Design Fair 2012: Learn. Shop. Connect. will take place April 25 – 29, 2012. Design Fair 2012 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.
The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features a selected presentation of the state’s best object designers curated by Garrett Hunter. The Co-Op is an excellent opportunity for seasoned collectors and enthusiasts alike to experience and learn about the most current and noteworthy Texas designers.
Design Fair 2012 kicks-off with a free lecture on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium, presented in partnership with the MFAH Design Council. Founder of Lobel Modern, NYC, Evan Lobel discusses the ground breaking designs of Karl Springer, Philip and Kelvin Laverne and Ward Bennett in Important Design from the 70’s and 80’s.
Attendees should also mark their calendars for the most stylish gala of the year, the Design Fair 2012 Preview Party Co-Chaired by Courtnay and Mark Elias, George Lancaster and Michael Landrum on April 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.; then plan to keep shopping all weekend April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ticket sales for both events will benefit Lawndale Art Center.
April 25 – 29, 2012
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Preview Party Co-Chairs:
Courtnay and Mark Elias