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Forage Modern Workshop + American Craft Council

Trade Shows, Shows, InspirationKelsie GerstlComment

American Craft Show, St. Paul RiverCentre, April 7th - 9th

2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the of the American Craft Council.
This year's craft show theme is titled "Space and Time." It is inspired by iconic images that celebrate the history of craft by decade from the '40s to today.

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Hygge & West for our 2010s themed "Make Room." Working within the 2010s decade theme, we were able to mix styles and eras, blending vintage and new.

You can purchase tickets to the American Craft Council Show, which will be held at the St. Paul RiverCentre, here. OR you can participate in our Instagram giveaway on Wednesday, April 5th. We will be sharing some of our favorite design inspiration from each decade. Simply comment on the photo with your favorite designer or design inspiration from that decade. If you are a lucky winner, we will notify you and your tickets will be made available for pick up at our store beginning Friday, April 7th. Best of luck!

Below we have shared some of our decade inspired musings. Enjoy!

1940s: Walter Gropius House in Massachusetts
1950s: Josef Albers Homage to the Square
1960s: Nightclub II Grifoncino. Interior design by Cesare Casati, Gino Morotta, and Emmanuele Ponzio
1970s: Superstudio Quaderna Furniture
1980s: Glastonbury Table Lamp by George Sowden
1990s: Issey Miyake, A POC (A Piece of Cloth) runway


Trade ShowsRebekah CookComment

Spanning from May 8-19, New York City celebrates all forms of design through various gatherings, trade shows, exhibits, and lots of cocktail parties under the name (and hashtag) NYCXDESIGN

With long 12-14 hour days of looking at sweet design (and doing lots of random shopping), Boss Lady, Rebekah and Buyer, Sara return with wide eyes and tons of inspiration.   Here's a quick recap of some of their favorite events, products, and fun NYC shenanigans.


With two event sites, one in Industry City in Sunset Park and the Terminal Stores building in Chelsea's Historic District, Wanted Designs provides a platform for international design and has established itself as a constant and staunch supporter of U.S. and international design via events, conversations, and partners.


Quickly becoming a favorite stop of the NYCXDESIGN events, Sight Unseen OFFSITE combines works by the best and brightest independent design studios from around the world, located in the airy, light-filled Hudson Mercantile in Chelsea.

A highlight here was meeting Ellen Van Dusen of Dusen Dusen, whose new line of textiles for the home will arrive at Forage this fall! It was also so great to meet the duo behind Chiaozza - makes of amazing wall mount shelves and marries and hand-formed papier mach plants with such personality!


Hosting shows in Milan and London, The Design Junction put together their first show in NYC this year at Art Beam in Chealsea's Gallery District. Showing a beautiful collection of 25 international brands, with vendors like Korridor and Muuto (MUUTO!!!!!), it was a perfect size and break from the larger shows.


Affectionately referred to as "The Beast", ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) is the mother of all events during NYCXDESIGN. At the Javits Center, 30,000 - 40,000 people attend with over 700 exhibitors. It's huge and it's always good. There were too many favorites from this show, but our buddy Aelfie stood out with the happiest booth.


Located at the Skylight Clarkson building. Collective Design is dedicated to exploring the significance of design across creative disciplines and everyday life. Guided by a group of industry leaders, including designers, architects, gallerists, and collectors, Collective Design was a refreshing. We nearly cried looking at the LeCorbusier tapestry that was on display. And we were delighted to meet ceramist Cody Hoyt! Sight Unseen also hosted a Pop-Up during Collective Design as well - where we were able to see another favorite's work, Doug Johnston, which continues to amaze.

For more information on Doug Johnston's work, please check out Artsy by clicking on the image above!

For more information on Doug Johnston's work, please check out Artsy by clicking on the image above!

And check out these, the "Doorman" door stops, in the Memphis Milano exhibit. 


We trekked out to Flushing and visited Forrest of Workaday Handmade in his studio. His stuff is so amazing!

Blu Dot's Party on Friday night was packed!

It was hot on Saturday, so we stood in line for 25 minutes at Milk for a Cereal Milk Cone. Dudes, it was worth it.

The Future Perfect cocktail party. Neon Sign on fleek!

We got to hang out with "Brunch" the Ball Python at Happy Bones NYC. So random, and so entertaining.

We're happy to be home to our own beds and wide streets, but will be thinking about our trip for quite some time. Until next time, NYC!



ICFF Weekend Recap: Meeting Friends of Forage

Trade ShowsJosef HarrisComment

The night before we began our whirlwind through the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), we were fortunate enough to attend Sight Unseen's Offsite opening night party. There, we met Dylan Davis and Jean Lee of Ladies and Gentlemen Studio (they make these beauties). Check out their new line of lighting, plus special collaborations with glass artist, John Hogan: 

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Later on in the evening, we found DAMM Design! We have their Hombre Pendant hanging in the front window. 

At ICFF, one of our first stops was Stephen Kenn. You know him for his sturdy Inheritance Collection chair and ottoman in the shop, as well as his gorgeous Encounter Collection leather goods. Stephen revealed that he will be releasing a new line of luxurious leather bags in black.

Our friends Hennepin Made (makers of the fine pendants above our front desk) were at ICFF, and it sounds like they've been busier than ever! They have a ton of new products, and they're looking good.

We found the party when we came across Loll - their space was bumpin'! Loll has been receiving such great press lately (featured alongside Forage in Food and Wine), and it's not surprising -- their stuff is hot

Get a load of that sweet kids' bike! It was made for Heritage Littles, part of Heritage Bicycles General Store, Chicago. 

I got a chance to meet one of my new favorites to the store, Fort Standard. Their new Framework lighting, shown below, has been getting a ton of press lately!

We ended up seeing Bend Goods everywhere! Their drum table and Farmhouse Lounge Chair were at Sight Unseen Offsite party. They unveiled a couple new colors (hot coral/red and copper!) at ICFF. 

The last photo is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with a Los Angeles artist, Edward Granger. We even saw the Bend Lucy Stool in a McDonald's! In Manhattan! One of my favorite discoveries of the trip.