Design Fair 2012
April 25 – 29
Design Fair 2012 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.
The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers. 2012 Curator Garrett Hunter invited individual designers to offer specific products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.
April 25, 6:30PM
Important Design from the 70’s and 80’s
Evan Lobel, designer and founder of Lobel Modern NYC, discusses the ground breaking designs of Karl Springer, Philip and Kelvin Laverne and Ward Bennett. For over 14 years, Lobel Modern has served as an invaluable resource for the finest new and mid-century furnishings to designers and architects world-wide.
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
followed by a reception
Special Exhibition – Simple, Beautiful & Usable
Sophomores enrolled in the Industrial Design Department at the University of Houston display innovative objects for the home and classroom in their first ever museum exhibition.
Exhibiting Students: John Capps, Laura Fernandez, Lindsay Lahaug, Jose Martinez, Elizaveta Morris, Seluga Sekanwagi, Trevor Wood, Troy Zinsmeister.
April 28 & 29
Lawndale Art Center
10 AM–5 PM
General Admission: $5
Shop among a special selection of vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well as cutting edge contemporary design. Specialist dealers will offer furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion for sale to collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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