The Boston Design Market: RSVP to Join!

The Boston Design Market is happening this Wednesday and Thursday at Boston Design Center, and there are lots of great talks, panels, and events to choose from. We are working with the Boston Design Center to help spread the word. Take a look at the schedule — there is something for everyone! While the programming is free, RSVPs are required for some events.

This year’s program will concentrate on ‘Innovation and the Future of the Boston Design Center,’ and the Wednesday afternoon keynote panel focuses on Innovators in Design, with a discussion between business leaders (including the CEO and Creative Director of Waterworks) at the forefront of design and technology, moderated by Kyle Hoepner, the Editor-in-Chief of New England Home. Right after this event, Waterworks will host their debut event in the new Boston showroom. (RSVP to the talk and the reception here.)

Wednesday’s morning keynote is from architect Gil Schafer, author of A Place to Call Home, who believes that the most successful houses are the ones that offer a dialogue between the past and the present, bringing together historical architecture with contemporary lifestyles. This talk (RSVP here) will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Thursday’s keynote will be a lively discussion on how we can anticipate design trends. The three panelists are Jesse Lazarus from Kravet, Suzi Hlavacek, an art consultant at Boston Art, and Christine Lui, Executive Editor of website content for America’s Test Kitchen (RSVP here). What an interesting combination of perspectives — this panel sounds really interesting!

The final keynote focuses on giving back, with participants who decided to manufacture locally in historic mill towns, using recycled materials, and mentoring the next generation of designers (RSVP here).

There are so many talks and events over these two days — a trunk show from Massachusetts-based textile designer Ellisha Alexina, flower arranging with Fivefork Farm and Farrow & Ball, a book signing with landscape architect Janice Parker over treats from Flour, and more. See more on the Boston Design Market website!

P.S. Just as the Boston Design Market is open to all, not only professional designers, the Boston Design Center is also available for all! Check out their Designer On Call service to shop the center with a designer. This is a great place to look before planning big renovations, but is also a great resource if you are looking for small changes like a statement chair or new wallpaper.

Images courtesy of the Boston Design Market and Boston Design Center.

This post is in collaboration with the Boston Design Center, but all opinions are our own. Thanks for reading The Boston Day Book.

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