Amy Azzarito, managing editor of the popular blog Design*Sponge will talk about those pieces you see everywhere—from inlay furniture (currently all the rage at Anthropologie) to the Crate and Barrel standby, the Windsor chair—and delve into the history of these iconic design objects.
Azzarito is the author of Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History, and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them, a book that translates topics of design history into a present-day craft projects and is based on her Design*Sponge column. She graduated from the Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt with a Master's in the History of Decorative Arts and Design. She's published on diverse topics such as the evolution of French cuisine for Paris-New York: Design Fashion Culture, 1925-1940 and hand-built homes in late 1960s as part of the countercultural movement for West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American Art, 1965-1977.
NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC.
$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
NYSID Students are Free
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