Product Placement Returns!

PP_April_23So who are going to be the speakers who kick off Product Placement’s fifth –- fifth! — year of designer talks, mental mayhem, and lovely wine and snacks? Glad you asked, as I’ve been busy planning the slate. The presenters for the April 23 edition at Rockwell Group will be:

Brad Ascalon, whose practice skates between product, packaging, and furniture design
• Jeweler and sculptor Darcy Miro
Anna Rabinowicz / RabLabs, whose designs are inspired by nature and biomimcry
• The wire artist, sculptor, and product designer Rodger Stevens

Doors open at 6:30PM, with presentations beginning at 7PM. The event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP with your name and number in your party to (Due to demand, only those who receive a confirmation will be able to attend.)

Looking for an Office Chair?

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Office chairs can be utilitarian, and office chairs can be sexy. Best is when you have both aspects. And it’s not impossible, as you can tell from these picks I found for a piece I did for Details magazine.

Home is Not a Chair Panel @ Cite

Are you free Sat., May 18, at 5pm? Then stop by Cite for a panel I’m moderating on how design and emotion shape your living space. Speaking will be interior designer Christopher Coleman, Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Professor / Industrial Design Department Chair Josh Owen, and product designers extraordinaire Paul Loebach and Paul Nijhuis/Concept74. There will be a champagne and wine reception afterwards, too, to reward you for those thought-provoking questions you’ll come up with during the Q&A. RSVP is essential. See you there!