The Weekend Guide: April 15, 2011
Aaron Able
Apr 15, 2011

Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for our massive list of deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, seasonal flea markets, not-to-be-missed museum exhibitions, showhouses and home & design-centric lectures and discussions. Pass it on and send us your sale or event.


• Thos. Moser Lounge Seating Sale Throughout April sofas, wing chairs, club chairs, ottomans and the entire lounge seating collection from Thos. Moser will be 15% off, including pieces from the popular American Bungalow, Pasadena and Vita collections.
Online and in showrooms
Through 4/30

• Lightology ET2 Sale 10% off all ET2, including pendants, chandeliers, bathroom lighting, table lamps, wall sconces and more.
Through 4/30

• Henry Road Clearance Massive clearance sale on all table cloths and runners and a whole heap of pillows. Up to 70% off while supplies last.
Through 4/30

• LZF Sale Save 30% on LZF's award-winning pendant, wall and desk lights at YLighting and also enjoy free shipping.
Through 4/30

• Faucet Direct Sale Incredible sales on Moen, Kohler, and Hansgrohe, just in time for remodeling season.
Through 4/30

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Sale During the special order plus event save 20% on special order upholstery. Seclect from 450+ frame and 300+ fabrics and leathers (or use your own). Plus, save 20% on all tables/storage, rugs, lighting & accessories.
In stores
Through 5/8

• Sylvester & Co Spring Sale Save 20% off all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams orders.
Through 5/9

• Shade Store Drapery Sale Save 10% on all custom drapery styles, with decorative hardware available. All orders ship within 10 days.
Through 5/12


Circle Furniture Spring Trunk Show Join Circle Furniture for their spring trunk show and enjoy wine and cheese while checking out up-and-coming local Boston artists Helena T.M. Grant of The Kitchen Sink Bag, Chelsea Gwynne Jewelry and Jeffrey Andree photography.
Circle Furniture | 199 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
4/17: 1pm - 4pm

• New England Wood Event Buy one piece of hardwood furniture from New England and save 20% on a second piece of equal or lesser value.
Circle Furniture | 199 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Through 4/30

John Brooks: A Collaboration with Nature An exhibition of forty works by the nationally recognized New Hampshire sculptor and furniture maker.
Currier Museum of Art | 150 Ash Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
Through 6/12


SAIC Spring Art Sale A diverse selection of jewelry, paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, fashion, and multimedia, created by more than 120 SAIC students, is sold at the Spring Art Sale in SAIC's historic MacLean Ballroom. Guests have the opportunity to talk with the students and to take home a masterpiece by one of the world's next great artists.
SAIC MacLean Ballroom | 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603
4/15: 11am - 7pm
4/16: 10am - 5pm

Spring Folk Art Classes The April 2011 lineup of classes at Three Sisters Folk Art School features fun weekend-long workshops in woodcarving, rug hooking, sewing, jewelry making, and more! If you are looking for a relaxing get-away or want to learn a new skill, register for a weekend of craftsmanship, fellowship, and fun in the country. REGISTER
Three Sisters Folk Art School | 17189 North Route 29, Chillicothe, Illinois 61523
4/15 - 4/17


Living with Art by Azadeh Shladovsky Azadeh Shladovsky introduces a limited-edition, sculptural furniture collection, Living with Art. This collection explores Shladovsky's unique relationship with nature and highlights her ability to create powerful expressions that are as beautiful as they are functional. In her work, Shladovsky uses nature and its processes as a guide, both in how each piece is formed and how it is perceived.
Ruth Bachofner Gallery | 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite G2, Santa Monica, California 90404
Through 4/16

Go Green Expo Go Green Expo, the nation's premiere green business and sustainable lifestyle show will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center with over 250 eco-friendly booths featuring the latest and greatest in green products and services. LA residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see and explore the latest in environmentally-friendly products and services as well as learn from eco-friendly speakers, best-selling authors and industry leaders about how to green all aspects of their life.
Los Angeles Convention Center | 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
4/15 - 4/17

• Tomorrow's Garden: Lecture on Urban Gardening The garden writer Steve Orr will be in Los Angeles to give a fascinating and fun lecture about his new book called Tomorrow's Garden. Steve's book explores innovative, manageable and responsible approaches to urban garden making. His photography is beautiful and he succeeds in creating something rare, a book that is both inspiring and accessible. The event supports the Garden Conservancy, an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of important American gardens and is $35 per ticket.
The Ebell | 743 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90010
4/20: 6pm

Common Thread Studio Sewing Workshop Join the Common Thread Studio sewing workshop at a special discount to make quilts for Japanese earthquake victims. This class is open to beginning to advanced quilters, and is offered at 50% discount to anyone who comes to work on quilts to be donated. This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners to learn how to quilt, knowing your work will go to a great cause! REGISTER
Common Thread Studio | 1011A Mission Street, South Pasadena, California 91030
4/21: 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Experience over 150 objects designed by "America's greatest architect," Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring thirty-three never-before-shown drawings by the Wisconsin legend, as well as rare home movies, see the man you thought you knew in a whole new light.
Milwaukee Art Museum | 700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Through 5/15


Canvas Spring Furniture Sale 15% off all new upholstery and furniture orders.
Canvas | 199 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 4/15

M&M Design Spring Floor Sale Decorate your floor with a one of a kind designer rug from our unique collections – Missoni, first edition Niba, Gene Meyer, Dakota Jackson, Adam Tihany, M&M Collections and many more – with prices up to 75% off list.
M&M Gallery | 226 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place, New York 11514
Through 4/15

• Bobby Berk Home Floor Sample Sale Due to a successful buying trip in High Point this week Bobby Berk Home needs to make room for all of the new furniture that's coming in. Save big on floor sample sofas, sectionals, chairs, tables, beds and more. 20% - 70% off.
Bobby Berk Home | 59 Crosby Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 4/15

Thos. Moser Savings Event Don't miss this opportunity to select from a large collection of handcrafted American furniture including: floor models, one-of-a-kinds, not-quite-perfect, and first quality pieces at reduced prices.
Stamford Marriott Hotel | 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, Connecticut 06901
4/16: 9am - 6pm
4/17: 9am - 6pm

• Room & Board: 2011 Artisan Series Join us for an ongoing series celebrating the art of American furniture-making with the people who create our designs. This week, meet Pennsylvania textile artisans, Galbraith & Paul. Bring a guest, explore the showroom and enjoy light refreshments.
Room & Board | 105 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
4/16: 1pm - 3pm

Patrick Jouin: From Kitchen to Table @ MAD The first solo exhibition at an American museum of the work of this prolific 42-year-old French designer.
Museum of Arts & Design | 2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019
Through 4/17

Doyle New York Photograph Auction This auction will feature images by some of the most renowned names in the history of photography, spanning the early period of the medium up to the present day. Highlighting the sale are Andre Kertész's Satyric Dancer, several classic images by Brassaï, fine photographs of New York by Rudy Burckhardt, and a group by the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, among many other works.
Doyle New York | 175 East 87th Street, New York, New York 10128
Public Exhibition: 4/15 - 4/18
Auction: 4/20: 10am

Tim Groen Solo Exhibition Ivy Brown Gallery is pleased to announce artist/designer Tim Groen's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Using captions that clarify illustrations in books, Tim Groen has been creating an ongoing series of collages, titled "Captions." Hand cutting each letter, using a font based on a 19th century wood type, he mounts the descriptive texts on identically sized boards.
Ivy Brown Gallery | 675 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014
Through 4/22

• Riedel Sample Sale Save up to 70% off at this Riedel sample sale. As the premier wine glass company, Riedel crafts the finest crystal glasses, enhancing your wine and your table.
The Prive Chelsea Market | 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, New York 10011
4/26 - 4/28

• Molteni&C Sample Sale An extraordinary opportunity to purchase floor
samples of Molteni&C furnishings and Dada kitchens at great discount.
Molteni&C | 60 Greene Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 4/26

Spring Cleaning Furniture Show Art Since the Summer of '69 presents Spring Cleaning, a project built around Adam Shopkorn's paper recycling plexi cube tables. Shopkorn's tables are plexi box cubes filled with shredded paper material in different colors and patterns; we invite visitors to bring in their own recyclable paper to be shredded in the space by Shopkorn and his assistants during the duration of the show.
Art Since the Summer of '69 | 195 Chrystie Street #303, New York, New York 10002
Through 5/8

• Kalatay Closing Clearance In celebration of the retirement of Mirza A. Kalaty, Kalaty Rug Corp. will open its private showroom to the public for the first time. You'll find savings between 50% and 75% off original prices of the company's vast collection of the finest quality Oriental rugs.
Kalatay | 443 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016
Through 6/1

Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) This first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman features a selection spanning thirty years of 100 original paintings, drawings, and sketches shown along with the many ways Kalman's work has entered contemporary culture - in books and magazines, and on commercial products, from clothing to watches. Less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance are also included. Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. As a context for this survey, Kalman has created a special installation to reveal some source material she has gathered as collector, walker, traveler, reader and maker of lists. Furnished with chairs, ladders and "many tables of many things," this installation offers a view of how she sees the world, both in and outside the studio.
The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Through 7/31

Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases Featuring 100 works selected from the Museum's Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10028
Through Summer 2011


Philbrook Museum of Art's American Streamlined Design Exhibition Philbrook Museum of Art will open American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow, focusing on a design era that emerged during the 1930s and 1940s, characterized by curving forms, and smooth, clean silhouettes. Over 185 objects in diverse new materials, from Bakelite to stainless steel, are organized thematically around the spheres of American life in the 1930s-50s: the office and workroom, the living room, kitchen, and bath, recreation and transportation. A final section, Streamlining Now, looks at how streamlining still affects design today.
Philbrook Musuem of Art | 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Through 5/15


Interior Visions Author Mona Hajj Presentation The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will host interior designer Mona Hajj as she discusses select projects from her most recent book, Interior Visions, including a beach house in Delaware, a New York City apartment, the Embassy of Luxembourg here in Washington, D.C., and even her own home in Baltimore. Named one of Architectural Digest's top 100 designers and architects, Hajj's interiors are colorful, textural, and abundantly
livable. Her distinctly original and internationally influenced aesthetic is evidenced by her use of culturally and historically diverse adornments such as Persian rugs, Flemish tapestries, Japanese screens, Italian chandeliers, and Chinese chargers.
Corcoran Gallery of Art | 500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington DC 20006
4/20: 7pm

Bravos Groundbreaking Spanish Design Bravos introduces American audiences to new works by some of the most talented and successful young Spanish industrial designers living today. The exhibition features 21 designers from throughout Spain, including internationally renowned Jaime Hayon and Patricia Urquiola, experimental and innovative Curro Claret and Nacho Carbonell, as well as established designers Martin Azua, Marti Guixe and Antoni Arola. The works portray a remarkable diversity of styles and techniques representing the best product design from the Spanish Design Boom.
American University Art Museum at the Katzen Center | 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Through 5/15

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s @ NBM Between 1933 and 1940, during the bleak years of the Great Depression, tens of millions of visitors flocked to world's fairs in six American cities: Chicago, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco, and New York. The National Building Museum's upcoming exhibition Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s explores how fair designers and planners employed innovative architecture, urban planning, and industrial design as vehicles for promoting a more hopeful vision for the future.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Through 7/10

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