When Brad Ford approached Sam and I about contributing work for the Fair showroom's opening, we both leapt at the chance. The space opened last fall, and is a skillfully curated collection of work from makers all across NY. The mission of the space is to foster a connection between designers and local makers in such a way that acknowledges what goes into the work on both ends. It also speaks to fact that the work featured is not merely that of 'craftspeople,' but of artisans who are making contributions to a greater world of high design.
The Showroom got a write-up in Architectural Digest this winter, and my Jupiter Table was featured, alongside Michael Robbins' Ranger Stools, and a vessel by Josh Vogel. The breathtaking pantry that Sam designed and built with Drew Lang for Hudson Woods was also featured, alongside the Taza lounge chair- another work by Michael Robbins. The list of talented makers who are represented at Fair is far too long to include in its entirety, but among them are Materia Designs, Fern, Sawkille, and Asher Israelow.
If you're in the trade and city-bound, do yourself a favor and stop on through to check out the collection. If you're a country bumpkin like us, or if you just need a breath of fresh air, many of the maker's represented there are also hanging around at Field + Supply- the modern makers' craft fair that Brad puts on every fall in High Falls, NY.