The Weekend Guide: Sales & Events

The Weekend Guide: Sales & Events

Aaron Able
May 27, 2010

• Conran Shop Outdoor Furniture Sale
• DWR Floor Sample Sale
• M&M Design Gallery Sale
• Furnish-d Sale
• Score! Pop Up Swap
• Clio Sale
• Roberto Giulio Rida @ Donzella
• Poetic License @ Moss
• Wendell Castle Exhibition
• Décor Insider
• YLighting Warehouse Sale
• Pier 1 Sale
• Fornasetti Installation @ Barneys
• Art to the Avenue & Ken Resen
• Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial
• Pierre Frey Exhibition
• 'Eames Inspiration' Online Auction
• BoConcept Sale
• Kips Bay Decorator Show House
• Dead or Alive @ MAD
• Wexel Art Sale
• Brooklyn Indie Market
• Traveler Sale @ The Container Store

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• Renegade Craft Fair
• Bushwick Open Studios
• Makers Market Fair
• Kim Seybert Sample Sale
• The Future of Bikes: Bikes as Urban Transport
• Shandell's Lamp & Lighting Workshops
• Country Living's 2010 House of the Year
• BoCoCa Arts Festival
• The Future of Bikes: Bikes as Object
• Alvar Aalto Design Seminar
• Helsinki Design Week 2010
• Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
• Origin: The London Craft Fair

Conran Shop Outdoor Furniture Sale Save 20% online and in-store on all outdoor furniture.
The Conran Shop | 888 Broadway Lower Level, NYC
5/27 - 5/31

DWR Floor Sample Sale Floor samples from 6 NY studios in one place!
124 Hudson Street Tribeca New York
5/29 - 5/31: 11am - 6pm

M&M Design Gallery Sale Sale on our fine Tibetan hand knotted designer rugs. Contemporary and transitional designs, in various sizes, and reduced up to 75%. Designer labels we are not able to mention! Selection of wool, silk, hemp and linen qualities, eco-friendly and GoodWeave certified.
M&M Design Gallery | 226 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place New York 11514
5/29 - 6/11

Furnish-d Sale
Furnish-d | 147 Front Street, Dumbo Brooklyn, New York
Now - 5/30

Score! Pop Up Swap NYC's raddest curated "free store" that invites New Yorkers to clear out their closets and score new treasures. Attendees bring their old clothes, music, books, etc, to the event and drop them at the door. Volunteers sort and distribute these items to themed departments where professional curators organize them into boutique-like displays. Attendees have the option to browse each department and take as much as they can carry! Meanwhile, DJs keep the party poppin', artists silkscreen custom tote bags, and fashion photographers take photos of stylish "scored" outfits. At the end of the day, all leftover items and proceeds from the event are donated to charity. Cover: $3 w/ RSVP
BKLYN Yard | 400 Carroll Street (between Bond & Nevins)
5/29: 12pm - 6pm

• Clio Sale Everything in the store — plates, bowls, glasses, vases, candleholders, lamps, serving pieces and more — is all discounted from 10-75% off. Even Clio's furniture — both rustic American antiques (farm tables, hutches and benches) and mid-century and modern pieces (side boards and tables) — will be offered at a steep discount.
92 Thompson Street (between Prince and Spring Streets) SoHo
5/14 - 5/31

• Roberto Giulio Rida @ Donzella 20th Century Gallery The art, sculpture and furniture work of the Milan-based contemporary artist inspired by Fontana Arte and the Murano glass masters.
Donzella 20th Century Gallery | 17 White Street New York, New York 10013
5/13 - 7/17

Poetic License @ Moss For its 2010 spring exhibition, Moss presents a gallery-wide celebration of rule breaking, envelope pushing and taking chances. Poetic License includes work from Studio Job, Maarten Baas, Patrick Jouin, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Oskar Zieta and many more.
Moss | 150 Greene Street New York, New York 10012
5/16 - 6/26

• Wendell Castle Exhibition Wendell Castle's groundbreaking unification of sculpture and furniture are showcased in the exhibition that will feature a group of 12 unique, stack-laminated wood chairs.
Barry Friedman Ltd. | 515 West 26th Street, NYC
5/6 - 6/26

Décor Insider Décor Insider is a newly developed online marketplace selling "to-the-trade" designer home furnishings at greatly reduced prices. Housing Works will receive a donation of 5% for all Décor Insider purchases made between 5/6 - 6/30.
5/6 - 6/30

YLighting Warehouse Sale Savings up to 85% off on hundreds of designs from brands such as Flos, George Nelson, Foscarini, Robert Abbey + more.
5/18 - 6/1

Pier 1 Sale Save up to 30% off of select items from our summer collection — just in time for the outdoor entertaining season!
Find a Store
5/28- 5/31

Fornasetti Installation @ Barneys Fresh characters that have been added to the family of Fornasetti vases by Bitossi Ceramiche will be on display this month at Barneys New York.
Barneys New York | Madison Avenue & Sixty-First Street in Chelsea Passage on the 9th Floor
5/15 - 6/27

Art to the Avenue & Ken Resen All of Greenwich Avenue is turned into a strolling gallery — over 140 artists will display their work at neighboring retailers and restaurants.
DWR Greenwich Studio | 86 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
KEN RESEN RECEPTION: 5/6: 5:30pm - 8pm
5/6 - 5/31

• Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial
5/12/2010 - 1/9/2011

Pierre Frey Exhibition On the eve of their 75th anniversary, Pierre Frey celebrates the birth of the company with an exhibition from the company's archives dating from 1935 to 1955.
D&D Building | 979 Third Avenue #1611 New York, New York10022
5/12- 7/20: 8:30am - 5pm

'Eames Inspiration' Online Charity Auction A unique collection of iconic Eames Molded Plywood Chairs as re-imagined by some of today's most celebrated graffiti and street artists will be auctioned online to benefit Operation Design, a creative mentorship program for NYC Public School students.
SEE THE CHAIRS: windows of Barneys New York | Madison Avenue and 61st Street
5/11 - 6/1

BoConcept Sale Save big on multifunctional designs for small spaces like the ottoman that converts to a twin bed, expandable dining tables and functional coffee tables with storage space and rising panels.
10 New York Metro BoConcept Stores
5/1 - 6/15

• Kips Bay Decorator Show House 18 top designers and architects re-imagine every room in a six-story, 19th Century Renaissance Revival limestone mansion on the Upper West Side.
26 West 76th Street
4/30 -5/28

Dead or Alive @ MAD Showcasing the work of over 30 international artists who transform organic materials and objects that were once produced by or part of living organisms — insects, feathers, bones, silkworm cocoons, plant materials, and hair — to create intricately crafted and designed installations and sculptures.
Museum of Arts & Design | 2 Columbus Circle New York, New York 10019
4/27 - 10/24

Wexel Art Sale 20% off on all merchandise — even custom designs!
Now - 6/25

Brooklyn Indie Market 4th grand reopening of Brooklyn Indie Market (BIM), a weekly weekend market showcasing some of the freshest names in jewelry, clothing, handbags, kidswear, bath, silk screened men's t-shirts and product design.
Located on Smith and Union Streets in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens — take the F/G train to the Carroll station stop
Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Traveler Sale @ The Container Store The Container Store is excited to introduce our NEW 2010 Luggage Collection of durable yet exceptionally lightweight luggage and travel organizers. Every item weighs 9½ pounds or less, which is crucial when trying to avoid those luggage fees — all on sale.
Now - 6/27

Renegade Craft Fair Features 300 indie-craft talents from around the nation.
McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6/5 & 6/6: 11am - 7pm

Bushwick Open Studios Includes over 275 individual studios, shows and events involving more than 500 artists in over 140 locations. This free annual festival invites visual artists, performers, musicians, designers and the public to celebrate creative expression together in the one of the most vital arts districts in New York City. Bushwick Open Studios takes place over 3 square miles, including parts of East Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Ridgewood. To unite the area, Informational hubs close to subway and bus lines will provide maps, promotional materials and information about studios and activities. Hubs include: English Kills, 3rd Ward, ISCP, Goodbye Blue Monday, Bushwick Supply, Lumenhouse, Palmetto AIR, Norte Maar, Camel, Famous Accountants, Wyckoff Starr, Green Rhino, Junto Meeting Place, and Fort Useless.
6/5 & 6/6: 12pm - 7pm

Makers Market Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park, in partnership with Alan Wanzenberg Architect/ Design, The Noguchi Museum and R 20th Century, Makers Market is a premier forum to experience the convergence of design and contemporary craft in an open-air marketplace. Over 50 American makers will be selling one-of-a-kind and limited production objects, including; ceramics, turned wood bowls, glassware, motorcycles, hand forged knives, tableware, jewelry, furniture, lighting, and more.
Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Boulevard (at Broadway) Long Island City, New York 11106
PREVIEW BENEFIT EVENT: 6/4: 5pm - 8pm / tickets $50
6/5: 11am - 7pm
6/6: 11am - 5pm

Kim Seybert Sample Sale Kim Seybert is opening her doors to the public for a rare sample sale of her designer lifestyle accessories — glamorous tabletop, bar and bath accessories to enhance your summer entertaining or to make the perfect gift!
37 West 37th Street, 8th Floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues) NYC
6/8 - 6/10: 9am - 7pm

The Future of Bikes: Bikes as Urban Transport As part of the Future of Bikes series, this panel discussion brings together a vibrant group of government agencies, urban planners, sociologists, and alternative transpiration organizations to discuss the role of contemporary bicycle on the urban landscape. Participants include Hayes Lord, Bicycle Program Director from the Department of Transportation and Paul Steely White, Executive Director from Transportation Alternatives. RSVP
MAD | 2 Columbus Circle New York, New York 10019
6/10: 7pm

Shandell's Lamp & Lighting Workshops Learn how to fit a lamp with a lampshade, revamping a dated lamp with a new shade, basic construction of a shade, and different things you can make into a lamp in a working lampshade and vintage lighting studio. FREE monthly workshops on the second Saturday of each month.
RSVP: thingsthatmakeyousmile [at] gmail [dot] com, or call 518.789.6603
Shandell's | 5916 North Elm Avenue (corner of Route 22 & Route 44) Millerton, New York, 12546
6/12: 9am - 11am

Country Living's 2010 House of the Year Developed by New World Home and designed by the Country Living editors, this historically inspired modular homes from the Country Living Collection will showcase compelling style and "green" products and features for every room. Free.
The World Financial Center | 220 Vesey Street New York, New York 10281
6/4 - 6/16: Monday-Friday 11am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
6/17: 10am - 2pm

BoCoCa Arts Festival Brooklyn's Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens Community Festival.
MORE INFO online
6/18 - 6/27

The Future of Bikes: Bikes as Object As part of the Future of Bikes series, this panel discussion brings together designers of hand-built, mass produced, and alternative material bicycles to discuss the variety of process and practices found in contemporary bike design. Panelists Include: Johnny Coast, Owner of Coast Cycles, The Bamboo Bike Studio, and Steve Baumann, Industrial Design Director of Trek Bicycles. RSVP
MAD | 2 Columbus Circle New York, New York 10019
6/24: 7pm

Alvar Aalto Design Seminar The 6th Triennial seminar brings top names in contemporary design, featured in lectures and exhibitions to explore and discuss this year's theme of Creative Processs. The Alvar Aalto Design Seminar is arranged triennially, alternating with the Alvar Aalto Symposium and the Alvar Aalto Research Conference. 2010 seminar speakers include: Naoto Fukasawa, Ross Lovegrove, Inga Sempé, Hans Maier-Aichen, Monica Förster, Simo Heikkilä, Clemens Weisshaar and Timo Salli.
University of Jyvaskyla | Jyvaskyla, Finland
8/21 & 8/22

Helsinki Design Week 2010
8/26 - 9/5

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 53 Street New York, New York 10019
9/15 - 3/21/2011

Origin: The London Craft Fair
9/23 - 9/29

Image: Tolix A Chair from Conran Shop


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