Product Placement 1.4: An exploration of materials used in unexpected ways

By alexandra

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Last night’s Product Placement presentation was a huge hit, focusing on designers who use materials in unexpected ways. The curators, Julie Taraska and Kimberly Oliver were amazing hosts, treating attendees to yummy appetizers and cocktails pre-presentation at Gallery 151.  We had fun catching up with old friends and mingling with talented editors, designers and artisans.

After that, we popped over to the Village Green (just next door) and enjoyed presentations by Rockwell Group‘s Barry Richards on the firm’s knit table for DIFFA‘s Dining by Design; Paul Loebach on his surreal wooden vases; Jim Zivic on his polished coal tables; Daniel Michalik on his Sway cork stool and Christine J. Brandt on her extraordinary stone-and-wood rings.  We are already excited for the next Product Placement presentation!

Some photographic highlights of the night:

Gallery 151

Gallery 151

Judy Nelson, Nora Wolf (from the Loukin Company) with co- host Julie Taraska and Andrea Loukin

Judy Nelson, Nora Wolf (from the Loukin Company) with co- host Julie Taraska and Andrea Loukin

Paul Makovsky, editorial director of Metropolis and Barry Richards of the Rockwell Group with Judy Nelson and Nora Wolf of the Loukin Company

Paul Makovsky, editorial director of Metropolis and Barry Richards of the Rockwell Group with Judy Nelson and Nora Wolf of the Loukin Company

A packed audience settling in for the presentation

A packed audience settling in for the presentation

...and a very well-mannered child who was also engaged by the presenters who sent pieces of their materials out into the audience for their inspection

...and a very well-mannered child who was also engaged by the presenters. They sent pieces of their materials out into the audience to check out (this little girl is marveling at a piece of cork).

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