‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ – New Design Work!

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This coming weekend is the beginning of New York Design Week and the International Contemporary Furntiure Fair.  In addition to ICFF there will be many design exhibitions, installations, gallery openings, showroom luncheons (what a terrible word), parties, etc. all over the city.  Since I never like to miss out on the fun I will be showing some new design work in an exhibition called ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’, a show organized and curated by Liz Kinnmark and Kegan Fisher of Design Glut.  The concept behind ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ is that designers were asked to submit design work that would cause a conversation to move into uncomfortable territory.  Since I seem to find myself in plenty of uncomfortable conversations (due to no fault of my own I assure you), this seemed like a natural fit.

A bit of ‘uncomfortable inspiration’ followed by some persevering effort (which is always uncomfortable) produced my entry for the exhibition.  I will be showing a new collection of porcelain dinnerware called ‘Consumption’.  The collection, consisting of four different dinner plates, is ‘decorated’ with designs that depict various aspects of our national consumption in relation to other nations around the world. 

The ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ exhibition will be shown at 803 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District from 15 May thru 18 May.  A map is here.  Not far from the High Line and Standard Hotel.  There will also be an opening reception on Sunday 16 May from 6pm – 9pm if you like your design viewing to be accompanied by drinks and music.  I will post more information and photos soon but in the meantime please put it on your list of design spots in the Meatpacking District, stop by and check it out.