The Weekend Guide: February 25, 2011
Aaron Able
Feb 25, 2011

It's the end of the month and lots of sales end on Monday! Our weekly list of carefully curated sales and events can help you no matter where you live. Click below for our massive list of craft and art fairs, deals at national retailers, local floor sample and warehouse sales, not-to-be-missed museum exhibitions, showhouses and home & design-centric lectures and discussions. Pass it on and send us your sale or event.


Jonathan Adler Upholstered Furniture Sale Save 20% off of Jonathan Adler's gorgeous collection of colorful and luxe upholstered furniture.
Through 2/28

West Elm Bedroom Sale Save 15% on all bedroom furniture.
Online and in stores
Through 3/21

• Knoll Classics Sale The leading designer and manufacturer of branded furniture products and textiles has announced that its iconic collection of furniture will be available at a 15% discount at over 100 stores in both the United States and Canada including YLiving, DWR and Vastu.
All locations
2/28 - 3/6

The Shade Store's Vertical Systems Sale 15% off all vertical systems. Choose from over 300 exclusive materials for unique panel systems and XL verticals.
Through 3/3

Lekker Home Winter Clearance Save 25%-75% off select merchandise at this winter clearance and floor model sale.
Through 2/28

Spin Ceramics Sale at Wanderloot Contemporary Chinese design collective Spin Ceramics is now available in the US on Celebrate with 10% off all Spin Ceramics.
Through 2/28

• Charlywoods CHD Awareness Sale February is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month and so Charlywoods is donating 30% of its profits on any orders taken in Febuary to a CHD Charity, to help the cause.
2/1 - 2/28

• Decorators Best Robert Allen Clearance Save 70% or more on over 100 first quality Robert Allen and Beacon Hill designer fabrics from the premier discount designer fabric and wallpaper e-tailer.
Through 3/1

Serena & Lily Bazaar Art Gallery The premier linens and home wares company launches an exclusive, art only Bazaar. This uniquely different Bazaar will for the first time solely showcase artwork from prominent artists in addition to vintage art pieces. There will be over 90 works which will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
2/25 - 3/2

• Studio North Design Winter Sale Save 20% off shelf boards from the Block and Boards Shelving Collection. Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders over $150.
Through 3/11

Spring Cleaning Sale is having a spring cleaning and organizing sale with 20% off store wide. Design your own chrome shelving and storage furniture with the interactive shelving designer.
Through 3/31


WE Heart Hand Made Art West Elm, in collaboration with designers from Etsy, as curated by Abby Powell of abby try again, invites you to a pop-up event featuring local art, crafts, and food. RSVP
West Elm | 1011 West 5th Street #100, Austin, TX 78703
2/26: 1pm - 6pm


American Craft Council Show More than 700 of the country's top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof to present their latest masterpieces at the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation!
Baltimore Convention Center | 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
2/24: 10am - 6pm
2/25: 10am - 9pm
2/26: 10am - 6pm
2/27: 10am - 5pm


Circle Furniture Floor Sample Sale Save up to 50% on select items at Circle Furniture's Floor Sample Sale. You'll find sofas, dining tables, chairs, bedrooms, and more at prices you can't beat.
All locations
Through 2/28

New England Home Show From lighting to flooring to siding for your home, from techniques to tools, over 500 experts are on hand to answer your burning DIY questions. Bring the kids and enjoy the children's entertainment area, live cooking demonstrations and furniture building zone.
Seaport World Trade Center | 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
2/24 - 2/27


Apartment Therapy Design Evening Kristin FitzGerrell with Studio 22 RSVP
Design Within Reach | 2049 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302
3/16: 6pm


• Susan Fredman Bed & Bath Event 20% off all bed and bath items, 10% off custom orders, and free shipping from Susan Fredman at Home in the City.
Susan Fredman at Home in the City | 350 West Erie, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/26

• Sawbridge Studios' Consolidation/Floor Sample Sale As part of Sawbridge Studios' scheduled plans to close its Chicago store and consolidate with its Winnetka location, a deep-discount Floor Sample/Consolidation Sale has kicked-off. With savings of 40%, 50%, and up to 60%, this special sale offers a rare opportunity to own Sawbridge's signature level of superior, handcrafted furniture and accessories, featuring select grain woods and premium materials, all expertly crafted by some of the top artisans in America.
Sawbridge Studios | 153 West Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/27

• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 611 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
2/12 - 2/28

• Lightology Sale Up to 50% off bathroom wall sconces, bath bars, ceiling lights, pendants and chandeliers!
Lightology | 215 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/28

• Ambassador East Hotel Furniture Liquidation The histroic Ambassador East Hotel is renovating all 284 guest rooms so here's your chance to stock up on your hotel-chic essentials. The famous Pump Room is also being renovated so if you're looking for the barstool where anyone from Frank Sinatra to David Bowie tied one on, you're in luck.
Pump Room at Ambassador East Hotel | 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Through 3/1


From Seed to Skillet Book Signing The Garden Conservancy and the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden are pleased to present Jimmy Williams and Susan Heeger, authors of the new book From Seed to Skillet: A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh Healthy Food to Share with People You Love. The authors will share some of the secrets to garden planning, creating healthy soil, raising strong, productive plants, saving seeds, and enjoying the harvest with family and friends.
The Arboretum | 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, California 91007
2/26: 11:30am - 1pm

Palm Springs Modernism Week Palm Springs Modernism Week 2011 includes many of the audience favorites such as the annual architecture symposium, the Architecture and Design film series in association with Design Onscreen, lectures, the vintage car show and other activities that will be held in various venues throughout the City of Palm Springs.
Schedule of events and locations
Through 2/27

Modern Art & Design Auction Los Angeles Modern Auctions presents this auction featuring Ettore Sottsass designs from the Estate of Max Palevsky. Additional highlights will include important sculpture by Harry Bertoia, Reg Butler, Tony Rosenthal, Vasa, and Man Ray.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions | 16145 Hart Street, Van Nuys, California 91406
PREVIEW 2/25 - 3/5: 10am - 6pm
AUCTION 3/6: 12pm


Apartment Therapy Design Evening with Leigh Keno & Leslie Keno This March, twin brothers and televsion's most recognized antique appraisers, Leigh and Leslie Keno, join Apartment Therapy! They'll share with us their passion and expertise for rare Americana — culled from a varied and exciting career spanning nearly thirty years. RSVP
ABC Carpet & Home | 888 Broadway NYC
3/3: 6:30pm

Underground Gallery: London Transport Posters, 1920's-1940's
MoMA | 11 West 53 Street, New York, New York 10019
Through 2/27

• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 30 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10065
Alessi | 130 Greene Street, New York, New York 10012
2/12 - 2/28

• Orlando Dominguez Reception at DWR Explore the work of Orlando Dominguez, who creates functional art and home furnishings using repurposed materials. This event is in conjunction with the Verge Brooklyn Art Fair, a historic first-ever art fair to take place in multiple locations throughout DUMBO.
DWR Brooklyn Heights Studio | 76 Montague Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
3/3: 6pm - 9pm

• Aero Mid-Winter Sale Aero Studios is having a major winter sale on vintage furniture and lighting, Thomas O'Brien and all Hickory Chair furniture and upholstery orders as well as many floor samples, Thomas O'Brien lighting for Visual Comfort as well as our handmade lighting line. Floor samples of furniture and lighting are, in many cases, below trade prices. Floor samples of Safavieh rugs by Thomas O'Brien are drastically reduced.
Aero Studios | 419 Broome Street New York, New York 10012
Through 3/5

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen Counter Space explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA's recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic "Frankfurt Kitchen," designed in 1926–27 by the architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky.
MoMA | 11 West 53rd Street, New York, New York 10019
Through 3/21

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

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
3/3 - 4/22

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


Back Home to the Future Exposition ModVic's Back Home To The Future Exposition is an exhibition of some of the finest and most talented artists, builders, craftspeople and innovative companies in the world who offer Modern Victorian Functional Appliances, Victorian and Industrial Decor, Steampunk Art, Infused Technology, Invention and Design for your period or newer home.
Philadelphia Expo Center | 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, Pennsylvania 19456
3/4 - 3/6


• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
2/12 - 2/28


• Progress Annual Spring Furniture Sale 10% off one piece, 15% off two or more including seating, lighting, and dining. Some floor models available. Free delivery in San Diego.
Progress | 2225 30th Street, San Diego, California 92104
2/17 - 2/28


• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 424 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94108
2/12 - 2/28

TrueModern Warehouse Sale TrueModern is offering a sample sale for Bay Area residents. Make an appointment to stop by the warehouse, meet designer Edgar Blazona and take home discounted sample pieces. There are several Luna sofas in various colors for as low as $999 ($500 off retail!), birch changing table dressers for $400 ($300 off) and discounted nightstands.
TrueModern | 3040 Chapman Street, Oakland, California 94601
Through 3/5


Apartment Therapy Design Evening At St. Louis' premiere Design Evening, Phil Durham, architect and founder of Studio/Durham Architects will present, "Beyond Cookie Cutter Design: Using Custom Made Furniture To Create Spectacular Spaces." RSVP
Centro Modern Furnishings | 4727 McPherson Avenue Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
3/16: 6:30pm


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


Apartment Therapy Design Evening Lauren Liess of The Pure Style RSVP
Sukio Design Co. | 1712 14th Street NW, Washington DC
3/16: 7pm

Ekster Antiques Barn Sale Ekster Antiques opens their 8,000-square-foot former dairy barn several times a year for weekend sales events and fill it from top to bottom with fantastic European, Belgian and Scandinavian-style old and new furniture and home accessories. Cash and check only.
Ekster Antiques | 38532 Pheasant Hill Lane, Hamilton, Virginia 20158
2/25 - 2/27: 10am - 5pm

• Sukio Showroom Grand Reopening Months after relocating and expanding its decorative élan, Sukio will welcome current and new customers alike with a grand re-opening. With its larger showroom/studio, Sukio will showcase more varied accessories, a broader selection of style/design elements, and an intimate location for artistic or cultural affairs.
Sukio | 1712 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington DC 20009
2/26: 12pm - 8pm

Red Carpet Sale Hollywood's not the only one rolling out the red carpet! Red Barn Mercantile is too! This Oscar weekend take 20% off all special order and in-stock rugs from Amy Butler, Dash & Albert and Dwell Studio.
Red Barn Mercantile | 113 South Columbus Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
2/25: 11am - 6pm
2/26: 11am - 6pm
2/27: 12pm - 5pm

• Alessi February Sales Event Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a discount of up to 70% off on discontinued items, irregulars and floor samples.
Alessi | 3319A Cady's Alley NW, Washington DC 20007
2/12 - 2/28

• The Knoll Classics Sale at Vastu Save 15% on designs by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Warren Platner, Jens Risom, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Eero Saarinen. Choose from hundreds of fabrics and finishes for a made-to-order, one of a kind piece.
Vastu | 1829 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
3/1 - 3/6

Washington Color and Light @ Corcoran Showcasing significant works by artists associated with the Washington Color School of the 1950s-1970s and their contemporaries. Drawn exclusively from the Corcoran's collection, the works showcase the museum's extensive collection of Color School paintings and sculpture including galleries devoted to monumental paintings by Gene Davis and Thomas Downing.
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design | 500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington DC 20006
Through 3/6

Orchids: A View From the East Orchids have been a part of Chinese culture for many centuries, permeating Chinese history, legends, literature and art. Since ancient times, orchids have been celebrated in China for their beauty and fragrance, and appreciated as symbols of nobility, friendship and refinement. The exhibition reflects
these themes and introduces visitors to long-standing traditions and contemporary trends in Chinese orchid culture.
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History | 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20560
1/29 - 4/4

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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