Smooth, refined, luxurious, but with metal and wood grain to bring the designs decidedly down to earth. It’s possible that, under the capable hands and discerning eye of Brianne Boettner, industrial modern furniture has found new aesthetic expression.
The premise provided the show’s production designer Andrew Boughton with both opportunity and challenge in creating a midcentury world that’s familiar, yet straddles a fine, disruptive line with the uncanny.
A favorite of designers, ikat appears on the trend radar every now and then. On Friday, January 27, from 6-8 p.m., the Goldstein Museum of Design will celebrate ikat—the process and the product—in a new exhibition on view through May 14.
Alchemy has been turning its attention to the rural barn. In 2016, the architectural firm completed four new residences it’s calling “BarnHouses.” Including one in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Amy Rice will showcase these craftier art projects in a pop-up shop in her studio on the top floor of the California Building. Her shop launch event coincides with the open studio event California Dreamin’ in the building in Northeast Minneapolis November 11, 5-9 p.m., and November 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.