Pleasant Street, Ashland, MA 01721

6:00pm - 7:30pm : Building A Flexible Municipal Brand
Cities have often been a lost cause when it comes to design. However, more and more municipalities are taking on branding and design as an important part of their mission. Boston is leading the charge with a host of new branding initiatives and design projects. The City is pushing to provide better services that may even delight its citizens. The City's Design Director will discuss the work being done, along with the mammoth task of continuously making a brand work for one of the largest cities in America. Q&A with the City of Boston’s design team, Sebastian Ebarb, Head Designer and Caroline Stja?rnborg, Designer follows the talk.
Location: AIGA Boston Chapter at Boston City Hall Room 801, One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02108

6:00pm - 9:00pm : The Summer of '66
Dive into the revolutionary designs of the 1960s through the eyes of Peter Schultz, the son of renowned furniture designer Richard Schultz, in collaboration with American design studio Knoll. Enjoy an exclusive presentation highlighting Richard Schultz’s groundbreaking innovations in outdoor furniture design—including the 1966 Collection—from the person who knew him best. In addition, enjoy drinks and snacks as you can experience other Sixties icons from Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner and Florence Knoll.
Location: Lekker Home, 1313 Washington Street, Suite 117, Boston, MA 02118

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Youthful Perspectives on Resiliency in Design
CannonDesign is currently engaged with the New England Aquarium’s ClimaTeens youth program. Our collaboration’s goal is to expose these concerned and enthusiastic young adults to opportunities in the design profession for positive social impact. CannonDesign, in partnership with the Aquarium, is proposing to host a reception to display and showcase the work produced by the ClimaTeens during a design charrette and to foster a public discussion featuring new perspectives for a sustainable and resilient future.
Location: CannonDesign & The New England Aquarium, One Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

April 12, 2018

2:00pm - 5:30pm : Boston City Hall Open House
The Boston Landmarks Commission is hosting a public open house at Boston City Hall. Take an architectural tour of the building while learning how preservation works in Boston. Attendees will also have the chance to preview the activities planned for Preservation Month in May and check out a display of architectural design materials on how Boston City Hall was created. Refreshments will be served; tour departs from the lobby of Boston City Hall.
Location: Boston Landmarks Commission Tour Departs from Boston City Hall Lobby

5:30pm - 8:30pm : AD20/21 HOME + Boston Print Fair Gala Preview
The Gala Preview for AD20/21 HOME + Boston Print Fair celebrates Boston Design Week and benefits the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID NE) Scholarship Fund. The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at 6:00pm to Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA.  Be among the first to see and shop the show while enjoying live music, wine, and passed hors d’oeuvres. VIP Sneak Preview tickets are $250 and can be purchased at ad2021gala18.eventbrite.com. 6:30 Gala Preview Party tickets are $100 ASID Members, $135 Non-Members and $50 students. Purchase tickets at asidad2021.eventbrite.com  100% of the 6:30 ticket sales benefit the ASIDNE Scholarship Fund.
Location: AD20/21 HOME at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

April 13, 2018

10:00am - 11:30am - North Bennet Street School Tour
Fabrication is the process that can give tangible life and quality to design. Come and see 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.
Location: North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02019, 03

12:00pm - What's Cooking in the Kitchen?
Special luncheon and panel discussion
At Noon join Boston's own Taniya Nayak and the designers for a private catered luncheon and sneak peek of AD202/21 HOME + The Boston Print Fair before the show opens to the public.  The luncheon will be followed by the panel discussion moderated by Taniya and featuring three outstanding kitchen designers taking a close look at the latest in kitchen design.  Sponsored by Feinmann, Inc., with panelists Peter Feinmann; Michele Kelly, Senior Designer, Venegas and Company; and Julie Lyons, Senior Designer, Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center.
Location: AD20/21 HOME, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm - What if Architecture Could Change the World?
A Boston Design Week Special Presentation
Join Boston Design Week Special Guest Speaker, Aryanour Djalali, CEO of DNA Barcelona Architects for a thought-provoking presentation on using nature as inspiration and bringing an emotional approach to the design of urban cities and the buildings within. For Djalali and his team the basis of every project is a combination of movement, landscape, technology, and innovation. Most importantly learn how the firm translates these ideas into real life award winning contemporary projects.
Location: Boston Architectural College - "The Beehive" at 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

5:30pm - 8:00pm - Making A Cultural District: The Alchemy of Community, Identity, and Design
The Fenway Cultural District, home of one the world’s best collections of cultural and academic institutions and public space, is in the midst of change. How can design be utilized to attract a wider audience, to enhance community-building and extend programming, influencing how we gather – for the better? Join the conversation with Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director of the Fenway Alliance; in discussion with Janet Oberto, Selbert Perkins Design; and Philip Barash, Sasaki.
Location: The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

April 14, 2018

10:00am - 1:00pm or 2:00pm - 5:00pm - Indigo Dyeing Class
Learn the basics of indigo dyeing by exploring a variety of techniques. Traditional shibori, resist, and pole-dyeing techniques will be included with hands-on help. You will have a choice of items to purchase to dye for $5-$20 and/or to bring your own cotton or silk item. 2 sessions - 6 students per session. No previous experience necessary. Note: Indigo stains WILL. NOT. COME. OUT. Please dress accordingly! Please note the entrance to our studio is on Malden Street. Admission: $40.
Location: Fiber Arts Boston Resource and Innovation Center (FABRIC), 38 Wareham Street, Boston, MA 02118

11:00am - Beyond Walls Art Tour
Celebrate Boston Design Week in Lynn! Tour Lynn with Beyond Walls staff who will walk visitors through the vision, process, and execution of recent public art projects installed in the downtown. Learn more about the 10-day mural festival where internationally and locally renowned artists produced 15 large-scale works of permanent art in the heart of the Lynn cityscape as well as the installation of permanent LED underpass lighting and vintage neon artworks. Bring your walking shoes!
Location Departs from Land of a Thousand Hills, 61 Munroe Street, Lynn, MA 01901

11:00am - 1:00pm - Make Your House the Envy of the Neighborhood with Smart Home Technology
Inviting all homeowners to the Audio Video Design Home Technology Design Center on Saturday, April 14th. Experience leading edge entertainment products and smart home systems like automated shades and lighting. Listen to music via state-of-the-art speakers and view mirrors that turn into televisions! Learn what it takes to make your house the envy of the neighborhood with smart home technology. Meet with the experts at AVD. We make your digital home fun and easy!
Location: Audio Video Design, 383 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Jason Chase Presents Singularity Black
Jason Chase has been collaborating on projects with NanoLab as their artist in residence developing artworks, techniques and new products that incorporate Singularity Black, the worlds Blackest Black Carbon Nanotube paint. He will be exhibiting the worlds first wearable garment in Singularity, a "little black dress" that is so black it appears as a dimensionless silhouette that disappears in front of similarly coated background.
Location: Jason Chase at Laconia Gallery, 433 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s
Marilyn F. Friedman is a design historian whose work focuses on the development and popularization of modern design across America during the 1920s and 1930s. She’s presenting her upcoming book, Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s, which chronicles the development of modern interior design in the United States in the 1930s. A valuable resource for design professionals, historians, and enthusiasts, Making America Modern’s official release date is April 23, 2018, but don’t miss the chance to get an advance copy at the event.
Location: AD20/21 HOME at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Purpose Driven Design
Purpose driven design can change the world. When companies are reoriented toward purpose, things change and new opportunities come to light. When design is driven by a sense of purpose, it can help individuals find direction, drive innovation in business, and deliver positive change to society as a whole.?Design isn’t just about a single object, but how many different objects work together as part of a system and how that system impacts people’s lives.?Design can either open doorways for people or close them.?We are all designing a better future. With Purpose-Driven Design, more of us make a difference.
Location: AD20/21 HOME at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Residential Designs of the Future
Good design in residential buildings is more important than ever. DNA Barcelona believes that inventive and sustainable approaches to home building can create a better quality of life for communities and genuine value for property developers. CEO Aryanour Djalali discusses the firms’ quest to understand how residential buildings can adapt to the needs and trends of the future. The presentation will include completed and in-progress residential buildings across the world and illustrates how DNA transfers their research to clients to create a higher standard of living.
Location: AD20/21 HOME at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

April 15, 2018

2:00pm - Second Bloom
Cathy Graham is an award-winning artist and fashion illustrator, whose work has appeared in?The?New York Times,?Rolling Stones, and?New York Magazine.?Her first book,?Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table, was published in Fall 2017 by Vendome Press and shares Cathy’s secrets for gracious living and memorable get-togethers. Join Cathy for a colorful Sunday afternoon presentation and book signing.
Location: AD20/21 HOME at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm - Making Hats!
Huntington Theatre costumier and Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts millinery instructor Denise Wallace-Spriggs talks about making hats for theater and fashion, and shows examples of her charming craft. Afterward, walk together across the street to Salmagundi for a special visit to this premiere hat shop and their hidden hat-making workshop. Suggested Donation: $5 or more.
Location: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Date: April 4-15, 2018

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