Design Brooklyn authors Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud lead a discussion of what it means to be a designer and maker in New York today. Hear firsthand how some of the city’s finest creators launched their careers and how each one of the distinguished panelists has contributed to the Made in NY movement, inspiring the next generation of makers across the country and around the world.
Katie Deedy, wallpaper designer, Grow House Grow, is a Brooklyn-based designer known for her narrative-inspired pattern work. Her patterns take the form of bespoke wallpaper, fabric, and tile, and are distinguished by their vibrant, illustrative style.
Jason Miller, designer, Jason Miller Studio and Roll & Hill, often draws on everyday aspects of contemporary American culture to create objects that are sometimes as much conceptual art as they are contemporary design.
Takeshi Miyakawa, designer, Takeshi Miyakawa Design, creates enigmatic furniture, installation and sculpture.
Mary Wallis, lighting designer, Mary Wallis Studio, is reinventing how neon is used in the domestic setting. Her work is modern and forward-thinking while still preserving the craft of hand-worked neon and glass.
Anne Hellman is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. She is the author most recently of Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation, Industry (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 2013) and founder of the blog Design Brooklyn, with photographer Michel Arnaud. For information about the book, Design Brooklyn, visit ABRAMS.
Michel Arnaud is an internationally recognized photographer, having worked exclusively for publications such as, Vogue, House & Garden, Bazaar, Town and Country, Instyle and Architectural Digest. In addition to his collaboration on Design Brooklyn, he is the co-author of Nashville: Pilgrims of Guitar Town.
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